Sunday, July 21, 2024

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Paid legal notices for Cambridge for July 18-25

Paid legal notices for Cambridge for July 18-25.

With Cambridge Matignon sale, schools share: Banneker buys, ISB to keep leasing from church (update)

The Benjamin Banneker Charter School has bought the Cambridge Matignon high school building and fields in North Cambridge, providing a path for growth for the nearby school of around 350 students. Some of the site will stay owned and leased by the church.

Somerville’s Sound Bites can go at full volume after resolving diner licensing and labor issues

Things have returned to normal at the Sound Bites Cafe in Somerville’s Ball Square, where management drew reprimands from the U.S. Department of Labor and city Licensing Commission. For workers, things may be better than they were.

In comments on new, smaller Somernova plan, art space and creative economy stay the concern

Artists worried about Somerville’s disappearing creative spaces were the strongest voices at a hearing about an expansion at Somernova.

Paid legal notices for Cambridge for July 11-18

Cambridge public notices for July 11-18, 2024.

News

Local institutions such as banks, hospitals, police suffered only minor effects from global tech bug

The worldwide technology outage that struck banks, airlines, hospitals and other businesses overnight Thursday affected some organizations in Cambridge, including local banks and the police department.

Man manufactured pills for gangs, officials say after raiding an apartment in West Cambridge

Digging through a suspect’s trash produced evidence of a local maker of drugs who defrauded the U.S. government out of Covid help for a non-existent clothing business, authorities said Thursday.

Attend meetings in Cambridge from July 18-25 about Matignon land, cookie shop, moth count

Public meetings this week look at Matignon land in North Cambridge and a Chip City cookie shop opening in Harvard Square, as well as envisioning the Massachusetts Avenue of 2040. There’s also an open invitation to the Moth Ball.

Attend meetings in Somerville from July 18-25 for real estate deal powering affordable homes

Public meetings this week look at a low-income housing swap that will put a Spring Hill property on the market, Somerville green initiatives and a future “entrepreneurial hub” that includes biomedical uses with creative space.

Another gunfire incident in The Port injures one across the street from previous disturbance July 4 (updated)

A man was rushed to a hospital Tuesday from Cambridge’s Port neighborhood with life-threatening injuries from gunfire, police said.

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Features

Watershed: An excursion in four parts (Part IV)

Fresh Pond was once linked by a series of rivers to the Atlantic Ocean, and some vestige of that former water route is still navigable by canoe – even if a present-day river guidebook tersely describes Alewife Brook as “not recommended” for the activity.

Opinion

In studying business gentrification, of course size matters

What makes a business “small” or “independent,” and how much can we generalize about the value of each type of business to the local community?

Sharing the road like our lives depend on it

Bicycles and cars can coexist on the streets of Cambridge and Somerville with a bit of consideration. 

Somernova redevelopment brings many tangible benefits to Somerville

This project offers numerous benefits that align with the greater good of our community. It supports economic growth, addresses housing needs, creates jobs and provides valuable civic spaces.

Read

Joyce Maynard looks back – and forward – in ‘How the Light Gets In’

The novel ‘How the Light Gets In’ picks up with the characters from a 2021 book, ‘Count the Ways,’ but is not exclusively a sequel.

Laugh

At Heck Yeah, the rules are different and these comedians expect their audience to talk back

Comedy is reevaluating its relationship with heckling. For the comics on the Heck Yeah Heckle Mic show Tuesday at The Rockwell in Somerville, it’s part of the point.

Wild Things

Every fact about the work of orchard orbweavers seems designed to make the human head spin

Orchard orbweavers eat their own web each evening and rebuild it the next day – and what happened to the spiders in space will blow your mind all over again.

What We're Having

Octopus, salads and corn pitas at Eat Greek Gyros

Greek seems to be all the rage. Eat Greek in Somerville’s Davis Square – the chain’s only location outside Spain – gives you the gyros, souvlaki and tzatziki you’d expect and some eye-catching changeups to boot. 

Media

Community media organizations switch leaders, with Somerville naming Effel to permanent role

The Somerville Media Center has a new executive director, while Cambridge Community Television has an interim leader and will look for someone permanent.

Film

‘Twisters’: Chasing storms and spectacle again, Glen Powell’s star power vying with tornadoes

“Twisters’’ separates itself from its predecessor and adopts its own charming, modernist spin. But it’s best when it allows its stars – Glen Powell and the tornados – to pull us through their gravitational force.