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.
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.
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.
An 8:08 a.m. crash with an 18-wheel truck killed a bicyclist crash today at 1 White St., across from the Porter Square Mall.