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Growing a Community

Cambridge community gardens bring nature and friendship to the urban environment

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.

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How soccer unites a community

Soccer Nights brings together youths for five-day camp

When I say "soccer," you say "nights!"

The coaching directors shouted cheers to the 125 kids participating at the Central Square site of this year’s Soccer Nights program, which was held earlier this summer.

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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. 

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Local restaurants offer meals at On The Rise

Lunches for homeless women have been special this week

Lunches for homeless offered at On The Rise

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.

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Conversations on Race

featuring Reverend Irene Monroe

Reverend Irene Monroe and Susan Fleischmann continue their discussion on race.

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I missed all the online outrage about Kim Kardashian being on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, but I did suffer my own indignation when I received that particular issue in my mailbox. It also happened to be my re-subscription issue.

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So You Want to Go to Your First Poetry Slam

Cambridge poetry slam attendees give advice to newcomers

At 7:30 p.m. every Sunday, the Lizard Lounge, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., opens its doors to hold what attendees consider to be an “inspiring” and “special” event: a poetry slam. 

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Not for Nothin' Parisa Parsa

An interview with the Executive Director of Public Conversations Project

Susan Fleischmann interviews Parisa Parsa, he Executive Director of Public Conversations Project. 7-6-2015

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The Original Uncensored Declaration of Independence

How a Radical Idea from Thomas Jefferson was Purged from the Final Version of the Declaration of Independence








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Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Pet Comfortable and Safe this Summer

Pets in Cambridge have a lot to deal with when it comes to the weather. From this past winter’s record-breaking snowfall to this summer’s varying temperatures and conditions, pet owners have been put to the test in one very important task: keeping their pets comfortable and safe. 

For many, summer is a time of relaxation and fun, but pet owners still need to be aware of the dangers warmer weather can pose for animals.