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It happened: Cambridge lost the Deborah Mason School of Dance – to just over the border in Somerville near Porter Square.
Gather around the piano (on a city street near you). Welcome MICE back onto your comics bookshelf. Go back to our musical roots. Celebrate Somerville’s sweetest invention: Fluff. And take care of all your fall and winter bicycle needs.
The Walgreens nobody wanted opened in Porter Square this summer, with a quick and desperate change to its hours of operation. If it’s in business long enough, maybe it’ll fix its window displays too.
The Asian flavor of Porter Square turns bittersweet Friday – bitter with the closing of Miso Market, sweet with the reopening of Yume Wo Katare.
The essayist’s newest work looks at who we decide is a villain, with individual pieces putting microscopes on phenomena ranging from Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky to “Star Wars,” Bernhard Goetz and Batman, the Eagles and O.J. Simpson., Muhammad Ali and Joe Paterno.
Are Cambridge and Somerville headed for peak froyo? The opening of the latest frozen yogurt chain store soft-serves to remind us that this fad has been and gone before.
Catch the last day of a free art exhibit. See “Oblivion” for free, twice even, courtesy of MIT. Enjoy music and pub grub and honor a Boston Marathon bombing victim. Take up the challenge of the Meatball Takedown. And help launch The Non-Fiction Cartel’s program for short-form filmmakers.
Have a Play Day. Get in some early summer Irish-themed Midsummer Night Revels. Squeeze in some accordion anarchy at the Squeeze Box Slam. Play even more at the Sunday Parkland Games. And Enjoy belly dance while helping empower women in Uganda.
No need to look into the future to see how those trendy micro-units will work once they’re built in Cambridge. The micro-unit is already here – and in a basement.
The time has come to invest in a 21st century transportation system for ourselves and future generations. We have a unique opportunity to restore it, and we must not let it pass.