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Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Manager Unveils $600 Million Budget Proposal

​The Cambridge City Manager unveiled a roughly $600 million budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 that will expand funding for supporting undocumented Cambridge residents among other initiatives, at the City Council’s meeting Monday night.

Nadya Okamoto
Cambridge City Council

In Outside Bid, Okamoto Seeks to Overcome Odds

As Nadya Okamoto ’20 begins her unconventional bid for a spot on Cambridge’s City Council, she has had some early success.

Harvard Square

Les Sablons Brings French Cuisine to Historic Conductor’s Building

​The historic 1912 Conductor’s Building—the only surviving structure from Cambridge’s earliest subway system—is back in business, but this time without any subway cars.

Cambridge Police

City of Cambridge Awarded State Grant to Combat Gang Recruitment

The City of Cambridge has been awarded over $32,000 as a part of the state government’s annual Shannon Grant awards to fight gang activity across the state.

Harvard Square

Former Harvard Square Theater Still Without Plans

​The owner of the former Harvard Square Theater property has not made public his plans for the property more than a month after the City Council gave him 30 days to do so.

Nadya Okamoto
Cambridge City Council

Freshman Announces City Council Candidacy

​Nadya Okamoto ’20 announced her candidacy for this year’s Cambridge City Council election Wednesday morning with a press release and campaign video.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge Holds to Sanctuary City Ideals as DOJ Pushes to Hold Funds

“Cambridge won't be bullied into changing our commitment to protecting the human and civil rights of all our residents regardless of their immigration status."

City Politics

Developers Gather Input on Planned Redevelopment of Brighton Church Site

Real estate developer Cabot, Cabot & Forbes intends to build 679 student housing units on Brighton's abandoned St. Gabriel’s Church and Monastery site.

Harvard Square

Swedish Outdoor Store Fjällräven Treks Into Square

​Adding a Scandinavian touch to the Square, Swedish outdoor brand Fjällräven held its grand opening—complete with live music, food, promotions, and giveaways—at 63 Church St. on March 24.

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Cambridge City Council

City Council Scrutinizes Short-Term Rental Proposal

​Cantabrigians called for the City Council to take steps to continue to increase the availability of housing in Cambridge at the body's weekly meeting.

American Apparel
Harvard Square

Square's American Apparel to Shutter Amid National Closures

After 11 years at its Brattle St. corner, American Apparel will close it doors March 26—neon spandex and all—following nationwide bankruptcy suits.

The Hong Kong Restaurant

Marijuana Gummy Incident Briefly Closes Kong

Scorpions bowls weren’t the only intoxicating substance distributed at the Hong Kong Restaurant in October 2016.

Harvard Square

City Council Pressures Harvard Square Theater Owner to Make Plans for Property

Cambridge city officials are pushing the owners of the long-vacant Harvard Square Theater to come up with a plan for its future soon—and threatening to seize the site if they do not.

Curious George Store Closing
Harvard Square

Cambridge City Council Talks Curious George Store, Credit Rating

Cambridge City Councillors formally requested that the Cambridge Historical Commission considering designating the Abbott Building in Harvard Square as a historical landmark at its weekly meeting Monday.


Committee Discusses Revised Allston Renovation Proposal

​The Harvard-Allston Flexible Fund Executive Committee debated the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s revised grant application for the $1.9 million renovation of Smith Field.