The plan to build a public market in the proposed Lechmere Square in East Cambridge is not yet out of the question, but the city will have to doggedly negotiate with state transportation officials.
The future of NorthPoint and Lechmere united residents and city councillors Monday, with city managers staying noncommittal in answers about the area, a widened Route 28 and plans for a “Lechmere Square” public market and plaza.
Sure to be of interest at Monday evening’s City Council meeting: What some are calling a “legislative tantrum” by councillor Tim Toomey.
Development in NorthPoint and relief on next year’s tax bills dominated Monday’s regular meeting of the City Council.
Design of the seven T stations to be built as part of the green line extension project doesn’t formally begin until fall, but there is one part of the plans that is certain: The stations will have central platforms on a single level, ensuring riders don’t have to leave and pay again if they realize they were headed in the wrong direction.
As wonderful as it is that the green line has returned to Lechmere, there’s no getting around the fact that for Cambridge as a community, the T’s green line makes no sense whatsoever. Getting Lechmere back in the system doesn’t much change that. This w …
The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority isn’t coming off too well these days. Its Web site today, for example, features an “online poll” that asks “Which stations will be the first to offer the new automated fare collection and customer service enhance …