Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Expo will feature dozens of classes (including some free drop-in classes), with fabulous titles such as Hula Hands and Flirting Eyes with Vivienne Vavoom" and "Planning a Comedy Striptease," as well as a costume exhibit and art show. The weekend promises to give us some fascinating people watching in the neighborhood.
Photo of noted 1930's Burlesque performer Ann Corio from the Expo website.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Community-wide Public Meeting
Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 7:00 P. M. - 9:00 P. M.Cambridge Citywide Senior Center, 806 Mass Ave., Central Square (map). We are currently at the very beginning stages of design. The purpose of this initial community-wide meeting is to give residents an opportunity to learn about the scope of the project and provide initial input as to what they like and don’t like about Western Avenue, what works and what doesn’t work. If you cannot attend the meeting, be sure to fill out our quick survey to give us some feedback.
For more information about the project, please visit our website. On the website, you will find some great maps and other resources that help us better understand the corridor. Copies of the committee presentations and meeting notes are also available.
Community walks of Western Avenue corridor
These informal walks are led by city staff with occasional outside guests. The walks provide opportunities for neighbors to learn more about the project, and provide input to city staff. The walks are free and open to the public. Each walk will start near Central Square, go down Western Avenue to the Charles River, and back.
- Project Overview walk: Monday April 5, 2010, 6:00pm – 7:30pm (meet at Andala Café,
All walks are on RAIN or SHINE.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Now count me among those who are ready for Brookline Street to be resurfaced, the project completed and leaves to appear on all the new trees!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Add days of unrelenting, saturating rain, which causes sinkholes in the unfinished roadway. Fill the sinkholes with more rain, disguising the sinkholes as mere puddles.
Throw in some speeding cars that run into the sinkholes with a great deal of force, jarring anything not bolted to the car loose.
What do you get?
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Now in its seventh year, the Walk has brought together students, activists, religious organizations, high schools, colleges, and others for a three-mile scenic walk around the Charles River and an afternoon of Haitian music, culture and crafts. All funds raised directly support the health initiatives of the world-renowned Dr. Paul Farmer in various sites throughout Haiti, specifically in Boucan Carré and Cange. Since its inception, the Walk has helped equip operating rooms, provide community health education and schooling (including scholarships for over 800 students), supply medicine, construct reliable shelter, improve and expand water/food programs and raise the standard of living for thousands of Haitians through PIH with nearly $250,000 in funds raised.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Looks like Cambridge might not be the best place for apartment renters, according to ApartmentRatings.com, which released rankings of renter satisfaction for the largest college towns and college cities in the country.
At the bottom of the list, along with Cambridge, were West Lafayette, Ind., San Antonio, Texas, University Park, Pa., Northridge, Calif. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
- Flour Bakery, a South End favorite, is moving in next to Central Bottle (in itself a new success story).
- Life Alive, an organic cafe in Lowell, is moving into the Hollywood Express space across from the Post Office.
- "Revere's famous Cambodian restaurant" which Gus identifies as Floating Island (but I think he means Floating Rock) is moving into part of the old Gap space.