The developer of an affordable-housing project in The Port neighborhood cut down a flourishing stand of trees to make room for bike storage lockers for tenants after assuring zoning regulators that the space with the trees contained no more than “overgrown ivy.” There’s no evidence the bike storage is needed.
Timing was critical for Cambridge startup Biobot Analytics. “We didn’t know there would be a pandemic,” one executive said. “But the vision was already there that there’s a data trove living in our sewers that can tell us so much about human health and human behavior.”
In some more tidbits from budget hearings, we learned that even the most understandable budget ever still has some work to do in terms of clarity; that despite surging public records requests, the Law Department needs no more technology to help; and that parking revenue and the raising of annual parking permit fees can be sensitive subjects.
Joyce Chen was Boston’s first real celebrity restaurateur and holds indisputable importance in U.S. culinary history. In the same era Julia Child was changing America’s palates through French cooking, Chen was doing just that with regional Chinese, introducing dishes such as Peking duck, hot and sour soup and moo shu pork.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, “Intimacies” author Katie Kitamura is in town, “inTENtion” dance gets a two-night stand, the Night in Bloom Gala seeks to raise funds for Somerville’s armory and there’s art, poetry, jazz and a Cambridge-Somerville Asian Festival for AAPI Heritage Month.
These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include the last DocYard screening of the season and maybe ever, “Nuclear Family,” as well as more repertory from the Harvard Film Archive and Somerville Theatre. Meanwhile, another Doc – Doctor Strange – shows no sign of slowdown in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Early settlers had never seen a bird like a hummingbird, but a creature that flap its wings up to 53 times per second and eats more than its weight in a day remains remarkable now.
The thing to have at Koshari Mama is the Mushroom Shawerma Sandwich, a glorious, overflowing medley of sautéed mushrooms, sweet peppers and onions seasoned with garlic and a housemade spice blend.
These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include a cheeky Mother’s Day screening of “Psycho” and penultimate DocYard screening at The Brattle; and a parade of pairings at the Somerville Theatre, including “JCVD” and “Being John Malkovich” and a “Hard Boiled Double Feature” night with “52 Pick Up” and “The Way of the Gun.”
As overhunting left Canada geese on the brink of extinction, hunters released their captured decoy geese into the wild – but since these birds weren’t used to migrating, they nested where they were released rather than flying away.