Joe Ferro, owner of Foodtown and the attached Laundrytown, says a sale is being finalized now to buyers who “plan on running the store and keeping things the same,” though with “a bit of facelift to modern things up.” Residents hope it’s true.
Health Alliance turns to patients as possible hires during Covid crisis, similar to schools’ outreach
Cambridge Health Alliance, coping with staff shortages like many other hospitals during the latest Covid-19 surge, is turning to a novel source for job applicants: its patients. The Alliance sent messages to its patient email list Wednesday, announcing, “CHA is Hiring!” and inviting them to apply.
A virtual History Café on Feb. 3 about “Local History and the Black Experience in Slavery and Freedom” will speak with Barbara Brown of Hidden Brookline about how Cambridge can learn from work done across the river – including a look at Florida Ruffin Ridley, whose life and work intersected closely with that of Cambridge’s own Maria Baldwin.
To bend the curve of climate change takes more than the goodwill of Cantabrigians. In the case of waste escaping into the Alewife Brook and overdevelopment in Cambridge Highlands, the City Council, Planning Board and city manager must work together to ensure all new construction is part of a solution.
Municipal broadband ‘feasibility study’ is tilted against the success of project it’s set up to assess
An assumption that anything built would be cost-neutral or revenue positive within 10 years is undermined by starting with social justice; there are no current plans for public engagement for a market survey; and the City Council’s work has been slowed to nothing by the manager’s obstruction. Cambridge is far from ready for a decision.
Although I made this decision for my own business and strongly encourage others to do the same, businesses should have the freedom to make their own decisions. Creative approaches such as incentive programs encourage participation without forcing their hand.
Camberville does not have a lot of Crepe options, but Mr. Crepe in Davis Square has been selling the golden brown triangles of savory or sweet goodness since the 1990s.
These looks at what’s on the big screen in the coming week include reviews for “Drive My Car” and “Flee,” an animated doc joined by another boundary-pushing animated film, “Cryptozoo” at The Brattle, by the more traditional “Mitchells vs. the Machines” and more cinema from “Atlantis” to Taiwan.
‘We Are But Your Children,’ a history of ManRay, arrives with hopes for a party at the reopened club
Pandemic conditions make for a bad moment to reopen ManRay in Central Square but an ideal time to read “We Are But Your Children: An Oral History of the Nightclub ManRay,” assembled out of conversations with 120 regulars at the legendary nightclub.
People first brought exotic mute swans to North America in the 1870s to decorate country estates, city parks and zoos, and those we see in Massachusetts today are probably descended from birds that escaped from New York – now considered an invasive species by many and huntable in most states.
With these subfreezing temps upon us, hot meals matter. One place to get your internal warmth in yummy fashion is ChoCho’s, the Korean eatery with its boiling crocks of soondubu tofu soup into which you drop a raw egg and let cook – like your own Sterno stove to warm your hands over.
The Painted Burro, an upscale Mexican restaurant in Somerville’s Davis Square, is adding its fourth location in a place familiar to fans of the cuisine: the former home of the Border Cafe in Harvard Square.