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A Better Cambridge Asks City to Act on Housing

Cambridge, like the rest of the Boston area, is feeling the stresses of intensified urbanization, especially increases in housing costs. That’s why A Better Cambridge, an organization that is committed to promoting diversity and and…


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SCOUT PICKS: 2/27/15-3/1/15

Friday, 2/27 Robert Darnton Discusses “Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature” 3 p.m., Free Harvard Book Store 1256 Mass. Ave. France, Britain and Germany: Three nations whose unique historical relationships with censorship have resulted…


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Thelonious Monkfish Turns Four, Plans to Expand

If you love puns and sushi, then you have probably delighted in Thelonious Monkfish‘s spirit and menu. You’ve probably also waited to be seated, as their current location (524 Mass Ave.) is more than a…


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Participatory Budgeting Vote Scheduled for March

In our January/February print edition, we told you about a first-of-its-kind participatory budgeting program in Cambridge that will allow residents to decide how the city spends $500,000 in capital funds. Area citizens submitted their project…



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Solar Soofa Benches are on Their Way

No, we didn’t just misspell “sofa.” Soofas are smart benches created by Changing Environments, a spinoff of the MIT Media Lab. Each Soofa has two USB ports where you can charge your phone or other handheld mobile device,…