First-term state Rep. Mike Connolly has been appointed to serve on the Legislature’s committee overseeing housing, crucial for the communities his densely settled communities – both pressured to grow and wondering how to maintain economic diversity.
The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers’ Cambridge Senior Center has moved – but only temporarily, and just across the street.
Lawyers for the City of Cambridge and Zinc Apartments told the Massachusetts Land Court last week they were “working cooperatively” to settle the pending lawsuit concerning the city’s order that Zinc’s rooftop lighting remain off.
Business owners hope the merger will increase their visibility and strengthen advocacy efforts as they face challenges including distance from T stops, limited parking, decreased foot traffic and empty storefronts.
The Out of the Blue Art Gallery is in crisis again, seeking crowdfunding to make sure it can pay its rent in Central Square, and citizens should help. But this cry for help should be heard by city officials too, and by the property owners with long-fallow storefronts.
Apple isn’t just renovating its store in the CambridgeSide Galleria mall like it did eight years ago – it’s moving into a bigger space, and it won’t be open again until spring.
A lot happens in the course of a year in a densely packed city of 110,402 people with high-profile industries, clashing interests and significant class disparities. From the first promises of newly reelected officials to the extinguishing of a massive fire, here’s a run-down.
In addition to ending the current procurement process for a developer, the decision called upon the city manager, the Foundry Advisory Committee and members of the public to work with the agency to develop a new strategy to move forward.
A unanimous vote to start over reflects residents and city councillor concerns that the current proposal does not provide enough community benefits. A development official says a second process could be faster – but would still take an additional calendar year.
“To Boldly Go: Symphony Meets Space”; Coach Fest; International Games Day; the “Voices Against Injustice” poetry reading; a ton of art in Somerville; your choice of free classical or jazz concerts; and much more.