Cambridge

Why is Harvard Square a Food Desert?
Harvard Square

Hey, Professor: Why is Harvard Square a Food Desert?

While Harvard Square is chock-full of restaurants, specialty stores, and—for Harvard undergraduates—dining halls, a comprehensive grocery store with fresh food at affordable prices is noticeably lacking.

Good Vibrations
Harvard Square

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations, a sex shop, opened on 52 JFK St. this past October. Kristen G. Cotter manages the store.

City Politics

Cambridge Officials Encourage More Bike Infrastructure

City officials and activists gathered in City Hall Wednesday to discuss bike safety in Cambridge.

Good Vibrations
Harvard Square

Square Abuzz with Entry of Good Vibrations Sex Shop

Harvard Square is picking up Good Vibrations from a new sex shop at 52 JFK St.

Central Square
Harvard Square

Target Takes Aim at Central Square

Target will open a new store in Central Square in March, adding a lower-cost option to the mix of retail around campus.

Cambridge City Council

City Council Modifies Medical Marijuana Zoning Regulations

​Cambridge City Councillors modified existing zoning ordinances regarding medical marijuana dispensaries, permitting the establishment of potentially “five or six” new dispensaries in the city, according to Vice Mayor Marc C. McGovern.

The Mayor’s Speech
Cambridge City Council

The Mayor’s Speech

Mayor E. Denise Simmons speaks at the State of the City of Cambridge address in the Sullivan Chamber of Cambridge City Hall Wednesday afternoon. Mayor Simmons spoke about a variety of subjects, including the Safe Streets Safe City initiative, which works to prevent violence and offer opportunities to Cambridge residents.

The Mayor’s Speech
City Politics

Mayor and City Manager Call for Action in State of the City Address

Cambridge’s top officials called on residents to reject President Donald Trump’s “misguided and un-American” actions.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Despite Order, Cambridge Will Not Drop ‘Sanctuary’ Label

Cambridge, a “sanctuary city" for undocumented immigrants, stands to lose funding from the federal government after an executive order from President Donald Trump.

Crimson Corner & Tory Row
Harvard Square

After 54 Years in Business, Crimson Corner Set to Close by End of Month

​After 54 years of selling newspapers and souvenirs out of a small shop in Harvard Square, the family-run Crimson Corner is set to close its doors by the end of the month.

City Politics

City Council Moves to Vote on New Marijuana Regulations

​The Cambridge City Council moved to delay voting on a petition Monday that could increase Cambridge’s number of medical marijuana dispensaries.

Crime

Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Bank Robbery

Law enforcement officials arrested an escaped federal prisoner suspected of attempting to rob a bank in Central Square Thursday, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Harvard Square

In Tense Meeting, City Council Debates Square’s Future

A roundtable discussion at Cambridge City Hall turned tense at times as attendees discussed recent developments in Harvard Square with representatives from Harvard and other major property owners like Equity One and Gerald L. Chan.

Cambridge City Council

City Raises 600K in Fundraising for Fire Victims

The City of Cambridge has raised more than $600,000 to help victims of last week’s devastating 10-alarm fire which displaced dozens of individuals and families..

Food Markets in Harvard Square
Cambridge

Food Markets in Harvard Square