When plans for the 14-acre Volpe parcel return to the Planning Board on July 20 for a rezoning petition filed June 21, there will be a few notable changes, including a Third Street Park redesigned for more combined open space and a community center expanded to 25,000 square feet.
Cannabis seller releases a promise to add 50 hires just as an extension of ban arrives before council
As city councillors prepared to debate extending a two-year head start for recreational pot shops owned by “economic empowerment” applicants that delays competition from medical marijuana dispensaries, one of those dispensaries said it would 50 full-time employees if the ban expired.
Public meetings this week look at a condo conversion, closing Central Square to car traffic – along with four topics delayed from last week – as well as hiring the next city manager, ensuring after-school programming for the fall and adding Summer Shack and Bar-Enza to Harvard Square’s dining mix.
The kinds of plants, animals and fungi young artists can use as subjects for the Cambridge City Nature Arts Challenge has more than tripled in the year since the competition’s launch, from the Canada geese of East Cambridge and Harvard Square to the winter fireflies spotted at Fresh Pond.