What’s New: City Beat

Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage is in the Works A committee will oversee the creation of a public monument honoring the local community’s role in the women’s suffrage movement, Curbed Boston reports. The effort to commemorate this historical moment was sparked last year by local teenager Sofia Bernstein and her mother, Kim. “It was shocking when […]


Jetpac Gets Muslim Voices into Politics

When Nadeem Mazen ran for city council in 2013, he was elected by just six votes, becoming the state’s first Muslim city councilor. In 2015, he got more votes than any other candidate. His reelection strategy challenged general campaign wisdom. His team chose not to limit their focus to the fraction of the population that […]


Youth Program Explores Voting Through Theater

What kind of world do you want to live in? What do you think we—collectively, as a country—could do to get there? Do you think voting has any connection to that? These are some of the questions that the young people of Youth Underground, Central Square Theater’s program for people ages 13 to 25, asked […]


What’s New: Brand New Bites

Harvard SquareVeggie Grill Over a year after California chain Veggie Grill announced an expansion to the East Coast, the restaurant’s website has finally listed a summer opening date for its Harvard Square location, Eater Boston reports. Veggie Grill, which claims to be the largest vegan chain in the U.S., will bring salads, bowls, and sandwiches […]


City Hosts Fixit Clinic

Got something that needs mending? A Fixit Clinic this weekend will bring together experienced tinkerers to help people fix appliances, clothing, phones, computers, and more. Here’s how it works: People bring in their broken items, and volunteer coaches walk them through the fix so they can learn more about how to do similar repairs in […]


Events Calendar: May & June

May 18  |  Food & DrinksRemnant Brewing One-Year Anniversary Beer Fest5 to 9 p.m., $402 Bow Market Way, Somerville Somerville’s breweries like to support each other, and they’re coming together to celebrate Remnant Brewing’s first birthday. Sample brews from Remnant, Aeronaut, Winter Hill Brewing, Cambridge Brewing Co., and a handful of others from Massachusetts, Vermont, and […]


Same Space, Different Drink: Meet Curio Wine Bar

There are a number of details East Cambridge residents might call upon to describe their neighborhood. There’s the sweeping views of the Charles from North Point Park, the piercing squeal of the ungreased Green Line cars looping around to finish their routes at Lechmere. And the scent of Curio Coffee’s waffles wafting down Cambridge Street. […]




Do-Gooders, Key Players, and Game Changers: Tunefoolery

Tunefoolery brings together a vibrant mix of musicians united by their journey through mental health recovery. The group’s primary goals are to support musicians in mental health recovery, share music with others who are grappling with mental health challenges, and work toward eliminating stigma surrounding mental illnesses.  “So much mental health treatment is about trying […]


Nature Is Nurture at Cambridge Naturals

Inside the store that grew out of 1960s counterculture Just inside the front doors of Cambridge Naturals is a black-and-white photo of two young adults—barely more than kids, really—whose hairstyles and fashion speak eloquently of the 1960s.  They are Michael Kanter and Elizabeth Stagl. Now husband and wife, they met at the State University of […]


Sustainability From Barn to Block

I’m not sure what left a stronger impression: the sight of all the red-aproned butchers gathered around their block, or the stark hush of the place.  It’s quiet. Like a morgue, which feels fitting. There’s only the hum of the refrigerator and steady scraping sounds—careful hands wielding plastic tools, brushing bone dust from the surface […]