The school district’s hiring of expensive consultants came under fire from School Committee members this week, with members questioning the cost, lack of negotiation and whether there were measured outcomes that would support the practice.
School Committee members expressed deep frustration Tuesday that the absent superintendent changed what they considered an agreed-upon approach to managing student behavior issues, even reappropriating funds passed for the next district budget.
The city has added two hours of metered parking between Harvard and Porter squares to aid turnover for businesses – but with potential to affect residents also – in a move telegraphed by similar steps in Kendall, Central and Harvard Squares.
With the start of the academic year just more than a month away, plans are still uncertain for the four schools affected by the May 30 fire on the roof of a new school building at 100 Putnam Ave.
If he really wants to improve his public servant skill set, Kelley should move a few blocks north and run for Somerville alderman. For $28,000, no benefits and no career possibility, he’ll learn how to run a city about our size for half the money.
The Cambridge Housing Authority sent letters to every affordable-housing applicant saying no one would be offered an apartment for the next two years, saving vacancies during extensive redevelopment. And 2,477 of those letters came back as undeliverable.
The state’s Ethics Commission has imposed a $37,500 civil penalty on Joseph Tulimieri, the former executive director of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, and has required him to pay $21,245 in restitution to the authority.
Money Management International will teach participants how to evaluate where they are financially and guide them through creation of a system to get them where they want to be.
Officials have assured that the damages are covered by insurance and shouldn’t add to the $95.5 million cost of construction. In addition, the opening date for the campus seems to be in flux.
Cambridge Health Alliance expects to just about break even in its next fiscal year and invest at least $26 million in construction and other capital projects, drawing sharp questions from the head of its board’s finance committee.