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We can’t deny — #CSBA member Happie has one of the best views in the neighborhood. 🌆 #CentralSQ 📷: @ektaraochavan on Instagram
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Cross the finish line, then keep running to #CentralSQ! #CSBA member Central Square Florist gives away free roses to marathon runners each #MarathonMonday 🌹
Photo Somewhere in Kendall Square
Two words: FREE. PIZZA. 🍕 To close out Oath Pizza's CSBA Instagram takeover, they’re giving away two gift cards! Visit instagram.com/centralsquarema to enter.
Calling all pizza lovers in #CentralSQ 🍕 #CSBA member Oath Pizza is taking over our Instagram today! Follow along on our Instagram story: instagram.com/centralsquarema 👇
From the residents who call #CentralSQ home to the officers who keep our neighborhood safe, we’re thankful for all of our #CitizensOfCentralSQ 💙 📷: Cambridge Police Department
Heads up, #CentralSQ commuters! The elevator at the Central MBTA station will be out of service beginning Monday, April 9th. More information: https://mbta.com/stops/place-cntsq
Please give a warm welcome to our newest #CSBA member, Whole Heart Provisions! You may have eaten at their Allston location, but we’re excited to announce they’ll be opening up a new location in #CentralSQ very soon 🥗 📷: @the_maya_lifestyle on Instagram
90 Hampshire St., the Port, Cambridge
Patty Chen’s Dumpling Room (907 Main St., Central Square, Cambridge): Patty Chen’s closed in late October 2017, thanks to construction that...
Stix Noodle Bar (93 Windsor St., Cambridge): Restaurant group New England Restaurant Concepts, which is behind a variety of restaurants in...This article has 9 other Boston locations (Show)
1394 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, Cambridge
377 Walden St., Cambridge
298 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge
Blackbird Doughnuts (1350 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, Cambridge): This Fenway and South End doughnut shop from the team behind the...
Gustazo Cuban Restaurant & Cafe (2067 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square, Cambridge): In 2014, Gustazo opened in the former Elephant Walk space in Waltham...
The Longfellow Bar at Alden & Harlow (40 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge): The latest from Alden & Harlow and Waypoint’s Michael Scelfo, this will...
Pineapple Thai (1108 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge): A new sibling of a Brookline Thai restaurant. Projected opening: Unknown
Sheger Cafe and Ethiopian Restaurant (2376 Massachusetts Ave., North Cambridge): A small Ethiopian restaurant from a nearby salon owner. There will be around a dozen seats inside and a small patio outside. Projected opening: Unknown
20 College Ave., Davis Square, Somerville
Happy #Easter from #CentralSQ! We’re looking forward to blue skies & fresh blooms around the neighborhood as the weather starts to feel a bit more like spring ☀️ 📷: @lioshenkawaco on Instagram
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As #WomensHistoryMonth comes to a close, it’s time for a #CSBAspotlight on On The Rise (OTR)! OTR is a team of 13 staff members (and volunteers & interns) that help provide homeless and formerly homeless women with the tools and services they need to succeed. Get an inside look at the organization below! “OTR was founded in the mid 1990s by a recent Harvard University graduate who worked at the student-run shelter and realized there is a whole community of people who were falling through the cracks of social services. At the time, many services for the homeless claiming to be inclusive would screen women out because of issues like substance abuse & addiction, mental health issues, domestic violence situations, etc. and require people to prove readiness for services. The basis for OTR was to create a very low threshold for entry and not have a timeline-centered program of how long people have before they should be ‘cured.’ These issues that took a lifetime to develop are not going to disappear overnight — sometimes a 90-day program isn’t enough. Our house, the Safe Haven, really becomes home for the women who come here. They can use our address as their permanent mailing address, relax and watch TV, check email, do laundry, take a shower, enjoy meals, and so much more. With a holistic approach, we aim to let these women become comfortable, form relationships with the staff, and lead us to understanding their needs and allowing us to help them access the services they need. They are the experts in what they need and we’re creating an environment where their initiative can flourish. Our programs have a huge emphasis on building relationships and trust. Some of the main issues associated with homelessness include substance abuse, medical and mental health, and legal issues. In dealing with these issues, many of the women have had experiences that lead them to not trust people, specifically in the social services, healthcare, and legal systems. We work with them to provide and connect them to the services they can trust. A big initiative of ours is the Keep the Keys program — emphasizing the importance of continued services after women have found housing. There are many opportunities that just aren’t an option when you’re homeless (e.g. jobs, healthcare, getting an education) because it’s just too difficult or chaotic. Those opportunities tend to open up for the first time in many years once a woman has secured housing. We’re invested in these relationships long-term and want to be a part of that journey and ensure their continued success.” — Martha Sandler, Benny Wheat, Charyti Reiter, & Delphene Mooney of On The Rise On The Rise would like to send a special thank you to their local partners, volunteers, and interns for all the work they do to keep the organization running! For more information about the organization, visit ontherise.org!
Tonight from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, learn more about the 399 Binney Street hosted by Alexandria Real Estate at One Kendall Square atrium. .
On sunny days, #CentralSQ comes back to life ☀️ #CitizensOfCentralSQ 📷: @wise_photography ft. @maddieoakley on Instagram
Greater Boston’s enduring juice wave continues to prove its strength, this time in Cambridge. Gypsy Café and Juice Bar is headed for 90 Hampshire St., southeast of Inman Square and across the street from the popular beer bar Lord Hobo.
Who’s ready for the return of the #CentralFlea!? Vendor applications are now open for the 2018 season: newenglandopenmarkets.com/central-flea
Support #CentralSQ's women this #WomensHistoryMonth! On The Rise is hosting their 5th Annual Empty Bowls Project fundraiser at Puritan & Company tomorrow. For $38, you can select and take home your own handmade bowl from local potters and enjoy tasty soups donated by over 10 local restaurants! Limited tickets are still available for the 1:30pm seating: http://bit.ly/2DNYCZq
A #TBT with exciting news: The “Marksons” sign in this photo, which would later become the Blockbuster sign, is getting a makeover! Each year, the City of Cambridge Community Development Department (Official) invites small businesses & groups to propose projects that will enhance their business districts. We’re proud to announce that the CSBA has been selected as a 2018 winner and will be renovating the sign to better reflect our vibrant Cultural District! Learn more about the Small Business Challenge program: http://bit.ly/2DIwwyD 📷: Cambridge Historical Commission
Maple sugaring season has arrived, and Café du Pays (233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave., Kendall Square, Cambridge) is celebrating with a special sugar shack menu, available today, March 20...This article has 2 other Boston locations (Show)
...of Zambrero, an Australian burrito-chain-with-a-mission: one in Cambridge’s Harvard Square (71 Mount Auburn St.) and one in Warwick, Rhode Island (1000 Bald Hill Rd.). Each is serving 1,000...
With the closure of Inman Square institution Ryles Jazz Club (212 Hampshire St., Cambridge) looming, sadness has turned to anger for some fans due to a deed restriction...
Happy #FirstDayOfSpring! Whether you're bringing home a bouquet for yourself or ordering an arrangement to thank your #Easter host next weekend, fresh blooms from Central Square Florist make every day a little brighter. 🌷💐
The only proper way to celebrate #StPatricksDay in #CentralSQ — enjoying a Guinness paired with traditional Irish food & music at The Phoenix Landing, of course. Cheers! 🍺🍀
It’s time for the latest #CSBAspotlight — Teddy Shoes, Inc.! This #CentralSQ staple has been a part of our community since 1957 and has evolved with the neighborhood. “When my father (Theodore) started the business, his parents owned this building — so we’ve always been located in this exact spot. I was finishing up at the University of Miami and when my father called and offered me the opportunity to take over his business. I started with him in August of 1978 and I’ve been here ever since. He told me ‘customers can buy shoes anywhere, but if you treat them well they’re always going to come back.’ We aim to really take care of our clients and make sure that everyone leaves satisfied. When we opened, the store specialized in cancellations and factory seconds. At one point there were 16 shoe stores on the block, but Teddy Shoes is the last one standing. We’ve really evolved to be a dance supply store — it’s nearly 90% of my business. We cover everything from ballet to flamenco and carry all of the necessary shoes and garments. We do have family footwear, ladies shoes, oversize, hosiery, and lingerie as well. In 1993, the only two Capezio dance stores in the Boston area closed at the same time. My customers asked me to try to get the line, so I decided to make an investment. From there we began selling more & more dance brands and formed great relationships with companies like the Boston Ballet, José Mateo Ballet Theatre, and so many other local studios. We carry specific items that they require their dancers wear and even list each school’s dress code on our website. I’ve been a member of the CSBA for a long, long time and am proud to still support the organization. I can’t stress enough the importance of small business. We work with our customers to give them the best quality of products and service possible — and see countless return customers due to their satisfaction. If customers don’t give small businesses the opportunity to earn their business, it’s going to be really hard for them to stick around.” — Steven Adelson, Owner of Teddy Shoes
Celebrate #NationalWomensHistoryMonth with the No Makeup Series in #CentralSQ this Thursday! CSBA member YWCA Cambridge is hosting an exhibition by Steve Osemwenkhae showcasing the natural beauty of women through photographs and stories. Thursday 3/15 • 6pm • RSVP: No Makeup Series by Steve Osemwenkhae
...info session from 7 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Community Art Center, 119 Windsor St., in The Port neighborhood...
Berkshire Bank, Pittsfield – permission to establish a branch office at 16 Albany Turnpike, Simsbury, Connecticut – approved Feb. 7, 2018.
Cambridge Trust Co., Cambridge – permission to close its branch office located at 350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Comment period ends Feb. 28, 2018.This article has 3 other Boston locations (Show)
Berkshire Bank, Pittsfield – permission to relocate its branch office from 41 State St., Albany, New York to 30 South Pearl St., Albany, New York – approved Feb. 26, 2018.
...Commons’ banking offices following consummation of the merger. First Commons’ banking offices are located at 718 Beacon St., Newton Centre and at 161 Linden St., Wellesley – approved Feb. 21, 2018...
Greenfield Savings Bank, Greenfield – notice to establish a branch office at 140 Russell St., Hadley. Filed Feb. 16, 2018.
Even our T stops have character. #CentralSQ 📷: @harmonywitte on Instagram
This #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrate all the wonderful women in #CentralSQ, but especially On The Rise — a day program that serves women in need. #CSBAspotlight
“Inside, things feel tropical. The place is all aqua accents, cool tile, and repurposed wood, green fronds unfurling from planters… There are people here of all ages, colors, and backgrounds. For this, as well as for the food, La Fábrica Central stands out.” — Devra First for The Boston Globe #CSBAspotlight
If you’re going to cheat on your diet, do it right. Have you been to Roxy's Grilled Cheese in #CentralSQ yet? #CSBAspotlight 📷: @vivian_foodie on Instagram
Day and night, #GraffitiAlley shines bright. #CentralSQ 📷: @sjnoyes on Instagram
...10. This event is at 6 p.m. at the Draper Laboratory Hill Building at 1 Hampshire St. Pizza will be provided...
...at 6:30 p.m. at the Broad Institute in the Monadnock Room, located at 415 Main St. in Cambridge...
...m. – 5 p.m. and takes place at the Broad Institute, which is located at 320 Charles St. in Cambridge. Tickets are $450 for students and $600 for professionals...This article has 19 other Boston locations (Show)
...that information. This event takes place at the Harvard Innovation Lab, which is located at 125 Western Ave. in Allston. This event is free of charge and begins at 4:30 p.m...
...8:30 p.m. at the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, which is located at 1 Amherst St. in Cambridge...
...at 6 p.m., and is located at the First Republic Bank, which is at 160 Federal St.
...at 8:30 a.m. and takes place at Workable HQ, which is located at 33 Farnsworth St. on the fourth floor...
The Startup Coalition’s Pitch Panel: This free panel will provide information on what investors are really looking for in a funding pitch. This event starts at 6 p.m. at the WeWork located at 745 Atlantic Ave. More details and registration can be found on the event’s page.
...at 6 p.m. and takes place at Game On Fenway, which is located at 82 Lansdowne St. Tickets for this event are $25 each or $200 for a bundle of 10...
...be there can be found on the event’s website. This event takes place at 175 Forest St., Lacava 305 in Waltham. Tickets for MassTLC members are $179 and nonmember tickets are $349...
...Networking Event: This networking event takes place at Trattoria Il Pannino, which is located at 280 Hanover St. This gathering is open to any women who are small business owners, entrepreneurs, work at...
Mass Innovation Nights 108: This event will showcase 12 products created by students, staff and alum at Brandeis University. Attendees will be able to vote on their four favorite products at this free event. This showcase runs from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., and takes place at 415 South St. in Waltham.
...found on the event’s page. This event is located at the Harborside Salon at 60 State St.
...m. – 8:30 p.m. at the WeWork in Fort Point, which is located at 51 Melcher St.
Startup Institute Open Doors 2.0: Startup Institute and Hack Diversity have teamed up to plan this free night of networking and thoughtful discussion about diversity in the workplace. This event starts at 6 p.m., and is located at WeWork at 625 Massachusetts Ave.
...at 10 a.m. Tickets for the event are $25, and it takes place at 401 Park Dr.
...place at 8:30 a.m. at Nutter, McLean, and Fish, which is located at 155 Seaport Blvd.
...business’s research team there. This free event takes place at the WeWork located at 200 Portland St. from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m...
...The event runs from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., and takes place at 550 Huntington Ave. on the second floor...
The Future of Mobility: MassChallenge and Zipcar are hosting a showcase of the latest tech from 15 Boston-based startups working to improve transportation. This free event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the MassChallenge headquarters located at 21 Drydock Ave.
FuckUp night at ImpactHub Boston: This comedic event is to allow three to four different entrepreneurs to share their stories of devastating business failure. Tickets to this event are $10. The event starts 6:30 p.m. at ImpactHub, which is located at 50 Milk St. on the 15th floor.
...at 6 p.m. at the Harvard Club of Boston, which can be found at 374 Commonwealth Ave.
A little #MondayMotivation from WeWork 💭 #CSBAspotlight 📷: @anintrovertsadventures on Instagram
A great Saturday night spot: Brick & Mortar… if you can find it. #CSBAspotlight
Times are changing, but we’re only moving forward in #CentralSQ. #TBT Modern day photo: @katefnbarry on Instagram
EveryBlock collects 19 types of news in Boston — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 1-99 Davis St.