There will be a free, informational Question & Answer session on renovations and construction requirements for residents from 6 to 8 p.m. April 11 at the Inspectional Services Department, 831 Massachusetts Ave., Mid-Cambridge.
The city has once again earned AAA ratings from each of the nation’s three major credit rating agencies – the best possible rating, and for the 17th straight year. But City Manager Richard C. Rossi sounded an alarm over increasingly complex and expensive projects.
Another step has been added to deciding what happens to Harvard Square’s Out of Town News kiosk, as city councillors voted Monday to discuss the project in a committee before a “working group” begins on the city-owned kiosk and surrounding plaza.
Suspicion over how much involvement the public would have over a revamp of the iconic Out of Town News kiosk and surrounding plaza has briefly derailed a vote to create a working group and partnership to oversee the public space.
The court battle over the redevelopment of the Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge proceeded Monday with the filing of Appeals Court briefs by Leggat McCall Properties, the state and city.
A proposal for a city transfer tax on real estate deals is back after its initial introduction two decades ago. The tax would likely be paid by property buyers, but first-time, middle-income buyers might be exempt.
Work has slowed on converting the massive, 121-year-old Metropolitan Moving & Storage warehouse into student residences and services and maker space with ground-floor retail.
Will the former City Sports space in Porter Square become a speakeasy? The world’s biggest Popeyes fried chicken fast food restaurant? A Hot Topic that saves black lipstick aficionados the travel time to Braintree or Saugus?
NorthPoint is getting mainly minor tweaks as responsibility for its development switches to DivcoWest after a $291 million purchase in August from Canyon Partners Real Estate, but a larger central park is proposed. Another developer wants an East Cambridge CVS.
The Zinc luxury apartment building is just one of many developments citywide, but especially in East Cambridge, bringing renewed interest and urgency to the work of the city’s Outdoor Lighting Ordinance Task Force.