Public meetings this week look at changing recently passed Affordable Housing Overlay zoning, buying Lesley University property, campaign finance reform, permitting for an arts and lab building in Kendall Square, the fate of Temple Bar and more.
The health of Cambridge’s arts and culture is becoming a campaign issue, with leaders at the The Brattle Theatre, Central Square Theater, CCTV, Dance Complex, José Mateo Ballet Theatre holding their own City Council candidate forum Tuesday.
Ads offering space to businesses in East Cambridge’s Foundry community building begin rolling out next week, but not every company will find the offerings ideal despite an address close to Kendall Square.
Somerville officials told residents of its Armory arts building in a Wednesday email that what looked like a Dec. 31 eviction notice was “a temporary, initial measure while the work to transform the Armory into an arts use begins.”
The Mayflower Poultry shop is closing its doors after 89 years of business and moving to Boston to open as an online business. The company’s “Live Poultry Fresh Killed” sign is up for auction Thursday but instead should be preserved and protected.
While tenants expressed hope that it was just a first step to be followed by a lease renegotiation process, several described a lack of communication that left them not knowing what to expect and, in the words of one who asked not to be named, “not sure what is true.”
More than 20 artist-tenants at Central Street Studios learned in mid-June that they will be displaced from their building come Sept. 1. Artist space throughout Cambridge, Somerville and surrounding communities is becoming increasingly rare.
In exploring how going to a mall can mean shopping for an experience instead of a product, CambridgeSide’s “multi-dimensional, immersive experience” Go Pixel Yourself has become a go-to for musicians looking for creative ways to shoot videos, and a performance space.
There’s really no need to turn this mall experience into a social media event – it’s fun to simply drift through and feel delighted by the sights and technical wonders. But if you do indeed want to “pixel yourself,” the exhibit makes it easy.