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Long weekend vibes 🙌 #CitizensOfCentralSQ 📷: @ri.le on Instagram
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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
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#MemorialDayWeekend plans: stuntin’ at the #CentralFlea. 🕶 Every Sunday from 11am to 5pm! 📷: @etalley_ on Instagram
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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.
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With all the public art in #CentralSQ, there’s a photo op at every corner 👑 #CitizensOfCentralSQ 📷: Art and Seeking
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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.
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
The May 2018 Meeting of the Inman Square Neighborhood Association will be this Thursday, May 10th from 7 to 9PM. It will be at Workbar Union at 31 Union Square, Somerville MA. Topics in brief: Elections, bylaws, the sale of the Ryles building, and zoning. If you'd like more information, and to see the complete agenda, please visit: https://inmanneighbors.com/may-2018-meeting/
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.
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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.This article has 4 other Boston locations (Show)
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.
Receiving rave reviews from both critics and audiences, Actors' Shakespeare Project's Much Ado About Nothing set to close Sunday, May 6. Saturday's 3 PM & 8 PM have tickets still available.
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!
“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
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
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
#CentralSQ: Where even the electrical boxes have character. 📷: @brightly_shine on Instagram
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!
We can’t deny — #CSBA member Happie has one of the best views in the neighborhood. 🌆 #CentralSQ 📷: @ektaraochavan on Instagram
Cross the finish line, then keep running to #CentralSQ! #CSBA member Central Square Florist gives away free roses to marathon runners each #MarathonMonday 🌹
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
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...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...
Patty Chen’s Dumpling Room (907 Main St., Central Square, Cambridge): Patty Chen’s closed in late October 2017, thanks to construction that...
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
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!