Profiles

From The Ground Up

For 50 years, East Cambridge–based affordable housing developer Just-A-Start has been quite literally building space for low-income residents from the ground up. And that’s just one of the ways they’ve been fighting income inequality in the increasingly divided city.  Last month, Just-A-Start purchased a 43,800 square foot property at 52 New St. in North Cambridge. […]

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Collecting Old Stories at MIT Provides Map for the Future

While MIT is mostly known for developments in mathematics and the hard sciences, the university’s libraries and special collections have an ever-expanding cache of oral histories, particularly about the institution itself. One collection documents the diverse experiences of women at MIT. Undergraduate students interview alumnae, and then transcripts of their conversations are submitted to the […]



Meet the Manager of Find It Cambridge

Hector Acevedo immigrated to Cambridge from El Salvador when he was a child, sharing a studio apartment with his mother and several uncles. They came for the opportunities and better medical care, and found city resources instrumental in navigating life here. “Cambridge has always been a place where immigrant families could call home, where [for] […]