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Left behind in tech-focused Cambridge? CCTV has classes for those 50 and older

Left behind in tech-focused Cambridge? CCTV has classes for those 50 and older

It turns out 50 is not too young to feel overwhelmed by the Internet. Even Google knows it.

City may need to build as few as 3,100 more apartments for affordability goal

City may need to build as few as 3,100 more apartments for affordability goal

On paper, anyway, Cambridge needs to put up as few as 3,100 (and as many as 6,200) more units of housing, according to data from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

‘Attempted’ making of child porn charges added to case against Wairi, local teacher

‘Attempted’ making of child porn charges added to case against Wairi, local teacher

In addition to charges of possessing and transporting child pornography, Cambridge and Somerville teacher Josh Wairi faces charges of trying to make his own.

Vail Court owners get official offer to buy, as well as land-taking, demolition threats

Vail Court owners get official offer to buy, as well as land-taking, demolition threats

A property owner’s long-in-the-making meeting with the city manager and council order has resulted in action on an abandoned apartment complex considered a blight for more than a decade.

From Friday slate of poets, Diana Whitney aims to seduce listeners into ‘Wanting It’

From Friday slate of poets, Diana Whitney aims to seduce listeners into ‘Wanting It’

The poems of Diana Whitney slink into the arms of critics like diagrammable Marilyn Monroes, and critics melt and respond like all they can think of is how quickly they can get those poems into bed with them.

Where some local police ‘militarization,’ others see more safety for public, VIPs

Where some local police ‘militarization,’ others see more safety for public, VIPs

A report that Cambridge police have “sniper teams” is greeted with both dismay and gratitude, with less attention paid to confirmation that the city pays the bill for VIP visits.

CitySprouts’ Thursday Dig It! fundraiser grows garden program, rewards by raffle

CitySprouts’ Thursday Dig It! fundraiser grows garden program, rewards by raffle

A Thursday evening fundraiser could bring the CitySprouts garden program to four more public schools this fall, as well as add after-school programming to local middle schools and keep a summer youth program tuition free.

Passim’s restaurant arrives this month, and Brandon Arms is bringing lobster

Passim’s restaurant arrives this month, and Brandon Arms is bringing lobster

Since the closing of Veggie Planet in August, Club Passim hasn’t had a chef. And since the abrupt closing of Garden at the Cellar in December, chef Brandon Arms hasn’t had a restaurant.

Social media use at school gets embrace from Harvard expert’s Wednesday talk

Social media use at school gets embrace from Harvard expert’s Wednesday talk

Since social media crackdowns don’t go over well in schools or family life, parents and educators will be comforted by this upcoming free seminar: “Social media will not eat your children.”

Five things to do this weekend: Feb. 28-March 1

Five things to do this weekend: Feb. 28-March 1

Rachel Bloom’s “Math of Comedy”; “Sleep of Reason” art performance; “The Mousetrap”; New England Philharmonic “Spring Awakening” concert; and “Non, je ne regrette rien” Edith Piaf celebration.

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