Bike Lanes
City Politics

Cambridge Residents’ Division over Bike Lane Expansion Continues

The debate over bike lane expansion continued to swirl in Cambridge following the release of a long-awaited economic impact report conducted by the City Manager’s Office.

Cambridge City Hall Tower
Harvard Square

As Cambridge Emergency Shelter Struggles to Meet Needs, Chelsea Nonprofit Provides Resources to Families

La Colaborativa, an immigrant social service organization in Chelsea, opened a walk-in day services center on Tuesday for families staying in the state-run emergency homeless shelter in Cambridge, which has struggled to transition its residents into permanent housing.

Harvard Red Line Station Charlie Card Machines
Student Life

‘Please Add Them’: Students Report Issues With Using HUIDs as CharlieCards

Harvard University undergraduate IDs are supposed to work as CharlieCards for the MBTA. But some Harvard students have reported issues with the system.

Massachusetts State House
City Politics

Healey Under Pressure to Address Steward Health Care Crisis, Brighton Hospital At Risk

Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey ’92 is under increasing pressure to address the financial crisis facing Steward Health Care, which operates nine hospitals statewide including the Brighton-based St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

Cambridge City Hall
Harvard in the City

Harvard Updates Cambridge on Construction and Climate Initiatives in 27th ‘Town Gown’ Report

Harvard discussed its developments in Cambridge and Allston and sustainability efforts during its 27th annual Town Gown report to the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday evening.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Maps Agenda For Term, Announces New Role for Climate Sustainability

The Cambridge City Council convened a special meeting Tuesday with city officials to set term priorities and announce the creation of a new position focused on climate resilience.

Cambridge Ellis Pre-K School
Cambridge City Council

No More Baby Steps: Cambridge Universal Pre-K Launches After 30-Year Effort

After three decades of discussion, Cambridge’s universal preschool program is finally set to debut.

Bike Lanes
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Discusses Bike Lanes, Racial and Gender Disparities in Contracting

The Cambridge City Council passed a policy order against racial and gender disparities in city contracts and discussed a report on the economic impacts of bike lanes during a Monday meeting.

Cambridge City Hall in the Summer
City Politics

Cambridge’s Landmark Affordable Housing Policy, Explained

The 2019 election cycle in Cambridge was defined by the introduction of the Affordable Housing Overlay, an ambitious — and hotly contested — proposal to expand and expedite the construction of affordable housing across the city.

Cambridge Community Safety Department

Cambridge Unarmed Emergency Response Team to Launch in March

The Cambridge Safety Department’s unarmed emergency response team will launch in March after months of training, the director of the department Liz M. Speakman said at a Cambridge City Council meeting Monday evening.

Cambridge Police Car

Cambridge Police Department Warns of Increased Housebreaks

The Cambridge Police Department warned of an “emerging pattern of housebreaks” and provided crime prevention and safety tips in a citywide alert sent on Friday.

Interior of CRLS
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Public Schools Closed Tuesday for Snowstorm

Cambridge Public Schools will be closed tomorrow in anticipation of Tuesday’s snow storm, according to Cambridge Public Schools spokesperson Sujata Wycoff.

Massachusetts Turnpike

Allston Residents React to Mass. Turnpike Realignment

As local and state officials await federal funds for the I-90 Multimodal Project, a long-running conversation is growing about just how the project should transform the neighborhood.

Cambridge City Hall From Above
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge LGBTQ+ Housing Task Force Launches 2024 Resident Survey

The City of Cambridge LGBTQ+ Friendly Housing Task Force released their 2024 survey last Thursday to collect data from LGBTQ Cambridge residents on how to improve their housing options.

Scooters Science Center

‘I Just Want My Scooter Back’: Scooter Thefts Soar at Harvard

Electric scooter and bike thefts at Harvard have surged over the past two years.