Past debates over setting “linkage” fees for commercial development have divided the City Council into factions who want to push the limits and those who fear scaring off the builders who pay those fees. These was no hint of division as councillors talked about a 66 percent increase.
Michael Monestime, who led Central Square into forming a business improvement district, faced down the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic and created the Starlight Square complex, is leaving as executive director, but will join its board of directors starting Jan. 1.
The mental and physical tolls of Covid have been well documented and. As days get shorter, the weather colder and the delta variant curbs our activities and social lives, taking steps to support our health and wellness becomes essential.
Four finalist art proposals are in for the remaking the Tobin Montessori and Vassal Lane Upper Schools in West Cambridge. The winner of the $650,000 commission won’t be announced until November, but the first step to a decision is homework: learning about each project.
Loyal Nine is an intimate and cozy place to have dinner but also a nifty place to have lunch or brunch. I dig its smooth and creamy nitro cold-brewed coffee, but one of the more recent reasons I’ve been popping in is the simple things it does with chicken and eggs.
Bar Enza is expected to open before October in Harvard Square’s Charles Hotel, serving the Italian brasserie food of Mark Ladner in a space that until April hosted Benedetto (and Rialto for 22 years until June 2016).
The Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading returns in person Wednesday, honoring the Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright from Ireland who died in 2013.
These reviews of what’s on the big screen and streaming include doings at The Brattle Theatre, including the “Fictions of Werner Herzog” and “African-American Neo-Noir” programs and takes on “My Name Is Pauli Murray,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “The Starling” and much more.
American lady butterflies have two large eyespots on each hindwing. Animals often evolve patterns to help camouflage themselves from predators, but eyespots make butterflies stand out. Why would American ladies want to stand out?