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

Cambridge Naturals

Twas the day before Christmas 

And all through the Square

People were dashing hither and there

Getting books, toys, and treats

And dinner to share

With family and friends

From near and from far

Merry Christmas to all

Fire Station

I chose Inman Square on an October Saturday afternoon as the setting for my fourth in this series of Cambridge Soundwalks. 

2nd Annual Local Craft Spirits Festival Program

Crowds flocked to the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts' Local Craft Spirits Festival Friday night to enjoy this event offering Massachusetts and New England based local craft distilled spirits, cider, artisan beverages as well as a bit of craft beer. The final tweet gives the appearance that your @Neighbormedia correspondent was blotto, but this was actually due to low light.

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.

The artwork tells the story of the "Inner Belt,” a mid-20th century proposal by the U.S. Federal Government for an eight-lane highway that would have looped around downtown Boston and gone right through the neighborhood of Cambridgeport, destroying hundreds of buildings and displacing thousands of people. Residents battled the highway until winning the fight in 1970.

T station

I chose Harvard Square on the second Saturday in September as a setting for my third in this series of Cambridge Soundwalks. 

“Women won the right to vote almost one century ago, and it was a hard-fought victory that only came about due to generations of women activists who refused to accept the status quo of being second-class citizens,” said Mayor E. Denise Simmons. “Yet 97 years after that milestone, we must recognize that there is still so much work to be done in ensuring that women are given the same status, the same respect, and the same opportunities as men in this country.

"Postcards to Maud" is an engaging exhibition and fundraiser for the Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center on Sacramento Street. The premise of the show is that each artist created a 6" by 8" postcard for Maud Morgan, as if they were sending postcards to abstract expressionist and neighborhood resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999).

I chose Central Square as a setting for my second in this series of Cambridge Soundwalks. Compared to my first one in North Cambridge , this has a lot more "human" sounds.

North Cambridge Corner Map

I've enjoyed creating soundscapes around Cambridge for several years, including Cambridge Heals Together and Cambridge Riverfest Soundscape..Attending a fascinating conference at the MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) entitied "Listening to the City: Engagement, Exploration + Intervention through Sound" in May reconnect