To invest in economy, empower immigrants, alleviate inequality in wealth? Shop local first

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By Theodora M. Skeadas and Skye R. ReganSunday, February 16, 2020Posted in the Cambridge Day Cambridge is enormously vibrant, with a diverse population. The city has a median household income higher than the state’s ($75,909 vs. $67,846, according to the city’s most recent Community Needs Assessment) – but the dubious distinction of having a 14 percent . . . read more

Tutoring Plus Tropical Party 2020

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Join Tutoring Plus at Tropical Party 2020, a fundraiser for our free tutoring and mentoring programs! We are honoring former Vice Mayor Jan Devereux with the Children’s Champion Award. For more information about sponsorships and tickets, please visit our event website. We are also looking for donations of gift cards in the $25-50 range for our auction table. . . . read more

Josh Gerber Continues the Legacy at 1369 Coffee House

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By James Doyle, Computer Engineering and Art History student at Northeastern University Josh Gerber’s family has a history of business ownership. Upon arrival as immigrants to the United States from Germany during the 1940s, owning one’s own business was the “way immigrants made it.” Starting with actions like cleaning cars for money and building up . . . read more

Jan Devereux Joins the Cambridge Local First Advisory Board!

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We are thrilled to share that Jan Devereux is joining the Cambridge Local First Advisory Board! A two-term Cambridge City Councillor, Jan served as Vice Mayor in 2018-19. In her first term on the Council, Jan chaired the Economic Development Committee and convened a series of meetings to review the city’s Retail Strategy Plan to . . . read more

Keep your heart beating!

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Cambridge Camping’s most fun event of the year – is here again! Break a sweat for a good cause (and bring a friend). Enjoy an exercise class, munch on chocolate, drink some bubbly. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Hang out in the sauna, whirlpool and/or hot tub before or after your class. And the . . . read more

Grilled pizza restaurant Cambridge, 1. closes, new blow to struggling Church Street scene

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By Marc Levy, Thursday, December 26, 2019 in the Cambridge Day Harvard Square lost another modern classic this month with the closing of the charcoal-grilled pizza restaurant Cambridge, 1. While owners didn’t give a specific reason for taking action now, one factor got a call-out: the closing of the Loews movie theater some seven years ago. . . . read more

Sweet Spot Dental Joins Cambridge Local First!

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Opening his start up practice in August of 2019, Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg has found great success in helping patients with quality and compassionate dental care. Sweet Spot Dental provides a safe and judgement-free environment where patients can be themselves and expect customized oral health care. With their adaptable service and patient-centric style, this dental team . . . read more

Rethink Restaurants & Cambridge Local First Host Intro to Restaurant Finance Seminar

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We are thrilled to partner with Rethink Restaurants for the kickoff of their 2020 Seminar Series.  This year, the Rethink Seminar Series will offer numerous training sessions for Restaurant Operators and their teams, introducing core concepts from their Curriculum. The first session will be delivered on January 14th at 2-3:30 PM. The training will be . . . read more