While the Foundry 101 building opens to the public in September, major construction is finished and residents were allowed to walk through the first floor of the refurbished building Wednesday at a ribbon-cutting, visiting spaces within where creation will take place.
Workers at 1369 Coffeehouse in Central and Inman squares have decided to unionize in the culmination of a National Labor Relations Board election Wednesday.
Some residents of Manning Apartments, a public housing complex near Central Square for seniors and people with disabilities, say they feel unsafe amid a spike in illegal activity in and around the building – and an official at the Cambridge House Authority said Friday that an attempt to address the problem better with private security has suffered a setback.
As members of the MIT community, we are especially disappointed that our administration is acting to weaken policies to address the climate crisis – and want the City Council to know that this is not reflective of the interests or the opinions of the entire community here, whose faculty and students broadly support institutional action.
A farewell party to Harvard Square’s “Pit” on Saturday – officially, Pit-A-Palooza – sparked nostalgia in several ways. The air smelled of sweat and marijuana as energetic fans surrounded a band, and there was nostalgia for a fixture of city youth since 1982.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, there are talks on “Much Ado About Mushrooms” and “The Hijacking of Rights in America”; a story slam and poetry; a drag night with local queens Coleslaw and Severity Stone and drag king Travis Tí; dance and music; “Moana” and “School of Rock” for free; and July Fourth comedy and fireworks.
‘Mad God’ and more cult flicks are at The Brattle; ‘Elvis’ and ‘Official Competition’ begin their runs
These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include literally giant films at the Somerville Theatre, including “L.A. Confidential” and “Spartacus”; unforgettable weirdness such as “Mad God” and Lynch’s “Lost Highway” at The Brattle; and new works such as “Elvis” and the delicious “Official Competition” reviewed.
It’s hard to believe that a mammal as big as a deer is found in a city as urban as Cambridge, but the deer are here. With a little bit of thoughtful management, we can live in harmony.
Panah Panahi cooks up something politically barbed in “Hit the Road,” which begins with a semi-joyous car ride and a becomes a poignant and provocative existential odyssey.
The film’s shining asset, aside from the allure of a 1970s setting and devil mask worn by the central boogeyman, is the strong performances by young cast members portraying a brother and sister with a dead mom, scary dad and even scarier kidnapper to tackle.