A group representing primary care doctors affiliated with two city hospitals is running into financial problems, a victim of the changing and uncertain landscape being navigated by health care professionals.
Any citizen who owed more than $250 worth of unclaimed property will get a letter with specific instructions on how to reclaim their property, says state Rep. Jay Livingstone, whose district includes Cambridgeport, Kendall Square and MIT.
For the first time in nearly three decades, city officials are raising the “linkage” rate developers pay to help build affordable housing, as well as expanding what kinds of development incurs the fee. Some dubious reasoning was cited in the run-up to a vote.
The fall ritual of approving the city’s property tax rate collided Monday with the fast-approaching November election and ongoing debate over the city’s affordable housing crisis, dragging out an inevitable, unanimous approval of a 3.8 percent property tax levy.
In two bits of news affecting Harvard University finances, the school’s endowment has risen to $37 billion and an employee has been accused of making $80,000 in false university credit card purchases over the past four years.
An application for a 436-student regional charter school has been filed with the state; Cambridge is one of the five communities from which the school would draw students.
Two consultant contracts that raised tensions and ended with split decisions in August were revisited Tuesday, with approval for a $90,000 teacher training contract and a repeat of a vote against a proposed $125,000 Harvard program on behavior management.
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.