New Food Truck Program Gets Rolling

On Taco Party’s first day as a food truck, the stove’s gas valve broke. “I burned my eyebrows off, and it was my first day,” owner Keith Schubert recalls. “From the get-go it was brutal. Just brutal,” he adds. Local operators say that nothing compares to the slog of running a food truck—even owners who […]



Food For All, Except the Dumpster

How a Cambridge-based app is tackling food waste head on If you’re a restaurant, you never want to run out of food. Customers expect that you’ll have options available at all times, even near closing. They might find sparse shelves off-putting, and you’ll lose money if you don’t have what a customer wants to order. This […]


Moms Saving the Planet

Two years ago, Deidre Deegan couldn’t sleep. The lifelong Cambridge resident was concerned to see summer-like days scattered in the middle of a Greater Boston winter. “That’s really what was keeping me up at night,” says Deegan, a mother of a 10-year-old and a 5-year-old. “I was waking up in February in the 70-degree heat […]


Tapping Into the Stories Along Your Bus Route

David Wang and Scott Middleton think that buses are underrated. “The bus has a bad rap right now, of ‘Oh, it’s dirty, it’s not on time, it’s dangerous,’ or whatever, but at least in Boston, it’s a really fun experience,” Wang says. “When I was little kid [there was] that excitement of, ‘Hey, the bus […]


Ahead of the Curve and Straight to Your Couch

Puritan Trading Company brings Puritan & Co. to the cutting edge Call it the Amazon or Netflix scenario—translated into the food industry. That’s how Will Gilson, chef-owner of Puritan & Company in Inman Square, describes the drive behind launching Puritan Trading Company, his new, delivery-only ghost restaurant. “We didn’t think our menu here would translate […]


Inman Eats Returns with a Craft Festival

Inman Eats is back for its second year this weekend, celebrating the restaurants and craft spaces that make up the neighborhood with special food deals, a beer garden, and an added craft festival. Rebranded as Inman Eats & Crafts, the outdoor festival will shut down Cambridge Street from Springfield to Prospect on May 20 from […]


Local Musicians Face Leaving the City As EMF Evictions Loom

Local musician Anna Rae says she was surprised and angry when she found out that her band and nearly 200 other artists and musicians were being evicted from the EMF building near Central Square this past February. “It’s devastating for the individual artists and the music community,” Rae says. “It’s a critical resource that we […]


Shimmying for a Cause

Cambridge’s belly dancers are hitting the streets this weekend to raise money for local domestic violence shelters and to celebrate World Belly Dance Day. The “Shimmy Mobs”—a play on a typical flash mob—are happening in over 160 cities all over the world on Saturday. The almost 2,000 dancers are expected to break a world record […]


You Can Check a ‘Human Book’ Out of the Library This Weekend

Who’s better suited to remind you to not judge a book by its cover than the library? The Cambridge Public Library and CCTV are teaming up this weekend to let people “check out” “human books” to combat discrimination and to help people understand others’ perspectives. Participants will have the chance to speak with one of […]


CRLS Photography Students Showcase Work

Curious what some of the city’s best young photographers are up to? You’re in luck: advanced placement photography students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School are showcasing their work at the Chandler Gallery through May 18. Teacher Debi Milligan tasked the juniors and seniors with developing three portfolios: one centered around a particular idea, one […]


Blueprint to a Neighborhood

In East Cambridge, a community tells its story in churches. It’s hard to get a proper sense of East Cambridge as a neighborhood without taking the walk from Lechmere to Inman Square down Cambridge Street. The impact of the many immigrants is apparent in the architecture every step of the way. “Basically, East Cambridge developed […]