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