10 hours ago

Attend meetings about recreational marijuana, Harvard Square cinema and flood plain zoning

The council meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

At Beat Brasserie, 13 Brattle St., Harvard Square.

    Attend meetings about recreational marijuana, Harvard Square cinema and flood plain zoning
    City Council , 5:30 p.m. Monday The council will be asked by the city manager to free up $2 million to start improving living conditions at the city's aging firehouses, according to the night's agenda - mainly smaller items while the city figures out how to handle the challenges presented by major repairs (such as the temporary relocation of employees and services).
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43 hours ago

Knock off the ‘street food’ branding, please, unless you’ll be out with a street cart selling it

Kor Tor Mor (24 College Ave., Davis Square, Somerville) opened Dec. 19 with “Bangkok Street Foods” advertised by its signs and...

    Knock off the 'street food' branding, please, unless you'll be out with a street cart selling it
    Maybe a moratorium on branding restaurants as "street food"? It was disappointing enough whenNight Market opened in Harvard Square in late 2014 with promises of "Asian street food," yet turned out to be a sit-down establishment with pretty ordinary hours (5 to 10 p.m.
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2 days ago

Closely watched ruling on affordable housing goes against investors fighting return of units

The return of affordable housing at 808-812 Memorial Drive to ownership by Homeowner’s Rehab Inc. was eased by a Friday ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court. (Photo: Google)

The 808-812 Memorial Drive project at the corner of River Street and Memorial Drive includes 211 apartments for low-income tenants and 89 market-rate units, as well as...

    Closely watched ruling on affordable housing goes against investors fighting return of units
    A decision by the state's highest court allows a major affordable housing developer in Cambridge to buy back its Memorial Drive project at a below-market price from private investors that had helped finance the development in return for tax breaks. The Friday ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court upheld the right of Homeowner's Rehab Inc.
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3 days ago

If you missed young Dylan, or just miss him, catch Ike Reilly’s rollicking stand at Atwood’s

Ike Reilly plays at 10 p.m. tonight and Thursday and Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St., East Cambridge. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Christian McNeill opens.

    If you missed young Dylan, or just miss him, catch Ike Reilly's rollicking stand at Atwood's
    People who missed the arrival of little Bob Dylan in 1960 should make it a point to catch Ike Reilly during his two-night stand at Atwood's Tavern, tonight and Thursday. The singer-songwriter out of Libertyville, Illinois, has the same sharp, rollicking sensibility and, if anything, even more of a knack for tuneful, crowd-pleasing consistency (heresy!)
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6 days ago

Amazon, with a capital ‘A,’ gets the go-ahead to open its pickup location in Central Square

...after it first tried. The retailer hasn’t announced when doors will open at the 624 Massachusetts Ave. site, also known as One Central Square...

    Amazon, with a capital 'A,' gets the go-ahead to open its pickup location in Central Square
    Amazon has replaced its trademark lowercase "a" with a capital "A" to get around Cambridge zoning and open its pickup store, receiving permission Thursday from the city - six months after it first tried. The retailer hasn't announced when doors will open at the 624 Massachusetts Ave.
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6 days ago

A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: Dance and music fests as arts move outside

Teddy Bear Picnic from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., near Union Square, Somerville. Free.

Ken Green at Story Space from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Havurat Shalom, 113 College Ave., Powder House Square, Somerville. There is a $5 requested donation. 

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Starstruck: Close Encounters of the Awkward Kind from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Free, but register here. 

Festival of Us, You, We & Them all weekend at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Most events are free.

Summer Reading Series at Lesley University, taking place at the Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., on Lesley’s Doble Campus in the Agassiz neighborhood near Harvard Square. Free.

The Tree that Falls Summer Concert from 3 to 4 p.m. at Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge. Free.

Fat Cats for MICE Fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. at Alley, 10 Ware St., Mid-Cambridge, near Harvard Square. Free, though donations are encouraged with raffle tickets available at the door for prizes and a carnival of activities. (Fancy duds are requested, but not required.)

    A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: Dance and music fests as arts move outside
    Cambridge's tech innovation square has put together a unique farmers market - with artisanal food makers, yes, but also innovators and educators from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and local artists from Cambridge Arts' Community Supported Art Program. The science, technology, engineering, arts and math exhibitors stay until 3 p.m.; the food exhibitors stay throughout.
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6 days ago

Attend meetings about affordable housing, more bike lanes and Internet for everyone

The council meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

The meeting will be held at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

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Among the business of the commission: A proposal to fill the space at 403 Massachusetts Ave. off Jill Brown-Rhone Park (it was Cafe Luna for a while, before Cafe Luna moved to 612 Main St.) with Lafayette Square Café, staying open from breakfast to 1 a.m. daily, with a seating capacity of 50. 

The commission meets in the basement of the Michael J. Lombardi Building, 831 Massachusetts Ave., Mid-Cambridge near Central Square.

    Attend meetings about affordable housing, more bike lanes and Internet for everyone
    The City Council will hear a couple of housing issues this week, including a request from the City Manager's Office to accept $665,070 in federal grant money that can go to "acquisition, moderate rehabilitation, substantial rehabilitation and new construction of housing units for low- and moderate- income families and individuals" and a policy order from councillors Sumbul Siddiqui, E.
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Jun 11

A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: Shakespearean tragedy, comedy for a cause

Redbones 22nd annual Bike Party from 5 to 9 p.m. at Redbones, 55 Chester St., Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets are $15. (Rain date: June 25) 

“We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories” reading and conversation with C. Robert Cargill from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square. Free, but register here.

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B-Movies & Burgers with “Rock ’n’ Roll High School” from 7 to 9 p.m. at Friendly Toast, 1 Kendall Square. Free seating, but first-come, first-served starting at 6:30 p.m.

Guerilla Opera’s “Emergence I” from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $20.

MASS Leap: Louder Than a Bomb youth poets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St., West Cambridge. Free. 

“Othello” Shakespeare in the park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (and running with four more performances through Sunday before moving next weekend to North Cambridge) at Longfellow Park, 175 Mount Auburn St., near Harvard Square. Free. 

Hear Me Roar Female Artist Event from noon to 4 p.m. at Bantam Cider, 40 Merriam St., in the Inner Belt neighborhood near Union Square, Somerville. Free, but register here. 

17th Annual Historic Bike Ride in Somerville from 2 to 4:45 p.m., starting at Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., in the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville. Free.

New England Underground Music Festival 3 from 3:30 p.m. to midnight at ARTFarm, 10 Poplar St., near Union Square, Somerville (or, if it rains, at Hardcore Stadium, otherwise known as the...

    A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: Shakespearean tragedy, comedy for a cause
    Redbones 22nd annual Bike Party from 5 to 9 p.m. at Redbones, 55 Chester St., Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets are $15. (Rain date: June 25) This annual block party offers free valet bike parking so you can enjoy the food, drink and the anticipation of winning with the raffle ticket granted as part of admission.
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Jun 10

EMF Building loss inspires roundtable talk at June 20 meeting of Cambridgeport group

The meeting is free and open to all and starts with a mix & mingle at 6:30 p.m., with formal presentations beginning at 7 p.m. in the common room of the LBJ Apartments, 150 Erie St., Cambridgeport. For information, see cambridgeport.wixsite.com/neighbors.

    EMF Building loss inspires roundtable talk at June 20 meeting of Cambridgeport group
    From the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association, on June 8, 2018: The June 20 meeting of the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association will host a roundtable discussion about protecting creative nonresidential spaces in Cambridgeport, and a talk with state Sen. Joe Boncore discussing his concerns, legislative accomplishments and the proposed FY2019 state budget.
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Jun 10

Attend meetings about affordable housing, development master plan and urban forest

The council meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

The agency meets at the Cambridge Police Department, 125 Sixth St., East Cambridge near Kendall Square.

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The meeting will be held in the Tobin School Auditorium, 197 Vassal Lane, West Cambridge. 

...city over the 10,000 square feet of co-working space it installed at its 10 Ware St., Mid-Cambridge, building near Harvard Square. The conversion cost more than $2 million in 2016...

The board meets at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

    Attend meetings about affordable housing, development master plan and urban forest
    Councillors pause their regular meeting schedule for a a roundtable to talk about Envision Cambridge, the three-year process to come up with a citywide development master plan. The agenda suggests the meeting will focus on goals, strategies and actions on the economy, housing, mobility, climate environment, urban form and community well-being.
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Jun 06

Police investigate gunfire by The Port park; no injuries reported, as in recent incidents

...place hours before that meeting – at 3:58 a.m. at Richie’s Shell at 1001 Cambridge St., in Wellington-Harrington, when a clerk was shot in the foot after confronting a man...

    Police investigate gunfire by The Port park; no injuries reported, as in recent incidents
    The ninth gunfire incident of the year - like most, with no reported victim - took place at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday around Clement Morgan Park in The Port neighborhood, where officers remained on the scene investigating into the evening, police said.
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Jun 04

A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: Dance festivals, local authors and dada art

Dance for World Community Film Festival begins, with showings at 5 and 7 p.m. daily through Wednesday at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Admission to each film is $10.

Romance novel talk with “The Wedding Date” author Jasmine Guillory from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $8 (for standing room) or $10, and add a dollar for online service fees for this 18-plus show.

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World Qualifier Finals at the Boston Poetry Slam from 7:15 p.m. to midnight at The Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free.

Comedian Johnny Pemberton at 8@730 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 730 Tavern, 730 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Tickets are $10 (or $11.42 with the online service fee).

Fifth Annual Dance Now Boston at 8 tonight and Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. General admission tickets are $25.

39th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (all racing) and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (racing and cultural festival) around the Weeks Footbridge, 948 Memorial Drive, in the Riverside neighborhood. Free.

Fresh Pond Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday around the Water Treatment Facility, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Fresh Pond. Free.

“Here to be Heard: The Story of the Slits” with Q&A from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square. There’s a $15 cover at the door.

12th Annual Family Music Festival from noon to 3 p.m. at the New School of Music, 25 Lowell St., West Cambridge. Free.

Drum Fest V from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets in advance are $12 standing and at the bar; $14 general seating; and $16 off the stage, but $20 at the door, with $3 of every ticket sold going to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

    A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: Dance festivals, local authors and dada art
    Harvard Square's José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents a three-day film festival exploring the intersection of dance and social change around the globe - part of the 10th annual Dance for World Community Festival week. Information is here. Lunchtime acoustic music concerts programmed by the Harvard Square folk music institution run through Sept.
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Jun 03

Attend meetings on Inman Square redesign, basement apartments and fees for buskers

The council meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

Five one-bedroom apartments are proposed for an existing basement space at 3-5 Linnaean St., just off Massachusetts Ave. in Neighborhood Nine near Porter Square, talking the building to 42...

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...hall and called Mothership moves on in the renewal process for the office building at 125 CambridgePark Drive, Alewife. The eateries, to be open to office workers and residents, are the concept of...

The commission meets in the basement of the Michael J. Lombardi Building, 831 Massachusetts Ave., Mid-Cambridge near Central Square.

    Attend meetings on Inman Square redesign, basement apartments and fees for buskers
    City Council , 5:30 p.m. Monday The council gets another chance to ask the state Legislature to allow a redesign of Inman Square, a peculiarly elongated, confusing and dangerous intersection where redesign efforts got a new sense of urgency after the death of a bicyclist there in June 2016.
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May 31

Boston Calling returning to Harvard in 2019 after smooth sophomore year, planners say

It will be the 10th festival and the third taking place at the 65 N. Harvard St. location across from Harvard Square, which has become a landing spot for people...

    Boston Calling returning to Harvard in 2019 after smooth sophomore year, planners say
    The Boston Calling music festival will be back at the Harvard Athletic Complex in 2019, organizers said, with the formula continuing to be tweaked based on the year's successes to broaden its appeal.
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