By Jen Hirsch The sounds of rain and bells and the smell of incense and moxa float through the air as Athena Desai palpates the wrist of a patient lying on the table in her small Cambridge office on Arrow Street. She pushes and then is still and pushes again, looking for a change in […]
Yet another Harvard Square fixture has closed. Local (and Peter Wolf) favorite, Leo’s Place officially closed its doors for good on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The diner had been in business since 1949. For more on dearly departed Harvard Square restaurants and businesses, as well as stories of longterm business survival, check out our feature […]
Walking around town sporting his beret, Ricardo Fitten looks like a poet. He is, in fact, just that. On any given day, you might spot this Cambridge resident selling copies his poems for $5 each, outside Diesel Cafe in Davis Square, Somerville. He pulls out a folder with printouts and photocopies. Some of the older […]
Ever heard of a little thing called “girl power”? Liz Mellen, owner of Crossfit Medusa (1957 Mass Ave.), has been serving it up since she opened the gym, or “box”, earlier this summer. and the fitness-savvy ladies of Cambridge just can’t seem to get enough. Despite mornings full of practically back to back, fully booked […]
Now that Memorial Day has marked the unofficial start to summer, the Cambridge Public Library will be taking a vacation of its own. Beginning last weekend and running through mid-October, the main branch at 449 Broadway will be officially closed on Sundays. Last fall, the Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Association drafted a petition with over 1,000 signatures protesting this […]
As if Cambridge needed yet another reason to brag. NerdWallet.com, a website concerned with you saving an extra buck or two, named Cantabrigians the greenest commuters in the nation, ahead of New Yorkers, Bostonians and San Franciscans.
There’s an upcoming road block for drivers who take the BU Bridge. Starting Sunday, April 7, the Reid Overpass–the overpass that connects Memorial Drive over the rotary at the BU Bridge in Cambridge–will be closed for six months to cars, bicycles and pedestrians. According to an announcement from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, it will […]
A group of concerned Cantabrigians are meeting in an attempt to make the city a better place to live — and you can join them. On Thursday, April 11, the crew from “A Better Future for a Better Cambridge” will talk to three experts about ways to plan urban growth in Cambridge while promoting a […]