Articles by Emily Hopkins

Bridj on Your Phone: Startup Introduces New App

Bridj, the Kendall Square startup aimed at providing transportation solutions for the Greater Boston Area, announced today their new app that will bring the booking process from the web to your smartphone. The business is still in its beta phase, but since launching in June, Bridj has expanded its coverage to locales in Boston, Cambridge […]


Bukowski Is Back: Tavern To Reopen in Early January

We steeled ourselves back in July when we heard that Bukowski Tavern in Inman Square (1281 Cambridge St.) was to close for renovations until the fall. It was still summer then, when the days are long and you feel invincible. But as summer turned into fall, and then fall into winter, and the pub’s reopening […]


Classy in Cambridge for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is like prom: You get really excited about it, you probably dress up, and before you know it, it’s over. Unlike prom, though, you actually get a chance to do it over. Here are three ways to get it right:


Hundreds March In The Name of Black Lives

Last night, about 600 protesters marched from Davis Square to the Mass Ave. bridge in a demonstration against police brutality. This follows a larger protest on Thursday that brought thousands to the Boston Common that shut down major roadways as well as Park Street Station.


Students Walk Out in Support of Michael Brown

Students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin, Harvard Law School, and Harvard College descended onto Harvard Square Monday to protest the decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Mo., in the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown in August. The group, which swelled to 700, gathered just after 1:30 […]


Uber Debate Comes to Cambridge

It’s around 12:30 a.m. when my Uber driver James pulls up. I’m the last fare of the night, and since it’s a two-door car, I slide into the front seat. He says he only drives for Uber once a week to supplement his income and is overwhelmingly positive about his experience. “Uber is safer,” he […]


Under-Served? New Minimum Wage Bill Gets Mixed Messages From Service Industry

On a quiet Tuesday morning in Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square, Katie Russo folds napkins and waits for customers. Right now, with no tables, she’s getting paid $2.63 an hour, about one-third of the minimum wage for non-tipped labor. But soon, that may change. In November, the Massachusetts Senate overwhelmingly approved an increase in […]