The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers’ Cambridge Senior Center has moved – but only temporarily, and just across the street.
Business owners hope the merger will increase their visibility and strengthen advocacy efforts as they face challenges including distance from T stops, limited parking, decreased foot traffic and empty storefronts.
A lot happens in the course of a year in a densely packed city of 110,402 people with high-profile industries, clashing interests and significant class disparities. From the first promises of newly reelected officials to the extinguishing of a massive fire, here’s a run-down.
The City of Cambridge made good on a City Council order from October implementing two experimental, separated bike lanes along short swaths of Massachusetts Avenue – one in Central Square, the other just north of Harvard Square.
“To Boldly Go: Symphony Meets Space”; Coach Fest; International Games Day; the “Voices Against Injustice” poetry reading; a ton of art in Somerville; your choice of free classical or jazz concerts; and much more.
“Out of the Woods: Fairy Tales Re-imagined” exhibit and opening reception; Opera Bites; The Channels, TRIM and Jroy Divorbison; “What Now?: A Response Event”; and Brew Haha comedy.
The third and final debate of the presidential season – though with Donald Trump involved, it’s less presidential than some – is Wednesday, and a few Cambridge and Somerville institutions have stepped up to watch some federal institutions decline.
The annual meeting of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25, on the second-floor community center of its Cambridge office, including a vote for board members.
More than 200 cyclists, co-workers and friends gathered in Porter Square to hold a candlelight vigil for Dr. Bernard “Joe” Lavins, who was struck and killed Oct. 5 by an 18-wheeler while bicycling through the tangled intersection in front of Christopher’s restaurant.
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.