Cambridge Health Alliance has suggested those no longer able to access care after its changes can turn to Franciscan Hospital for Children or Bay Ridge Hospital, but that is not a true option.
Cambridge Health Alliance goes into Friday’s hearing on a plan to cut mental health services for children and teens with a new batch of opponents: the City Council, which voted Monday to send a letter protesting the plan to the institutions leaders.
The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority is due to receive a report from special counsel at a May 15 meeting, but observers of the troubled authority are wary of a “whitewash” resulting from a too-narrow focus.
The empty Foundry building is getting a $40,000 study that could be done by the end of May to show what is needed to start its reuse by business startups or nonprofit organizations needing cheap space in East Cambridge.
Only one presumptive City Council candidate has consistently raised awareness about the two major flaws in the massive Kendall Square upzoning deal for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That candidate is Mike Connolly.
The proposed $507 million city budget for next fiscal year is an increase of $18.6 million, or 3.8 percent, over the current fiscal year – it is also City Manager Robert W. Healy’s 32nd and final budget before retiring.
A full third of their elected term remains for city councillors and state Reps. Marjorie Decker and Tim Toomey, with plenty of important matters ahead. I urge councillors them to do what’s right.
With Monday’s attacks on the Boston Marathon fresh in mind, citizens had even more reason to fear the coming of mile-long trains filled with ethanol snaking their way through Cambridge and Somerville twice a week.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology took a relentless drubbing at a Thursday forum on “A Better Future for a Better Cambridge,” and the City Council didn’t get off much more lightly – for a Kendall Square rezoning with little housing and weaker than hoped approach to sustainability.
Seven councillors voted to approve the petition. One councilor abstained from voting. I voted against it because I feel that together Cambridge and MIT can do more. Three areas in which this petition needed improvement are housing, net-zero energy standards and noise levels.