Public meetings this week look at a digital equity timeline, outdoor dining and Alewife traffic congestion; the next fiscal year’s budget, department by department; Covid vaccinations for kids and an Eversource brochure backlash; and affordable apartments proposed for 2072 Massachusetts Ave.
Months after the city identified three neighborhood “hot spots” with high Covid-19 infection rates and placed testing sites in those areas, officials have promised for the first time to mount a targeted campaign to tell neighborhood residents of the testing opportunities.
The news last month was that the Cambridge beer brewer Portico plans to open a brewery and taproom in Somerville’s Boynton Yards. But FAB’s plan for a community-focused Teele Square brewery and arts space called The Balloon Factory is even bigger, and it already has a restaurant in soft launch.
Cambridge, Somerville and the state are in a likely temporary, partial reopening from a complete coronavirus lockdown, but we asked some prominent folks in Cambridge and Somerville to talk about their most anticipated returns to a life in which Covid-19 is no longer a worry – a post-vaccine world.
Public meetings this week look at a new boutique hotel for Central Square; the rules of the City Council and extending the city manager’s contract; a recreational pot shop for Strawberry Hill; building micro-studio apartments that would displace The Studio at 550 dance space; and more.