Living in the city of Cambridge has many benefits: a diverse population, thousands of caring citizens, various types of restaurants, a vibrant creative community and the convenience of urban life. What the city lacks is what most cities lack: nature.
A lack of nature and opportunity to connect with the earth is why the Community Garden Program, run by the Conservation Commission, is so important.
“Hands” piano-playing event featured in Central Square
Submitted by Reba-Glory on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:32
“Hands” was an event organized by Alyssa O’Toole, a member of Musicians Playground. On Saturday July 28, Alyssa taught passersby a piece of music from a piano put out in Brown Rhone Park. The event was to teach anyone from any age to play the piano.
The area around Alewife is changing at a rapid pace. New residential buildings have significantly added to the residential population already in the area. On Fawcett Street, the local businesses are working together and with the local government to keep up with this changing landscape. Baylor Bennett, manager of Artisan's Trading, discusses with us the potential he sees on Fawcett Street, and how that fits into the larger Cambridge picture.
Cambridge, Mass is losing the battle of overdevelopment, gentrification, and greed. What used to be a small, manageable city with a creative, spiritual, progressive center is now becoming a cold, crowded, callous city of immeasurable wealth. Some people are fine with it, but others, whose voices barely register, are not.
This has been a week of stand-out lunches at On The Rise, Inc., the day program for homeless women at 341 Broadway. Meals provided by volunteers on weekdays are a mainstay of the program, and this week several local restaurants came together in support of that operation. They have been bringing in selections from their menus--not normally an option for the women seeking assistance at On The Rise.