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Resident-only job fairs plan could help employees outsourced into lower pay

Resident-only job fairs plan could help employees outsourced into lower pay

Officials are embracing the idea of residents-only job fairs, and of holding hirers more accountable when they outsource employment.

State denounced for courthouse attitude as council forms group to review plans

State denounced for courthouse attitude as council forms group to review plans

A group is being put together to take a fresh look at the unpopular plan to redevelop East Cambridge’s former courthouse, but the state is so far opting out.

School budget pitch lacks world language, but sup’t looks at K-5 revamp, longer day

School budget pitch lacks world language, but sup’t looks at K-5 revamp, longer day

World language instruction in elementary schools isn’t in the foreseeable future, according to a budget proposed by Superintendent Jeffrey Young.

Council moves toward starting $6M work on Foundry while figuring out its final use

Council moves toward starting $6M work on Foundry while figuring out its final use

The Foundry is due for more public input to decide its use, but everything from CRA involvement to private fundraising is still on the table in finding ways to pay for it.

Councillors resist courthouse plan; Planning Board hearing in doubt

Councillors resist courthouse plan; Planning Board hearing in doubt

An already unpopular plan for East Cambridge’s least favorite building got another hit or two Monday.

Second 17-month T disruption looms for Lechmere; public market idea still alive

Second 17-month T disruption looms for Lechmere; public market idea still alive

The Lechmere T station is due for at least its third long-term transportation disruption in a decade, but the area may yet get a public market afterward.

Lesley University rebrands with creativity, but not much responsibility for its workers

Lesley University rebrands with creativity, but not much responsibility for its workers

Lesley University is rebranding! It has a new logo and advertising campaign and an exciting new reputation for paying slave wages.

New group rallies opposition to the tower OK’d to replace courthouse ‘monstrosity’

New group rallies opposition to the tower OK’d to replace courthouse ‘monstrosity’

Neighborhood opposition to plans for East Cambridge’s former courthouse is growing again, taking form in a new group ahead of a March 4 meeting of the Planning Board.

Foundry involvement is one way CRA imagines returning Kendall riches to city

Foundry involvement is one way CRA imagines returning Kendall riches to city

In addition to contemplating community loans and grants as a payback to the city, Cambridge Redevelopment members are enthusiastic about contributing to renewal of the Foundry building.

City Council looks at how it does things, but the look gets fierce and complicated

City Council looks at how it does things, but the look gets fierce and complicated

Mayor David Maher has added a streamlining of council committees to the list of potential changes for this two-year term, but late orders and rule suspensions got wrapped up in the debate.