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Cambridge Health Alliance, facing big losses, plans to treat psychiatric emergency patients in its non-psychiatric medical ER starting June 4.
The health group is $2 million deeper into red ink than forecast because of low volume and delays in money-saving improvements.
The School Committee unanimously passed a budget for next year at a balanced $156.7 million, paying for $1.6 million in new outlays with other savings.
School Committee members were more unhappy about how workers were told of lost jobs than that the jobs themselves had to go.
There were gasps when parents of children in the Olá Bilingual Program described failures in the school district’s sibling-preference policy.
The School Committee ratified a contract for teachers and staff after two years with an interim agreement, but proposed personnel cuts tainted the good news.
World language instruction in elementary schools isn’t in the foreseeable future, according to a budget proposed by Superintendent Jeffrey Young.
A document-shredding event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 8 at the Central Square post office.
The Foundry is due for more public input to decide its use, but everything from CRA involvement to private fundraising is still on the table in finding ways to pay for it.