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What’s New: Getting Creative

Harvard Square Cambridge Artists’ Cooperative Narrowly Stays in Harvard Multiple construction projects in Harvard Square—along with a decrease in foot traffic and ever-rising rents—almost sent the Cambridge Artists’ Cooperative searching for new digs. “We just feel like we need to be in a new space so that we can get the customers back and not […]


What’s New: City Beat & Community Wellness

City Beat City Asks for Participatory Budgeting Ideas It’s time to speak up if you have big dreams of sprucing up the city. Cambridge has allotted $1,000,000 to spend on “capital projects to improve the community” in the sixth annual Participatory Budgeting cycle and is asking residents to propose project ideas, according to a press […]


What’s New: Comings & Goings

East CambridgePuritan & Co. Chef/Owner to Open New Eatery in 2020 Will Gilson, the chef and owner of Puritan & Co., has big plans for an all-in-one cafe, restaurant, and cocktail bar, according to a press release. An anticipated retail building in Cambridge Crossing known as The Shed, which is currently under construction, will house […]


What’s New: Closing Time

Harvard/Central SquaresO2 Yoga Mass. Ave’s O2 Cambridge Wellness Center, comprised of O2 Yoga, VO2 Vegan Cafe, and a massage practice, closed its doors at the end of April. The husband-and-wife team behind the center, Steve Carpenter and Mimi Loureiro, underwent a traumatic year after losing one of their sons, Dylan, to a rare form of […]


What’s New: Construction Zones

Porter SquarePorter Square Books Expands As Boston’s Seaport district makes plans to open a new literary center, it’s teaming up with one of Cambridge’s most beloved bookstores to anchor the project. Porter Square Books will expand outside of its eponymous home into this new development in the Seaport, along with literary nonprofits GrubStreet and Mass Poetry, […]


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 […]


What’s New: Art Beat

Houghton Library Gets a Facelift Harvard’s Houghton Library celebrated its 75th birthday last year, but new renovation plans will make sure the library doesn’t show its age. The renovation, scheduled for September 2019 to September 2020, will update the library’s research and teaching facilities, grow its exhibition space, and make it more welcoming and accessible, […]


What’s New: Around Town

Mayor Evaluates Safe Injection Facilities Mayor Marc McGovern, along with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, led a delegation to Montreal and Toronto to observe their supervised injection facilities (SIFs), WBUR reports. At these clinics, drug users are provided with clean needles, monitored as they consume, and revived in case of overdose. After the visit, SIFS were […]


What’s New: Changing Tastes

East Cambridge Curio Coffee to Double As Nighttime Wine Bar Fans of Cambridge Street’s quirky Curio Coffee know that there’s no better way to start the day than with one of the cafe’s waffles. Now, you’ll also be able to end your day with a savory version of Curio’s signature treat—with a glass of natural […]


What’s New: City Beat & Biking Buzz

City Beat Small Businesses Test Out Recycling Program In an effort to reduce the cost of recycling for small businesses, the city has launched a Small Business Recycling Pilot, the Cambridge Chronicle reports. All businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees were eligible to apply for the program, and those selected for the pilot will […]


What’s New: Snow Season & Science

Snow Season Helping Hands Plow Takes to the Streets On Halloween, the kids of Cambridge were invited to Sennott Park to handprint one of the city’s bright orange snow plows. A project dreamed up by the Department of Public Works, the Cambridge Arts Council, and local student artists, the “helping hands plow” will make the […]


What’s New: Brand New Bites (And Bidding Goodbye)

CAVA Kendall Square Kendall Square’s fast-casual scene is getting even more stacked. Mediterranean chain CAVA’s first Cambridge location is now open for business, Eater Boston reports. The restaurant’s menu rotates throughout the year, offering seasonal ingredients in pita wraps, salads, and grain bowls. If you’re the indecisive type, though, you had best nail down your […]