Public meetings this week look at passing zoning more easily, and a Green New Deal; opting out of the MCAS test and a vocational education coalition; the Volpe redevelopment in Kendall Square; “missing middle” zoning; a Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream in Cambridgeport; and much more.
Riverbend Park – created by closing parts of Memorial Drive to cars for use by people on foot and bicycle – will be open from 10 a.m. Thursday through 7 a.m. Monday, weather permitting.
Police have provided data on traffic violations by race to the city’s Police Review & Advisory Board, with neither body providing any insight as to why. The significance is also impossible to determine, because of missing figures and because no statistics exist on bike ridership by race in Cambridge.
As Massachusetts approaches an expected surge in Covid-19 patients who need hospitalization, Cambridge Health Alliance was treating 103 patients with the virus, including 19 in intensive care beds. At Mount Auburn Hospital, the total was 69 patients, of whom 13 were in intensive care.