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Planning Board approves CambridgePark units, defers on Harvard Kennedy School

Planning Board approves CambridgePark units, defers on Harvard Kennedy School

A 254-unit residential development at 88 CambridgePark Drive got the green light Tuesday, but Planning Board members want more information from Harvard officials.

State agency behind sale of courthouse ordered to give documents to Toomey

State agency behind sale of courthouse ordered to give documents to Toomey

DCAMM has “passed the point in which the Public Records Law would allow a record custodian to withhold” documents, The Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office says.

Cambridge lost wine bar before it opened, and entrepreneurs should be asking why

Cambridge lost wine bar before it opened, and entrepreneurs should be asking why

A nice wine bar with charcuterie is a hallmark of hipster civilization, but one called UpperWest was turned away recently by opposition so extreme it bordered on the bizarre.

Courthouse redevelopment approved 6-0 by Planning Board, residents vowing suit

Courthouse redevelopment approved 6-0 by Planning Board, residents vowing suit

Planning Board approval of plans for the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse site in East Cambridge came with various conditions, starting with mixed-income housing.

City lawyer adds answers on courthouse for meeting tonight; state takes property

City lawyer adds answers on courthouse for meeting tonight; state takes property

As the state files to take its own former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse by eminent domain, the Planning Board readies a vote on development there.

Nice shot: And out of the blue …

Nice shot: And out of the blue …

And suddenly, out of the blue, the Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar’s patio appeared and the Out of the Blue sign became a little less effective.

Good finances will lower tax rates again as councillors ask about more for housing

Good finances will lower tax rates again as councillors ask about more for housing

Property values are up, but thanks to the city again using free cash and other money for relief, only 15 percent of homeowners will see an increase of $250 or more in their tax bills.

Five head-scratch-inducing statements from the battle over big development

Five head-scratch-inducing statements from the battle over big development

Our messy, wide-ranging clash over development didn’t end with a Sept. 8 vote by the City Council over the Carlone petition. But maybe we’ve left this sort of thing behind?

East Cambridge group wants exploration of options in place of courthouse, not park

East Cambridge group wants exploration of options in place of courthouse, not park

It seems highly irresponsible for the city to not resolve legal matters around this proposal, or to work with the developer to explore a smaller project.

Storm over Manning park hints at debate possible for whole $393.8M housing redo

Storm over Manning park hints at debate possible for whole $393.8M housing redo

A huge Housing Authority construction project to transform run-down low-income housing developments across the city has sparked a small neighborhood controversy.