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.
The city’s noble opposition to ads or branding on its Hubway bike rental system is crumbling, with councillor Tim Toomey making a formal request Monday for the city manager to rethink the ban.
A fire last month at a school construction project will take longer to repair than first thought, delaying its opening – as well as setting off a cascade effect for other construction projects affecting hundreds of students, teachers and residents.
Renewal of Cambridge parks by the Charles River is under way “in pockets,” but advocates wonder how to get broader revitalization and maintain the improvements given the current economic climate – especially if the Olympics don’t come in 2024.
Members of the public can suggest and recommend projects for Community Preservation Act funding for affordable housing, open space and historic preservation in fiscal year 2016 at a upcoming Community Preservation Act Committee meeting.