A bid for $25 million in state funding for infrastructure such as roads and a dedicated sewer connection comes at a crucial time for future development in the NorthPoint neighborhood off East Cambridge.
The City Council approved a $1.4 million “friendly” eminent domain taking of 859 Massachusetts Ave. at Monday’s meeting. The building was home to the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, which moved out in mid-May.
Whether the city adds parking levels to its Green Street Garage in Central Square may depend on how quickly driverless cars change how Cantabrigians get around.
In an attempt to garner broad input in the search for a new city manager, 19 public focus groups have been scheduled for the eight days starting Thursday.
Expected to meet in September or October – shortly before Americans vote to embrace or repudiate Trump’s campaign – the Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship is to be a guide to support services and fight prejudice and discrimination.
The city is looking at a multimillion-dollar expansion, renovation and relocation of offices at City Hall and three surrounding buildings that could change life significantly for employees and elected officials with a four-year schedule of design and construction.
Three firms have submitted proposals to run the executive recruitment search for a new city manager. The three come from a pool of 55 who were solicited or expressed interest before a Thursday deadline.
An accident of timing could make for turnover in two of the four slots making up the city’s Election Commission, as commissioner Larry Ward’s term expired April 1 and commissioner Peter Sheinfeld died March 29 with a year left on his latest four-year term.
If our City Council had a theme for its current term, it would most likely be “missed opportunities” – prominently on display in its process for choosing a new city manager and deciding to send a lobbying ordinance to committee rather than to the city manager.
A massive municipal budget of $574.6 million is projected for the coming fiscal year, 4.8 percent and $26.3 million bigger than the current adopted budget, and it comes with an expected bump of 6.2 percent in property tax.