Public meetings this week look at remaking Carl Barron plaza so it’s friendlier to the unhoused, giving electric cars a break on recharging fees, real-time traffic accident reporting, a Western Front pot shop for Harvard Square and more.
Arlington police have arrested a homeless man on charges he assaulted a town officer during an altercation in Mugar Woods, just outside Cambridge. Police said the has outstanding warrants out of Cambridge District Court.
Public meetings this week look at fixing HomeBridge’s affordable home buying program and adding housing stability support and funds; Broad Canal zoning and a proposed apartment building at 2072 Massachusetts Ave.; and selection of an interim schools superintendent.
Should a proposed boutique hotel be built as planned, with a drop-off on a one-way road shared with public housing residents who have difficulty walking, seeing or hearing, who will take the blame if they are endangered or injured?
The Planning Board will once again examine and take public testimony Tuesday on a proposal by European investors to build a “boutique hotel” that will crowds the apartments behind it by building right up to the property line.
Accusations that they’re opposed to a temporary homeless shelter near Central Square took Cambridge officials and a business leader by surprise last week, especially since advocates for the homeless had already sent those allegations off to state officials.