City prepares to raze old oaks, only starting talks on an alternative despite council request in 2017
Three mature oak trees will be torn down Friday to make way for rebuilding the Tobin School and Vassal Lane Upper School, according to the City Manager’s Office, but a potential path to saving them is only now entering discussions despite the City Council requesting its study in 2017.
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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.
City councillors used their “charter right” four times Monday to delay discussion on a variety of topics by one week. despite there being just one meeting to go before their summer break. Millions in funding, a reparations plan, government reforms and a treat rescue are briefly on hold.