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 […]
For Alyssa and Teddy Applebaum, it’s all about the grain. “Once people get introduced to it, it’s just like anything else that we’ve adopted and gotten really excited about that seemed weird 20 years ago, but now everybody gets it,” Teddy says. “There’s like 20 varieties of coffee and everybody talks about their variety of […]
A few miles away from the setting of “Cheers,” there’s another mythic place where everyone knows your name after a visit or two. To be fair, it’s probably best for a pharmacy to know everyone’s name for the sake of filling out prescriptions, but Skenderian Apothecary treats a first-name basis like a common courtesy, not […]
Ever feel like your belongings are closing in on you in your high-rent, low-square-footage Cambridge home? If so, you’re in luck—a professional organizing studio is headed to 2255 Mass. Ave. Stasia Steele started The Little Details over six years ago because she loved the way that proper organization could make a person’s life simpler. Organization […]
The Harvard Square Business Association has submitted a policy order to the City Council that it says would increase foot traffic and help businesses in the square. The policy order explains that despite the vibrancy of Harvard Square, many businesses have found it impossible to stay in business—Fire + Ice, Schoenhof’s Foreign Books, wagamama, and […]
It sounds like a dream job, right? But hosting live music—even at your bar or restaurant—is kind of a tricky process. We caught up with the License Commission to find out exactly how you do it.
No flickering fluorescent lighting or drab gray cubicles here—innovators need workspaces that are as dynamic, adaptable and open to collaboration as they are.
It’s in no way radical to say that mothers in the workplace face a specific set of challenges. Forbes recently reported that the among developed nations, the U.S. is “dead last” when it comes to paid maternity leave, and that’s to say nothing of the day-to-day difficulty (and Herculean organizational feat) that comes along with getting kids […]
We tracked down the best gifts in town for just about everyone on your list in our 2016 local gift guide. Happy shopping!
Summer LuLu’s handmade teething jewelry is by moms, for moms—and it’s catching on with appreciative parents everywhere.
Plans to redevelop a block of buildings have come to represent more than the one-off loss of a beloved bookstore, spurring a fight for the culture and future of the neighborhood.
You voted for Cambridge’s best service providers—from car repair to real estate—in the 2016 Scout’s Honored Awards. Here are your winners!