Being a property owner in Cambridge can be a really good deal – too good for some, and finance officials have been examining a minimum tax that might raise what some pay.
Biotech has helped transform Kendall Square into what’s been called “the most innovative square mile on the planet” – but, well, why? Why here and not somewhere else? And what’s next?
A renewed plan for East Cambridge’s empty Foundry building could see it open in 2020 and complete in 2021, filled with community arts, nonprofits, maker spaces and job training focused on science, technology, engineering and math.
Frustration is so high over the city’s sluggish pace on putting in place outdoor-lighting laws that a city councillor suggested returning to the version written by a citizen long ago, undoing an extensive official process that took place in the years since.
Costly housing prices have extreme negative consequences, including cementing income inequality, harming the environment and reducing quality of life. That is why we won’t paper over disagreements about development for the sake of appearing united.
A $6.9 million gift from an anonymous donor to Lesley University will be used to expand its College of Art and Design’s curriculum in animation, digital filmmaking, illustration and graphic design.
Cambridge held about one-third of roughly 350 countercultural organizations and businesses in 1970s-era Greater Boston, and Inman Square was home to about a dozen on its own. Author Tim Devin will reveal them Saturday during a free walking tour.
Virtually every City Council candidate has made affordable housing a key part of their platform, but none have given us a concrete plan to get us there. Given the urgency of this crisis, that’s not a viable strategy for preserving the city we know and love.
When his Mount Auburn Street neighbor decided to develop the property abutting the yard, Rob Straus’ first instinct was to defend the tree against any danger a new development might pose.
The housing crisis we face today is not merely a supply problem, and we should eschew absolutist labels such as NIMBY and YIMBY that tend to drive us further apart. Instead, we should work together toward finding creative solutions.