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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.

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Berkshire Fire Community Meeting

“We Are Passionate About Our Neighborhood.”

On January 31, 2017, Just-A-Start (JAS) Corporation held its first community meeting regarding the rebuilding of Saint Patrick’s Place, otherwise known as 50 York St., located on the corner of Berkshire and York Streets. The old church, which had been redeveloped into affordable rental units by JAS, was irretrievably damaged in the massive fire on December 3, 2016. The meeting was held at the Frisoli Center, 61 Willow St.

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Will 2017 Be the Year You Share Your Art?

Cambridge Open Studios Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, February 3

Camnbridge Open Studios 2017

Are you a musician, painter, jewelry maker, fabric artist, videographer, woodworker, glass blower or any kind of creative artist working in any medium?

Now is the time to register to participate in Cambridge Open Studios 2017, taking place all across Cambridge on the weekend of May 13 and 14.

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Crimson Corner to Leave Harvard Square

“We were not planning on closing” says Chris Kotelly, the current owner of the Crimson Corner, a newsstand located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Brattle Street across the street from Harvard Square.

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Poetry Matters in Cambridge and Worldwide!

Liberation Poetry Collective Presents Poetry Matters at Cambridge's Out of the Blue Gallery

Saturday, November 19, 2016, just a week and a half after the U.S. Presidential election of Donald Trump, The Liberation Poetry Collective assembled to perform Poetry Matters. Poetry Matters' is a collection of poet activists which dates back over 20 years. The theme for Saturday's event was Voices Against Injustice. The venue was Cambridge's Out Of The Blue Gallery, @outofthebluegallery.