News

Massing of psychiatric patients at CHA contributes to top suicide, self-harm rank

Massing of psychiatric patients at CHA contributes to top suicide, self-harm rank

Seven Cambridge Health Alliance patients committed suicide, tried to kill themselves or seriously harmed themselves last year, the most at any state acute-care hospital.

First hurdle passed in $5 million contest about energy saving, net-zero emissions

First hurdle passed in $5 million contest about energy saving, net-zero emissions

Cambridge is among 52 communities getting to the quarterfinals of the Georgetown University Energy Prize with its energy conservation ideas.

Public housing smoking ban rolling out, with some acceptance, enforcement gaps

Public housing smoking ban rolling out, with some acceptance, enforcement gaps

A no-smoking policy for public housing tenants has gone quietly into effect. Some smokers have even come to appreciate the policy.

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Features

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 30-31

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 30-31

Campfire. music festival; “The Godfather” double-feature; “Grease” on stage; a Bread & Puppet Theater circus show; and The Cambridge Footlights U.K. comedy troupe.

Quakers persevere in reforming prisons, aiming to atone for idea that went awry

Quakers persevere in reforming prisons, aiming to atone for idea that went awry

The Prison Fellowship at the Friends Meeting at Cambridge has been growing considerably in the past few years as problems in the system get more attention.

Commentary

Market Basket celebrates leader’s return, and it’s time to go grocery shopping again

Market Basket celebrates leader’s return, and it’s time to go grocery shopping again

The summer standoff has ended at Market Basket with the return of beloved leader Arthur T. Demoulas, but $1.5 billion to pay back.

Electing Finegold gives state a treasurer experienced in collaborating, diversity

Electing Finegold gives state a treasurer experienced in collaborating, diversity

Finegold has represented a range of cities and towns and been able to address successfully and responsively each area’s needs.

Film

‘Life of Crime’: Leonard’s ‘Jackie Brown’ crew back at shenanigans, for lesser haul

‘Life of Crime’: Leonard’s ‘Jackie Brown’ crew back at shenanigans, for lesser haul

“Crime” is enjoyable enough, but it’s more an appetizer than a meal that will make you wanting a second helping of “Jackie Brown” or “Out of Sight.”

Food

Five takeout lobster rolls to eat in the sunshine before summer 2014 ends

Five takeout lobster rolls to eat in the sunshine before summer 2014 ends

Don’t listen to the alarmists. Summer isn’t over. To prove it, you might want to get takeout of that most summery of foods, a lobster roll, and eat it outside in the sunny days that remain.

Art

Out of the Blue Gallery posts fundraiser to seal deal for Central Square Blockbuster

Out of the Blue Gallery posts fundraiser to seal deal for Central Square Blockbuster

Out of the Blue Gallery could fill the old Blockbuster in Central Square. A crowdfunding drive to ensure it happens went live Tuesday.

Music

Super punk bands sharing Sinclair bill have origin stories, comic book single

Super punk bands sharing Sinclair bill have origin stories, comic book single

Punk bands Joanna Gruesome and Perfect Pussy have so many reasons to perform together Wednesday, including their shared vinyl single and comic book.