A night of psychedelic blues; the seventh Dance for World Community Festival; the fourth Somerville Squeezebox Slam; Sam Amidon and Maeve Gilchrist perform folk on the fringe; and a Bizarro Ball of burlesque and more.
The population increased to 109,964 in July 2014 and is on its way to a projected 118,625 in 2030, but a boom in housing construction seems likely to surpass a 2030 target a decade ahead of schedule.
The shipping container marketplace envisioned for a small construction lot in Kendall Square never came to be, but it had an interesting detour on the way to hosting food trucks: vending machine bazaar.
Volunteers are sought to serve on a Foundry Advisory Committee that will advise and provide regular updates to the city manager and Cambridge Redevelopment Authority on proposed uses within the Foundry building.
Judge Robert Foster of the Massachusetts Land Court ruled on a critical point of law in favor of Legatt McCall Properties, the developer poised to buy the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge and redevelop it into a 20-story office tower.
Councillors voted Monday to approve zoning allowing a 195-foot tower overlooking Jill Brown-Rhone Park in Central Square, citing the need for more housing and affordable housing, with only councillors Dennis Carlone and Nadeem Mazen voting in opposition.
The triangular parcel is north of Route 2, not far from the Alewife Reservation and a floodplain that has been the subject of years of protests during recent development in Cambridge and Belmont.
Even with news that there may be 21 percent fewer people than thought on a wait list for affordable housing, city officials built a case Monday for turning Cambridge-owned parking lots in Central Square into housing.
With the average single-family home selling for $1.5 million, few people can afford to buy here. It is for that reason that we support more housing, and particularly more affordable housing.
Here’s what the fight boils down to and why it matters, according to one plaintiff, and why this is a bigger issue than just one crappy old former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse. You be the judge.