The Planning Board is poised to approve a 280-unit Kendall Square residential project Tuesday, after years of delay and uncertainty. But affordable housing advocates have questions, if not demands.
On Monday the city sued the owners of Vail Court, the derelict property near Central Square, demanding they pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines; cease the use of the property as a commercial parking lot; and secure the building against vagrants.
On Tuesday, the City Clerk’s Office began making the minutes of City Council meetings available online. Getting historical minutes online is in the works.
True, the ACLU did not single out Cambridge in a report on police militarization in the Commonwealth. This does not mean Cambridge has no cause for concern.
A property owner’s long-in-the-making meeting with the city manager and council order has resulted in action on an abandoned apartment complex considered a blight for more than a decade.
A report that Cambridge police have “sniper teams” is greeted with both dismay and gratitude, with less attention paid to confirmation that the city pays the bill for VIP visits.
There has been scarcely a murmur of dissent over adding fluoride to Cambridge drinking water since 1974 – until recently. And new federal guidance would lower the amount we drink.
Long-simmering anger at the owners of the decrepit Vail Court apartments boiled over Monday at a meeting where city councillors moved to shut down a commercial parking lot they called likely illegal and potentially dangerous.
Brutal, unrelenting snow and cold is inspiring some new thinking about traffic and cars – even a demonstration of open-mindedness on considering whether people can reserve their street parking space spaces.
One city councillor wants the city’s 40-plus boards and commissions to clarify yearly goals and initiatives … but exempts the council itself. That seems not very self-aware.