The city manager had a warning Monday for city councillors: “What I was told is that if this goes down, Lechmere Station won’t happen at all,” referring to the over budget green line extension light rail project.
Cambridge is expected to contribute $25 million to construction of the green line light rail extension and Somerville is projected to put in $50 million to close a funding gap that has threatened to shut down the project entirely.
Peter Sheinfeld, a longtime election commissioner, has died at 67. In addition to his work on the commission, Sheinfeld was active in the local taxi industry and maintained a weekly AM radio show for nearly four decades.
Beginning April 1, the city Department of Public Works starts monthly street sweeping and yard waste collection.
Another step has been added to deciding what happens to Harvard Square’s Out of Town News kiosk, as city councillors voted Monday to discuss the project in a committee before a “working group” begins on the city-owned kiosk and surrounding plaza.
Volunteers are sought to deliver blood products to treatment facilities in the Massachusetts area from the American Red Cross of Massachusetts BioMed Facility in Dedham, the regional collection center for Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.
The iCanShine Bike Camp held in neighboring Arlington from April 18-22 teaches anyone 8 or over with a diagnosed disability how to ride a conventional two-wheeled bicycle. The group seeks volunteers age 14 and over to work with riders during the camp.
Suspicion over how much involvement the public would have over a revamp of the iconic Out of Town News kiosk and surrounding plaza has briefly derailed a vote to create a working group and partnership to oversee the public space.
Police have found a suspect in a Sunday hit-and-run of a Cambridge woman in a wheelchair. The driver suspected in the crime is a Somerville resident, officials said.
The state Department of Transportation and the MBTA are holding a series of public meetings as part of the reevaluation of the green line extension project, that’s so over budget it might be shut down with none of the seven planned stops built.