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Whoopsism

How do you spell Mrs. Roosevelt?

Thursday, April 19

It's been a long time since we saw a glaring Whoopsism. (Def: gross misspelling) So imagine our surprise when we were in a local
Harvard Square Cafe (hint, shares the same pronunciation as "flower") and saw Eleanor Roosevelt's name misspelled.

Friday, April 20

Thanks, Flour, for heeding my tweet.

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Mummies! Pharaohs! Ancient Treasures!

A Secret Museum Hidden Within Harvard University

Sarcophagus at the Harvard Semetic Museum

I found the Harvard Semitic Museum by accident while walking behind the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. I saw the free admission sign and was surprised by the ancient treasures I found inside. Semitic is the word for languages and cultures of the ancient near east. You can see artifacts from the Israelite, Phoenician, Egyptian, Aramaean, Babylonian, Arab and many more cultures.

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Powderhouse for Somerville

A Collaborative Living Project for the Elder Years

Reebee Garofalo has lived in the Cambridge/Somerville area since 1970.

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"Prepare for an Emergency?...uh...

N'haw! That's okay, thanks. I'm all set."

"Note to self: Think about maybe getting more of these." Image of battery.

(Author’s Note: THIS ARTICLE IS NOT ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY IN CAMBRIDGE.)

When you think about emergency preparedness, what comes to mind? Jugs of water in your closet? Cans of beans stacked in your kitchen cabinet? A battery-powered radio and flashlights, with extra batteries? A decent, basic first aid kit? Some single-use hand warmers? A heavy coat, in case it’s cold and the heat goes out?

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Honoring Harriet A. Jacobs (1813-1897); Abolitionist, Author, Women's Rights Advocate

2018 Women's History Month Walking Tour honors ten notable women memorialized at Mount Auburn Cemetery, including Harriet A. Jacobs

It seems fitting today, April 3, as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and mourn the ongoing racial and economic injustice against which he fought, to also honor Harriet A. Jacobs (1813-1897) - abolitionist, author, and women’s rights advocate - who lived in Cambridge for part of her life.

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Stars Are Falling From the Sky

and Landing on Mass Ave. Catch one while you can.

See Cereus, a huge starfish shaped parachute balloon created by Otto Piene.

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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!

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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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Cambridge Copes with Winter Woes

On Tuesday, March 13, Cambridge was hit by the third Nor'easter in 11 days. Here's a look at how Cambridge coped with yet another winter storm.