Passim Persists Festival Starts Tonight

The legendary Harvard Square folk music venue Club Passim is holding its first ever fundraising festival, Passim Persists. The online event featuring in-the-round performances from club favorites and regulars starts tonight, June 24, at 8 p.m. Like much of the music industry, the venerable music club has been closed since March and needs help from […]


Henry Bear’s Park Sends Care Packages to Kids Stuck At Home

Henry Bear’s Park is a developmental toy store and a Porter Square staple. One of the last of its kind, the shop is artfully curated with toys and gadgets that encourage learning, unplugging and playfulness for all ages. Like many local businesses, Covid-19 has definitely put a kink in the fun.  Closing their doors, didn’t […]


Gifts for Dad: Back Issues from the Comic Book Store

Editors Note: We asked one of our favorite local comic artists and fathers, Tony McMillen for the scoop on local comics shopping for Father’s Day. Here is his round up, natch. Comics books are coming back to Boston! More accurately, and in true superhero fashion, they never really left. From Davis to Harvard to Union, our comics […]




Gifts for Dad: Breakfast Sandwiches at Darwin’s Ltd.

One day, I will write my memoir Breakfast Sandwiches I Have Loved, but today I just want to give a quick shout out to Cambridge institution Darwin’s, Ltd. and their early morning works of art. You’ve always been there for me when I needed you and  you will always have my love, respect and undying […]


Be Kind to Restaurant Folks, They’ve had a Rough Week

Restaurants can reopen! Maybe! Sorta? Almost. Governor Baker has moved Massachusetts into Phase 2 of reopening on June 8 after shutting down the state in March. Playgrounds are back, doctors are open and outdoor dining is giving a glimmer of hope to the hurting hospitality industry.  But here in Cambridge and Somerville, it’s not as […]


Friday: Dinner & Movie Night Celebrates Black Owned Restaurants

Cambridge City Council alongside Cambridge Local First and the Brattle Theatre have organized a virtual movie night celebrating local black owned restaurants. This Friday June 12, order some take out and fire up the flatscreen together at home with some of Cambridge and Somerville’s best eats. We sure could go for dinner and a movie […]


Beer Me: A Local Brewery Update

The sun is out. The days are longer and warmer. The yard work is well under way, and all I want to do after dusting off the patio furniture is sit outside with cold beer and a good book. But while the fairer weather brings with it all those telltale signs of impending summer, this […]


GLX Update: Bye Bye, Lechmere. Hello, Broadway Bridge.

Hard to believe but the Green Line Extension is actually making progress. The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity and the long-in-the-works project is finally, mercifully moving towards completion. And while our Big Dig-traumatized brains won’t accept GLX is a real thing until we see an undergrad barf on Tufts Station, we […]


Porch Pride 2020: Queer Visibility, Pandemic-Style

It is Pride month and we may not be able to march this year, but we can still show up for one another. Porch Pride is a virtual pride event happening June 20, organized by Lez Hang Out podcast hosts Ellie Brigida and Leigh Holmes Foster. All you have to do is grab your rainbow flag […]


Salons Reopen Across Cambridge and Somerville

As the cities of Somerville and Cambridge begin to reopen, hair salons are seeing their services situated front and center.  Many are back in business – with a few adjustments made to their procedures. The Somerville salon Hair By Christine & Co. opened its doors on June 1, returning from its temporary shut down due […]