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Something Ventured: Central Square Florist

Family-owned Central Square Florist has been a cornerstone to the square for decades, catering to the local community since 1929. But the voice of the small, colorful shop has evolved in recent years as ownership has been passed down to a member of the family’s youngest generation, Jackie Levine. Central Square Florist, which Levine’s grandfather’s […]


Gillian Grogan & Bardo Present: FLAKE FEST!

In celebration of her Winter Ballads EP release, Gillian Grogan is teaming up with the beloved Cambridge Bardo House Concert series to present: FLAKE FEST! A wintry wonderland, all the magic of a snowflake’s downward dance less the nose-numbing breeze….though, upon the air, a melody, the truth of which would bring you chills nonetheless. LINEUP […]


Central Flea to Return Weekly This Spring

Fans of the Central Flea have several reasons to celebrate. First, the Central Flea will run weekly this season, starting on May 6. Second, the flea is moving to a bigger space. “In just one year we outgrew ourselves,” a Facebook post for the event says in reference to last year’s location, 95 Prospect St. The […]


City to Launch Food Truck Program

The City of Cambridge is accepting applications for a pilot program that will bring food trucks to Central Square, Cambridgeport, Kendall Square, and North Point Park next year. The move comes after numerous residents told city officials that they’d like to see food trucks, according to Lisa Hemmerle, director of economic development for the Community […]


Climable.org Launch Party & Benefit Concert

Do you like music? Do you like Earth? We are celebrating our new name, look, and work while toasting to the planet at our first ever benefit concert! Join us on Sunday, October 15th, when 4 bands (Milk Truck, Sean Callahan + Co., Dogs in a Pile, and Erie Blue) come together to play for […]


PARK(ing) Day Reinvents City’s Parking Spots

What could a city do with all the space that’s dedicated to parking? That’s the driving question behind PARK(ing) Day, an international event where cities transform their metered parking spots into public spaces ranging from mini parks to libraries to concerts. Cambridge will reinvent 127 parking spots on Sept. 15, allowing 55 groups to set […]


Colorful Cambridge Boutique Shine to Close Next Month

Prospect Street’s going to be a little less bright come July, when the quirky, eclectic gift shop Shine closes its doors. After three years just outside Central Square (106 Prospect St.), the funky boutique, lovingly curated by founder and owner Emma King, is shutting down as its stylish, fearless leader makes a move to the west […]


The Midvale Fiftieth High School Reunion

Tonight, it’s Midvale High School’s class of 1954’s 50th reunion. Tom and Bettina – returning for the first time – are looking for second chances. As the evening revs up to the highly anticipated dance contest, they flash back to formative moments – but are those memories real? Emmy winning actor Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue) and our […]


Can You Guess Which of These Guys is a Manager at Life Alive?

“I love a big boot—that’s just a big kick to the face, you can never go wrong,” chuckles Max Pelham. “Head butts, and even just a good punch—it sounds boring, but if you can throw a good punch it’s everything.” Pelham—AKA Axl Keegan and later Mickey Keegan—knows it’s quite the juxtaposition: a WWE-affiliated wrestler who, for […]


At Mass Ave Diner, Meals With Community and a Waffle Lot of Love

Walk from Central toward Harvard Square and you’ll pass Mass Ave Diner, an unassuming, bare bones hole in the wall. Inside, the chairs sparkle with squishy red seats and a chalkboard promotes new beers and daily specials. Two tall windows let customers eat with the perfect street-watching view. But most importantly, a slew of people are perched at the bar, […]


First-Ever Central Flea to Celebrate Cambridge’s Cultural History

Next week, the Central Square Business Association and New England Open Markets plan to issue a formal press release for the first-ever Central Flea, an outdoor, Brooklyn Flea-style market that’ll bring artists, vintage dealers, musicians and more to the square. But in the meantime, the NEOM team thought they’d make a Facebook event the organizations could use to drum […]


Meet Michael Devney—A Central Square Resident With an Unusual Hobby

People of a certain age might remember a TV show called The Millionaire, in which the mysterious John Beresford Tipton would send out his aide Michael Anthony to give a million dollars—no strings attached—to a random person. One of the the show’s regular viewers was Michael Devney, who watched it as a child and eventually […]