Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Lechmere MBTA project gets an update

Lechmere MBTA green line extension open house, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Transportation officials will give a project overview and discuss its benefits, its construction schedule, the temporary closing of the Lechmere viaduct and the expected 11-month bus diversion. Update on March 10, 2020: This meeting was canceled by the MBTA “out of an abundance of caution” around coronavirus fears.

The public meeting is planned for the Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., East Cambridge.

A 141,834-square-foot office building proposal for 87-101 CambridgePark Drive, Alewife, returns Tuesday to the Planning Board.

Friends and family; and Alewife offices

Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The board will hear a zoning petition from Christopher Schmidt to shift the definition of “family” away from blood ties to mean people “living as a single nonprofit housekeeping unit,” formalizing group living situations that already exist around the city. In addition, a 141,834-square-foot office building at 87-101 CambridgePark Drive, Alewife, is back with answers to member concerns from a Dec. 17 hearing, including the addition of retail-ready space, a bicycle path and more replacement trees. Televised.

The board meets on the second floor of the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.

Next school district budget is presented

School Committee, 6 p.m. Thursday. A special meeting to hear the Superintendent’s presentation of the next year’s proposed School Department budget. Televised.

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

Further look at city manager contract renewal

Government Operations, Rules & Claims Committee, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. This committee run by councillor E. Denise Simmons meets to continue talks on extending Louis A. DePasquale’s contract as city manager beyond January. Televised.

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