During the first three months of this year, a North Point luxury property submitted at least 22 eviction filings out of 24 residential eviction cases in Cambridge District Court, many involving allegations of Covid-19 violations. But there’s much more to the city’s eviction picture.
Amid rising Covid-19 cases in Cambridge, more than one-quarter of new infections in the city last week were students and others connected with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With coronavirus variants making up more infections, the city is mulling a variant test for its sewage.
A judge has sided with a developer that claimed Cambridge wanted to charge almost three times what was owed under the city’s incentive payment ordinance. The city is appealing the decision, which might set a precedent that could affect payments from developers of commercial properties.
Local health agencies in most of the state’s emergency planning regions, including the one covering Cambridge, are voicing a rare protest against a decision by the Gov. Charlie Baker administration to reduce the local role in Covid-19 vaccinations in favor of mass vaccination sites.