Do we really need a three-story addition atop a historic building for a “boutique hotel” in Central Square? Have you noticed the increasing number of homeless people who are seeking refuge and shelter in Central Square? How does this project address the urgent need for affordable housing?
The City Council wants to get back to business, and the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority wants to help with small-business grants and loans – not to mention forging ahead with an Eversource substation. Meanwhile, school officials want to improve remote leaning, and figure out a ’20 graduation.
It’s astonishing to me that Harvard has been allowed to get away with keeping the Smith Campus Center in Harvard Square closed, even as homeless people find themselves in more need than ever of water, food, bathrooms, power outlets for phones or computers and respite from a cold, rainy day.