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A rough schedule for Sullivan Courthouse litigation was set by Judge Robert Foster of the Massachusetts Land Court on Wednesday, and the sides sketched out arguments over a fast disposition called summary judgment.
An assortment of small parcels of open space is not equal to a large public park. Pocket parks are a welcome reprieve from urban stress, but they are not the civic solution worthy of a great city.
A project detailing how 82 percent of bicycle accidents happens on 20 percent of Cambridge roads has won a civic contest run by the MIT-born Open Data Discourse.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology got the go-ahead Thursday to tear down one of its undergraduate dorms, the 104-year-old Bexley Hall, after failing to stop its deterioration.
H Theodore Cohen replaces Hugh Russell, an architect who has served as chairman of the Planning Board for the past five years. Catherine Preston Connolly is named vice chairwoman.
A proposed $131.5 million revamp of the King Open School and surrounding public buildings gets a neighborhood meeting Thursday evening, after the City Council approved a $1.5 million feasibility study.
It’s been seven months since a threat of seizure for the public good was made for the decrepit Vail Court, near Central Square, but nothing has changed – so a city councillor has made the threat again.
Plenty of great things happened in 2014. It was the year the Cambridge doubled down on art, won a 24-hour restaurant for Central Square, showed citizen power and council follow-through, struck a blow for Steam and saw a healthier Health Alliance.
This was the year the License Commission got weird, the school district drew complaints for its response to a teacher crisis, the city dragged out its projects, Harvard went full Putin and much more.
City planners have quietly proposed that a 14-acre block be allowed up to 300 feet in height to promote middle-income housing and allow micro-units, more retail and the addition of streets inside.