It’s expected that city planners may reveal static snapshots of its models before a June 29 joint meeting of the City Council’s Ordinance Committee and the Planning Board, but it is looking unlikely they will release the 3-D models themselves.
More than 100 tenants from a single apartment building have been plunged into the tight Cambridge housing market on short notice, bringing outrage from city councillors and new awareness of the vulnerability of residents who aren’t able to buy their homes.
The city’s noble opposition to ads or branding on its Hubway bike rental system is crumbling, with councillor Tim Toomey making a formal request Monday for the city manager to rethink the ban.
It was Hugh Russell, a 26-year member of the Planning Board, who discussed the $2 million cost of a master plan in terms of the dollars put into development each year in Cambridge, saying it “seems like a reasonable investment to get things right.”
The population increased to 109,964 in July 2014 and is on its way to a projected 118,625 in 2030, but a boom in housing construction seems likely to surpass a 2030 target a decade ahead of schedule.
Minka vanBeuzekom announced the kickoff for her campaign to return to the City Council after a term’s absence would be from 4 to 7 p.m. June 28.
The City Council fretted about affordable housing percentages and contemplated a sky-high tower Monday beginning initial discussions for the zoning of the John A. Volpe National Transportation Center land parcel in Kendall Square.
As a society, we need to start trusting educators again to assess our students. After all, we know your children better – and care about them much more – than the giant testing companies.
In a series of appropriations votes, it was the $164 million schools budget embedded in a general fund budget item that drew the most comment and weakest approval, with only six of nine councillors voting in favor.
Five patients at Cambridge Hospital tried to kill themselves or hurt themselves last year resulting in serious injury, according to figures from the state Department of Public Health.