Articles by Frederick Choi

Getting Past Mass. Ave.

Every city has its thoroughfares, places where restaurants are plentiful, nightlife is booming and crowds throng the sidewalks. In Cambridge, we have Mass. Ave., which wends its way from south of Boston through the heart of our city, snaking past MIT and Harvard, cutting through North Cambridge and continuing to Arlington and beyond. But outside […]


Hidden Gems: Visiting the City’s Less Famous Sites

When you’ve lived in any area for a while, you start to run out of ideas for places to go when siblings, in-laws or old college roommates come to visit. In Greater Boston, there are the old reliables: the Science Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Harvard Art Museums. But dig a little deeper, […]


Love, Factually

Valentine’s Day is arguably the most political holiday we celebrate all year. If you’re in a couple, you might be faced with the societal expectations of the day: the card, the gift, the dinner reservations. If you’re uncoupled, you’re all but forced to weigh in on the holiday, like a pundit trying to find new takes on Donald Trump’s […]


A Matter of Grave Importance: Exploring Cambridge Cemeteries

Modern society tends to fastidiously avoid talking about death in general, but autumn has a special way of bringing about the topic. It’s the season of detritus, as vibrant green leaves fade to shades of red and orange and eventually drop to our feet, where they turn dry and brown and crumble to dust. There’s Halloween […]


SCOUT OUT: Out of the Blue, into the New

Central Square has had many a building stand empty for years, 541 Massachusetts Ave. being one of them. The building used to house a Blockbuster Video, but for the last six or seven years it has been vacant, aside from the occasional pop-up. Every once in a while rumors about the location would become the […]