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Highland Avenue is a bumpy road for Somerville residents — a smoother path is on the horizon

One of the city’s busiest streets has gotten so bad that residents made stickers saying their car “survived” driving on it. The city says it will partially repave the road this summer ahead of a full-fledged redesign and reconstruction scheduled to begin in 2025.

Cambridge City Council formally declares support for cease-fire in Israel-Hamas war

While declaring its support for a cease-fire, the City Council attempted to strike a balance by calling for the violence to end on both sides of the Israel-Hamas war.

At Meta’s Cambridge office, cafeteria workers fight to maintain union rights

Last month, when a new contractor started operating the tech giant’s dining facility, it announced it was throwing out the existing union contract and planned to negotiate a new one from scratch.

Quirky and beloved, WJIB will live on in new hands after longtime owner’s death

Longtime Boston-area DJ John Garabedian has purchased the low-wattage Cambridge radio station, with plans to expand and go online.

FOOD

The James Beard 2024 restaurant and chef award semifinalists list is out. Here are the region’s nominees.

These are basically the Oscars of the food world. But much like “Barbie,” Boston was a bit snubbed, though other New England cities fared better.

Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year ceremony delayed due to ‘unforeseen conflicts’

This year’s roast and parade through Harvard Square will now take place at a later date, according to a Hasty Pudding Theatricals spokesperson.

Cambridge Street improvement project to add more protected bike lanes as part of citywide plan

Under the Cambridge Street Safety Improvement Project, officials will replace roughly half of the parking spaces between Oak Street and Second Street with protected bike lanes and curb extensions.

Meeting scheduled to update residents about grounding the elevated portion of McGrath Highway

The long-awaited grounding of a portion of the McGrath Highway will be discussed at a public information meeting Feb. 13.