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What’s New: City Beat

Tufts Develops Gas-Sensing Thread Tufts University engineers have officially nailed the balance between fashion and function. Researchers developed thread that changes color when it is exposed to certain gases, according to a press release, essentially allowing workers in medical, workplace, military, and rescue environments to use their clothing to detect volatile gases. While these threads […]


What’s New: Changing Tastes

Union SquareVinal A Bagelsaurus alum is taking to Union Square to shine a spotlight on another beloved breakfast carb: the English muffin. Sarah Murphy’s Vinal Bakery, formerly a pop-up-only concept, has taken root in the former Pizza Palace space. The cafe features a menu of innovative English muffin sandwiches (built upon Murphy’s signature original, wheat, […]


What’s New: Policy Watch

Legal Defense Fund in Place for Immigrants Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, together with Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern and the Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF), established the United Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants earlier this spring, according to a press release. The goal of the fund, the CCF’s website says, is to raise $500,000 for grants to […]


What’s New: City Beat

Assembly Square Puma North America Pounces on Assembly Row Assembly Row has landed another major office tenant. Athletic shoe brand Puma plans to move into its new North American headquarters, with 550 employees in tow, the Boston Globe reports. While Puma already has a presence across the Charles, with offices in Westford and Downtown Boston, […]


What’s New: Changing Tastes

Assembly Square La Cucina Assembly Row’s latest addition to its dining lineup pays homage to the area’s history. La Cucina, operated by former North End restaurateur Jeff Malloy, is serving up an Italian menu in a large industrial space, with a fireplace, a semi-open kitchen, and decorative touches that hearken back to Assembly Row’s days […]


What’s New: Construction Zones

Powder House Community School Redevelopment Powder House Square Redevelopment of the Powder House Community School is officially underway. The school is being transformed into an “inclusive urban village,” according to the Boston Globe, meaning it will be a mix of residences, commercial outposts, a makerspace, and an alternative high school called “Powderhouse Studios.” To reinforce […]


What’s New: City Beat

City Councilors Make Moves Toward Marijuana Equity The City Council is moving to ensure that there’s diversity within the city’s emerging marijuana industry. Under a new ordinance, Boston.com reports, for the next two years the city will only approve marijuana businesses that fall into three categories: existing medical dispensaries; locally owned retailers; and “Economic Empowerment […]


What’s New: First Courses

PROOF Winter Hill PROOF isn’t your average liquor store. Now open in Winter Hill, PROOF carries wine, beer, and spirits. It will also serve as a “gathering spot,” general manager Jay Cahill told Boston Magazine, complete with an extensive programming calendar. Come to buy booze, stay for cupcake decorating, cigar rolling, or a cooking demonstration. […]



What’s New?: Hot Wheels at Bicycle Belle

The choice to forgo the T in favor of pedaling to and from various destinations in Somerville can save any resident an incredible amount of time, money and stress. But as the eighth most bikeable city in the nation, why is it that most local shops cater to long distance or out-of-town riders? Carice Reddien […]


Iconic Rosebud Diner’s closing postponed

Rosebud Bar and Grill, one of the more historic diners in the region, was reportedly slotted to close shop on Sunday, May 12. However, the Mother’s Day closing has been postponed. “Between last night and this morning something has changed the closing of the sale was scheduled to happen on [May 15],” reports Rosebud’s Facebook page here. […]