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Businesses and Students Are Committed To Sustainability

Businesses and Students Are Committed To Sustainability

March 6, 2019

Since October 1st, 2014, Massachusetts provided state regulations that prohibit commercial organizations from disposing more than a ton of organic waste per week, requiring nearly 2,000 businesses and institutions to find more sustainable alternatives for kitchen scraps and produce that may not make the “aesthetic” cut.

Cambridge’s Best Hot Chocolate

Cambridge’s Best Hot Chocolate

March 2, 2019

To truly define what makes a good cup of hot chocolate, I think the biggest two factors are price point and quality. This is why, to find the best hot chocolate in Cambridge, I tried three differently priced hot chocolates to see which one had the best combination of flavor and value.

EHChocolatier Opens a New Shop in West Cambridge

EHChocolatier Opens a New Shop in West Cambridge

March 2, 2019

EH Chocolatier officially opened its doors at 145 Huron Avenue on February 1st, already met with many eager customers drawn in by the colorful balloons and neatly displayed candies. An inviting glass storefront encloses a mouth-watering selection of chocolates and candy bars, all made just next door in its adjoining kitchen.

Blackface Scandal in VA Brings Racism To Forefront

Leo Barron, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019

In early February, a picture of governor Ralph Northam of Virginia in blackface was published by Big League Politics. The picture started a debate over both whether the governor should resign and the racist history of blackface in America.

Oxycontin Company Sued in MA

Oxycontin Company Sued in MA

February 28, 2019

The Attorney General of Massachusetts is suing Purdue Pharmaceuticals for selling and promoting Oxycontin while allegedly being aware of its addictive properties. On January 28th, the latest version of the lawsuit was filed publicly, claiming that insiders in the company had full knowledge of the link between the Oxycontin they were marketing and the widespread opioid crisis.

Co-Chairs of CYC: An Update from the Cambridge Youth Council

Co-Chairs of CYC: An Update from the Cambridge Youth Council

February 28, 2019

The Cambridge Youth Council (CYC) has been working on many important projects this year. For those who don’t know us, we are a subcommittee of the Cambridge City Council, a youth civic engagement group that tackles various forms of the persisting achievement gap in Cambridge, particularly in the high school. As a diverse group comprised of fourteen youth mostly from the high school, the CYC works on policy, social justice, and, of course, team bonding.

Rising Rents Push Out Iconic Businesses from the Square

Rising Rents Push Out Iconic Businesses from the Square

February 1, 2019

Massive local outcry has sparked after the closing of a Harvard Square mainstay, Crema Cafe. For many, Crema’s closing is the latest reminder of the changing square, for other Harvard Square businesses have also been forced out. Co-owner Liza Shirazi, who opened Crema Cafe with her business partner Marley Brush, was unable to renew their 10-year lease, at which point they began a month-to-month lease. Unfortunately, they eventually lost the space due to the ever-increasing rent.

Cambridge Youth Soccer Gets All Ages Active

Cambridge Youth Soccer Gets All Ages Active

February 1, 2019

As the winter season trudges on, it becomes harder and harder to stay active in this cold, harsh weather. One woman helping to combat this universal struggle is none other than Susan Ruff, the director of the Cambridge Youth Soccer (CYS) Six Weeks of Indoor Fun with Saturday Soccer program.

Phase One of Central Square Mural Project Comes to an End

Phase One of Central Square Mural Project Comes to an End

December 21, 2018

On Sunday, December 9th, artists put the finishing touches on their murals as the first phase of the Central Square Mural Project came to a close. Since the summer of 2017, nine new murals have been painted in Central Square as part of a campaign to add works of public art to the neighborhood. With themes ranging from feminism to immigration, the exhibitions help to celebrate Central Square’s diversity and to revitalize old works of street art.

A Wintry Boston

A Wintry Boston

December 21, 2018

It’s the time we’ve all been waiting for: the eleven days off from school that seem to pass much too soon. This year, don’t let it pass by so quickly that you end up doing nothing but watch six seasons of your new favorite show. Instead, pack it with a variety of plans unique to Boston to make this break a memorable one!

Participatory Budgeting Results

Participatory Budgeting Results

December 19, 2018

The annual Participatory Budgeting (PB) results were announced on December 11th, after a week of voting. Over 6,849 Cambridge residents voted on how the city should spend an allotted budget of $925,000. Out of a record-high of 1,047 proposals, six were chosen by voters to be implemented in the city.

City Remembers Victims of Shooting

City Remembers Victims of Shooting

December 13, 2018

An estimated 400 Cambridge residents gathered outside City Hall on  the night of Tuesday, October 30th to remember the eleven people lost in a brutal mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 26th.

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