Cambridge Community Foundation Raises Funds For Local Immigrants

As the United States becomes increasingly unfriendly to immigrants at the federal level, the Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) is working to support immigrants within the bounds of the city. The CCF supports projects that help Cambridge residents from all backgrounds. The nonprofit, founded in 1916, has provided help to immigrants in the community for years—by […]


City Councilors Bring Local Government to the Podcast World

City Councilors Sumbul Siddiqui and Alanna Mallon forged a friendship on the campaign trail last year, bonding over the challenges of being first-time female candidates. Their friendship has continued over their first six months in office, and they’ve channeled their easy banter into a weekly podcast called “Women Are Here.” The podcast touches on everything from […]


City Explores How to Address Vacant Storefronts

The Community Development Department is working with an external consulting firm to reduce the number of vacant storefronts throughout the city. Cambridge has a relatively low vacant storefront rate, 1.7 percent to Greater Boston’s 2.7 percent, according to Director of Economic Development Lisa Hemmerle. But despite the low numbers, Cambridge Local First Executive Director Adriane […]


Mother and Daughter Fight to Memorialize Local Suffragettes

As the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment approaches, a girl and her mother push for historical representation In 2015, 9-year-old Sofia Bernstein was invited to the White House after she wrote a letter to President Barack Obama asking him why there weren’t any women depicted on U.S. currency. Now, Sofia and her mother, Kim, […]


Food Waste Feast Helps Home Cooks Get Creative

Ever wished a restaurateur could help you figure out what to make in your kitchen? Food Waste Feast, a website launched this spring by two of the siblings behind Mei Mei—a Chinese-American food truck that’s regularly set up shop in Cambridge—aims to help people get creative in the kitchen and, in the process, reduce food […]


Local Fourth of July Celebrations

July 3 – All American Wine Dinner at Forage 5 Craigie Cir., Cambridge Who says America can’t make good wine? Forage is getting patriotic this week, offering up wine pairings from Maine, Vermont, and California alongside a dinner that features fried spicy kimchi, fennel-rubbed pork loin, and creme fraiche ice cream. The meal is $50 […]


‘Summer In the City’ Lineup Announced

Cambridge Arts has announced the lineup for the 27th annual “Summer In the City” program, which aims to make the arts accessible to all residents through free, outdoor events. “A big tenet of Cambridge Arts is to make sure that arts are accessible to everyone in Cambridge, and so by offering this free programming in […]


Sprouting Healthy Eating

CitySprouts brings the outdoors into local elementary schools “So pretty,” a kindergartener at the King School exclaims as her class troops onto the school’s rooftop garden on a warm April morning. She jumps up and down several times. “Finally, we get to go to the garden!” CitySprouts Garden Coordinator Solomon Montagno asks which of the […]


‘Let Food Be Thy Medicine’

Community Servings Crafts Medically Tailored Meals for Some of Cambridge’s Most Vulnerable Populations A woman with diabetes had to call an ambulance every month to stabilize her glucose levels. The financial burden and disruption to her life were enormous. But after getting connected to Community Servings, a Boston-based nonprofit that serves medically tailored meals to people […]


Cambridge’s Candy Making Legacy

The Rise and Fall of the City’s Candy Empire A hundred years ago, Cambridge smelled bad. Meatpacking in East Cambridge gave off an obvious stench, while the soapmaking factories—then part of the city’s largest industry—emitted their own terrible smell. But if you walked down Main Street, you might have gotten a whiff of candy. Nicknamed […]


Season’s Eatings

How Overseasoned Mixes Family Traditions, Timely Feasts, and Today’s Activist Climate Into Monthly Cookbooks The first leaves of spring haven’t even sprung in Amy Larson’s tree-lined West Cambridge neighborhood on the day that I visit her, but summer feasts are already on the food writer’s radar. “It’s the best time for food, obviously,” Larson says […]


Group of EMF Artists Defy Eviction, Citing Verbal Leases

About 10 artists are continuing to use their spaces in the EMF building, despite being told that they would be evicted on May 31, according to EMF tenant Jon Glancy. Glancy, who has rented space in the EMF building for over 11 years, says the tenants had longterm verbal leases—in six-month or year-long increments—and therefore […]