It’s a very simple mission: Stop light from glaring into neighbors’ property by pointing light fixtures toward the ground. There’s even a zoning law on the books saying that’s what city government wants – but it’s a resident struggling for the third time to introduce zoning that will accomplish that.
Cambridge has been recognized as a gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Mayor Henrietta Davis will accept the award at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cambridge Main Library just before the Cambridge Bicycle Committee’s “Sweet Ride.”
The City Council wants a study that could mean a permanent increase in the amount of affordable housing in large residential developments – and if work on the study started now, it would come back for a vote in 2014, potentially too late for some of the flood of projects under way.
The Board of Election Commissioners elected officers at its annual organizational meeting.
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.
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.
Pointing to massive changes under way at Cambridge public schools and the fact the city has the shortest school day in the state, Superintendent Jeffrey Young asked Tuesday for the School Committee to give him no new demands for the budget being created for fiscal year 2014 – a budget that still needs $1.4 million in trims.
Taxi drivers pleaded for the city’s help Monday in keeping out-of-town cabs from picking up their fares illegally.
With the city manager recommending a closed-door session to talk about six discrimination lawsuits pending against the city, resident and lawyer Richard Clarey thought it was a good time to weigh in. He almost didn’t get heard at all.