Attend meetings on the past (and next) elections, historical buildings and increasing ‘linkage’ fees
Public meetings this week look at administering the latest (and next) elections; the school district’s teen health survey; a real estate “linkage” fee leap; spending $65 million in American Rescue Plan money; and plans for – and protections of – the city’s Gas-Light and American Friends buildings.
Hear a panel discuss the coming of Asian, African, Latin American and Middle Eastern restaurants affected Cambridge in the 20th century. To what extent did they create a deeper awareness of the struggles and contributions of immigrants? How did eating “new” foods affect the political climate?
Public meetings this week look at bike lane installation issues, a freeze on labs and offices around Alewife, a new universal playground at Danehy Park, a bunch of potential landmarking and property tear-downs, raising developer linkage fees, redesigning Cambridge Street and much more.
Richard Buckminster Fuller was an architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist – and a notoriously flop as a Harvard College student. But he had more positive experiences in Cambridge, including a stint as a visiting Harvard professor in the early 1960s.