12 hours ago

Heads up, #CentralSQ! Due to the weather fore...

Heads up, #CentralSQ! Due to the weather forecast and holiday weekend, we have decided to cancel this weekend’s #CentralFlea. Enjoy the long weekend! Be sure to visit us when we pick it back up on June 3rd: bit.ly/CentralFlea2018

    Central Square Business Association
    Heads up, #CentralSQ! Due to the weather forecast and holiday weekend, we have decided to cancel this weekend's #CentralFlea. Enjoy the long weekend! Be sure to visit us when we pick it back up on...
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13 hours ago

#MemorialDayWeekend plans: stuntin’ at the #C...

#MemorialDayWeekend plans: stuntin’ at the #CentralFlea. 🕶 Every Sunday from 11am to 5pm! 📷: @etalley_ on Instagram

    Central Square Business Association
    MemorialDayWeekend plans: stuntin' at the #CentralFlea. 🕶 Every Sunday from 11am to 5pm! 📷: @etalley_ on Instagram
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

With all the public art in #CentralSQ, there’...

With all the public art in #CentralSQ, there’s a photo op at every corner 👑 #CitizensOfCentralSQ 📷: Art and Seeking

    Central Square Business Association
    With all the public art in #CentralSQ, there's a photo op at every corner 👑 #CitizensOfCentralSQ 📷: Art and Seeking
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Fresh food coming through! #CSBA member Viale...

Fresh food coming through! #CSBA member Viale is now serving lunch every Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm. See the menu: bit.ly/LunchAtViale 📷: @super9v on Instagram

    Central Square Business Association
    Fresh food coming through! #CSBA member Viale is now serving lunch every Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm. See the menu: bit.ly/LunchAtViale 📷: @super9v on Instagram
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Fingers crossed for clear skies tomorrow! We’...

Fingers crossed for clear skies tomorrow! We’ll be rocking the #CentralFlea with from 11am to 5pm at University Park. More details & RSVP: Central Flea 📷: Graffito SP

    Central Square Business Association
    Fingers crossed for clear skies tomorrow! We'll be rocking the #CentralFlea with from 11am to 5pm at University Park. More details & RSVP: Central Flea 📷: Graffito SP
    https://www.facebook.com

May 17

Have you heard of Liam's Lunches of Love? Lia...

Have you heard of Liam's Lunches of Love? Liam is an 11-year-old Central Square native who has made it his mission to help the homeless. Learn more about his family’s lunch program in their #CitizensOfCentralSQ spotlight on our blog:

    #CitizensOfCentralSQ Spotlight: Liam's Lunches of Love
    Meet The Hannons! 11-year-old Liam and his father, Scott, founded Liam's Lunches of Love in June of 2017 and are now serving around 50 to 70 lunches per week to those less fortunate in our Central Square neighborhood. "It all started because Liam didn't want to go to summer camp, but I needed him to stay busy.
    https://centralsquarecambridge.com

May 16

#CitizensOfCentralSQ Spotlight: Liam’s Lunches of Love

#CitizensOfCentralSQ Spotlight: Liam’s Lunches of Love

    #CitizensOfCentralSQ Spotlight: Liam's Lunches of Love
    Meet The Hannons! 11-year-old Liam and his father, Scott, founded Liam's Lunches of Love in June of 2017 and are now serving around 50 to 70 lunches per week to those less fortunate in our Central Square neighborhood. "It all started because Liam didn't want to go to summer camp, but I needed him to stay busy.
    https://centralsquarecambridge.com

May 14

The Central Square Farmers Market returns tod...

The Central Square Farmers Market returns today! #ShopLocal every Monday from 12-6pm in the parking lot behind Graffiti Alley. 📷: @rego301 on Instagram

    Central Square Business Association
    The Central Square Farmers Market returns today! #ShopLocal every Monday from 12-6pm in the parking lot behind Graffiti Alley. 📷: @rego301 on Instagram
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May 12

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

May 11

Take Mom to the #CentralFlea this #MothersDay...

Take Mom to the #CentralFlea this #MothersDay! We’ll have all the vintage, art, food, & drinks she could ever dream of. #CitizensOfCentralSQ

    Central Square Business Association
    Take Mom to the #CentralFlea this #MothersDay! We'll have all the vintage, art, food, & drinks she could ever dream of. #CitizensOfCentralSQ
    https://www.facebook.com

May 10

What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend

Sunday Beer Brunch Series hosted by Longfellows and Lamplighter Brewing Co., Sunday, May 13, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 284 Broadway, Cambridge, Facebook.

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Cutty’s, 284 Washington St., Brookline, 617-505-1844‎, cuttyfoods.com.

New England Cider Week Spring Preview Party, Saturday, May 12, noon-3 p.m., the Hawthorne, 500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Facebook, Eventbrite.

Boston Public Market, open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, 100 Hanover St. (Haymarket MBTA station), Boston, bostonpublicmarket.org.

    What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend
    Check out these casual Mother's Day brunch options, or dine out around Massachusetts and eat dessert to support Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. Plus, Aeronaut and Winter Hill Brewing make a Somerville session beer for PorchFest, and more weekend dining events.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

May 09

Fourth report of gunshots in three months basically replays an incident a week earlier

...1:38 a.m., police officers canvassed the area and found three shell casings outside 106-108 Columbia St., a residential area by a minimart about a block from the Wednesday shots. There were...

A similar incident came March 31, when gunshots were reported at approximately 4:06 a.m. at School and Cherry streets – again, only about a block away – and police found shell casings but no victims.

Before that, the most recent such similar incident was at 5:48 a.m. Dec. 11, another block away at Norfolk and Worcester streets – with shell casings again found, but no victims.

    Fourth report of gunshots in three months basically replays an incident a week earlier
    Police are investigating an apparent firing of a weapon at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at Norfolk Street and Bishop Allen Drive in The Port neighborhood, where they went after an alert from ShotSpotter technology, which listens for gunshots in the city. A shell casing was found in municipal Parking Lot No.
    http://www.cambridgeday.com

May 08

Central Square Business Association added 4 n...

Thanks to all who came out for the first #CentralFlea of the season! We’re doing it again EVERY SUNDAY at University Park. Shop, eat, + drink local with us in #CentralSQ: bit.ly/CentralFlea2018

    Central Square Business Association
    Central Square Business Association added a new photo.
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May 06

Free T passes, student busing improvements, parent summit supported by school officials

...community, with local education officials expected to attend. Otherwise, the event at Fletcher Maynard Academy, 225 Windsor St., in The Port neighborhood, is meant to bring together parents and caregivers from across the...

    Free T passes, student busing improvements, parent summit supported by school officials
    Better student transportation options got a boost from the School Committee on Tuesday, with calls for fully subsidized MBTA passes for low-income students and changes to bus routes. The committee joined the City Council in asking school administration and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale to explore implementing fully subsidized student MBTA passes for low-income students.
    http://www.cambridgeday.com

May 06

Central Square Business Association added 4 n...

35 vintage + antique dealers • 70 artists + designers • 27 food trucks + vendors • Brand new location + beer garden The #CentralFlea opens for the season at 11am! Click through to see everything you need to know.

    Central Square Business Association
    Central Square Business Association added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

May 04

Updated May 05

Five things to do this weekend: May 4-6

Coro-Dante Spring Concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Dante Alighieri Society Center, 41 Hampshire St., Kendall Square. Free – registration is here – with donations accepted gratefully. 

Santo Cristo Feast Portuguese-American festival from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday and noon to 11 p.m. Sunday at Saint Anthony Parish, 400 Cardinal Medeiros Ave., in the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood.

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Somerville Public Library Comix Con from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave., in the Winter Hill neighborhood. Free.

...A kids’ art show is up at the The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. Q’s Nuts has even gotten into the spirit and turned its windows over to...

...into the spirit and turned its windows over to artists for nut-themed displays at 349 Highland Ave., not far from Davis Square. Information is here...

Cafe Zing Poetry Open Mic from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Porter Square. Free. Sign-ups begin at 5:15 for three-minute time slots.

    Five things to do this weekend: May 4-6
    Somerville Public Library Comix Con from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave., in the Winter Hill neighborhood. Free.
    http://www.cambridgeday.com

May 03

Just 3 more days until we kick off this seaso...

Just 3 more days until we kick off this season of the #CentralFlea! Tag a friend you’re shopping, eating, & drinking with at the Flea this Sunday 🕶☀️🍺 Details: Opening Day at the Central Flea!

    Central Square Business Association
    Just 3 more days until we kick off this season of the #CentralFlea! Tag a friend you're shopping, eating, & drinking with at the Flea this Sunday 🕶☀️🍺 Details: Opening Day at the Central Flea!
    http://www.facebook.com

May 02

Third reports of gunshots in three months within a few blocks in Port neighborhood

...1:38 a.m., police officers canvassed the area and found three shell casings outside 106-108 Columbia St., a residential area by a minimart about a block from the Wednesday shots. There were...

A similar incident came March 31, when gunshots were reported at approximately 4:06 a.m. at School and Cherry streets – again, only about a block away – and police found shell casings but no victims.

Before that, the most recent such similar incident was at 5:48 a.m. Dec. 11, another block away at Norfolk and Worcester streets – with shell casings again found, but no victims.

    Third reports of gunshots in three months within a few blocks in Port neighborhood
    An early morning argument apparently led to gunshots Wednesday in The Port neighborhood near Central Square, according to a police report. Police responded to Norfolk Street and Bishop Allen Drive at around 2:45 a.m. after 911 calls and an alert from ShotSpotter technology, which listens for gunshots in the city.
    http://www.cambridgeday.com

Apr 30

“Sure, for those hustling to work or school t...

“Sure, for those hustling to work or school the alley may seem like just a gritty passageway between street and parking lot. But for the more leisurely and present, the passage could be a conversation starter, a way to connect strangers.” Read The Boston Globe’s feature on #GraffitiAlley: http://bit.ly/2I14KkB

    In this hidden alley, a museum of modern art - The Boston Globe
    Stop walking so fast. Slower. No, even slower. And stop looking at your phone. Pause. Look around. There is beauty in the world. In this hidden alley, the proof is all around you. Cambridge's Richard B. Modica Way - also known as "Graffiti Alley" - is an 80-foot stretch of constantly changing graffiti, street art, signage, and posters.
    https://www.bostonglobe.com

Apr 27

Have you heard the news!? Lamplighter Brewing...

Have you heard the news!? Lamplighter Brewing Co. will be hosting their very own Beer Garden at the #CentralFlea this year. Get the inside scoop from Boston Magazine: http://bit.ly/2HwpAve

    Central Square Business Association
    Have you heard the news!? Lamplighter Brewing Co. will be hosting their very own Beer Garden at the #CentralFlea this year. Get the inside scoop from Boston Magazine: http://bit.ly/2HwpAve
    http://www.facebook.com

Apr 26

ICYMI — Whole Heart Provisions is NOW OPEN in...

ICYMI — Whole Heart Provisions is NOW OPEN in #CentralSQ! 🥗 They’re taking over our Instagram story for the day to give you an inside look at the new location. Follow along: instagram.com/centralsquarema 📷: @itsbeccawolf

    Central Square Business Association
    ICYMI - Whole Heart Provisions is NOW OPEN in #CentralSQ! 🥗 They're taking over our Instagram story for the day to give you an inside look at the new location. Follow along:...
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 25

New England Open Markets is feeling pumped.

Dreaming of warmer weather and drinking beer outside? Well get your sunglasses and koozies ready, we have some exciting news to share! Lamplighter Brewing Co. is bringing a beer garden to the Central Flea! Every Sunday, May through October, including Opening Day, May 6th! Expect a 100+ person beer garden, lots of tasty beverages and some wildly fun lawn games. Lamplighter Brewing Co. is a microbrewery and taproom based at 284 Broadway in Cambridge, MA. Their goal is to make beer that you’ve never had anywhere else (or at least that you can't find very easily), but beer that is still drinkable and enjoyable. Expect to see a lot of Brettanomyces fermentations, a lot of sour, a lot of funk, a lot of hops, and a ton of fun! RSVP on our Central Flea event page for more info > https://www.facebook.com/events/219180168831036

    New England Open Markets
    Dreaming of warmer weather and drinking beer outside? Well get your sunglasses and koozies ready, we have some exciting news to share! Lamplighter Brewing Co. is bringing a beer garden to the Central...
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 24

#CentralSQ: Where even the electrical boxes h...

#CentralSQ: Where even the electrical boxes have character. 📷: @brightly_shine on Instagram

    Central Square Business Association
    CentralSQ: Where even the electrical boxes have character. 📷: @brightly_shine on Instagram
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 21

The #CentralFlea is BACK! Join us on Sunday, ...

The #CentralFlea is BACK! Join us on Sunday, May 6th as we celebrate our opening day of the season — with a brand new location and an exclusive Beer Garden. RSVP & tell your friends: Opening Day at the Central Flea!

    Central Square Business Association
    The #CentralFlea is BACK! Join us on Sunday, May 6th as we celebrate our opening day of the season - with a brand new location and an exclusive Beer Garden. RSVP & tell your friends: Opening Day at...
    http://www.facebook.com

Apr 18

We can’t deny — #CSBA member Happie has one o...

We can’t deny — #CSBA member Happie has one of the best views in the neighborhood. 🌆 #CentralSQ 📷: @ektaraochavan on Instagram


Apr 17

Stabbing in East Cambridge caps police day that began with gunshots heard in The Port

...1:38 a.m., police officers canvassed the area and found three shell casings outside 106-108 Columbia St., a residential area by a minimart. There were no reported victims, Warnick said, and as...

A similar incident came March 31, when gunshots were reported at approximately 4:06 a.m. at School and Cherry streets – only a block from this morning’s shots – and police found shell casings but no victims.

Before that, the most recent such similar incident was at 5:48 a.m. Dec. 11, another block away at Norfolk and Worcester streets – with shell casings again found, but no victims.

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A man has been taken into custody from the same address on Hurley Street near Sciarappa Street, Warnick said. 

    Stabbing in East Cambridge caps police day that began with gunshots heard in The Port
    Officers responded to a nonfatal stabbing tonight on Hurley Street, in what's believed to be a domestic incident. Around 9:30 p.m. the East Cambridge neighborhood was alarmed to hear a woman's voice crying out, "Help, I've been stabbed," neighbors said. Police and fire personnel were on the scene quickly and took the woman to a local hospital.
    http://www.cambridgeday.com

Apr 16

#CSBAspotlight: On The Rise

#CSBAspotlight: On The Rise

    #CSBAspotlight: On The Rise
    As Women's History Month 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.
    https://centralsquarecambridge.com

Apr 16

#CSBAspotlight: Teddy Shoes

#CSBAspotlight: Teddy Shoes

    #CSBAspotlight: Teddy Shoes
    It's time for the latest #CSBAspotlight - Teddy Shoes ! 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.
    https://centralsquarecambridge.com

Apr 16

Cross the finish line, then keep running to #...

Cross the finish line, then keep running to #CentralSQ! #CSBA member Central Square Florist gives away free roses to marathon runners each #MarathonMonday 🌹


Apr 10

Two words: FREE. PIZZA. 🍕 To close out Oath P...

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.


Apr 10

Calling all pizza lovers in #CentralSQ 🍕 #CSB...

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 👇


Apr 08

From the residents who call #CentralSQ home t...

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


Apr 05

Central Square Business Association added 2 n...

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


Apr 03

Please give a warm welcome to our newest #CSB...

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


Apr 02

The Spring 2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: Cambridge and Somerville

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...

Pineapple Thai (1108 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge): A new sibling of a Brookline Thai restaurant. Projected opening: Unknown

Stix Noodle Bar (93 Windsor St., Cambridge): Restaurant group New England Restaurant Concepts, which is behind a variety of restaurants in...

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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...

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

    The Spring 2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: Cambridge and Somerville
    Over the river from Boston, Cambridge and Somerville had a bit of a slow winter in terms of restaurant openings; there were a few highlights, from ceviche in Union Square to delivery-only fried chicken sandwiches coming out of Inman Square, but there weren't very many openings overall. Spring might be another story, however.
    https://boston.eater.com

Apr 02

Kris_Butler posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Apr 01

Happy #Easter from #CentralSQ! We’re looking ...

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


Mar 29

Central Square Business Association added 9 n...

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!


Mar 27

On sunny days, #CentralSQ comes back to life ...

On sunny days, #CentralSQ comes back to life ☀️ #CitizensOfCentralSQ 📷: @wise_photography ft. @maddieoakley on Instagram


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