March 29, 2023 8:57 am
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- Alternate to Affordable Housing Overlay change gets a hearing, may wind up having little impact
In a faceoff over changes to a law meant to bring more affordable housing to Cambridges, city councillor Dennis Carlone all but conceded defeat for his approach to building six- or seven-story buildings instead of allowing a limited number of higher-rise towers.
- New leader for MBTA is announced: Phillip Eng, engineer who put New York rail on a better path
The next general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Phillip Eng, was introduced Monday at a press conference at a Newton T station.
- Alewife lobby and parking garage story reopens; Gov. Healey appoints new leader for ailing MBTA
The main entrance at Alewife Station has been closed while crews built a temporary shoring tower to reinforce the station’s roof trusses. A temporary structure allows the MBA to now safely reopen the main entrance and lobby, a spokesperson said.
- Pandemic provided impetus to preserve a legacy: The Women Computers of Harvard Observatory
Harvard Library curatorial assistants are working to inventory objects and materials in a collection for the first time, all the way back to the 19th century.
- Attend meetings March 27-April 2 in Cambridge on manager vs. mayor and a Kendall boulangerie
Public meetings this week look at keeping the city manager form of government or switching to a strong mayor; the school district’s budget plan; infrastructure for The Port; and a little bit of France in France in Kendall Square.
- Attend meetings March 27-April 2 in Somerville on gunfire, free buses and a stormwater project
Public meetings this week look at a Tuesday gunfire incident and gun violence, pump-station plans, real estate transfer fees, budget priorities and more.
- A week of events in Cambridge and Somerville from community Iftar to Opera ‘Cutlass Crew’
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, the North Cambridge Family Opera brings its “Cutlass Crew” to port, Ramadan fasts break, spring arrives at Fresh Pond, there's lots to offer at museums and libraries (including a celebrity memoir book club) and The Residents play in Harvard Square.
- While Burt Bacharach gets groovy at The Brattle, Wicked Queer and Belmont World fests unspool
These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include films enhanced by the tunes of Burt Bacharach as well as the end of the Boston Underground Film Festival and start of the Wicked Queer and Belmont World film festivals, as well as reviews of the newer “The Recall: Reframed” and “Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams.”
- American kestrels: Tiny hunter with cruel talons, watching for prey before a sudden, deadly swoop
Kestrels can be seen locally, but the best migration site in Massachusetts is on Plum Island. Birders counted 402 on a single “massive” day there in 2022.
- Adult-use cannabis store set to open Saturday will be a flagship for manufacturer Blue River
Cambridge’s third adult-use cannabis shop and the first outside Central Square is set to open Saturday, followed by a location for the chain in Somerville.
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MV Times News:
- O.B. Post Office closed this weekend
The Oak Bluffs Post Office will be closed this weekend while Healey Square undergoes construction, according to a post by the Oak Bluffs Fire Department. The closure will take place from 3 pm on Friday, March 31 until Monday, April 3, at 8:30 am. Construction at Healey Square began earlier this month. The post O.B. Post Office closed this weekend appeared first on The Martha's Vineyard Times.
- O.B. appoints new harbormaster
The Oak Bluffs select board voted to appoint Emily deBettencourt to the position of town harbormaster on Tuesday evening. DeBettencourt, who had been second in command to longtime harbormaster Todd Alexander, took over the role as acting harbormaster following Alexander’s retirement last year. Alexander had been Oak Bluffs’ Harbormaster for 29 years at the time The post O.B. appoints new harbormaster appeared first on The Martha's Vineyard Times.
- Howard Francis Taylor
Howard Francis Taylor, 83, of Chilmark, passed away on March 21, 2023, at his home. He was the husband of Patricia E. Taylor. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of this paper, and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. For online condolences and more information, please visit chapmanfuneral.com. The post Howard Francis Taylor appeared first on The Martha's Vineyard Times.
- Eileen C. White
Eileen C. (Sylvia) White, 93, of Oak Bluffs, died on Sunday evening, March 26, 2023, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Her visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 31, from 5 to 7pm in Chapman Funerals and Cremations, 56 Edgartown Road in Oak Bluffs. Her graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 1, The post Eileen C. White appeared first on The Martha's Vineyard Times.
- OB Select board candidates talk the issues
The three candidates vying for two open seats on the Oak Bluffs select board were given the opportunity to acquaint themselves with town business owners and local stakeholders at a forum hosted by the Oak Bluffs Business Association at the Portuguese American Club Monday evening. Mark Leonard, Tom Hallahan and Dion Alley are looking to The post OB Select board candidates talk the issues appeared first on The Martha's Vineyard Times.
MV Gazette News:
- Oak Bluffs Names New Harbor Master
9:49 am, March 29, 2023Emily deBettencourt was named Oak Bluffs harbor master Tuesday night, with a unanimous vote by the select board.
- Best of the Vineyard Voting Ends Saturday
9:32 am, March 29, 2023Voting ends April 1 for the Vineyard Gazette Media Group’s 2023 Best of the Vineyard Awards.
- Sail MV Names New Executive Director
4:43 pm, March 28, 2023Andrew Nutton began sailing when he was three years old living in England. Now, after 30 years as a sailing coach, he has been named executive director of Sail MV.
- School Committee Tables $120,000 Request for West Tisbury Study
8:17 pm, March 29, 2023A space needs assessment at the West Tisbury School is on hold after the Up-Island Regional School Committee voted unanimously Monday to drop a request to fund the study.
- Residents Query Oak Bluffs Select Board Candidates
3:29 pm, March 28, 2023Three candidates vying for two select board seats in Oak Bluffs took part in a candidate’s forum at the Portuguese American Club Monday, fielding questions about town wastewater management, last call at bars and affordable housing initiatives.