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Planning Board gets three new members amid broad talks of reform for processes

The city manager announced appointments to the Planning Board today. The appointments are effective Dec. 1.

Oaktree Development is named as finalist for Affordable, Workforce Housing honor

Oaktree Development is named as finalist for Affordable, Workforce Housing honor

Cambridge’s Oaktree Development was honored for its development of 30 Haven, a 53-unit, mixed-income urban infill project in Reading.

Defying skeptics, and making amends, giant banks invest in public housing

Defying skeptics, and making amends, giant banks invest in public housing

In a deal that connects Wall Street to poor families in Cambridge, two of the largest banks in the country are investing in low-income public housing here.

Appointments, November focus groups put revamp of Planning Board into effect

Appointments, November focus groups put revamp of Planning Board into effect

Residents got credit from the city manager for raising the need for Planning Board renewal “in a powerful way that opened a lot of eyes” and caused city staff to work without rest since summer.

Reasons behind squeezing in bus stop don’t help pedestrians squeeze past it

Reasons behind squeezing in bus stop don’t help pedestrians squeeze past it

A new bus stop stretches across more than 60 percent of the sidewalk, is an eyesore and seems little used. Here’s why it’s here to stay.

Dense developments in West Cambridge? They’re on officials’ radar, possible now

Dense developments in West Cambridge? They’re on officials’ radar, possible now

There is city management and City Council support for upzoning West Cambridge, and large, dense projects can be built there right now despite the lack of housing or citywide development master plans.

Judge reverses order halting forest cutting after four more arrested during protests (updated)

Judge reverses order halting forest cutting after four more arrested during protests (updated)

A temporary restraining order against tree-clearing in the Silver Maple Forest went into place late Monday morning, after a weekend in which developers went on cutting as a judge mulled the issues.

Arrests at Silver Maple Forest rise to nine as judge mulls injunction on razing trees

Arrests at Silver Maple Forest rise to nine as judge mulls injunction on razing trees

With the removal of trees from the Silver Maple Forest continuing while a judge considers an injunction against the destruction, four people were arrested Friday crossing onto developer land in a protest.

Submit application by Oct. 31 to take part as bicycle, pedestrian committee member

The city is looking for people interested in transportation infrastructure, education and safety to apply to be members of its Bicycle or Pedestrian committees.

Silver Maple Forest get injunction hearing as condos’ development looks imminent; several protesters arrested (update)

Silver Maple Forest get injunction hearing as condos’ development looks imminent; several protesters arrested (update)

Opponents of development in the Silver Maple Forest, spotting newly cleared land, continued protests Tuesday and won a Wednesday court hearing.