Organizers of Sunday’s half-marathon road race in Cambridge are investigating how the event ran out of cups at some water stops and water bottles at the finish line on a day temperatures climbed into the high 70s. The problems temporarily left some runners without much-needed water.
Public meetings this week look at stemming rat infestations, free dog licensing for seniors and an accounting for snow season; Café Batifol’s arrival in Kendall and Vitality Bowls in Central; ending off-street parking requirements; free CharlieCards for students; converting the Sacred Heart rectory into affordable rentals; and more.
The city is expecting between 5 and 10 inches of snow starting at about 3 a.m. Friday and continuing throughout the day – hardly comparing with the 23.8 inches that hit Cambridge over the final weekend of January. The city isn’t even declaring a parking emergency, though neighboring Somerville is.
After getting an estimated 17 to 18 inches of snow Saturday, Cambridge said it is lifting its snow emergency parking ban as of 6 p.m. Sunday and asks property owners to remove snow from sidewalks. A Somerville snow emergency stays in effect for parking, but snow removal requests are similar.