A matte white ghost bike, adorned with flowers scattered over time by the city’s winds and replenished by friends paying respect, sits chained to a light pole on Putnam Avenue, just outside the Whole Foods Market. The bike is the year’s first addition to the dozens of cyclist memorials around Greater Boston. It commemorates the death of Marcia Deihl, a 65-year-old LGBT […]
If you’re a car owner in the city, this has almost certainly happened to you: You grab your keys and head out to your vehicle, only to find that it isn’t sitting where you last parked it. Glancing up at the street cleaning signs, you realize that you were parked on the wrong side of […]
The License Commission is now requiring taxi cabs to have the capability to process credit cards.
Cambridge just became the largest city on the east coast to enact a plastic bag ban. On Monday night, Cambridge City Councilors voted 8-1 to pass the Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance, which bans single-use plastic bags. The council has been trying to pass a bag ban for more than seven years. “I think it’s great news,” […]
This week is the last chance for organizations to apply for one of ten mini-grants form the Cambridge Public Health Department through its Let’s Move Cambridge and Cambridge in Motion initiatives. Eligible organizations have until Friday to submit their applications for review. “These mini-grants have inspired a lot of creative thinking from the community in the […]
Text from this post originally appeared in the What’s New section of our March/April 2015 print issue. KENDALL SQUARE EMMA’S PIZZA Emma’s (40 Hampshire St.) is an institution in Cambridge that has been around for more than five decades. In that time, they’ve moved around and innovated to keep the store as fresh as their […]
Cambridge City Council has been considering a plastic bag ban for more than seven years, ever since an April 30, 2007 policy order. A vote on the proposed ban was scheduled to take place at a December 15 hearing, but was postponed so that City Council could consider amendments to the bill as well as an alternate version […]
Toni Bee is a lot of things. She’s a poet, artist, activist and mother. She’s also one of the voices behind Black Lives Matter Cambridge, the local chapter of a national movement to combat systemic racism. The group emerged during the first weeks of this year and already they’ve led a march of more than […]
Cambridge, like the rest of the Boston area, is feeling the stresses of intensified urbanization, especially increases in housing costs. That’s why A Better Cambridge, an organization that is committed to promoting diversity and and sustainable growth in the city, is calling for City Council to do something about it–and fast. In a letter published last […]
In our January/February print edition, we told you about a first-of-its-kind participatory budgeting program in Cambridge that will allow residents to decide how the city spends $500,000 in capital funds. Area citizens submitted their project proposals for the funds back in December, and ideas ranged from artsy (“commission up to $150,000 in public art for Cambridge […]
Have a vision of how Kendall Square should look? Time to speak up! The city is looking for input on the final design teams who in October advanced to the final stage of the Connect Kendall Square design competition. The contest is a response to the extensive changes Kendall Square experienced after years of development. […]
When Bridj launched this past June, they put the Mercedes Sprinter (their vehicle of choice) before the wheel, so to speak. One of the company’s first routes traversed three cities—Cambridge, Boston and Brookline—before it had been awarded licenses to technically operate in any of them.