After eight years of parking meter changes applied to only targeted parts of the city, prices will begin rising citywide starting Monday, bringing in as much as $900,000 in additional revenue annually.
Cambridge Health Alliance expects to come close to breaking even on its health care operations for two years in a row – unusual and welcome news for a system heavy with uninsured and Medicaid patients. In fact, the system is expanding.
If we’re going to meet the goal of ensuring that all Cambridge children have access to affordable preschool, the council and School Committee must work with a sense of urgency. A deadline will force answers, sooner rather than later, on policy, financing and logistics.
The first part of state Rep. Mike Connolly’s Fourth of July was turned over to opposing sections of Gov. Charles D. Baker’s MassHealth reform package estimated to threaten at least 140,000 low-income families.
With several thousand new housing units due in the Alewife, NorthPoint and Kendall Square neighborhoods, School Committee members noted that if even 10 percent of those units have one child, that’s easily two schools’ worth of students.
City councillors grappled Monday with the city’s role in duping hundreds of restaurateurs into spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on alcohol licenses that are now worthless, as well as how to compensate the buyers for their empty investments.
While about 60 percent of the historic East Cambridge building’s space would be dedicated for community uses, some 15,500 square feet would be used for market-rate office space, helping pay an annual $1 million in operating costs.
The School Committee unanimously ratified an agreement Tuesday with units of the teachers’ union that includes the creation of several working groups responding to important issues raised repeatedly over the past two years:
Some city councillors see in the upcoming rebuilding of the Tobin elementary school and Vassal Lane Upper School a way to ensure there’s finally a place to start educating all of the city’s 3- and 4-year-olds.
Basic parliamentary procedure appeared to defeat the City Council once again Monday, when an attempt to amend a policy order and table it required four separate votes, one of which seemed to pass the order, although that appeared to be no one’s intent.