Category Archives: Cambridge

What you pay in Boston neighborhoods per square foot

Curbed Boston, Boston Real Estate

Average condo sales prices per square foot

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Last week Curbed Boston posted this image from the Collaborative Companies which shows the average condo sales prices per square foot in a number of Boston neighborhoods and surrounding towns.

Laura Ahmes-Gollinger from the Collaborative Companies explains in the post how this is impacting younger would-be buyers and renters,”The effect of this migration causes a gentrification of these neighborhoods as these new buyers (and renters) demand the residential infrastructure necessary to support their live/work/play convenient urban lifestyles. Somerville is a great example of this with the huge foodie scene, extension of the green line in planning, and the major plans for development and residential housing that we will see in the coming years. In contrast, foreign buyers and empty-nesters will continue to live in the heart of the city and are willing to pay high prices for these amenity-rich, full-service, maintenance-free lifestyles.”

The map makes Southie  still look like a deal – that is if you can still find any since inventory is snapped up in hours.  You can read the full article here.

Harvard Art Museums

Photo Source: Boston Magazine

Photo Source: Boston Magazine

Six years and $350 million dollars later, the Harvard art museums – the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler – have now been combined under one roof.  The Harvard Art Museums as they are being called open to the public later this month, starting Sunday, November 16th.

The expansion gives the combined museums 40% more gallery space to house their 250,000-piece art collection.  Not surprising, Harvard spared no expense with this thoughtful redesign, hiring Pritzker Prize winning architect, Renzo Piano, to create an impressive new home for Harvard’s most prized artwork.  The new Calderwood Courtyard is a great example of Piano’s work, which brings plenty of natural light through the glass-and-steel roofing and upper-level glass walls.   I’m looking forward to seeing this space open to the public and encourage you to check out the Harvard Art Museums.

Roman Holiday in Cambridge Wed., August 20

EF Education, River and a MovieEF Education has brought back their River & A Movie series this year with free movies, lawn games and free kayak rides courtesy of Community Boating from 6:00 – 7:30 PM each Wednesday in August.

For adults, specials at Lingo Bar and Restaurant are available from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Limited parking is also available on a first come, first serve basis at One Education Street, Cambridge, MA.

Movie time is at 8:00 PM at DCR’s North Point Park.  More details on the Facebook page here.

Raiders of the Lost Ark in Cambridge Wed., Aug 13

EF Education, River and a MovieEF Education has brought back their River & A Movie series this year with free movies, lawn games and free kayak rides courtesy of Community Boating from 6:00 – 7:30 PM each Wednesday in August.  For adults, specials at Lingo Bar and Restaurant are available from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Limited parking is also available on a first come, first serve basis at One Education Street, Cambridge, MA.

Movie time is at 8:00 PM at DCR’s North Point Park.  More details on the Facebook page here.

Princess Bride in Cambridge: Wed., August 6

Rob Reiner, River and a Movie, EF EducationEF Education is bringing back their River & A Movie series again with free movies, lawn games and free kayak rides courtesy of Community Boating from 6:00 – 7:30 PM each Wednesday in August.  For adults, specials at Lingo Bar and Restaurant are available from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Limited parking is also available on a first come, first serve basis at One Education Street, Cambridge, MA.

Movie time is at 8:00 PM at DCR’s North Point Park.  More details on the Facebook page here.

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn CemetaryFounded in 1831, The Mount Auburn Cemetery is the final resting place for some very famous Bostonians including Mary Baker Eddy, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to name a few.  Consecrated in 1831 this is the Nation’s first landscaped cemetery and is a National landmark. The space is too large to see in one visit but the exquisite grounds with sculptures and romantic landscape makes this worth visiting.  At the cemetery’s highest point resides a 60+ foot granite tower in honor of President Washington that provides an exceptional view of Boston and the cemetery.

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Cambridge could ban Uber and Lyft at hearing tonight

car serviceYesterday the Boston Business Journal reported that Cambridge is considering regulations that would crack-down and essentially shutdown car services like Uber and Lyft.

According to a draft version of the rules and a blog post on Uber’s site, the regulations would set a $50 minimum price for any non-taxi car ride regardless of time or distance; prohibit a customer from requesting a ride on-demand from anyone other than a taxi; and forbid any technological device from being part of a fare calculation during a ride.

6:00 PM Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Location:  Lombardi Building at 831 Massachusetts Ave
Basement Level Conference Room

The License Commission General Hearing is TONIGHT.  If you are opposed to this you  better speak up. The best way to be heard is to show up at the hearing tonight. You can also call the number below and or use the following hashtag #CambridgeNeedsUber and let the Mayor of Cambridge hear you:  Mayor of Cambridge @MayorDavidMaher

Mayor of Cambridge: 617-349-4321

City Council: 617-349-4280

Chris O’Neil:  617-349-6145