They have many names for themselves. “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Drums.” “The Rolling Crones.” A “post-menopausal percussion and vocal ensemble.” They are many things—women, activists, mothers. One was a realtor, another’s a former professor, and a third has written five books about Halloween. They came together haphazardly. “It’s a small world in Somerville and […]
A group of residents banded together under the name Upgrade Cambridge are lobbying the city to create a municipal broadband network. Co-founder Saul Tannenbaum has devoted his time to issues at the intersection of technology and politics since retiring from his IT job eight years ago. He served on the city’s Broadband Task Force from […]
A music and podcast recording studio opening this fall will provide a space for underserved young people in the Port neighborhood to learn about sound engineering, music production, and workforce development. Christopher Hope started working with young people from the Port area while he was a student at Harvard’s divinity school, and soon discovered how […]
When visual artist Anne Plaisance moved here from Paris, she found two things striking: the sense of community in Greater Boston, and the number of people experiencing homelessness. She wracked her brain for a way that she could help Cambridge’s homeless population. She thought of starting a tiny houses project, but the executive director of […]
City Councilors Sumbul Siddiqui and Alanna Mallon forged a friendship on the campaign trail last year, bonding over the challenges of being first-time female candidates. Their friendship has continued over their first six months in office, and they’ve channeled their easy banter into a weekly podcast called “Women Are Here.” The podcast touches on everything from […]
As the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment approaches, a girl and her mother push for historical representation In 2015, 9-year-old Sofia Bernstein was invited to the White House after she wrote a letter to President Barack Obama asking him why there weren’t any women depicted on U.S. currency. Now, Sofia and her mother, Kim, […]
Meet Mark Ostow, renowned photographer, teacher, and owner of Cafe Zing Mark Ostow has always felt comfortable connecting with people through a camera lens. “When I was a child I spent a lot of time by myself,” the renowned photographer and longtime Cambridge resident explains. Growing up in Long Beach, N.Y., 10-year-old Ostow found solace […]
Content warning: This article discusses physical abuse and sexual assault. Nadya Okamoto is a sophomore at Harvard, works full-time running two non-profits, recently wrapped up a City Council bid, and has two months to write her first book. Okamoto was spread thin but filled with excitement on an afternoon in late November. Her chapter deadlines […]
Back in August, many in Cambridge mourned the closing of Veggie Planet, which had served as the restaurant side of Club Passim for more than thirteen years. But they got some great news in early March, when it was announced that Brandon Arms—formerly of Garden at the Cellar and Clio—would be taking over food and drink operations at […]
Her personal mantra: “Ask, Believe, Receive.” I’m a very big believer in the law of attraction. What you think about, you bring about!
If someone bequeathed to him a commercial space in Cambridge, he’d… It would be called Cassette Tapes and Milkshakes, and we would sell exactly that. And Walkmans, since no one has equipment to play cassette tapes anymore. And if you made a really good mix tape, you could sell it on consignment.