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Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Councilors Propose Amendment to Loosen Height Limits on Affordable Housing

Just two years after the Cambridge City Council ordained the 100 Percent Affordable Housing Overlay, an ambitious zoning reform to incentivize affordable housing, a group of city councilors have introduced an amendment seeking to think bigger — literally.

Quincy Main Ext
Crime

Neo-Nazi Group Threatens Residents in Harvard Square

Members of a neo-Nazi group harassed and threatened residents in Cambridge Sunday, lunging and shouting at people across the street from Quincy House.

Darwin's Shutdown: 1629 Cambridge St.
Harvard Square

Darwin’s to Close Doors After 30 Years of Business

Darwin’s Ltd., a famous Cambridge coffee chain, announced the closure of all four of its locations on Wednesday, only two weeks after disclosing plans to close its original shop in Harvard Square.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Amid Resident Concerns, Cambridge City Council Calls For Traffic Solutions to One-Way Garden Street Segment

After residents raised traffic and safety concerns about a segment of Garden Street that recently became one-way due to bike lane construction, the Cambridge City Council tasked city staff to look into solutions.

Massachusetts State House
Cambridge

Massachusetts Voters Approve Millionaire Tax, Legalize Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Massachusetts voters narrowly approved ballot questions that will substantially raise taxes on millionaires and legalize driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in the midterm elections on Tuesday.

Boathouse Docks
Harvard in the City

Environmental Group Calls on Harvard to Increase Public Access to Boathouse Docks Amid Renovations

Ongoing renovations of Harvard’s Weld and Newell Boathouses along the Charles River have recently drawn scrutiny from an environmental group advocating for increased public access to the riverside docks.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin Poll Site
Politics

Cambridge Rindge and Latin Poll Site

Voters enter a polling site at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.

Gund Hall Poll Site
Graduate School of Design

Gund Hall Poll Site

election explainer
Cambridge

Massachusetts Voters Will Head to the Polls Tuesday. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Here’s what you need to know going into the Massachusetts midterms.

City Politics

Healey Rakes in Cambridge Cash in Massachusetts Gubernatorial Race

Maura T. Healey ’92 has raised more money in the race for Massachusetts governor from the ZIP code encompassing Harvard Square than almost any other, raking in more than $89,000 from the area since the start of the year.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Becomes First Massachusetts City to Fully Abolish Parking Minimums

The Cambridge City Council on Monday eliminated all minimum parking space requirements from the city’s zoning code, citing declining car ownership and the need for more open space and housing construction.

Protest Against Police Brutality Sign
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Activists Protest Police Brutality at City Hall Demonstration

A coalition of Cambridge-area activists rallied against police violence and mass incarceration during a protest in front of Cambridge City Hall on Saturday.

Head of the Charles
College

57th Head of the Charles Regatta Makes Waves

Hundreds of thousands of spectators gathered at the Charles River to cheer on the 57th Head of the Charles Regatta from Friday to Sunday.

Cambridge City Hall
Harvard Law School

Cambridge City Council Calls on Law School to Boost Reproductive Rights Education

The Cambridge City Council called on Harvard Law School to bolster its reproductive rights education following student protests and voted to raise fees paid by commercial real estate developers toward a public fund for affordable housing.

City Politics

Cambridge City Council Gathers Privately with City Manager for Rare Closed-Door Training

Members of the Cambridge City Council and the new Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 attended a full-day training earlier this month to begin fostering a stronger working relationship.

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