The number of voters in this year’s municipal elections were up a little over half a percent since the elections of 2013, despite campaign spending this year of $651,663, up from a total spend two years ago of $535,871 – or a rise of nearly 22 percent.
This weekend brings Small Business Saturday, when local shops bid for holiday dollars not already spent at mall- and chain-heavy Black Friday sales, and two Cambridge startups are supporting the effort.
Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction Event; “Arabian Nights”; Charles Hotel tree lighting; Post-Thanksgiving Throwdown rock show; and Scharpling & Wurster live.
The full-body virtual reality experience called “Birdly” is coming to Kendall Square’s Le Laboratoire Cambridge for three days next month – probably not long enough to satisfy all those who’ve wanted to soar over a city, held aloft by nothing but their own wings.
Stellabella Toys is closing its Davis Square branch, with owner Richard Henry looking at causes as simple as lower foot traffic and as complex as the effect of online giants such as Amazon changing the nature of retail itself.
You & Us & We & Them dance festival; Brickbottom Open Studios; Brazilian Street Food Pop-Up; Studio 263: Art Auction/Dance Party; and Cocktail Wars bartender competition.
Work on the recommendations of the Early Childhood Task Force is to start almost immediately on turning a task force report into a strategic plan, hiring people to lead it and developing a pilot project. But that wasn’t soon enough, some councillors are saying.
Harvard and Cambridge Public Schools are facing safety concerns today, with Harvard Yard locked down and the nearby science center plaza emptied and a heightened police presence at public schools after a bomb threat appeared on a blog.
The Mobilia gallery follows a time-tested model of making art less intimidating by offering food as an accompaniment – usually a sweet one. Every Saturday brings “Picasso and Pie” hours with recipe by or inspired by a gallery artist.
Harvard Square’s public toilet is expected to be open by December. That promise may sound familiar – city officials said in April 2014 that the city’s first permanent, freestanding, 24-hour public toilet was expected to be in place by the end of that year too.