12 hours ago

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

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    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:...
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27 hours ago

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...
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2 days ago

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

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

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    CentralSQ: Where even the electrical boxes have character. 📷: @brightly_shine on Instagram
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5 days ago

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...
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6 days ago

Bush Tetras’ classic punk funk back

The Bush Tetras with Muck & the Mires and DJ Hugo Burnham, at the Middle East, 472 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, tomorrow. Tickets: $15; mideastclub.com.

    Bush Tetras' classic punk funk back
    New York's Bush Tetras are high on the list of bands who'd be millionaires if being influential made people rich.Formed in 1979, they were among the first bands to cross punk with funk, fueled by Pat Place's slashing guitar and Cynthia Sley's striking, confrontational stage presence.
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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 07

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Apr 07

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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 05

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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 03

Dairy Joy’s Seasonal Reopening Means Spring Is Really Here, Snow or Not

Viale (502 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge) opened in late 2014 and has been serving up great Italy-meets-New-England...

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...the re-openings of seasonal businesses have really begun, including soft serve destination Dairy Joy (331 North Ave., Weston), which opened for the season on March 26. As Boston Globe correspondent Kara Baskin...

    Dairy Joy's Seasonal Reopening Means Spring Is Really Here, Snow or Not
    Welcome back to Sign of Spring , a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day. New Weekday Lunch Option Yesterday's sprinkling of snow be damned, spring is here, and the re-openings of seasonal businesses have really begun, including soft serve destination Dairy Joy (331 North Ave., Weston), which opened for the season on March 26.
    https://boston.eater.com

Apr 02

The Spring 2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: Cape and Islands

905 Main St., Dennis

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13 Lake Ave., Mashpee

    The Spring 2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: Cape and Islands
    Among all of the seasonal restaurant re-openings on the Cape, there are some brand new spots in the works as well. Here's the rundown on the new restaurants that could debut this spring (and later) around Falmouth, Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis, and beyond.
    https://boston.eater.com

Apr 02

The Spring 2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: North Shore

In other expansion news, Tequila’s Grill & Cantina out of Chelmsford is expanding to Wakefield (979 Main St.). The restaurant first opened in Chelmsford in mid-2017, serving burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and more...

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Another restaurant is moving from Lowell Street to Main Street, too: The NexMex Thing, a Mexican restaurant that opened in early 2017, is moving from 14 Lowell St. to a larger space at 75 Main St.

The Pickering Wharf seafood restaurant is making a small move from 86 Wharf St. to 76 Wharf St., the former Victoria Station space, which will give it about 1,000 extra square feet. Finz has been in its current location for close to two decades.

The Pickering Wharf seafood restaurant is making a small move from 86 Wharf St. to 76 Wharf St., the former Victoria Station space, which will give it about 1,000 extra square feet. Finz has been in its current location for close to two decades.

After spring, watch for the 2018 openings of Brew on the Grid (217 Essex St.) and East Regiment Beer Company (30 Church St.). As noted above in the Lynn section...

...iconic spaces being taken over by new developments, the old Hilltop Steak House space at 855 Broadway (Rt. 1) could be home to a new location of the rapidly expanding local chain...

    The Spring 2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: North Shore
    Winter 2017-2018 saw a few restaurant openings on the North Shore - two Somerville restaurants expanded to Salem, Beverly got a poke restaurant, a North Shore doughnut pop-up landed a Newburyport storefront, and more. But spring is looking a little busier, from the debut of a "food truck emporium" in Lynn to the expansion of Superfine from Manchester to Marblehead.
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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...

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...

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

    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.
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Apr 02

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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


Mar 27

A Cafe and Juice Bar Will Open Across From a Popular Cambridge Beer Bar

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.

    A Cafe and Juice Bar Will Open Across From a Popular Cambridge Beer Bar
    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.
    https://boston.eater.com

Mar 26

Suspect wanted in burglary at Gronk's house also linked to crime spree

Officers responded to an alarm at Jimmy's Garage at 945 Main St. at 5 a.m. Owner Dimitrios Dimopolos said a call from his alarm company alerted him to a break-in at his store.

    Suspect wanted in burglary at Gronk's house also linked to crime spree
    One of the suspects wanted in connection with the burglary of a New England Patriots player's home during the Super Bowl is also believed to be responsible for a crime spree that included using a pickup truck to smash through the wall of a store, police say.
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Mar 25

Central Square Business Association added 4 n...

Who’s ready for the return of the #CentralFlea!? Vendor applications are now open for the 2018 season: newenglandopenmarkets.com/central-flea


Mar 23

Support #CentralSQ's women this #WomensHistor...

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

    The Fifth Annual Empty Bowls Project to support On The Rise
    Feed the belly, warm the soul. For $38, you select and take home your own handmade bowl donated by local potters from Feet of Clay Studio, MIT SAA, and Indigo Fire Studio and enjoy tasty soups donated by local restaurants such as: 1369 Coffeehouse, Trina's Starlight Lounge, The Druid, City Girl Cafe, Nashoba Brook Bakery, Puritan and Company, The Automatic, Lord Hobo, Atwood's Tavern, Loyal Nine, Highland Fried, Classic Graphx and more!
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Mar 23

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Mar 23

Plays, musicals spring to colorful life

...The Women Who Mapped the Stars,” April 19–May 20, Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, centralsquaretheater.org. In the late 1800s, Harvard employed women as cheap labor to crunch...

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...Anna Christie,” April 6-May 6, Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon St., lyricstage.com. Eugene O’Neill’s story of a reunion between a coal barge captain...

“The Sound of Music,” May 1-13 Wang Theatre, 265 Tremont St., bochcenter.org. I guess we still need theater that reminds us that Nazis are bad. Come for Maria and the von Trapp family’s unforgettable songs, stay for the enduring message that fascism can’t conquer love.

...Allegiance,” May 4-June 2, Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont St., speakeasystage.com. Inspired by actor George Takei’s own life, “Allegiance” follows a Japanese-American...

...Jagged Little Pill,” May 5-July 15, 2018 Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, americanrepertorytheater.org. An all-star team brings this beloved ’90s album to the stage...

    Plays, musicals spring to colorful life
    Spring has spru - well, OK, it still feels like the depths of winter. But eventually spring will arrive, and with it an amazing calendar of theater.From classics to new works, musicals both joyous and intense, this season has everything (note, everything doesn't include "Hamilton" - but that is coming this fall!).
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Mar 22

A #TBT with exciting news: The “Marksons” sig...

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


Mar 21

Central Square Business Association added an ...

Cambridge Brands Inc. (CBI), manufacturer of Junior Mints, Charleston Chews, Sugar Babies, Junior Caramels, Cella’s Dips, Tootsie Mini Bites, and Fruit Chew Mini Bites, is proposing to construct a modest addition to its existing candy manufacturing facility at 810 Main Street. The addition is needed to house a utility vault and new electrical system to replace deteriorating equipment that was installed in the 1950s. In consultation with Eversource, CBI has determined that the clearances of the existing facility are insufficient to accommodate modern electrical equipment. The primary function of the addition will be to house the switch equipment of the new electrical system; the balance of the space will be used for candy manufacturing. The existing building is approximately 146,300 sf. and is five stories high. The addition will be approximately 21,540 square feet with a footprint of approximately 3,600 square feet; it will consist of a below-grade basement and five stories above grade. The 810 Main Street property is located within the BB District and the Central Square Overlay District. Please join us as we discuss the impacts of this project on our Central Square community!

    Central Square Community Meeting
    Cambridge Brands Inc. (CBI), manufacturer of Junior Mints, Charleston Chews, Sugar Babies, Junior Caramels, Cella's Dips, Tootsie Mini Bites, and Fruit...
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Mar 20

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Mar 20

Happy #FirstDayOfSpring! Whether you're bring...

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. 🌷💐


Mar 18

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Mar 17

The only proper way to celebrate #StPatricksD...

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! 🍺🍀


Mar 15

Central Square Business Association added 7 n...

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


Mar 13

Celebrate #NationalWomensHistoryMonth with th...

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

    Central Square Business Association
    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...
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Mar 13

Extreme Weather group bringing in DPW March 15 to discuss flooding preparedness

...info session from 7 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Community Art Center, 119 Windsor St., in The Port neighborhood...

    Extreme Weather group bringing in DPW March 15 to discuss flooding preparedness
    From Communities Responding to Extreme Weather, on March 8, 2018: Because recent flooding has shown that extreme weather events are a concern locally, Communities Responding to Extreme Weather is holding its first climate preparedness info session from 7 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Community Art Center, 119 Windsor St., in The Port neighborhood.
    http://www.cambridgeday.com

Mar 13

Vegetarians Are Getting More Burger Options Around Boston

Every Boston burger fan already knows that Craigie on Main (853 Main St., Central Square, Cambridge) is one of the best in the burger game. Earlier this year...

    Vegetarians Are Getting More Burger Options Around Boston
    Veggie Burgers Every Boston burger fan already knows that Craigie on Main (853 Main St., Central Square, Cambridge) is one of the best in the burger game. Earlier this year, the Cambridge mainstay added a vegetarian burger to its lineup.
    https://boston.eater.com

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