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Imprint Your Words on Cambridge

Third Annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest Accepting Submissions Through March 15

sidewalk poetry installation collage

Jazz Riff
I want to write a poem
the way a jazz man
composes on his feet
sways in rhythm
taps a syncopated beat
I want to howl and growl
to a bottleneck slide
pulse with rage and heat
rap a wild wind run
blast injustice to the gutter

-- Molly Lynn Watt, 2016 Sidewalk Poetry Contest Winner

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In The Winter We See Birds' Nests

Nests appear when leaves disappear

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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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A Dosage of the Dosa Factory

The first thing I thought upon entering Cambridge’s The Dosa Factory was, “Wait, am I in a grocery store?” I found myself in a small Indian grocery store, after checking that I had the correct address I ventured towards the back of the store and found the restaurant in the back.

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Invest in Your Community with $1,000 Cambridge Minibonds

Minibond sale opens on February 17 and closes on February 23, 2017

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The City of Cambridge is offering Cambridge residents the chance to directly invest in Cambridge by buying $1,000 denomination minibonds. The City will use minibond proceeds to support capital projects such as school building renovations, municipal facility upgrades and implementation of the Complete Streets plan.

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NeighborMedia Reports from the Unity Rally at City Hall

On Monday, Feb. 6, Cambridge city officials and residents alike gathered on the lawn of City Hall to express their support for equality, social justice, and Cambridge's status as a sanctuary city. "We will put up our own wall, and our wall will keep people in and the bad people out," Mayor Denise Simmons said in defiance of President Donald Trump's executive orders relating to an anti-Muslim travel ban and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Sarchioni’s Variety

A Relic of Cambridge Past

There isn’t any breaking news about Sarchioni’s Variety other than; places like this are fading away from the Cambridge landscape.

Sarchioni’s reminds me of the now closed, Troy Anthony’s Barbershop, because Sarchioni’s like Troy’s, is a neighborhood meeting spot for anyone, but particularly for those who were born and raised in this tight-knit neighborhood. Everyone knows everyone, and everyone knows proprietor Rob Sarchioni.

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Cambridge Receives 9.5" of Snowfall Thursday

Thursday several Cambridge businesses shut their doors due to a sudden flurry of snowfall in Massachusetts. According to a public information statement issued by the National Weather Service, Cambridge itself received a snowfall of 9.5 inches. The public schools of Cambridge canceled classes on Thursday because of the snowfall, but schools reopened Friday morning.

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“The Man Who Shot My Eye Out Is Dead"

Chanelle Benz Signs Her Debut Short Story Collection at Harvard Book Store

Rarely will you see monks, western outlaws and abusive stepfathers in the same place. All of those characters and more can be found in Chanelle Benz’s debut short story anthology, “The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead.” On Jan. 31, Harvard Bookstore welcomed Benz for a signing where by her former professor, Dana Spiotta, joined her.

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Cambridge Community to Rally at City Hall

Cambridge's Mayor and Vice Mayor to Host a Unity Rally Next Week

On Monday Feb. 6 Mayor E. Denise Simmons and Vice Mayor Marc McGovern plan to demonstrate Cambridge’s support of social justice, equality, sanctuary cities along with members of the Cambridge community.

Across the country people have protested at airports, lawyers have volunteered their time to help free detained travelers, and city officials have spoken out and against the Trump administration in favor of their sanctuary statuses.