History

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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

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Re-dedication of Beat the Belt Mural Celebrates Citizen Activism

My hope is that this mural will inspire people to get angry, get organized, and get in the way. -Bernard LaCasse, 2017

On Thursday night, September 28, the Cambridge Arts Council celebrated the re-dedication of Bernard LaCasse's 1980 mural, Beat the Belt, at 730 Memorial Drive.

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Don’t Mess With Boston

“Free Speech Rally”

On Saturday, August 19, the last thing I had time to do was to go to the Boston Common to fight the ridiculous and never-ending battle against racism, hate, and white supremacy. I am sure that 40,000 of my co-conspirators felt the same way.

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What if Trailblazing MIT Nanoscientist, Millie Dresselhaus, was Treated Like a Celebrity?

Cambridge celebrates the contributions of world-renowned female scientist and mentor

By Official White House Photo by Pete Souza - http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/7365530528/in/photostream, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38819247

On February 20, 2017, Cambridge lost a world-renowned female physicist, nanoscience trailblazer, professor, and mentor to sister women scientists throughout her 50 year plus career. Known as the "queen of carbon science", Mildred Dresselhaus was the first female Institute Professor and professor emerita of physics and electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Alternative Facts?

...nah, not really

I was reading an interesting article in the Cambridge Chronicle about the old Harvard Square Theater. 

The building is located on Church Street and I walk past it every week on my way to class. 

It has always caught my eye because of the beautiful nostalgic murals painted on the building's exterior.

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The Women Who Built Hollywood

Brattle Theatre starts A Year of Women in Cinema repertory series

Women in Cinema Series

"Beginning in March of 2017, the Brattle is excited to present “A Year of Women in Cinema.” For the following 12 months, each one of our bi-monthly calendars will include at least one repertory series highlighting films by, for, or about women. We kick off this effort with a program of films from the early days of Hollywood that were directed, written, edited, produced, or just plain willed into existence by women."

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Sign of the Times

Porter Square

Signs going up...

Cambridge is a city of "squares".  If you're new to the area or a traveler passing through, it might be a challenge finding the "downtown" area of the town.  Once you come to grips with the layout, one can appreciate the culture, attitude, and attributes of the many "squares" of Cambridge.  Of course, Harvard Square has been covered in the media lately because of the perceived extinction of it's smaller traditional "mom & pop" style stores that have been around for close to 100 years.

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C'port Neighborhood Association Meets

Conservation of "Beat The Belt" Mural and other issues discussed at meeting

The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association met at the Central Square Library on Thursday, February 23. CNA President Cathie Zusy told some 30 attendees that the organization has about $40,000 in donations for park renovations at Magazine Beach.

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Cambridge African American Heritage Trail Timeline

Timeline Highlights Lifetimes, Accomplishments of 20 Notable African Americans in Cambridge from 1840 to 1940

African American Heritage Trail Book Cover

Cambridge is home to one of the oldest African American communities in the nation and has long attracted African Americans of national prominence and influence. For many years, local groups worked separately to gather and maintain the history of the community. In November 1990, then-Vice Mayor Kenneth E. Reeves sponsored a City Council resolution asking these independent organizations to collaborate in the creation of "a Cambridge African American Historical Trail, to serve as . . .

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Celebrating Stan Edelson

Celebrating Stan Edelson at CCAE

By Michelle Baxter