Environment & Nature

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Under Construction

Stay Healthy When You Live Near Excavation

Jackhammer being used on city sidewalk.

It happens all over the City, and soon it will start happening to me and my neighbors, right here on Gore Street in East Cambridge. Excavation is being done all down our street to put in a sewer line for North Point (now Cambridge Crossing). This will be closely followed by excavation for a new Eversource gas line. Followed by excavation for a new water main. Followed by jackhammering for replacement of sidewalks. In all, within roughly eighteen months, we will experience four – FOUR!

Kristina Kehrer's picture

Beeswax is Best

Or Is It?

Burning a beeswax candle is as ancient as Egypt and as religious as the Catholic Church. The proprietor of Luna & Stars Apothecary, Sharon Preziosi Sciuto, demonstrates how easy and satisfying it is to make your own beeswax candles.

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Listening to Cambridge Part 6: Kendall Square

Sixth in a series of soundwalks recorded across our fair city

I chose Kendall Square on an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon as the setting for my sixth in this series of Cambridge Soundwalks. 

Kristina Kehrer's picture

What Hurricane Maria Taught US about Puerto Rico

It is not hard to understand the Trump administration’s response to the recently ravaged US territory, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria ferociously swept across the island on September 20, 2017.

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Boston Fashion Week comes to Cambridge to Share Positivity

Small Group Purposes Good while Nevada Gunman Commits Evil

One event has ended but our efforts are ongoing

Kristina Kehrer's picture

Bee In The City

With Josh and Dennis

I know of two beehives in my neighborhood, which is good considering the buzz on bees is they are in danger of extinction.

Kristina Kehrer's picture

Summer of Hell

The Rebuilding of Wellington-Harrington

I made the mistake of googling my opening line “everything happens at once,” and became completely distracted with the physicists' theory that “The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening

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Introducing the "Sidewalk Buttler"

A Cigarette Butt Receptacle

While strolling around Salem, MA, Emily Wieja, a member of the Cambridge Citizens for Smokers’ Rights political action group, came across a nifty public ashtray for the disposal of cigarette butts called, the Sidewalk Buttler.

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Not for Nothin' - Megan Shaw and Paul Gromer

Cambridge Community Electricity Program

The City of Cambridge has engaged in an electricity aggregation program to lower electrical costs for Cambridge residents, and to move the City closer to net-zero by limiting fossil fuel energy.  Hear more about how the program works from Megan Shaw, Outreach Director of the Cambridge Energy Alliance, and Paul Gromer, CEO of the Peregrine Group. 6-5-2017

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Paper or Plastic?

It turns out that, indeed, plastic is indestructible

I am so p***ed!

Like so many of you, I’m diligent about always having cloth bags in my car.  I put on a smug face when I buy something in a less-evolved city and am asked “paper or plastic?”  In such cases I bring out a nice, clean, foldable bag I keep in my purse for such occasions.  I whip it out and shake it open so my fellow shoppers can see how environmentally aware I am. 

It’s written all over my face:  “I’m from Cambridge.  We are civilized.”