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Citizens debate effect of temporarily giving council project review powers

Citizens debate effect of temporarily giving council project review powers

A petition turning the City Council into a review board for the biggest development proposals was sent onward Monday for further hearings.

Councillors caution: If mall doesn’t help walkers, city might take parking lot land

Councillors caution: If mall doesn’t help walkers, city might take parking lot land

The threat of a land taking at Fresh Pond Mall was raised to solve the dangers of crossing a busy parking lot to get to the T.

Plan to limit serving sizes of sugary drinks doesn’t have support of advisory council

Plan to limit serving sizes of sugary drinks doesn’t have support of advisory council

The city’s Food and Fitness Policy Council calls restricting large-size sugary drinks and sodas “not appropriate for Cambridge at this time.”

Early childhood education stakes out spot in Foundry talks once centered on ‘Steam’

Early childhood education stakes out spot in Foundry talks once centered on ‘Steam’

It’s a good thing East Cambridge’s empty Foundry building is big, as lines are hardening for so-called Steam and early childhood education uses.

Kids seek signatures for an online petition taking ‘awful’ Andrew Jackson off $20 bill

Kids seek signatures for an online petition taking ‘awful’ Andrew Jackson off $20 bill

A dozen home-school kids need 100,000 signatures by June 15 to get an official response from President Barack Obama about taking Jackson off the $20 bill.

Superintendent suggests no PARCC test next year; committee weighs in Tuesday

Superintendent suggests no PARCC test next year; committee weighs in Tuesday

The topic has been on the agenda for the School Committee meeting for Tuesday. The recommendation appeared this weekend without fanfare.

Start of master plan process makes good time to ask: Whatever happened to K2C2?

Start of master plan process makes good time to ask: Whatever happened to K2C2?

Meetings to help shape a citywide development master plan are expected throughout next month, but did the city finish its last planning processes?

Citizen Committee on Civic Unity application deadline is May 30

Residents and interested members of the community are invited to request a formal role in a new Citizen Committee on Civic Unity.

Still seeking a home, city’s pot dispensary asks for a one-block expansion of district

Still seeking a home, city’s pot dispensary asks for a one-block expansion of district

The special overlay districts the city created to host dispensaries are not quite big enough to provide a home for The Greeneway Wellness Foundation.

Lawsuit on courthouse called ‘inevitable’ even as developer offers to cut two stories

Lawsuit on courthouse called ‘inevitable’ even as developer offers to cut two stories

A lawsuit is all but inevitable in the redevelopment of a former courthouse, public officials said, but talks between neighbors and builder Leggat McCall are ongoing.