News

School to bring in recess experts for year; one ‘no’ over use of improvement funds

School to bring in recess experts for year; one ‘no’ over use of improvement funds

A Cambridge elementary school is outsourcing recess, bringing in experts for a year after a School Committee vote approved a $25,000 contract award.

State’s mostly positive district study fires on elected officials, even on election style

State’s mostly positive district study fires on elected officials, even on election style

Criticisms from state education officials brought denunciations from School Committee members that reviewers didn’t know what they were talking about.

Storm over Manning park hints at debate possible for whole $393.8M housing redo

Storm over Manning park hints at debate possible for whole $393.8M housing redo

A huge Housing Authority construction project to transform run-down low-income housing developments across the city has sparked a small neighborhood controversy.

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Features

Five things to do this weekend: Sept. 20-21

Five things to do this weekend: Sept. 20-21

Cambridge Discovery Day Historical Tours; Curious George’s birthday party; more WMBR’s Pipeline band reunion; Folk Festival and Chowderfest; and Revels RiverSing.

Five things to do this weekend: Sept. 13-14

Five things to do this weekend: Sept. 13-14

Festival of Indie Games; Riverfest at Assembly Row; Bufu Records’ End of Summer show; WMBR’s Pipeline! at 25 reunion; and Local is for Lovers Back to School Market.

Opinion

Prescription pot zoning has to start over, but it’s not too early to bar it from parks

Prescription pot zoning has to start over, but it’s not too early to bar it from parks

A clerical error lets zoning for the city’s only pot dispensary expire, while a councillor suggests redundant “no smoking marijuana” signs in city parks.

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar shrink taxi industry while Cambridge debates credit card rules

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar shrink taxi industry while Cambridge debates credit card rules

Incredibly in 2014, Cambridge taxies aren’t required to take credit cards – but they soon may be. Will it be too late to save Cambridge cabs?

Media

CCTV news survey asks how Cambridge consumes its media – and how it wants to

CCTV news survey asks how Cambridge consumes its media – and how it wants to

How do residents get their local news? What is the correlation between an interest in local news and civic engagement? Cambridge Community Television is asking through Sept. 30.

Comedy

In Tuesday’s Stand Up Sit Down show, audience gets to quiz comics after sets

In Tuesday’s Stand Up Sit Down show, audience gets to quiz comics after sets

True fans of comedy will love Tuesday’s Stand Up Sit Down, where the audience hears comedy, then gets to pick comedians’ brains about their process.

Theater

‘Bring Us Your Women’ project fundraises to perform new stories of timeless figures

‘Bring Us Your Women’ project fundraises to perform new stories of timeless figures

Mary Magdalene, Eve, Isis, the Queen of Sheba, Ishtar, Delilah, Joan of Arc and more are all explored in this multimedia project.

Issues

Aiming to help food banks, mayor starts food drive with its own Park(ing) space

Aiming to help food banks, mayor starts food drive with its own Park(ing) space

Mayor David Maher kicked off a food drive today to run through Oct. 1 to benefit Cambridge food pantries.