Porter Square trolley wires restricting street design will be gone in July, Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui told city councillors Monday, citing a letter received from the MBTA. It means skipping an interim step of replacing metered parking with short-term loading zones, providing less confusion to drivers and more certainty to businesses.
Five days after violence that crossed the border into East Cambridge, a public housing project in Somerville was the scene of another gun attack. Two people were arraigned for the Feb. 20 gunfire incident while others were still being looked for, law enforcement officials said.
There was as much sewage-contaminated water discharged into the Alewife Brook last year as in 1997, before the implementation of a $200 million plan to modernize the area’s antique combined sewer systems – but 2021 was the 16th wettest year ever on record, a Cambridge official notes.