An old idea to loosen up the housing market and lower prices is back, with a call for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build 1,800 units of graduate students apartments before it is allowed to build commercial space at its 14-acre Volpe site in Kendall Square.
Glow Festival; free classical performances; “Radical: Cambridge and Somerville activism in the ’60s and today”; Feminist Fiber Art Exhibit; and the Fourth Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival.
Toast & Moondream Tea open mic; Fourth Annual Harvard Square Salsa Sampling and Latin Beats Dance Party; “Marina” dramatized history; Haley Bryant Concert; and Exceptional Minds’ Summertime Session 2 variety show.
The fate of an MIT dorm has changed again, in apparent administration retaliation against student and alumni attempts to prevent an earlier announced change.
With an expectation that Cambridge will grow to a population of around 140,000 within the next 30 years, City Councillor Dennis Carlone said that if reelected he hopes to spend the next two-year term focused on housing and the development master plan.
MIT’s proposal to zone the 14-acre Volpe parcel in Kendall Square passed a procedural milestone Monday when the City Council was expected to forward the zoning petition for further hearings. Kind of, anyway.
As much as Senior House students should get the hearing they deserve and the outcome they want – for their dorm to be allowed to exist as the same eclectic, supportive, artistic community it has for decades – there’s a strong indication they will not get justice.
The Senior House dorm known to generations of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students is being transformed by administrators – and some would describe those changes as gentrification and whitewashing.
Olivia D’Ambrosio became interested in running for City Council when Donald Trump was elected president, but almost as electrifying was another experience more specific to Cambridge: exploring the housing market.
“As You Like It!” performed by Youthquake Theatre; Dancing in the Streets; 10th Annual Make Music Harvard Square/Fete de la Musique; Cambridge Symphony Orchestra’s world premiere of “The Little Match Girl”; and Feminist Fiber Art Fairy Festival.