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Say Hello to Cambridge’s Shop Dogs

Like so many in Greater Boston, the majority of Cantabrigians rent their homes. While this cuts down on some headaches—property taxes, landscaping—not all landlords welcome our furry friends as residents. So to satisfy your thirst for canine cuddles, we’ve collected a smattering of shops around town where friendly dogs help cash out customers. Keep your […]





With Bag Ban Looming, We’ve Tote-ally Got You Covered

On March 31—almost one year to the day after Cambridge city council voted 8-1 in favor of the Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance—the city’s ban officially goes into effect. No longer will you be able to stash your purchases in a single-use plastic bag; instead, you’ll have to BYO (or pay a minimum of 10 cents for each paper […]





Cambridge Bookstores Celebrate Their Independence

On April 18, scores of rabid vinyl collectors began lining up in the wee hours of the morning for Record Store Day, the annual music celebration that lures shoppers into area record stores with limited-edition pressings and in-store performances. Literature lovers now have a similar day of festivities all their own: Independent Bookstore Day, which will be commemorated by […]


PREVIEW: Breakfast Series Brings Authors to Henrietta’s Table

Few things start the day better than sitting down to breakfast with a great book and fitting in some literature before a busy day. One thing that is better is looking up to see one of your favorite authors sitting across from you. With that spirit, Henrietta’s Table (1 Bennett St.) is hosting Author Breakfasts. The […]


E.B. White on Dogs

Martha White reads from a new collection of her famous grandfather’s writings on man’s best friend.


Scout Weekend June 7 – 9 Edition

This weekend is a food sandwich on music. On Friday night, two greats – indie luminary Ariel Pink and hip-hop legends Mobb Deep – grace the city’s two biggest club stages. On Saturday (aka Food Day), all the vicinity’s favorite food trucks descend on Kendall, plus the grand opening of Harvard Square’s newest and most equitable pizza […]