Metro News


MBTA in ‘Crisis’: Mass Slowdowns Frustrate Riders, Add to T’s Woes

Boston-area commuters are facing a slew of new slowdowns and service disruptions on the T as a regular state inspection of the Red Line track in early March led to emergency, system-wide speed restrictions.


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.


U.S. Department of Transportation Rejects Funding Request for Mass. Pike Realignment Project

The Massachusetts Turnpike realignment effort in Allston has hit a temporary roadblock following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s rejection of a request from the city and state for $1.2 billion to help fund the $2 billion project.


BPDA Discusses Zoning Guidelines for Soldiers Field Road Development

The Boston Planning and Development Agency discussed how its construction project on Soldiers Field Road will adhere to recently approved Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning guidelines on Wednesday.


City of Boston Outlines Plans for Life Science Campus Along Beacon Street

The Boston Planning and Development Agency discussed the construction of a life science campus along 155 North Beacon St. with Allston-Brighton residents and the Impact Advisory Group during a Tuesday webinar.


State Outlines Plans to Improve Herter Park in Allston

Massachusetts state officials outlined plans on Wednesday to revitalize Herter Park in Allston by improving access to the Charles River and narrowing Soldier’s Field Road to create space for “green transportation.”


Constitutional Questions Arise as Cambridge Tries to Ban Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The Cambridge City Council resolved to ban the licensing of limited-services pregnancy centers, though legal and constitutional questions remain.


Charles River Advocacy Group Discusses I-90 Project Flood Risks

In a Tuesday webinar, the Charles River Watershed Association urged Allston-Brighton residents to advocate for a review of flood risks in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Allston Multimodal I-90 Project.


Iram Farooq

City Manager Finalist Iram Farooq — the only candidate currently working in the city government — describes Cambridge in her candidate questionnaire as “a mecca of learning, an engine of innovation, of commerce, and economic opportunity.” All of this, she writes, makes Cambridge “uniquely positioned to lead.”


Cheryl Watson Fisher

Affordable housing, climate change, universal pre-K, and equity — these are just a few of the issues that Cambridge City Manager Finalist Cheryl Watson Fisher said she hopes to tackle if appointed in June.


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