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While Kendall Square Cinema is inheriting an international film festival in October, the event remains part of Arlington’s town tourism efforts and culture and will keep the town’s name as well as connections there.
This glass-walled command center in plain sight looks like the lair of a James Bond villain, but is actually how one company keeps watch over the health of the Internet – and clients’ ability to do business no matter how bad things get.
Entrepreneurs and the tech industry have a champion in city councillor Leland Cheung, whose Innovate Massachusetts Alliance is going on a small listening tour for priorities to bring to new Gov. Charlie Baker.
An assortment of small parcels of open space is not equal to a large public park. Pocket parks are a welcome reprieve from urban stress, but they are not the civic solution worthy of a great city.
Land rights and family plots lie at the film’s core, and there may be more breaks into sudden feverish sex than doobies fired up. “Inherent Vice” isn’t everyone’s kinda trip, but it is righteous fun for those who enjoy the high.
Organizers of the Arlington International Film Festival have announced that the fifth annual event next October is moving to Kendall Square.
Plenty of great things happened in 2014. It was the year the Cambridge doubled down on art, won a 24-hour restaurant for Central Square, showed citizen power and council follow-through, struck a blow for Steam and saw a healthier Health Alliance.
City planners have quietly proposed that a 14-acre block be allowed up to 300 feet in height to promote middle-income housing and allow micro-units, more retail and the addition of streets inside.
A biopic of an Olympian in a Japanese prison camp shows no feeling for real suffering, and Mark Wahlberg’s not up to the task in his flick, either.
Kendall Square’s emergence as a destination for diners, moviegoers and shoppers brings tougher parking rules Jan. 12.