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PARK(ing) Day Reinvents City’s Parking Spots

What could a city do with all the space that’s dedicated to parking? That’s the driving question behind PARK(ing) Day, an international event where cities transform their metered parking spots into public spaces ranging from mini parks to libraries to concerts. Cambridge will reinvent 127 parking spots on Sept. 15, allowing 55 groups to set […]


In 2018 Participatory Budget, More Residents Than Ever Put Their Mouth Where Their Money Is

When budget delegates convene next week to discuss 2018’s Participatory Budgeting proposals, they’re going to have their work cut out for them. This is the fourth PB cycle, which invites the community to decide how a portion of the city’s capital budget is spent. Ideas are organized into seven categories: culture and community facilities, education, environment, parks and […]


What’s All the Hub, Bub?

Her Inman Square cycle shop shuttered earlier this year—much to the sorrow of Boston’s bike community. What’s Emily Thibodeau up to now?


Can You Guess Which of These Guys is a Manager at Life Alive?

“I love a big boot—that’s just a big kick to the face, you can never go wrong,” chuckles Max Pelham. “Head butts, and even just a good punch—it sounds boring, but if you can throw a good punch it’s everything.” Pelham—AKA Axl Keegan and later Mickey Keegan—knows it’s quite the juxtaposition: a WWE-affiliated wrestler who, for […]


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 […]


Catching Up with Cambridge Cabbies

Anyone can tell you that Cambridge is a rapidly changing city, but few people are so attuned to that change as its cab drivers, who have a literal front-row seat from which to watch its development as they shuttle fares from MIT to Porter Square, from Harvard to Huron Village. We hailed a ride with […]





Cambridge’s Marathoners Tell Us Why They’re Running

Many Boston Marathon runners tackle an entirely different kind of endurance challenge as they train for the annual race: raising money—often to the tune of $10,000 or more—for charity. The Boston Marathon Official Charity Program debuted in 1989 and has grown ever since; last year, nonprofit runners raised more than $30 million. We caught up with some of […]


Meet Michael Devney—A Central Square Resident With an Unusual Hobby

People of a certain age might remember a TV show called The Millionaire, in which the mysterious John Beresford Tipton would send out his aide Michael Anthony to give a million dollars—no strings attached—to a random person. One of the the show’s regular viewers was Michael Devney, who watched it as a child and eventually […]