Articles by Hannah Walters

Connecting Through the Lens

Meet Mark Ostow, renowned photographer, teacher, and owner of Cafe Zing Mark Ostow has always felt comfortable connecting with people through a camera lens. “When I was a child I spent a lot of time by myself,” the renowned photographer and longtime Cambridge resident explains. Growing up in Long Beach, N.Y., 10-year-old Ostow found solace […]


Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant Roundup

Live Alive Life Alive is a destination for the crunchy (or crunchy-curious!) vegetarian, vegan, or omnivore. The official mission of Life Alive, in fact, is to “renew your energy and connection to life by soulfully serving you the most fantastic, vibrant, organic, therapeutic, whole food you could ever imagine.” Based on the line often displayed […]


Weightlifting, Perception Shifting

By the numbers alone, Innercity Weightlifting (ICW) has been doing pretty well since making its Kendall Square debut. Founder and CEO Jon Feinman anticipated there would be plenty of gains—both fitness and finance-wise—when he expanded to another location beyond the small, five-year-old flagship in Dorchester back in 2015, but the numbers are nonetheless striking. “Our […]




WORKOUT-SIDE THE BOX: Dance Like No One Is Watching

This winter, the perfect antidote to cabin fever could just be mixing up your workout—whether that means putting on your dancing shoes, practicing your swordsmanship or braving frigid temps on your bike. *** Looking to bring more physical activity into your life but can’t stand the treadmill or freezing temperatures? Try trading in those running shoes […]



Could Cambridge City Council Regulate Airbnb? Should It?

It’s a sweltering, humid July day, but the Sullivan Chamber at Cambridge City Hall is nonetheless overflowing with attendees. A few audience members are spilling over into the threshold of the chamber door; some look down on the proceedings from the second-floor balcony. The source of such fervent interest in a mid-afternoon City Council meeting? […]



Sprouting From Steel: Four Burgers Goes Freight Farm

A 40-foot stainless steel box with orderly rows of plastic tubes and an aura of violet light—this isn’t one of the idyllic farms that make up patches in the quilt of the American midwest. But for a parking lot in Central Square, it’ll do. And then some. Four Burgers (704 Mass. Ave.), a burger joint […]


There’s an App for That: Can For-Profit Companies Fix Social Ills?

On its surface, the tech industry is one that’s steeped in optimism and altruism. Thousands of the world’s smartest people are teaming up to find solutions to even the most minute problems. They’re building apps that aim to make customers’ lives healthier, easier, more organized, more peaceful—or even more meaningful (yes, there are apps for […]


InnerCity Weightlifting: The Hidden Gym in Kendall Square

There’s a new gym in Cambridge. It’s brightly lit and features brand new equipment, interior grassy turf, showers, a team of welcoming but challenging personal trainers and a resident pit bull named Blizzard who innocently darts between the weight cages. It might sound like a typical gym, save the dog, but there’s one thing about […]