The Somerville Theatre is trading in two screens for the Crystal Ballroom, a 500-person capacity performance hall that will return live music to Davis Square for the first time since the amps went silent at Johnny D’s back in 2016.
Six months after Congress approved roughly $16 billion in aid for entertainment venues shattered by coronavirus, only 411 have received money out of 14,214 applications. The Small Business Administration says it’s working to catch up.
The Evergreen day care and preschool, a nonprofit serving area families since 1989, needs donations for relocating between buildings on the Sancta Maria Nursing Facility after setbacks caused by the coronavirus.
Now that the City Council has updated Cambridge’s retail table of land uses and home occupations zoning – a process that began in 2015 – is it getting any closer to remembering the businesses victimized by buying worthless alcohol licenses?
Public meetings this week look at buying land in Alewife, updating green space, keeping options for remote speaking at City Council and School Committee meetings, a boutique hotel proposal and improvements to The Port neighborhood.
Post-pandemic, the Taste of Cambridge and Taste of Somerville events have been rethought for the year, creating a “Dining Passport” program running July 1 to Aug. 15, with proceeds going to restaurant workers and nonprofit organizations.
Plenty has been going on in development this spring, including an environmentally focused building planned for North Point’s Parcel U, a slew of MIT moves and more on BioMed Realty’s push into Somerville.
Cicada Coffee Bar and its backyard garden oasis have the same cozy sense of community and comfort as classic Cambridge institutions, and a menu of fresh and light yet satiating Vietnamese food and drink.