Friday, June 21, 2024

Business + Money

Health Alliance expects an improved fiscal year but that the cost of growth will result in a loss

The heath care system will have fewer travel nurses and more full-time clinicians, but staff costs will rise for everything from salary to new weight-loss meds.

Union Square group has Somernova objections, but meetings have begun to iron out the issues

A refiled, smaller expansion plan for the Somernova tech and business campus hasn’t won over the Union Square Neighborhood Council, but discussions around the new version have begun and a plan for regular meetings starting in July is called encouraging.

State grants boost four affordable developments in neighborhoods across Cambridge, Somerville

Cambridge and Somerville are two of 23 cities benefiting from Affordable Housing Development grants announced Thursday by Gov. Maura Healey.

Paid legal notices for Cambridge for June 20-27

Cambridge public notices for June 20-27, 2024.

Board decision backs Eversource and Cambridge against MIT for massive substation, cable project

A state board gave tentative approval to building an electric substation 11 stories underground in Kendall Square and connecting it with 8.3 miles of underground cables to substations in East Cambridge, Cambridgeport, Somerville and Brighton.


Second bicyclist dies in Cambridge in a month following crash in an intersection with a truck

A bicyclist was killed Friday after being hit by a truck at Hampshire and Portland streets in The Port neighborhood near Kendall Square in Cambridge, police said.

Attend meetings in Cambridge from June 20-27 on micromobility, a Harvard social club eviction

Public meetings this week look at a Harvard social club eviction, the Tobin and Vassall schools plan, laws for “Micromobility” devices and multifamily housing.

Attend meetings in Somerville from June 20-27 about Assembly civic space and pot in Ten Hills

Public meetings this week look at the future of the Union Square Main Streets’ organization, approval of a city budget, a celebration of Somerville trees, an Assembly Square civic space change and more.

Crowdfunding can help a victim of May 23 shots while police discover suspect’s use of ‘ghost gun’

While Cambridge police continue to pursue arrests in the May 23 shooting at Donnelly Field, attention has shifted to the woman caught in the crossfire.

Another statewide problem with 911 dispatching had officials sharing alternative calling methods

The 911 emergency dispatch system experienced sporadic issues statewide for a little less than two hours Tuesday, leading police to recommend use of alternate numbers.

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Watershed: An excursion in four parts (Part II)

I have lived close to Fresh Pond for most my adult life and had frequented its shores for years before I came to know about the former swamp. If pressed, I suppose I would have realized that something must have existed in the place where there is now a cinema, organic market and utility station with gray transformer towers.


The Great Bus-Tracker Debate

Even a minimally functioning technocracy requires competence. A dash of imagination helps, too. What I’ve seen in our School Committee is just incoherence.

Road improvements are still hastened by deaths but slowed by resentments

The city can fix a dangerous intersection, but it will have cost a life. We’re one of three area cities with Boston and Somerville vowing to eliminate traffic fatalities through engineering, but we’ve struggled to meet checkpoints.

Poor and low-income workers and allies will bring demands to Washington, D.C., June 29

Poor and low-wage workers, affected people and allies will come to the nation’s capital to demand that those running for elected office this year embrace a moral public policy agenda that includes 17 demands.

What We're Having

Banh mi at Saigon Tiger

Saigon Tiger has been serving up some of the best banh mi sandwiches in town since it opened last year in Somerville’s Davis Square.


Sonic Environments can mean almost anything, but in Lilypad’s case it meant a musical challenge

A musical duo brought on an effects randomizer, which does what it wants, when it wants, forcing human players into a posture of musical coping.

Film Ahead

Catch up with some Recent Raves at The Brattle and see ‘The Religion Move’ with director Q&A

These looks at what’s on screen in the coming week include more big-screen epics such as “2001,” a Recent Raves series to catch up on “Love Lies Bleeding” and other greats, vault finds such as Antonia Bird’s “Ravenous” and a local premiere for Alan Kryszak’s doc “The Religion Move.”

Events ahead

A week of events in Cambridge and Somerville, from Big Gay Dance Party to Taste of Cambridge

In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, there’s Motown magie, early Fourth of July, a Big Gay Dance Party and Taste of Cambridge, Aeronaut and Green Cambridge birthdays, Ayelet Waldman on microdosing and Sebastian Junger on the afterlife and “How to Save America.”


Yafa Bakery & Cafe CheeZaatar manaqeesh

Though Yafa Bakery & Cafe has many fancy sweets, its savory breads are a great way to pick up energy on meandering walks down Somerville Avenue.


Youth Sports Volunteer Recognition Breakfast brings new team of 10 student honorees for ’24

The Annual Youth Sports Volunteer Recognition Breakfast arrives Saturday with guests sportswriter Steve Buckley of The Athletic, comedian Tony V and Kelvin Moses of Healthpeak Properties and a new group of recipients.