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People seemed pretty exasperated Monday when councillor Minka vanBeuzekom forced reconsideration of a zoning vote for Kendall Square.
The zoning accompanying a 22-story apartment building set to go up in Kendall Square nearly went through Monday, but was pulled back at the last minute by a city councillor seeking “reconsideration.”
Clover Food Lab opens its Kendall Square bricks-and-mortar restaurant Thursday with a “pay what you want” offer hoping to hand over $10,000 in proceeds to a food rescue organization.
Amazingly, Tatte Bakery & Café opens its third Kendall Square location Monday.
Two residential buildings, one in Kendall Square and the other in Central Square, are each a tiny step closer to becoming a reality. But the Central Square project is drawing concerns about parking and aesthetics.
As building proposals in Cambridge go, Ten Essex Street isn’t that big a deal, but it had officials and concerned citizens in a minor uproar Monday and even elicited a vague timeline for the Central Square zoning guidelines.
The city is headed toward approving a five-fold increase in “fast food” in Kendall Square without having a definition of fast food – or, rather, it has a definition, but not one residents or city councillors understand or want.
Director Alexander Payne and actor Bruce Dern have notched a quiet accomplishment in this black-and-white film of Midwestern decline – making an American asshole sympathetic and full-bodied.
Face the fact that the end-of-the-year holiday season is here. Hear great singer/songwriter folk. See “Raiders” on the big screen again. Help comedian Jimmy Tingle help the Homeless Empowerment Project. And embark on a Sailor Moon Shoujo Spectacular!
Kendall Square’s rooftop garden may be smaller, but at least your great-grandchildren will be able to appreciate what’s left of it – all because a company worth nearly $2 billion in revenue last year wants $1 million in help from the CRA.