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Can We Build a New Bicycle & Pedestrian Path through Cambridge?

The Grand Junction Trail Is On Track

I recently attended a hearing held by the City Council's Transportation and Public Utilities Committee on the future of the Grand Junction rail right of way through Cambridge. The theme was to further explore the idea of creating a bicycle and pedestrian path through eastern Cambridge. The tracks run from behind the Twin Cities shopping center in East Cambridge, through Kendall Square, MIT, and Cambridgeport to the Cottage Farm (B.U.) bridge over the Charles River.

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Participatory Budget Project Results

Six winners announced


A $320,000 public toilet for Central Square is the biggest of six proposed improvements chosen by popular vote in Cambridge's recent  Participatory Budgeting Project to receive city funding. The results were  announced at a Vote Results Party April 7 at the Citywide Senior Center.

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Hope for Homeless at Harvard

Y2Y Harvard Square is about young adults uniting to end homelessness

The weather was perfect for the launch of the Y2Y Harvard Square initiative to eradicate youth homelessness in Cambridge introducing a duplicable template.

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NeighborMedia Facecast for April 10, 2015

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Two Years Later, Still Running Strong

Two years after Marathon Bombings, a reflection on the change of the city.

Boston strong is undoubtedly a term any Boston or Cambridge resident has heard, if not said, many times within the past two years. Yes, two years, since the Boston Marathon bombing on Patriot’s day of 2013.

Anime Boston 2015: A Cambridge Perspective

The World's Largest Anime Convention In New England Was this past Weekend.

This past week Anime Boston, the largest Anime convention in New England, was held in the Hynes Convention center on 900 Boylston Street, Boston. This convention celebrates Japanese animation and the people who love it in a three day huge event that includes concerts, celebrity and industry guests, and fan created content.

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An indubitable truth is that change comes very slowly to Inman Square. This reality might suit the residents just fine, but business owners are starting to get impatient about the longevity of some empty storefronts.  

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Reducing the Fear and Loathing of Wintertime

Reducing the Fear and Loathing of Wintertime

There are very few people -- especially transit riders, car owners and homeowners in Cambridge -- who would wish to go through another winter like the one we just survived. The only exceptions would be snow plow drivers and contractors who fix gutters and roofs. Hardware stores selling salt and shovels did a good business too.

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Fighting For Equal Justice

Bryan Stevenson addresses students at the Kennedy School

Earlier in the day, Bryan Stevenson learned that a man he and the Equal Justice Institute represent, Ray Hinton, was exonerated after spending 30 years on death row. Mr. Stevenson’s eyes became glassy as he spoke of Mr. Hinton: 30 years of being in proximity to men who went to their death in the electric chair and smelling their burning flesh; the difficulty Mr. Hinton knows he’ll have assimilating back into a world that is 30 years beyond him.

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