How Cambridge’s Unhoused Residents Endured the Record-Breaking Cold
Confronting record-breaking low temperatures earlier this month, some of Cambridge’s unhoused residents sought refuge in shelters offering extended hours last weekend, while others faced the cold.
After More Than a Decade, Residents Call for Review of Cambridge Public Schools Innovation Agenda
Cambridge Public Schools officials unveiled the Innovation Agenda as a “design for excellence” to address inequities in the middle school experience, better utilize CPS resources, and prepare students to enter Cambridge Rindge and Latin School — the city’s only full public high school.
Amid MBTA Repairs, Harvard-Area Workers Report Challenging Red Line Commutes
Workers at Harvard and around the Square say they continue to face difficulties in their daily commutes to Cambridge due to ongoing slow zones, increased wait times, and diversions on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Red Line.
Cambridge Council Housing Committee Discusses Affordable Housing Expansion Plan
Cambridge City Council’s Housing Committee met Wednesday to discuss proposals to loosen height restrictions and increase floor space in affordable housing.
City Council Committees Discuss Laboratory Zoning and Affordable Housing
The Economic Development and University Relations committees of the Cambridge City Council held a joint discussion to form recommendations on a laboratory zoning petition and a related policy order Tuesday afternoon.
Former Darwin’s Workers to Launch Co-op Coffee Shop
Following the closure of all four locations of Darwin’s Ltd. late last year, a small group of former employees have announced plans to open a worker-owned cafe at the former Darwin’s location on Cambridge St.
Harvard-Affiliated Consulting Group to Conduct ‘Equity Audit’ of Cambridge Schools’ Budgeting Process
The Cambridge City Council and Cambridge School Committee discussed plans for an “equity audit” by a Harvard-affiliated consulting group at a joint budget meeting Monday.
Beloved Nightclub ManRay Parties Back Into Cambridge’s Central Square
Beloved Cambridge nightclub ManRay reopened to partygoers last Wednesday, almost 20 years after it shut down.
Three Months In, Cambridge City Manager Huang Reaffirms Commitment to Transparency
Cambridge’s new City Manager, Yi-An Huang ’05, began his term in September pledging to improve the working relationship between his office and the Cambridge City Council. Three months in, he knows the city has a ways to go.
Fourth Boba Shop, Möge Tee, to Splash into Harvard Square
Moge Tee is set to join Harvard Square in early 2023. The new boba shop will open at 54 JFK St. — the same location as Boston Tea Stop, which closed its doors in December 2021.
Cambridge Officials Discuss Homelessness, Rise in Crime and Substance Abuse in Central Square
Cambridge officials on Tuesday discussed the city’s efforts to address homelessness in Central Square, where overdoses and some types of crime have risen over the last four years.
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.
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 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.
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.