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City councillors defer debate about taking a special-permit power of Planning Board

City councillors defer debate about taking a special-permit power of Planning Board

At an Ordinance Committee meeting running nearly four hours, public comment on the so-called Carlone petition dominated, with many saying they felt “zoning for the city is broken.”

Weather swells storm of public comment, but Silver Maple Forest order is washout

Weather swells storm of public comment, but Silver Maple Forest order is washout

Despite shock over flash flooding and a tornado in Revere, an order aimed at saving the Silver Maple Forest from development wound up as watered down as the region itself.

Planning Board takes its time deciding courthouse; next hearing set for Sept. 30

Planning Board takes its time deciding courthouse; next hearing set for Sept. 30

After nearly three hours of public comment on plans for the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge, a decision looks two months away.

Nice shot: Remembrance of Seth Teller included on ribbons at ex-courthouse

Nice shot: Remembrance of Seth Teller included on ribbons at ex-courthouse

The ribbons tied Friday to the fence around the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge seemed to have nearly as many meanings as colors.

Residents’ lawsuits keep condos on hold around Porter Square showcase church

Residents’ lawsuits keep condos on hold around Porter Square showcase church

Residents hoping to stop a 48-unit condominium project around St. James’s Episcopal Church are okay with the case dragging on.

Contest open to all so ‘non-conventional’ teams can create Kendall open space plan

Contest open to all so ‘non-conventional’ teams can create Kendall open space plan

The city is holding a competition to help craft five acres of new or redesigned open space planned for Kendall Square and East Cambridge.

Planning Board to New Street developer: We need many answers before we can act

Planning Board to New Street developer: We need many answers before we can act

Developers at 75 New St. must return to the Planning Board in September for a fourth meeting to answer questions.

Economic value from Silver Maple Forest outweighs condos, Lesley professors say

Economic value from Silver Maple Forest outweighs condos, Lesley professors say

Though the multimillion-dollar price tag for this property is high, the forest pays for itself over the long term in many ways.

Planning Board seeks new members; deadline for applications is Aug. 1

New members are sought for the Planning Board, which grants special permits and is reviews and develops zoning proposals and studies land use in the city.

Citizens debate effect of temporarily giving council project review powers

Citizens debate effect of temporarily giving council project review powers

A petition turning the City Council into a review board for the biggest development proposals was sent onward Monday for further hearings.