Resident Belinda Watt has captured a stunning photo of what remains of the King Open School as the city prepares to replace it with a $131.5 million community education complex. At the moment it has a nice, spacious layout.
Residents and developers clashed once again Friday over the redevelopment of the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge, with a law signed Aug. 4 complicating arguments over zoning affecting the possible 20-story office tower.
Despite hearing an apology, description of openness with development officials and report that a slow-moving legal case was due to be settled within three months, city councillors moved last week to seize the languishing Vail Court property near Central Square.
Out of patience with family squabbling over desirable but neglected real estate near Central Square, city officials are likely to approve Monday an eminent domain land taking of Vail Court.
Paul J. Fetherston, one of three finalists to replace Richard C. Rossi as city manager, takes questions about his approach to running a municipality – whether it’s a flood, hiring police and fire chiefs, setting goals or working with the federal government.
Twining Properties is hosting an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday to give a preview of proposed neighborhood housing at 47 Bishop Allen Drive at its Mass+Main developments in Central Square.
After more than a decade in development, the Porter Square Hotel could open to guests in mid-October, though possibly launching without its rear garden and almost certainly without its ground-floor, front-facing restaurant, the Porter House Grill.
Hearing gigantic developer Equity One talk of the glories that will be its 113th property – the “it’s not a mall” Harvard Collection, featuring national and international brands – we thought of a better collection to be housed in its “restoration.”
A proposed gut rehab at three connected Harvard Square buildings could displace all of its retail and office tenants. And it’s not clear they’ll be able to afford to come back when it’s done, if they can find space to survive in the interim months.
The City Council failed to produce a recommendation on an increase in affordable housing at its meeting Tuesday, keeping the matter in committee. The meeting was to be the fifth and final hearing on a proposed increase, but ended without a firm conclusion.