In the decade preceding Cambridge Electric Light’s illumination of Cambridge Street, when trolley tracks ran from Inman to Porter Square, a little delicatessen began welcoming hungry patrons. Rebecca “Ma” Edelstein greeted guests with “es and es,” Yiddish for “eat and eat” – which the wide-ranging fare of the S&S Restaurant still encourages diners to do.
Public meetings this week look at $22 million in direct-aid for lower-income families, the city’s budget for the next fiscal year, a moratorium on construction of labs and offices around Alewife, a Fresh Pond beer garden, bike lanes on Brattle Street, municipal broadband and ideas for improving The Port and the future of Cambridge Street.
Public meetings this week look at the next city budget, plans for land in North Cambridge owned by the life-sciences developer IQHQ and whether Brooklyn Bagel Factory can open in Inman Square in a former Taco Bell space. There’s also a chance to learn “Zoning 101” in an hour from Community Development Department staff.