Another longtime Cambridge business is passing out of family hands: Tags Hardware, the Porter Square mainstay founded in 1955, will be run by an owner of other Ace Hardware stores in Westford, Acton and Newton.
A small confectioners’ district is popping up with the coming of Spindler Confections next to Nüssli 118°, a maker of healthy snacks and treats, and by high-end grocer Pemberton Farms, with goodies from around Eastern Massachusetts.
The city has added two hours of metered parking between Harvard and Porter squares to aid turnover for businesses – but with potential to affect residents also – in a move telegraphed by similar steps in Kendall, Central and Harvard Squares.
Overheard at Porter Square Books: A shaggy-haired man reproaching a book seller, saying “You only have one copy? You should have a thousand copies!”
The closing is part of a sweep of about 200 underperforming stores announced by the company in April. Most employees will be moved to other stores, and prescriptions will be transferred to nearby sites automatically, a spokesman said.
The sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird” arrives Tuesday with questions about whether reclusive author Harper Lee wanted it published at all, but Cambridge readers are embracing the new novel.
“In/Sight,” displays work by 55 professional artists from Cambridge and Somerville in a show starting with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Porter Square.
Singer-songwriter Reina del Cid stops in at Toad; “Fare Thee Well” Grateful Dead simulcast; free Fourth of July kids events; free all-day comedy; and a summer Boston Celtic Music Fest.
Lesley University’s signature Lunder Arts Center complex, featuring the restoration of the historic North Prospect Church, has won a prestigious Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission.
The Cambridge Youth Dance Program company is looking for “serious dancers” to become part of a pre-professional youth performance ensemble for the 2015-16 season. Auditions are Tuesday.