The city survived with little damage from the “bomb cyclone” winter storm that struck Thursday, but the effects will be felt for days. The biggest danger? Being out among potentially dangerous gusts of wind worsening expected lows of -2 tonight and -6 on Saturday.
Dire Literary Series reading; One Night Band; No-Pants Subway Ride; Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam Team Semifinals; and the Pindrop Sessions 4 cabaret.
Up to 15 inches of snow are being talked about from the winter storm due to hit early Thursday, the results of the “bomb cyclone” that will last at least from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with intense “ice, rain, strong winds and tidal flooding” also expected.
A lot happens in the course of a year in a densely packed city of 105,162 people with high-profile industries, clashing interests and significant class disparities. From standing up for the vulnerable to deceiving people who come here to do business, here’s a rundown.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation made at least 8,500 pothole repairs to its roads in the past year, using approximately 412 tons of material, though only five of the repairs shown on its online pothole dashboard were in Cambridge.
Americans with disabilities and their families have much to fear from the GOP’s tax plan in Congress, but the scares pale before the quotidian frustrations of caring for a disabled child in a bureaucratic society where school officials can resent their legal obligations.
The Hubway bike rental system is continues to grow, moving into a new phase with a five-year contract that takes some $800,000 off Cambridge’s annual budget by leaning less on municipal funding and more on sponsorships and advertising.
Voting ends at midnight in the city’s Participatory Budget process, in which residents age 12 and older get to decide how to spend $800,000 of the city’s budget.
A used-car dealership is approved to take over a prominent space on Fresh Pond Parkway in the Alewife neighborhood, operating in conjunction with the same family’s Mobil gas station and Abe’s Complete Auto Service to its rear.
Riders of the T, commuter rail and buses should be able to forget about their Charlie Cards by the spring of 2020, instead of simply taking advantage of a revamped system to merely tap their credit card or smartphone for access.