The schools being rebuilt on Cambridge Street are coming in a couple of million dollars under budget, and a landmark is due late this month or in early March: completion of the street frame for the schools of a potentially $160 million complex.
The long-missing topic of municipal broadband is returning to public discussion Monday, but city staff says there’s not enough evidence that the community sees a city-owned network as critical, especially compared with an expense in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
The line of customers was 50 deep Friday outside Zoots, a bankrupt dry cleaner, for what could be the last chance to get items before the doors sealed forever.
The second art gallery closing in two months was announced Thursday by the Nave Gallery Annex just outside Somerville’s Davis Square, following the December closing of Out of the Blue Art Gallery Too in Cambridge’s Central Square.
The tax bill approved by Congress on Wednesday preserves a crucial funding source for low-income housing, bringing relief to officials at the Cambridge Housing Authority, where the rehabilitation of hundreds of deteriorating public housing units was at risk.
After nearly three decades between setting the “linkage” rate developers pay to help build affordable housing, city staff and officials are already preparing for the next potential increase in 2019.
More than $1.5 million in grants has been awarded to 31 community organizations by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation to support promotion of accessible health care and coverage for vulnerable and low-income residents across the state.
The Hubway bike rental system is continues to grow, moving into a new phase with a five-year contract that takes some $800,000 off Cambridge’s annual budget by leaning less on municipal funding and more on sponsorships and advertising.
Musical instruments for the high school, resource kits for the homeless and the planting of 100 trees were among the winning projects in the city’s fourth Participatory Budget process, announced Tuesday.
Lacking how to measure academic successes almost kept the School Committee from voting approval of Superintendent Kenneth Salim’s District Plan Framework in June, after a yearlong germination period. Half a year later, those measures have been voted in.