Public meetings this week look at stemming rat infestations, free dog licensing for seniors and an accounting for snow season; Café Batifol’s arrival in Kendall and Vitality Bowls in Central; ending off-street parking requirements; free CharlieCards for students; converting the Sacred Heart rectory into affordable rentals; and more.
Public meetings this week look at bike lanes through Porter Square, honoring the RSTA program’s Michael Ananis, ending single-family-home zoning and a real estate “linkage” fee leap, a plan for sidewalk and street work and MBTA news, putting labs in neighborhoods, school district budgeting and more.
It’s no secret that Kendall Square is packed so tight with life sciences that firms are getting squeezed out and landing in Alewife, Somerville and Boston’s Seaport. Now a second mainstay of Cambridge biotech in a week has revealed it has its eye on Burlington, a town of some 26,377 people about 15 miles to the northwest.
The remaking of Harvard Square’s Garage mall has been revised to include lab and life-sciences space but less overall square footage; there’s an innovation in the signed community benefits agreement at Somerville’s Boynton Yards; and Harvard has photos of its renovated divinity school.