More often than not, the soccer—er, football—fanatic is hanging out with Iron Maiden and AC/DC. But on this Wednesday afternoon, he’s stuck with the Scout staff.
In Cambridge, the culture of innovation isn’t limited to colleges and constituents—it’s part of the very workings of the city itself.
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 […]
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 […]
Porter Square Books is usually a place for, well, buying books. But on a recent Sunday afternoon, the store was brimming with civic engagement.
In response to the tragic October death of cyclist Joe Lavins, who was killed after being struck by a tractor trailer as he biked through Porter Square, bike safety advocates have launched the Joe Lavins Fund for Bicycle Safety. Ken Carlson of the Somerville Bicycle Committee says that advocates have been working to create the fund since they heard about the […]
Teens at the Community Art Center spent the summer tackling tough topics with their neighbors.
There are a lot of things that make Cambridge such a beautiful city—the architecture, the foliage, the views of the Charles. But ask Diane Beck, and she’ll tell you: It also has something to do with the ground you’re walking on. “The brick around the new Harvard Museums is wire-cut brick, laid very closely, and […]
The photo looks like something from another era. A newlywed bride, clutching a bouquet of flowers, looks out from the back of a stunning vintage Rolls Royce. Her face is partially obscured by her hand, but her eyes are alight, her face radiating joy beneath her white veil, as she waves to someone in the distance. […]
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 […]
The Lynch Family Skatepark doesn’t just provide the area’s skaters with 40,000 square feet of bowls, ramps and railings. Skateboarder Maya Volpacchio, age 18, loves the park’s layout. Its three bowls—essentially, empty swimming pools—of different sizes allow beginning skaters to start small, working their way up. She’s also a fan of the mini street section. […]
Cambridge’s human population isn’t the only one that’s growing—the number of canine companions in the city is increasing as well. As of 2015, there were 3,262 dogs licensed in Cambridge, according to Mark W. McCabe, director of the Cambridge Animal Commission. And he estimates there are actually as many as 4,500 dogs living in the […]