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A Better Cambridge calls on city to create 8,500 housing units within next 15 years

A Better Cambridge calls on city to create 8,500 housing units within next 15 years

An analysis by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council says the region needs more than 400,000 new housing units – including 8,500 in Cambridge – to meet expected demand in the coming 15 years.

Winter’s costs so far top $5 million, causing city to rethink some rules

Winter’s costs so far top $5 million, causing city to rethink some rules

Brutal, unrelenting snow and cold is inspiring some new thinking about traffic and cars – even a demonstration of open-mindedness on considering whether people can reserve their street parking space spaces.

Pearl Street redesign is chance to perfect the future of urban transportation in city

Pearl Street redesign is chance  to perfect the future of urban transportation in city

The MBTA is going through a rough time, but solutions to delays and breakdowns seem elusive. One obvious (albeit small) opportunity for improvement is redesigning Pearl Street. So far, the conversation about the reconstruction has erroneously been framed as a showdown between bikes and parking. In reality, the redesign is an opportunity to exemplify the […]

Five streets in East Cambridge one-way until April 1 because of historic snowfall

Five streets in East Cambridge one-way until April 1 because of historic snowfall

Five streets in East Cambridge switch to one-way traffic only Thursday as a result of the winter’s overwhelming snowfall: Otis, Thorndike and Hurley; and Fifth and Sciarappa.

Dangers from streets narrowed by snow has city turning two-ways into one-ways

Dangers from streets narrowed by snow has city turning two-ways into one-ways

The city is taking “extraordinary measures” to maintain emergency vehicle access while dealing with the nearly 90 inches of snow Cambridge has received over the past three weeks.

More snow arriving; kids facing extended school year offer shoveling as fundraiser

More snow arriving; kids facing extended school year offer shoveling as fundraiser

Another 10 to 14 inches of snow are expected this weekend, complicating life for city officials and drivers, but at least arriving during school Vacation Week.

Child’s bus is late returning from school? Administrators take steps to let you know

Child’s bus is late returning from school? Administrators take steps to let you know

Your kid’s school bus is probably late, and if you have driven anything anywhere in Cambridge this week, you know why. But here’s why you may not you may not be told every time.

Another storm arrives, bringing potential 24 more inches of snowfall to city streets

Another storm arrives, bringing potential 24 more inches of snowfall to city streets

A new winter storm warning is in place until 1 a.m. Tuesday, bringing a parking ban along with an estimated 17 inches and potential 24 inches of snow.

MBTA’s snow failure holds many lessons for angry, stranded, frozen commuters

MBTA’s snow failure holds many lessons for angry, stranded, frozen commuters

The MBTA failed big Monday, running trains that stalled, broke down and gave riders 2.5-hour commutes, but the real disaster was its typically terrible job of explaining what’s happening.

Snow forces closing of municipal offices, cancels second council meeting in a row (update)

Snow forces closing of municipal offices, cancels second council meeting in a row (update)

City officials are closing municipal buildings to the public at 2 p.m. today because of an ongoing winter storm, as well as canceling all public meetings and programs – including the City Council meeting, for the second week in a row.

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