Little Birdie Me Takes the Guesswork Out of Gift Giving

What if you could get your friends and family the perfect gift every time? Mary Murphy came up with the idea for Little Birdie Me when she saw a man buying flowers for his partner but had no idea what type of flowers she liked. “I thought, ‘What if there was a site where instead […]


The Loop Lab to Open Doors for Port Neighborhood

A music and podcast recording studio is set to open in the city next fall that will be a space for underserved young people in the Port neighborhood to learn about sound engineering, music production, and workforce development. The Loop Lab is a collaboration between the lab’s two cofounders and the Cambridge Arts Council. The […]


Cambridge to Enter Regional Housing Partnership

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh are teaming up to tackle Greater Boston’s housing crisis. The two mayors will work with representatives from 14 cities and towns in the region, including Cambridge, to meet booming housing needs as people flock to Boston and its surrounding areas. “Our entire region is facing and […]


Holiday Gift Guide 2017

In need of gift ideas? Look no further. We’ve put together some of the best gifts from around the city so you can find the perfect present for everyone on your list while supporting your local stores.


Moving Stories Combats Stigma of Addiction and Incarceration

A group of women who are recovering from substance addiction or have been incarcerated will share their stories this weekend in a part-dance, part-spoken word show at The Dance Complex. Moving Stories is intended to reduce stigma around addiction and incarceration. The performance came out of the Moving Steps Foundation, which started out as a […]


Nadya Okamoto on Her City Council Campaign and Upcoming Book

Content warning: This article discusses physical abuse and sexual assault. Nadya Okamoto is a sophomore at Harvard, works full-time running two non-profits, recently wrapped up a City Council bid, and has two months to write her first book. Okamoto was spread thin but filled with excitement on an afternoon in late November. Her chapter deadlines […]


Debating and Drinking: Wit’s End Comes to Inman Square

Inman Square is about to get wittier with the opening of Wit’s End in the former Hops N Scotch space. Pete Stein decided he needed to make a career shift when the small real estate company he worked for was acquired by a large corporation. He sat down and made a list of what types […]


Participatory Budget Finalists Announced

Cambridge is gearing up to select its Participatory Budget projects for FY19, and this time the city has $800,000 to play with. Officials narrowed a record-breaking 608 ideas down to 20 that community members can vote on from Dec. 2-8. Participatory Budget projects are one-time capital projects—typically related to infrastructure—that community members select to improve […]


Fall Flavors from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts

The holiday season’s here, and no matter what you celebrate, there’s typically one common denominator: food. Whether it’s cooking a Thanksgiving meal for 20 or trying to spice up old family favorites for a small Christmas dinner, prepping a holiday spread can be tricky. But the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (CSCA) has some recipes […]


Are Publicly Funded Elections Viable in Cambridge?

City Councilor Nadeem Mazen can still remember representatives of special interest groups approaching him on the street to offer him funding during his 2013 campaign. “I would have folks who passed me on the street and say, ‘Nadeem it’s election season, I’ve got to give you that max contribution,’” Mazen says. When he declined, Mazen […]


Startup Plays Matchmaker for Patients and Therapists

When Eva Breitenbach was in graduate school at MIT, a medical scare led her to seek a therapist’s help. She was vocal about the support she found in therapy, and before long people around campus started coming up to her and telling her about the trouble they’d had connecting with mental health therapists. “People were […]


City to Launch Food Truck Program

The City of Cambridge is accepting applications for a pilot program that will bring food trucks to Central Square, Cambridgeport, Kendall Square, and North Point Park next year. The move comes after numerous residents told city officials that they’d like to see food trucks, according to Lisa Hemmerle, director of economic development for the Community […]