A mini-boom in hotels has brought hundreds of rooms to Cambridge in the past couple of years, and there are hundreds of more rooms on the way, including two more hotels for Porter Square following one opened in October.
The bfresh grocery store that’s leasing space in a long-empty building in the heart of Davis Square is tentatively scheduled to open Feb. 24, and its success could mean an expansion of the concept throughout the region, company officials said.
More than a dozen residents and bike advocates called for speedy safety improvements to transportation infrastructure Monday, and six city councillors had their own calls for urgency, starting with Craig Kelley’s gentle prompt: “Things still seem to be moving slowly.”
Moving and repurposing an 1845 church was called central to the school’s strategy for achieving LEED Gold, as was the focus on air quality for the artist-users and a 40 percent reduction in energy and water usage.
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.
CRLS’ DanceWorks and other dance performances; holiday shopping; the 10th Annual “Everyone Loves Latkes”; Pinbrawl V: Arcade Carnage; and a Gingerbread Village display with tea and sweets.
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.
Try to find the literary journals in a big-box bookseller and you’ll find yourself crouched and digging through the lowest display case in its most remote corner. Not so at Porter Square Books, which hosts monthly readings led by five top local journals.
Halloween Haunted Ball; The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo; Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Beethoven by Longy; “Too Punk for Halloween” and “Growing Up Spooky” cover shows; and “Nosferatu” with live musical accompaniment.
Though she doesn’t live in Cambridge anymore – she was priced out in 2004 – Louie Cronin has written perhaps the best breakup note ever in “Everyone Loves You Back,” a novel that publishes Friday.