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.
Sudden, surprise concerns that the cost of a nascent citywide development master plan would balloon to $6 million got a pair of answers Monday at a roundtable meeting: The price was set, and the end result was more important than the price tag.
There’s plenty going on in events and even Halloween-style dining throughout Cambridge and Somerville from now through Oct. 31, ranging from free art and films to an $85 four-course holiday-themed tasting menu.
A house party for City Council candidates Mike Connolly and Ilan Levy is planned for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in East Cambridge.
Pop-up art show; Bull McCabe’s fifth annual Roots to Reggae Outdoor Music Fest; Sixth Annual “Smoke This” Rib Fest; Haiti and Brazil Hit the ’Ville! and Somerville Community Growing Center Harvest Festival.
Police are cautioning women who live, work or frequent the Harvard Square area to be aware of a recent increase in unwanted gropings.
Plans for the Lechmere station are as up in the air as the rest of the green line extension, despite its unique status in the project – it’s an existing station that will be moved, rather than one that is to be built and added to the MBTA system.
The East Cambridge Planning Team has thoughts for consideration when new zoning is under discussion, including some on traffic, homeownership and family-friendly buildings, as well as on utilities, stormwater and sewage.
A free information session on “Making Your Business More Accessible” is scheduled to be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Loyal Nine Café, 660 Cambridge St., East Cambridge.
Walk/Ride Day Evening; the OpenAir Circus; a Roller derby doubleheader; the Your Friends Fest of music, comedy and art; and art shows “Stay Clear of the Closing Doors” and “Space, Object & Artifact.”