Public meetings this week look at evaluating superintendent Kenneth Salim, ensuring students’ social, emotional and mental health, building a life sciences center in a drab part of the Alewife Quadrangle and a petition that would urge developers to turn away from fossil fuels.
Public meetings this week look at zoning petitions that would urge developers to turn away from fossil fuels and to build structures of all affordable units, including in parts of the city that have none. Also on agendas are a City Hall-adjacent pot shop and Eversource substation plan.
Public meetings this week look at new open space and other changes coming to Kendall Square and how coronavirus might change the use of school campuses and the revamp of Tobin Montessori and Vassal Lane. A police funding order that caused conflict last week is also back to the City Council.
Public meetings this week look at $267 million in spending – starting with $237 million for the Tobin Montessori and Vassal Lane Upper Schools – and when the city will wrap up its look at digital equity and begin work on municipal broadband. “Nonprofit row” and the Foundry projects take shape too.
Covid-19 brings short-term fix for digital divide, but Cambridge must address its broadband need (corrected)
The coronavirus crisis has made it clearer than ever that access to broadband Internet is just as much a necessity as the roads we drive on. Today and for months to come, broadband will be how we get to work, apply for government benefits, communicate with our families and learn.
Public meetings this week look at local responses to the coronavirus pandemic, from finding places to shelter the homeless and creating ways for housebound seniors to communicate their needs. What else is going on? Well, the city manager has water consumption and sewer use rate proposals.
Zoning handling Grand Junction and substation ‘just beginning’ after years of piecing together (corrected)
The council brought a Grand Junction path closer to reality and sent a power station farther from a school with zoning that rewards two developers at once. But the city manager and executive director of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority both warned that approval was really just the start.
Public meetings this week look at keeping an Eversource substation off residential Fulkerson Street in East Cambridge, preserving 504 affordable units at the Fresh Pond Apartments (and many more), strengthening the city’s vocational high school program and a new ice cream parlor for Kendall Square.