Thursday, June 13, 2024

These are just some of the municipal meetings and civic events for the coming week. More are on the City Calendar and in the city’s Open Meetings Portal.

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Improvements underway in Cambridge’s Central Square on Feb. 27. (Photo: Julia Levine)

Central Square rezoning

Central Square rezoning community meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The first of three meetings to discuss potential zoning updates. A Community Development Department team will introduce the process, recap community goals, frame key issues, review C2 Study zoning recommendations and gather community feedback. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.


Actions against opioid crisis

Human Services & Veterans Committee, 3 p.m. Tuesday. This committee run by city councillors Patty Nolan and Ayesha Wilson hears an update from the city’s Opioid Task Force and talks with other experts about the opioid crisis in Cambridge – what is being done about it and what else might be done. The committee meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Televised and watchable by Zoom videoconferencing. (Update on June 3, 2024: This meeting has been canceled to accommodate a surprise schedule change by a state official who was to testify.)

Senior housing for Highlands

Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The board holds a design review for a proposal by the nonprofit B’nai B’rith Housing to add 110 units of affordable senior housing to an existing 80 at 89 Blanchard Road, in the Cambridge Highlands (covering 87-101 Blanchard Road). Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.

Improvements at Danehy Park

Danehy Park Improvement Plan Working Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday. This meeting mainly introduces the group’s member, staff and consultants, but also reintroduces the project as a whole amid questions about how the city’s current financial belt-tightening will change the scope of improvements. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.


Charter review considered

Government Operations, Rules & Claims Committee, 3 p.m. Wednesday. This committee run by councillor Paul Toner discusses recommendations for changing the city’s charter – the document that defines the structure and some operations of government – and develops recommendations to the full City Council for a future vote by Cambridge voters. The committee meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Televised and watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.