News

Police ask help in finding driver of white vehicle involved in hit-and-run that hurt 72-year-old

Police and state troopers are looking for a white minivan or SUV with front-end damage and a broken headlight from hitting a 72-year-old Somerville man Tuesday night in Somerville.

Concern over blood clots ceases vaccine clinic using Johnson & Johnson in North Cambridge

The federal government’s recommendation to suspend using the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine while scientists investigate rare cases of blood clots has temporarily halted the city’s targeted vaccination program in North Cambridge.

Cocaine trafficking cited in two suspects’ charges from East Cambridge nonfatal shooting March 2

A March 2 shooting in East Cambridge has led to arrests against two Boston men and drug trafficking charges related to the incident.

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Features

Self-guided tour No. 2 highlights Central Square as a nexus of local activism and civic engagement

Community engagement has appeared in many forms near Central Square – publications, radical businesses, public art, protests, politics and social services. Other parts of the city have also been sites of engagement, but Central Square is an especially interesting site of activism.

Opinion

Cambridge doesn’t need just more arts culture; We need a counterculture that challenges as well

While BioMed builds its jewel box and walled garden, who’s making sure our cultural ecology also has rocks to hurl and mud to squish between our toes?

On the Missing Middle Housing zoning petition: We, the poor, know you won’t come back for us

Proposed “missing middle” zoning looks to benefit mid-income earners who want an opportunity to buy properties in Cambridge and gain equity long term. For those who are not that, it has nothing to do with them.

Remember free food pantry in Harvard Square, says first-grader worried about hungry people

At the fridge and pantry set up in Harvard square, people can donate what they can, and take what they need.

Television

Fleischmann to get CCTV award at April 21 event

Susan Fleischmann, former executive director of Cambridge Community Television, has been selected to get its 2021 Sakey Award for “outstanding contributions to development of access to the media in Cambridge” at CCTV’s annual meeting April 21.

What He's Having

Japanese sandwiches from Mikkusu Sandos

There’s just one week left (or so we are told) to get one of the glorious Japanese sandwiches at the Mikkusu Sandos pop-up in the storefront formerly occupied by Cuchi Cuchi.

Film

Ultimate safe movie ticket: ‘Film as a Monument’ exhibit screens in open air on the side of a church

Anxious to get back to movie theaters but still apprehensive despite getting your first or even second vaccine shot? Something to tide you over might be the “Film as a Monument” exhibit at Lesley University, which takes the concept of community and contactless film screening to another level.

Film Ahead

Coronavirus edition 58: Oscar-nominated short, two doc debuts and superheroic, sci-fi silliness

This coronavirus edition of movies to shelter with includes two Brattle streams from first-time documentary filmmakers and the Oscar-nominated “Two Distant Strangers,” but also goofy genre flicks from Netflix such as “Thunder Force” and “What Lies Below.”

Film

‘Voyagers’: It’s Lord-of-the-Flies-into-space, with kids off their meds and onto adult trouble

“Voyagers” fills a spaceship with the genetically engineered offspring of MIT scientists and Nobel laureates and sends them off into the universe to find the next place for humans to expand – but is more about what goes wrong aboard than about the voyagers’ quest.

Media

‘Defining Leadership’ Web series starts April 21, with Kaba exploring artists for Boston Compass

The Boston Compass newspaper, launched a little over a decade ago as a one-page zine, is now an eight-page paper with newsrack boxes across Boston – and expands again this month with the launch of its first Web series. Cambridge’s Pauline Kaba is the host.