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Psych ER will be combined with medical, saving Cambridge Health Alliance money

Psych ER will be combined with medical, saving Cambridge Health Alliance money

Cambridge Health Alliance, facing big losses, plans to treat psychiatric emergency patients in its non-psychiatric medical ER starting June 4.

Cambridge Health Alliance losses jump to $21.5 million already, over previous year’s

Cambridge Health Alliance losses jump to $21.5 million already, over previous year’s

The health group is $2 million deeper into red ink than forecast because of low volume and delays in money-saving improvements.

School budget passes; officials included compromises on some controversial cuts

School budget passes; officials included compromises on some controversial cuts

The School Committee unanimously passed a budget for next year at a balanced $156.7 million, paying for $1.6 million in new outlays with other savings.

Staff cuts aren’t swaying school officials from overall proposed budget changes

Staff cuts aren’t swaying school officials from overall proposed budget changes

School Committee members were more unhappy about how workers were told of lost jobs than that the jobs themselves had to go.

Program’s sibling preference fails, parents say; officials question how to help school

Program’s sibling preference fails, parents say; officials question how to help school

There were gasps when parents of children in the Olá Bilingual Program described failures in the school district’s sibling-preference policy.

Teachers, staff get contract after two-year gap, then protest possible personnel cuts

Teachers, staff get contract after two-year gap, then protest possible personnel cuts

The School Committee ratified a contract for teachers and staff after two years with an interim agreement, but proposed personnel cuts tainted the good news.

School budget pitch lacks world language, but sup’t looks at K-5 revamp, longer day

School budget pitch lacks world language, but sup’t looks at K-5 revamp, longer day

World language instruction in elementary schools isn’t in the foreseeable future, according to a budget proposed by Superintendent Jeffrey Young.

Housing Authority takes harder line pursuing tenant fraud and unpaid bills

Housing Authority takes harder line pursuing tenant fraud and unpaid bills

The Cambridge Housing Authority is trying harder to collect money from tenants who leave by choice or eviction and still have unpaid bills.

Shred documents, stay safe from ID theft, March 8 at the Central Square post office

A document-shredding event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 8 at the Central Square post office.

Council moves toward starting $6M work on Foundry while figuring out its final use

Council moves toward starting $6M work on Foundry while figuring out its final use

The Foundry is due for more public input to decide its use, but everything from CRA involvement to private fundraising is still on the table in finding ways to pay for it.

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