The federal government issued a Request for Proposals to select the developer of the 14-acre John W. Volpe Transportation Center land in Kendall Square on Wednesday, setting a mid-September deadline for responses.
Public housing officials are encountering unpleasant, expensive surprises as they modernize and rebuild hundreds of apartments with a goal of preserving low-income housing for decades. In some cases, the unexpected discoveries have exhausted contingency funds.
Work to break free of the state’s hourly minimum wage of $10 and raise rates for workers in Cambridge began Monday, as the City Council voted unanimously to form a task force to determine what the rate should be and how to implement it.
There was comfort Monday for Italian-Americans upset over losing Columbus Day in Cambridge as a result of June 6 order replacing it with Indigenous Peoples Day. The celebration of other immigrant experiences will wait for a future policy orders, councillors said.
Whether the city adds parking levels to its Green Street Garage in Central Square may depend on how quickly driverless cars change how Cantabrigians get around.
In response to the city’s decision to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day and asking: How about the Italian-American experience in American history?
Indigenous Peoples Day has replaced Columbus Day in Cambridge, a decision made unanimously Monday by the City Council. Left to be decided is what fills the void for Italian-Americans who came to see Columbus Day as an appreciation of the immigrant experience.
The candidates for the Second Middlesex Senate District – incumbent Pat Jehlen and challenger Leland Cheung, a Cambridge city councillor – plan to debate Wednesday in Porter Square.
In an attempt to garner broad input in the search for a new city manager, 19 public focus groups have been scheduled for the eight days starting Thursday.
Expected to meet in September or October – shortly before Americans vote to embrace or repudiate Trump’s campaign – the Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship is to be a guide to support services and fight prejudice and discrimination.