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WHAT’S NEW?: Public art heads to The Avenue

The neglected stretch of sidewalk between Cambridge Common and Porter Square is set to receive an extensive and badly needed makeover. On Saturday, the newly formed Arts Committee for “The Avenue” – referring to the above-mentioned section of Massachusetts Avenue – issued a call to artists, requesting proposals for public art to be installed on […]


Shake Shack heads to Harvard Square?

Don’t get your hopes up just yet, but rumor has it that there may be a Shake Shack (JFK and Winthrop) opening up in Harvard Square, in the space next to OM restaurant. “At this point we have submitted an application to the city for a special permit, and we will not be in a […]


Moment of silence planned to honor victims

The mayor and governor are asking everyone across the state to join in a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. Monday, April 22 … the time of the marathon bombings. The one-minute silent tribute to victims will be followed by the ringing of bells in Boston and other spots throughout Massachusetts. It marks one week […]


MIT police officer identified as Sean Collier

Somerville’s Sean Collier, a 26-year-old MIT police officer, died last night after two men fired shots at him between Vassar and Main streets in Cambridge. Collier was “a dedicated officer who was extremely well liked by his colleagues and the MIT community,” says MIT police chief John DiFava in a press release. Before joining the […]


Gunshots reported at MIT’s Stata Center

Shots have been fired near Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Strata Center, according to MIT’s emergency information center. “At 10:48 PM today gunshots were reported near Building 32 (Stata) which is currently surrounded by responding agencies,” they report here. “The area is cordoned off. Please stay clear of area until further notice. Unknown if injuries have […]


Cambriville Connects joins two cities

There have always been talks about a hushed rivalry between Somerville and Cambridge, when really each city both have great things to offer—Somerville being a bit more residential, Cambridge being a bit more commercial. That can be proven by Jennifer Lawrence (no, not from The Hunger Games) and Pardis Saffari’s new movement to meld both […]


Weekend Warrior edition April 12-14

Friday, April 12 Lez Zeppelin—NYC’s premier all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band is dropping the hammer on Cambridge. Feeling dazed and confused? Then come on by and let them give you every inch of their love! Mellow Bravo will open. Presented by Rock On! 8 p.m. $20. Middle East Downstairs, 472 Mass. Ave.


Geek Week backlash at ImprovBoston

Fans of Cambridge’s comedic, geek-chic scene are out of luck. The popular geek-culture comedy festival, originally slotted for April 16-22 at ImprovBoston in Central Square, is on hiatus after a seven-year run because of an intellectual property battle, reports Marc Levy at Cambridge Day here. Apparently, founder and organizer Kevin Harrington had issue with ImprovBoston […]


Weekend warrior April 5-7 edition

Thank goodness it’s Friday. Scout Cambridge is here to give you the lowdown on what to do this weekend.  We’ve got a wide variety for you this time around–some fashion, music, comedy and art. Check out what’s happening in your neck of the woods.


Reid Overpass closes for six months

There’s an upcoming road block for drivers who take the BU Bridge. Starting Sunday, April 7, the Reid Overpass–the overpass that connects Memorial Drive over the rotary at the BU Bridge in Cambridge–will be closed for six months to cars, bicycles and pedestrians. According to an announcement from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, it will […]


Pedicab program speeds into Cambridge

The people of Cambridge will soon have a new, more eco-friendly way to navigate the city’s streets. Yep, a pack of pay-what-you-will pedicabs are en route. St. Patrick’s Day weekend marks the beginning of Cambridge’s pedicab pilot, which will run through Halloween with 20 of the chariot-esque vehicles dotting the streets. The Cambridge License Commission […]


Fallen lamp posts in Harvard Square

Hide your posts, ‘cause they’re hitting all of them out there. Seriously. The Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA) reports that “a series of incidents involving Harvard Square lamp posts.”