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My name is Richard Sheingold. I am a Cambridge resident who enjoys sports, comedy and writing stories about interesting people I know! I'm glad to be a part of the NeighborMedia team.


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I’ve been curious  about the venue that they call “The Lily Pad” I set up an interview
With Dan. He is one of the volunteer workers at this establishment. Dan and jesse are two volunteers who work for the owner; a gentleman named Gil Aharon. Jesse is in charge of booking the lily Pad for music and comedy acts. If you ;are interested in a gig you could enter the following bookthelilypad@gmail, com and Jesse will find and opening for you.

After approximately 17 years in Inman Square, Stellabella has recently announced that they will be closing its doors soon. not only in Inman Square but in its store in Dedham as well.When will they officially close its stores? Mr. Rick Henry, the owner, the owner, says it should be from four to six weeks. The closing  depends on the rate of sale of the remaining merchandise.

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With Depression and anxiety as well as other mental health diagnoses reaching high levels it is good to have facilities such as Vinfen in the Cambridge area. I wanted to find out more about how Vinfen operated, so I had an interview with Kacie who works for Vinfen.Her title for Vinfen is called clinical coordinator, she heard of Vinfen while searching the internet for a position in mental Health after receiving her graduate degree from Salem State University in Ma. Her official degree she holds is of a masters degree in Mental Health counseling

Rick is a veteran little league coach in the North Cambridge Little baseball League. He is well respected by other coaches and parents as well as players from all teams. He has been a coach from the turn of the century until now. When asked about the minors and majors and what is the main difference between the two, he said that in the minors a coach does a lot of teaching. When in a tryout which only lasts about 5 minutes a minor leaguer is chosen in a very short period. When a minor leaguer goes to tryout for the majors, a major league coach knows a lot about the player already.

Eddie Poirier is probably best known among longtime Cambridge softball players. Anyone who knows anything about softball in New England would know about him. But for those of you who don't, let me tell you about this local legend.

I was fortunate to meet the director Karen Brown and the communication liason Zoey. they were extremely helpful in the interview about the state of the art modern library built less than ten years ago

Steve went to the same High School; Cambridge High and Latin that I did. As a student he was a prolific writer. He covered many sports games for the school. You had to know that he would go places in the world of writing not just a writer, he became a frequent guest on Sports Desk on Nesn. He also wrote books about sports. In one book he combined with Jim Caple titled 100 Best Boston Sports arguments. Another book was called Wicked Good Year, a book about the year 2007 when the Patriots, Red Sox, and Patriots all won championships in their respective leagues.


One thing I love about my life in Cambridge is I get to be a Little League baseball coach. It’s something I’ve been doing now for 10 years! Living here since I was 13 years old, I’ve had the blessings to be right across the river from Fenway Park, the home of the baseball icon, the Boston Red Sox. Growing up in Cambridge, my friends and I all had favorite players to emulate and cheer on.

Luis Tiant and Carl Yastrzemski were two players that I followed closely.

Make no mistake he was the leader of the Boston Red Sox. He did things no other teammate ever did. He only played one year in the minor leagues. He played for Raleigh and batted an unheard of .477. That's very close to one hit for every two at bats.   

Looie Looie; who could ever forget that chant. From 35,000 plus fans; Tiant wound up like a whirlwind and jerked his head and fired the baseball home to strike out the batter who had a full count on him with the bases loaded. Fenway exploded with cheers of joy and happiness as Looie won yet another drama- packed close game. Back in the day, it was not unusual for tiant to pitch 160 pitches. Sometimes even more. As all great sports players Looie did not have an easy road to the Red Sox, and an appearance in the fall classic also known as the World Series.