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Council moves toward starting $6M work on Foundry while figuring out its final use

Council moves toward starting $6M work on Foundry while figuring out its final use

The Foundry is due for more public input to decide its use, but everything from CRA involvement to private fundraising is still on the table in finding ways to pay for it.

Councillors resist courthouse plan; Planning Board hearing in doubt

Councillors resist courthouse plan; Planning Board hearing in doubt

An already unpopular plan for East Cambridge’s least favorite building got another hit or two Monday.

Forge Baking Co. will give Diesel, Bloc 11 creators added menu control, more treats

Forge Baking Co. will give Diesel, Bloc 11 creators added menu control, more treats

The Forge Baking Co. lets the team behind Diesel and Bloc 11 make its own pastry and breads, allowing a degree of menu control it’s wanted since 2007.

MIT forum presents options for reshaping school’s eastern campus, Kendall Square

MIT forum presents options for reshaping school’s eastern campus, Kendall Square

MIT’s campus around the Kendall Square T stop could sprout a lush green park and a half-dozen new buildings in the next two decades.

Second 17-month T disruption looms for Lechmere; public market idea still alive

Second 17-month T disruption looms for Lechmere; public market idea still alive

The Lechmere T station is due for at least its third long-term transportation disruption in a decade, but the area may yet get a public market afterward.

New group rallies opposition to the tower OK’d to replace courthouse ‘monstrosity’

New group rallies opposition to the tower OK’d to replace courthouse ‘monstrosity’

Neighborhood opposition to plans for East Cambridge’s former courthouse is growing again, taking form in a new group ahead of a March 4 meeting of the Planning Board.

Google ‘misled’ officials about connector, but draws admiration with sign proposal

Google ‘misled’ officials about connector, but draws admiration with sign proposal

As much as Google’s proposed sign for its Kendall Square offices tickled members of the CRA, its designs for a connector building were cause for anger and dire warnings.

Foundry involvement is one way CRA imagines returning Kendall riches to city

Foundry involvement is one way CRA imagines returning Kendall riches to city

In addition to contemplating community loans and grants as a payback to the city, Cambridge Redevelopment members are enthusiastic about contributing to renewal of the Foundry building.

Central Square’s 10 Essex project gets OK with less parking, public transit incentives

Central Square’s 10 Essex project gets OK with less parking, public transit incentives

The Planning Board unanimously greenlighted development Tuesday of 10 Essex Street, a 46-unit residential development called a “non-auto building” in the heart of Central Square.

Cambridge Preservation Award nominations are due by Feb. 28

The Cambridge Historical Commission is seeking nominations for its 2014 Preservation Awards program for projects contributing to the preservation of the city’s historic character and built environment.