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.
Neighbors of the apartment rented by Jeremiah Asimov-Beckingham on Third Street won’t get a chance to see the wounded veteran and British Airways executive if he returns to Massachusetts from New York. He’ll be in police custody, waiting to be charged.
Ti-Grace Atkinson, an early National Organization of Women leader and founder of a radical 1960s feminist splinter group, is applying her advocacy skills to equitable housing issues in one of the priciest real estate markets in the country.
The addition of 1 million square feet of development and 560 units of housing to Kendall Square came Monday with a last-minute deal between the City Council and developer to make 20 percent of the new housing units available for ownership, rather than rental.
The City Council has advanced one of two zoning petitions that could substantially change Kendall Square – added to the MIT rezoning passed by the council two years ago, collectively they represent 5 million square feet of development.
A neighbors’ attorney makes much the same argument as in Land Court, arguing simply that the court made the wrong decision in looking at a 1986 case called Durkin instead of a 1990 case called Mendes.
This weekend brings Small Business Saturday, when local shops bid for holiday dollars not already spent at mall- and chain-heavy Black Friday sales, and two Cambridge startups are supporting the effort.
Sudden, surprise concerns that the cost of a nascent citywide development master plan would balloon to $6 million got a pair of answers Monday at a roundtable meeting: The price was set, and the end result was more important than the price tag.
There’s plenty going on in events and even Halloween-style dining throughout Cambridge and Somerville from now through Oct. 31, ranging from free art and films to an $85 four-course holiday-themed tasting menu.