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Despite budget strictures, Cambridge Health Alliance will spend $2.1 million for equipment and renovations allowing doctors to perform more potentially lucrative procedures.
In May, Boston once again took the lead in environmental building practices when its City Council approved a Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance – and Palo Alto., Calif., has adopted a 100 percent renewable energy portfolio for all residents.
The recent announcement that New Balance will pay for a new commuter rail stop in Brighton that will service their employees and the public proves it: Companies will help pay for transit projects if we ask them.
Establishments serving liquor that launch during harsh New England winters will no longer get a bonus for their timing.
Officials were cheering Monday in reporting a free cash fund of $142 million and what residents reap from it, but one resident was pointing instead at the city’s “moral and civic responsibilities.”
Elected officials keen on early childhood education weren’t taking slow for an answer Monday.
An audit at the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority has turned up everything from missing checks to travel reimbursement questions and phone and Internet costs of nearly $9,000 a year for a three-person office.
Trustees of money-losing Cambridge Health Alliance are meeting today to hear eagerly awaited advice from a consultant on how the health care system can improve its finances. Although the Alliance is part of Cambridge city government and gets city funds, neither the meeting nor the consultant’s report will be public.
The next session in the City of Cambridge’s series of free walk-in informational sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs is Aug. 12 in North Cambridge.