News

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.

Man gets stabbed standing up for women in fight outside Central Square nightclub

Man gets stabbed standing up for women in fight outside Central Square nightclub

It’s been a punishing week for men standing up for women who are being harassed.

Cambridge woman stabbed with scissors in unprovoked attack at bus stop (update)

Cambridge woman stabbed with scissors in unprovoked attack at bus stop (update)

The 21-year-old Cambridge woman stabbed Tuesday evening at a bus stop is expected to survive the attack, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

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Features

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 16-17

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 16-17

New England Zine Fest; National Honey Bee Day; Paddy’s Lunch 80th Anniversary Neighborhood Block Party; Mercury Orchestra performs; and the Hong Kong 60th Birthday Street Festival.

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 9-10

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 9-10

Tax Holiday Sale 2014 at Harvard Book Store; Lilypad Yard Sale; Boston Poetry Marathon World Cup 2014; “The Incredibles”; and a Summer Fling festival of one-minute films.

Commentary

Progressive Democrats urge primary, general election votes for Rep. Decker

Progressive Democrats urge primary, general election votes for Rep. Decker

Decker is an unabashed progressive who works tirelessly for Cambridge families, children and seniors. She deserves another term representing the 25th Middlesex District.

Tolman’s bold and innovative ideas make him best candidate for attorney general

Tolman’s bold and innovative ideas make him best candidate for attorney general

Massachusetts deserves an attorney general that is not afraid to stand up to powerful outside interests to protect the lives of the people of the Commonwealth.

Food

Salt and Olive joins specialized stores list with gourmet olive oil, vinegar and salts

Salt and Olive joins specialized stores list with gourmet olive oil, vinegar and salts

Just a minute’s walk from an all-honey store, Cambridge is getting a store selling only olive oils, vinegars, salts and spices.

Film

‘Expendables 3′: Bloated sequel shows they don’t make ‘em like they used to

‘Expendables 3′: Bloated sequel shows they don’t make ‘em like they used to

This film is overlong, with a script of macho twaddle, but little of that matters when the explosions take center stage and guns blaze, and some of the casting retains its charm.

Names

Mount Auburn Department of Medicine has new chairwoman in Valerie E. Stone

Mount Auburn Department of Medicine has new chairwoman in Valerie E. Stone

Valerie E. Stone joined Mount Auburn Hospital on May 19 as its chairwoman of the Department of Medicine and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dance

Weekend brings two new ways of looking at dance, including an outdoor ‘museum’

Weekend brings two new ways of looking at dance, including an outdoor ‘museum’

It’s time for dance in the Art City August schedule, after the new arts organization put the focus on music in the first weekend and film last weekend.