40 hours ago

  • Plastic Makes Practice

    Mr. Babecka is asking for $321.86:
    My students need light-weight instruments for teacher demonstrations between multiple school buildings.
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2 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...
    http://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

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


5 days ago

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

#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

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 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 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!
    https://www.eventbrite.com

Mar 23

Police Seek Driver Who Struck Cyclist In Hit And Run

A silver Toyota Prius struck the boy around 7:22 a.m. that morning as the boy was biking near the corner of Western Avenue and Putnam Avenue, police said in a Facebook post.

    Police Seek Driver Who Struck Cyclist In Hit And Run
    Written by Boston Biker on Mar 23 Cambridge police are asking for the public's help in finding a driver who allegedly struck a 14-year-old boy on the morning of March 15 and fled the scene. A silver Toyota Prius struck the boy around 7:22 a.m.
    http://bostonbiker.org

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 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 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...
    http://www.facebook.com

Mar 11

Even our T stops have character. #CentralSQ ...

Even our T stops have character. #CentralSQ 📷: @harmonywitte on Instagram


Mar 08

This #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrate al...

This #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrate all the wonderful women in #CentralSQ, but especially On The Rise — a day program that serves women in need. #CSBAspotlight


Mar 06

“Inside, things feel tropical. The place is a...

“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

    What She's Having: Taking in the food, fun, and culture at La Fabrica Central - The Boston Globe
    How many ironic beards can you count in Central Square? How high can you count? In the neighborhood restaurants and bars, it sometimes feels like a convention of ZZ Top-loving lumberjacks has landed. Attack of the hipsters! I would watch that zombie movie. On a wintry night, walking down Mass.
    https://www.bostonglobe.com

Mar 03

If you’re going to cheat on your diet, do it ...

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


Mar 01

Day and night, #GraffitiAlley shines bright. ...

Day and night, #GraffitiAlley shines bright. #CentralSQ 📷: @sjnoyes on Instagram


Feb 26

A little #MondayMotivation from WeWork 💭 #CSB...

A little #MondayMotivation from WeWork 💭 #CSBAspotlight 📷: @anintrovertsadventures on Instagram


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