Moving freight operations to Worcester from Allston’s Beacon Park was expected to increase the use of 18-wheelers within Interstate 495, but the focus was on air quality and damage to roads and bridges from ever-heavier trucks, not cyclists’ deaths.
The second presidential debate arrives Sunday with some not-very-juicy disclosures about Hillary Clinton’s corporate speeches and the sleaziest of revelations about Donald Trump’s guy talk. Some local bars and breweries are opening their doors for raucous watch parties.
Sadly, this is the second time in a little over three months that we have to talk about the hazardous and sometimes fatal state of cycling in Cambridge, Boston and the surrounding areas – after two fatalities in squares that have been long-known areas of concern.
Artbeat festival; the Boston Poetry Marathon (with a party); Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” by the MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra; breakdancing competition with DJ’ing; and the second annual Rappers vs. Poets Contest.
The death of bicyclist Amanda Phillips in Inman Square has focused political will for change and, as requested by a City Council order, resulted in the fast-tracking of changes planned for a chaotic and crowded intersection of five city streets, city officials said Monday.
The city is thinking about how to make Inman Square better and safer for all modes of transportation, as well as turning it into a community gathering point. Normally this would take years to see to fruition.
Thursday’s death of a bicyclist in Inman Square came exactly a month after the most recent request by city officials for a solution to tame its convoluted and dangerous traffic patterns.
Atwood’s Tavern celebrates its 10th anniversary with a weeklong series of concerts beginning Monday. Since opening, the cozy East Cambridge venue has been a home for some of the best local bands and artists, with top-notch talent performing nightly.
Two Cambridge institutions are expanding in coming months, as a Darwin’s Ltd. sandwich and coffee shop plans to expand seating by 300 percent – including onto a new loft dining area – by taking over and building in the space occupied by University Stationers.
The city is partnering with the New England Rain Barrel Co. to get residents a special price on rain barrels through May 12.