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#PrideMonth may be nearing its end, but our pride in Central Square lives on all year round. 🌈 #CitizensOfCentralSQ 📷: @yvonceknowles on Instagram
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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.
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Last call! Our open meeting to discuss the potential of Central Square becoming a Business Improvement District will take place tonight at Workbar at 6pm. Get your last-minute RSVP in: Central Square BID Community Meeting
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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.This article has 6 other Boston locations (Show)
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.
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.)
Get a taste of Greece without traveling across the globe! #CSBA member Saloniki Greek has new craft cocktails at their #CentralSQ location 🍹 📷: @sous.tysonian on Instagram
It may only be Tuesday, but we’re ready for the weekend. #DrinkLocal with us at the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts’ 7th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest this Saturday (6/16)! We’ll be tasting local beers, ciders, and meads. Details & tickets: http://bit.ly/2J9aVqu
🔦🔍📞🔭⚠️ Have you seen Delilah?? If so, please call 248-8981298 Last seen in East Cambridge on Sunday.
Sundays are for the #CentralFlea! Shop, eat, and drink local at University Park from 11am to 5pm. Details & RSVP: Central Flea 📷: @cosmiccultvintage on Instagram
In 2011 Anthony Bourdain paid a visit to East Cambridge during the "Boston" episode of his show "No Reservations." He came to East Cambridge in pursuit of his constant goal to experience the people, traditions and flavors of different cultures. In this particular case, he was drawn to the Azorean Portuguese culture that reminded him of his earliest years learning to cook in Provincetown. He didn't come to the East Cambridge / Inman Square area because it was a "dining destination," he came because the neighborhood's heart and soul embraced diversity of culture, and food was just one of the ways it did that. He wanted everyone to open their eyes and see our differences and celebrate them, even if it got messy. During his visit to Boston, while visiting the radio show of Howie Carr, Bourdain is quoted saying, "Hanging out only with people who agree with me is about as boring a prospect as I can imagine." So, maybe today you'll stop into that market you've been curious about or you'll try that new restaurant you've been meaning to try. Or maybe you'll even buy that plane ticket for that trip you've been dreaming about. And, maybe during dinner tonight you'll raise a glass of Vinho Verde and say "saúde!" No matter what we drink and no matter how we say "cheers!" -- we all appreciate being fed good food and being surrounded by good company. RIP Mr. Anthony Bourdain. You have a place saved at so many tables.
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Summer calls for drinking outside. We’re proud to sponsor the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts' 7th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest on Saturday, June 16th! Join us at University Park for unlimited tastings of beers, ciders, and meads. Details & tickets: http://bit.ly/2J9aVqu
...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...
One of our favorite parts about #CentralSQ: there is ALWAYS something to do! See what's going on in the neighborhood this month in our latest CSBA newsletter (and subscribe if you haven't already)!
CloverHFI (Central Square), 496 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
CloverHUB (Inman Square), 1075 Cambridge St., CambridgeThis article has 4 other Boston locations (Show)
CloverFIN (Financial District), 160 Federal St., Boston
CloverLMA (Longwood), 360 Longwood Ave., Boston
CloverHSQ (Harvard Square), 1326 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
CloverHSC (Harvard Science Center), 1 Oxford St., Cambridge
We’re excited to have the BIO International Convention in Boston & Cambridge for #BIO2018! Looking to explore more while you’re in town? We’ve got your full guide to #CentralSQ on the Life Sciences Corridor’s blog:
A coffee shop and juice bar has opened its doors in Cambridge, right across the street from popular beer bar Lord Hobo. Gypsy Place Coffee and Juice Bar unveiled its 90 Hampshire St. storefront on Sunday, offering a preview of its coffee selection and vegetarian food.
Cristo’s Pizzeria (233 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville): A longtime pizzeria and sub shop.This article has 17 other Boston locations (Show)
Backyard Betty’s (172 West Broadway, South Boston): Cookout cuisine, boozy shakes, and vintage decor from the team behind Publico Street Bistro & Garden.
Blue Bottle Coffee (100 Federal St., Downtown Boston): This is the second area location for the California-based coffee chain, which...
Boston Chops (52 Temple Pl., Downtown Crossing, Boston): The second location of Boston Chops is, like its older South End sibling, located in a former bank space. The new outpost features a table designed specially for “influencers,” with adjustable lighting for that perfect Instagram post.
Burro Bar (1357 Washington St., South End, Boston): The Painted Burro’s little sibling in Brookline, Burro Bar, now has a South End sibling in the former La Motta’s space, serving tacos, tequila, and more.
Dos Diablos Taco Bar / Two Saints Tavern (52 Gainsborough St., Fenway, Boston): This duo of adjacent restaurants opened in the former Our House East space...
Hamilton Restaurant & Bar (1366 Beacon St., Brookline): Located in the former Yasu space, Hamilton (named after the suddenly very popular historical figure) serves “good, simple, seasonal food, rooted in classic cooking” from an alum of West Bridge, Salts, and 80 Thoreau.
Minigrow (565 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): A more pared-down version of its big sibling, Honeygrow, which has also recently expanded to Boston, Minigrow serves fast-casual stir-fries. The company is based out of Philly.
Pavement Coffeehouse (415 Western Ave., Brighton, Boston): This is the seventh location for the local cafe chain, and this one includes cafe space as well as a roasting facility and commissary kitchen.
Wild Pops (3213 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, Boston): A popsicle shop with flavors like spicy pineapple, tamarind Thai chili, and dark Belgian chocolate.
British Beer Company (29 Andover St., Danvers): This is the third location of the local pub chain to shutter in recent months, following Framingham and Walpole locations. Nearly a dozen remain open in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Bus Stop Pub (252 Western Ave., Allston, Boston): This dive bar closed after nearly 40 years, making way for new development in a rapidly changing neighborhood.
Chilli Duck (829 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): Increasing Back Bay rents have claimed another longtime restaurant, this one a Thai spot near the Prudential.
Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar (79 Park Plaza, Boston): Chef and restaurateur Michael Schlow opened this Greek restaurant in the space that previously housed his Italian restaurant, Via Matta. He has declined to renew the lease. One of his other restaurants, Tico, remains open nearby.
Harry O’s (1405 Washington St., South End, Boston): Like Cristo’s above, a longtime pizzeria and sub shop.
Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine (1710 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington): This Thai restaurant is now under new ownership, set to reopen as another Thai restaurant, this time called Love at First Bite, in August.
The Maiden (28 West Broadway, South Boston): After almost three years, this cheese, charcuterie, and oyster spot from the team behind the now-defunct Sam’s at Louis said goodbye to Southie.
Intermission Tavern (228 Tremont St., Theater District, Boston): This pre- and post-show drinking spot will close around late June 2018, to be replaced by a place called Fourth Wall.
$75, Thursday, July 14, 6-10 p.m., Puritan & Company, 1166 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge, 617-615-6195, puritancambridge.com, Tickets.This article has 7 other Boston locations (Show)
Wednesday, June 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m., SRV bacaro, 569 Columbus Ave., South End, Boston, 617-536-9500, srvboston.com.
$50-$75, Wednesday, June 13, 5-8 p.m., Nathan Tufts Park, 850 Broadway, Powderhouse Square, Somerville, tasteofsomerville.org.
Sunday, June 17, noon-3 p.m., 348 Congress St., Fort Point, Boston, 617-695-1806, drinkfortpoint.com.
Thursday, June 21, 6-11 p.m., Ruckus, 5 Tyler St., Chinatown, Boston, 857-305-3129, ruckusboston.com, Facebook.
Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. / 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., the Innovation and Design Building, 23 Drydock Ave., the Seaport, Boston, bostonpicklefair.com, Tickets.
$66 + $26 optional foraging walk + $40 optional wine pairing, Sunday, June 24, seatings at 4:45 and 7 p.m., Field & Vine, 9 Sanborn Ct., Union Square, Somerville, nightshadens.com, Tickets.
$5-$10, Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27, 9-11 a.m., Hotel Commonwealth lobby, 500 Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square, Boston, 617-933-5000, hotelcommonwealth.com.
June 14 — 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. sessions — 1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge — Puritan & Co.’s 4th Annual Rosé Rumble will offer guests the opportunity to immerse...This article has 10 other Boston locations (Show)
June 5 — 7 p.m. — 1 Black Falcon Avenue, Boston — The annual tasting event — emceed by Taniya Nayak of the Food Network and HGTV...
June 5 — 6:30 p.m. — 193 Salem St., Boston — When Bostonians hear the name Paul Revere, they probably think of the well-known...
June 6 — 6 p.m. — 776 Boylston St., Boston — Boston magazine and Tufts Medical Center host this happy hour and panel about growing...
June 6 — 6 p.m. — 800 Boylston St., Boston — Presented by Under Armour, this popular free fitness series returns to the Prudential Center...
June 9 — 2:30 p.m. — 540 Harrison Ave., Boston — After three years Fenway Park, the Bacon and Beer Festival moves back to its...
June 14 — 5:30 p.m. — 1010 Harrison Ave., Boston — Goodwill’s annual fundraiser is held under a giant tent at their Roxbury headquarters...
June 23 — 11 a.m. — 23 Drydock Ave., Boston — The 2nd Annual Boston Pickle Fair is all about celebrating your a few of...
June 20 — 6 p.m. — 125 Summer St., Boston — Don’t know what deep tech is? Don’t worry, BostInno does, and they...
June 23 — 5:30 p.m. — 149 Pond St., Stoneham — The 14th annual Stone Zoo fundraiser will feature stations hosted by Greater Boston’s...
June 28 — 7:30 p.m. — 79 North Harvard St., Boston — The world’s best lacrosse players — including Marcus Holman, Tom Schreiber, and Trevor Baptiste...
“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.
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.This article has 8 other Boston locations (Show)
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.
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.
12th Annual Family Music Festival from noon to 3 p.m. at the New School of Music, 25 Lowell St., West Cambridge. Free.
No #SundayFunday is complete without a stop at the Lamplighter Brewing Co. Beer Garden 🍺☀️ Who are you taking on the #CentralFlea with today!?
"Highland Fried plays to Inman’s “funky” side, especially with the tiki bar, Romano says. “That’s where the kind of funky Inman Square thing comes into play, where it’s like, ‘What does that really have to do with fried chicken or barbecue? A tiki place?’ But that’s why I like it, because it’s different. Why not?” says Romano."
$55, Sunday, June 3, 1-5 p.m., Bisq, 1071 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-714-3693, bisqcambridge.com, Facebook, Eventbrite.This article has 2 other Boston locations (Show)
Donkey After Dark, Sunday-Thursday, 11 p.m.-midnight, 505 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-945-1008, littledonkeybos.com.
377 Walden St., Cambridge, 617-714-5584, talullacambridge.com.
Making weekend plans is easy when the #CentralFlea is every Sunday 🕶 📷: @etalley_ on Instagram
Our Officers have identified a suspect, arrested another suspect, and recovered a firearm and ammunition following two separate overnight gunshot incidents. A shooting occurred at Richie’s Shell this morning on 1001 Cambridge Street in Cambridge at 3:58 a.m. The victim is a 50-year-old clerk at the station, who confronted a black male outside the station after they stole a bottle of water. The suspect retrieved a bag from a vehicle, pulled out a firearm and shot at the clerk. The driver of the vehicle fled in one direction and the shooter fled on foot. The clerk was conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the shot grazed his foot. He has since been released from the hospital. After an initial investigation, officers recovered the firearm used in the shooting in a black plastic bag on Inman Street. The driver of the vehicle was also identified by officers, stopped and taken into the Cambridge Police Station for questioning. The suspect who fled on foot is described as a black male with long hair. He was wearing dark pants and a blue shirt. Officers have identified that suspect and continue to investigate this incident. Earlier in the evening, police made an arrest following an investigation of gunshots that occurred late last night in the area of Washington Elms and Harvard Street. Following a ShotSpotter activation and calls to the Emergency Communications Department, Cambridge Police responded to the Washington Elms parking lot on Harvard Street last night at approximately 11:53 p.m. for a report of multiple gunshots. Two vehicles – described as sedans – were reported leaving the scene at the time of the shooting. There are currently no reported injuries or victims, however, two unoccupied vehicles parked adjacent to each other were damaged by gunshots. Cambridge Police searched the area and were also able to locate additional shell casings in the area. Reporting parties indicated a large group fighting in the area approximately 30 minutes prior to the gunshots. Multiple individuals in the area of the gunshots were stopped and questioned. One of the individuals – Abigail Riskey, 19, 265 Columbia Street in Cambridge -- was asked to remove items out of her purse to ensure there were no weapons in her possession. One of the items was something heavy inside of a piece of cloth. Officers unknotted the cloth and observed a box with a pictured handgun and bullets on the cover. Upon further inspection, the box contained numerous rounds of 9MM ammunition. Riskey did not provide a license to carry ammunition or a firearm and was placed under arrest for Possession of Ammunition without an FID card. The ammunition and cloth were taken as evidence. Anyone with any information related to this incident is asked to call the Cambridge Police at 617-349-3300. The Cambridge Police will have an increased presence in the area as the investigation into this incident is ongoing. Members of the Cambridge Police Department will be participating in a previously scheduled community discussion along with Mayor McGovern and City Manager DePasquale related to recent gun activity in The Port and Harrington/Wellington area tonight at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Pisani Center, which is located at 131 Washington Street. All are encouraged to attend.
The shooting occurred at 3:58 a.m. Richie’s Shell at 1001 Cambridge St., in the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood. The victim is a 50-year-old, who was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the shot grazed his foot and has since been released.
Officers responding to the Shell gas station on 1001 Cambridge St. just before 4 a.m. found a clerk that had been grazed in the foot by a bullet, according to police.
Officers responding to the Shell gas station on 1001 Cambridge St. just before 4 a.m. found a clerk that had been grazed in the foot by a bullet, Cambridge police said.
Musicians’ open mic from 8 to 9 p.m. at The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. Free.
East Cambridge & The Facts History Café from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St., East Cambridge. Free.
“Book of Shadows,” an original play about The Port from 7 to 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the Dante Alighieri Society Center, 41 Hampshire St., Kendall Square. There is a suggested donation of $10.This article has 6 other Boston locations (Show)
Singer-Songwriter Showcase from 10 p.m. to midnight at The Plough & Stars, 912 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free.
Comedy open mic from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Middle East Corner, 480 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free.
Spring Foraged Banquet from 6 to 10 p.m. at Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St., Cambridgeport. Tickets are $70.
“Miss Julie,” a Bare-Bones staged reading from 8 to 10 p.m. at Unity Somerville, 6 William St., just off College Avenue near Davis Square, Somerville. There is a suggested donation of $5.
Grolier Poetry Festival: Open House & Street Fair from noon to 8 p.m. at the Grolier Poetry Bookstore on 6 Plympton St., Harvard Square. Free.
“‘Sweeney Todd’ in Concert,” a pop-up musical benefit from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St., Harvard Square. General admission is $30.
Long weekend vibes 🙌 #CitizensOfCentralSQ 📷: @ri.le on Instagram
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
#MemorialDayWeekend plans: stuntin’ at the #CentralFlea. 🕶 Every Sunday from 11am to 5pm! 📷: @etalley_ on Instagram
Cambridge police officers responding to a report of shots fired in the area of Elm and Cambridge streets about 3:22 a.m. determined that someone had fired into a second-story room of a house on Elm Street. There were no reported injuries.
With all the public art in #CentralSQ, there’s a photo op at every corner 👑 #CitizensOfCentralSQ 📷: Art and Seeking
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
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
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
The Central Square Farmers Market returns today! #ShopLocal every Monday from 12-6pm in the parking lot behind Graffiti Alley. 📷: @rego301 on Instagram
...18 residential units and 4,564 square feet of ground-floor commercial use to at 1043-1059 Cambridge St., Inman Square (to be heard at 6:30 p.m.); and the office building at...This article has 3 other Boston locations (Show)
The council meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.
...Inman Square (to be heard at 6:30 p.m.); and the office building at 125 CambridgePark Drive, Alewife, could get a cafe called Revival and full-service restaurant – described as a craft...
Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr. and police officer will be available at Darwin’s, 1629 Cambridge St., Mid-Cambridge, near the Cambridge Main Library, for coffee and conversation about any topic of interest to residents.
Take Mom to the #CentralFlea this #MothersDay! We’ll have all the vintage, art, food, & drinks she could ever dream of. #CitizensOfCentralSQ
The date has changed to Sunday.
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.This article has 3 other Boston locations (Show)
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.
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 51-99 Union St.