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  • The Cambridge City Council will hold a regular meeting on Monday, February 26 at 5:30pm at City Hall. The agenda is posted online. This is a long agenda — a double dose of reports and initiatives to make up for our canceling a meeting on the Presidents Day holiday. Highlights of Monday’s City Council agenda follow: […]
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  • The Cambridge Chronicle reported on the policy order we adopted on Feb. 5 to support an EPA Targeted Brownfield Assessment to determine the level of contamination at Jerry's Pond. The Friends of Jerry's Pond are championing the area's cleanup and restoration as a public park. The article quotes my remarks during the Council meeting discussion: Vice Mayor Jan Devereux said she “enthusiastically” supported the proposal, and remembers when a bunch of trees and brush were cleared out of the site two summers ago and some people were “aghast” that “so much of the habitat was destroyed.” [I was one of the people who expressed concerns about the clearing.] “I think somebody referred to it as ‘the great reveal,’” Devereux said. She said local advocates have “opened our eyes to the asset that’s been sitting there sort of staring us in the face.” “I really hope that even though this is just asking for an EPA grant to do an assessment, and it’s still a really long road to get it to the kind of recreational amenity that we’re all envisioning, I hope this starts us down that road, because I’m really excited about the opportunity it presents,” Devereux said.
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  • A three-building development at 55 Wheeler St. was approved by the Planning Board on 12/19. (See story in the Cambridge Chronicle) Despite concerns about traffic and potential flooding, this 525-unit development was approved on a 5-1 vote. It won the support of housing advocates as the first project to comply with the new 20% affordable requirement, […]
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  • The Cambridge City Council will resume its regular meeting schedule on Monday, December 4th at 5:30pm. This is one of three December meetings left until the new Council is inaugurated on Monday. January 1st at 10:00am. The agenda for this Monday’s meeting is on the Open Meeting Portal. Given the coming transition and the election […]
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Jan Devereux
City Councillor
Cambridge, MA