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Prescription pot zoning has to start over, but it’s not too early to bar it from parks

Prescription pot zoning has to start over, but it’s not too early to bar it from parks

A clerical error lets zoning for the city’s only pot dispensary expire, while a councillor suggests redundant “no smoking marijuana” signs in city parks.

State’s mostly positive district study fires on elected officials, even on election style

State’s mostly positive district study fires on elected officials, even on election style

Criticisms from state education officials brought denunciations from School Committee members that reviewers didn’t know what they were talking about.

Worried about police? Safeguards failed for Cambridge force when last needed

Worried about police? Safeguards failed for Cambridge force when last needed

The police commissioner’s assurances of checks and balances on officer actions cann’t be accepted at face value – not if recent history is any gauge.

‘Linkage’ of $3.9M for affordable housing was left on table by city since 2002 advice

‘Linkage’ of $3.9M for affordable housing was left on table by city since 2002 advice

Officials failed to adopt a 2002 study about “linkage” fees for big construction, then left the fee essentially flat for more than a decade.

Talk of raising affordable housing to 35% from 11.5%, but study missing after a year

Talk of raising affordable housing to 35% from 11.5%, but study missing after a year

Big developers could be asked to set aside up to 35 percent of new units for low- or middle-income families, even as officials admitted failing to hit the current 15 percent goal.

Skeptical councillors kill ‘Carlone petition’ taking power to judge large developments

Skeptical councillors kill ‘Carlone petition’ taking power to judge large developments

A plan to give more power to the City Council over large projects in two city neighborhoods died Monday in a 5-3 vote.

Accident, injury data along walking route leads to district adding a bus for students

Accident, injury data along walking route leads to district adding a bus for students

Along with other business, the city has committed to a bus to bring students from Rindge Towers and Jefferson Park to the Vassal Lane/Tobin school building.

Council poised to reject Carlone petition amid talk of improving planning process

Council poised to reject Carlone petition amid talk of improving planning process

Opponents of a zoning petition didn’t offer alternatives to concerns over three large developments, but did talk about changes to Planning Board processes.

Planning Board opposes Carlone petition shifting a permit power to city councillors

Planning Board opposes Carlone petition shifting a permit power to city councillors

Planning Board members voted against a zoning petition taking away some authority and explained how better zoning from the City Council could improve its work.

Five reasons to worry city’s development master plan process is already in trouble

Five reasons to worry city’s development master plan process is already in trouble

While it’s too early to panic, it’s hardly good news that the expert consultant building the foundation for a citywide development plan doesn’t know why she’s doing it.