Saturday, May 18, 2024

Violette Bakery is moving to Porter Square, making room for a potential new bakery in Neighborhood 9. (Photo: Clifden C. via Yelp)

How’s the city doing at achieving zero waste, composting and recycling?

bullet-gray-small Health & Environment Committee, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. This committee run by vice mayor Jan Devereux and city councillor Quinton Zondervan will get an update on progress toward city zero-waste goals and look at the successes and challenges of new citywide composting and recycling programs.

The committee meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

How is the school district setting and meeting goals for social-emotional learning?

bullet-gray-small School Committee, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. This roundtable – no votes, no public comment – will discuss social-emotional learning (enabling education by helping students manage emotions, conflicts and decision-making) in Cambridge Public Schools. Televised.

The committee meets in the Dr. Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge

What does the city arborist have in mind for tree plantings?

bullet-gray-small Committee on Public Planting, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The city’s arborist and the Community Developer Department will give updates on the city’s tree stock, and there are “other agenda items to be distributed at meeting” – which could be significant, since the city lost 18 percent of its tree canopy since 2009.

The committee meets in the main conference room at the Department of Public Works, 147 Hampshire St., Wellington-Harrington.

Will a bakery replace a bakery near Fresh Pond?

bullet-gray-small Board of Zoning Appeal, 7 to 11:30 p.m. Thursday. On the board’s agenda: Permission for Brit Bakery to move into 407 Concord Ave., Neighborhood 9 near Fresh Pond, a space being vacated by the Violette gluten-free bakery because the landlords are raising the rent significantly. Zoning relief is needed because the site is in a residential area. Violette, meanwhile, is moving to 1786 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square, replacing a women’s clothing store. The bakery says it’ll be moving Oct. 21-23 and hopes to reopen for business Oct. 26. 

The board meets at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.