There have been celebrity guests at “Slutcracker” before, but the local holiday tradition has an opening night guest this year that may never be topped.
The loss of another independent rock club catering to starter bands, and a switch to DJs and electronic music at the clubs that remain, changes the music ecosystem in Central Square midway through a a five-year designation as a state cultural district.
A woman told police that she walking home from a friend’s house alone on Fayerweather Street near Ivy Street in Neighborhood 9 when a man tried to assault her.
The variety shows “Thought Bomb” and Ginny Nightshade and Will Smalley’s “The Getaway”; second annual Salsa Squared celebration; sixth Run & Ride at CambridgeSide; and second Cambridge Jazz Festival.
Activist and attorney Mike Connolly declared his candidacy for City Council on Thursday – his second run for public office after opting out of a council bid two years ago and coming in second in a challenge to Tim Toomey for his 26th Middlesex District seat.
Overheard at Porter Square Books: A shaggy-haired man reproaching a book seller, saying “You only have one copy? You should have a thousand copies!”
It’s not quite hell freezing over, but city councillor Craig Kelley has hired a legislative aide, saying he sees “much more potential for me to do good things in the city if I have someone I can work closely and consistently with on the city’s issues.”
Small bottles of liquor must soon be kept on or behind a liquor store counter in a case to “reduce the possibility of underage sales,” but neither neighbors, liquor store owners nor some public officials can identify such a problem where alcohol is sold.
School Committee member Mervan Osborne has opted not to run for reelection in November, citing job and family priorities: a second child and promotion to head of school at Boston’s Beacon Academy.
Along with Gillian Anderson of “The X Files” and Stan Lee and other comics creators who travel the country from one comics and entertainment convention to the next, the eighth Boston Comic Con will have a taste of the hometown.