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Landmark Central Square tower project arrives with some questions, complaints

Landmark Central Square tower project arrives with some questions, complaints

After waiting two years to make a proposal to city officials, companies behind a big building project came before the City Council to face rebukes for last-minute surprises and a vague presentation.

Councillors to tour Alewife early Nov. 24 to understand development challenges

The City Council has scheduled a walking tour of the Alewife area for 9:30 a.m. Monday. The tour will meet at the Danehy Park parking lot on New Street.

First-term councillors have mixed reaction to changes asked on development process

First-term councillors have mixed reaction to changes asked on development process

A committee has referred a three-part zoning petition to the City Council with recommendations of yes, maybe and no.

Veterans Day observance event is Nov. 11

Veterans Day observance event is Nov. 11

Annual Veterans Day Observance at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Veterans’ World War I Monument by the main gate of the Cambridge Cemetery, 76 Coolidge Ave.

Appointments, November focus groups put revamp of Planning Board into effect

Appointments, November focus groups put revamp of Planning Board into effect

Residents got credit from the city manager for raising the need for Planning Board renewal “in a powerful way that opened a lot of eyes” and caused city staff to work without rest since summer.

Revealed: Courthouse sold for $33 million

Revealed: Courthouse sold for $33 million

The sale price for the East Cambridge courthouse is $33 million dollars, according to documents released by the state to city councillor and state Rep. Tim Toomey.

State agency behind sale of courthouse ordered to give documents to Toomey

State agency behind sale of courthouse ordered to give documents to Toomey

DCAMM has “passed the point in which the Public Records Law would allow a record custodian to withhold” documents, The Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office says.

Good finances will lower tax rates again as councillors ask about more for housing

Good finances will lower tax rates again as councillors ask about more for housing

Property values are up, but thanks to the city again using free cash and other money for relief, only 15 percent of homeowners will see an increase of $250 or more in their tax bills.

Five head-scratch-inducing statements from the battle over big development

Five head-scratch-inducing statements from the battle over big development

Our messy, wide-ranging clash over development didn’t end with a Sept. 8 vote by the City Council over the Carlone petition. But maybe we’ve left this sort of thing behind?

Water issues make it clear that warnings about surges come too late for residents

Water issues make it clear that warnings about surges come too late for residents

One resident gets relief on a $1,000 fee, but real-time alerts for water use that might save even more thousands seem farther off.