“I see the city line every day. When I go to the shelter, that’s not what I want to see.” So said one of the homeless youth at a design meeting for a mural recently completed by volunteer artists at Maud Morgan Arts. The mural will hang in Y2Y, a new shelter in Harvard Square for homeless 18-24 year-olds that opened in December. During the day, the shelter provides space for Youth on Fire, a drop-in program for homeless and street-involved youth.
They have been around the Boston music scene for eight years, and they tour extensively and internationally. Early in the band’s existence they scored the esteemed role as the opening act for the illustrious Amanda Palmer by simply asking.
Cambridge is the ultimate college town, and the month of February is filled with events sponsored by local universities that are open to the general public. Stop by Harvard’s, MIT’s, Lesley University’s or Longy School of Music’s campuses to discover a breadth of free events ranging from educational to fun. Learn more about specific events by visiting that school’s website.
As in most squares, centers and strips, Inman Square is a popular location for restaurants, taverns, children’s stores and many other places of business. One store separates itself from all of the others. It's located at 1309 Cambridge St. and it's called Boutique Fabulous. Outside of the store you will find one of a kind pieces of furniture and the like at affordable prices.
Mickey Bones has been a working musician and a hell of a character around Cambridge since the late 70s. When Cajun & Zydeco music was having its heyday in the late 80s and early 90s, Mickey Bones was front and center.
Human trafficking, the modern slave trade: 30 million people are enslaved in the world today, more than anytime in human history, and yes, human trafficking has taken place right here in Cambridge. This episode of Cambridge Uncovered places a focus on sex trafficking, as NeighborMedia coordinator Frank Morris interviews Simon Hedlin of Cambridge-based Demand Abolition, Steven Procopio with Roxbury Youthworks, and Det. Sgt. Louis Cherubino from the Cambridge Police Department.