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Man dies after shooting called ‘drive-by’ during Fourth of July festivities (update)

Man dies after shooting called ‘drive-by’ during Fourth of July festivities (update)

A man was reportedly shot in the head Thursday at Windsor and Washington streets after Fourth of July fireworks.

Five things to do this weekend: June 28-29

Five things to do this weekend: June 28-29

Harvard Book Store warehouse sale; Games Forum’s play test party; improv painting and music Experience; Calamity #6 variety show; and Cambridge Symphony Pops on the Lawn.

Resident-only job fairs plan could help employees outsourced into lower pay

Resident-only job fairs plan could help employees outsourced into lower pay

Officials are embracing the idea of residents-only job fairs, and of holding hirers more accountable when they outsource employment.

Shake Shack has a fireplace, but so do these six other Cambridge restaurants

Shake Shack has a fireplace, but so do these six other Cambridge restaurants

Harvard Square may not have needed another burger joint, but it’s hard to complain when that Shake Shack opens with a fireplace on one of the season’s coldest, snowiest days. Here’s where to find the flames all around town.

Five (or so) things to do this weekend: May 18-19

Five (or so) things to do this weekend: May 18-19

Get in free to the Harvard Art Museums. Get photographed on the red carpet. See the art of the East/Central Cambridge Open Studios. Tune in to Porchfest. Experience “Love on the Run” via Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Verdi. And have a literary weekend.

MIT sweetens the deal as Kendall Square vote nears

MIT sweetens the deal as Kendall Square vote nears

As a zoning vote nears, Massachusetts Institute of Technology officials have offers to the city: among other things, doubling the amount of proposed “innovation space” for startup firms, hiking affordable housing to a proposed 18 percent of units from 15 percent and turning over a decaying parking lot in Area IV to someone who will use it.

Livingstone becomes second candidate to announce for Walz’s rep seat (update)

Livingstone becomes second candidate to announce for Walz’s rep seat (update)

Jay Livingstone follows Nils Tracy into the special election for state Rep. Marty Walz’s seat in the 8th Suffolk District, which includes Cambridgeport and parts of Area IV and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Council OKs gun buy-back, Area IV name change process

Council OKs gun buy-back, Area IV name change process

City councillors are making a gun buy-back program just the start of anti-gun efforts in Cambridge, and giving a neighborhood a potentially official way to change its less-than-official name.

Area IV residents want formal process to change neighborhood’s name, councillor says (update)

Area IV residents want formal process to change neighborhood’s name, councillor says (update)

Residents from Area IV don’t want to be from Area IV anymore, city councillor Denise Simmons said – meaning they want to formally rename their neighborhood. Simmons has a policy order for Monday’s council meeting asking the city manager to start the process.

Nice shot: Watching rats like a hawk

Nice shot: Watching rats like a hawk

Maybe the rat infestation in East Cambridge, Central Square, Area IV and NorthPoint is getting a natural solution – hawks that like big rats as a snack.

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