Jetpac Gets Muslim Voices into Politics

When Nadeem Mazen ran for city council in 2013, he was elected by just six votes, becoming the state’s first Muslim city councilor. In 2015, he got more votes than any other candidate. His reelection strategy challenged general campaign wisdom. His team chose not to limit their focus to the fraction of the population that […]

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Nature Is Nurture at Cambridge Naturals

Inside the store that grew out of 1960s counterculture Just inside the front doors of Cambridge Naturals is a black-and-white photo of two young adults—barely more than kids, really—whose hairstyles and fashion speak eloquently of the 1960s.  They are Michael Kanter and Elizabeth Stagl. Now husband and wife, they met at the State University of […]


Sustainability From Barn to Block

I’m not sure what left a stronger impression: the sight of all the red-aproned butchers gathered around their block, or the stark hush of the place.  It’s quiet. Like a morgue, which feels fitting. There’s only the hum of the refrigerator and steady scraping sounds—careful hands wielding plastic tools, brushing bone dust from the surface […]


Community Jukebox Chosen as Public Artwork for the Foundry

A jukebox filled with community recordings will be the public art centerpiece for the Foundry building, a 37,500-square-foot space that the city is redeveloping into what Cambridge Arts describes as “a public community space for art, entrepreneurship, technology and workforce education.” The building, located at 101 Rogers St., is expected to open in 2021. Elisa […]