Announcing Saturday’s Passport to Black-Owned Businesses

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Celebrate National Black Business Month with us at Black-owned businesses around Cambridge and Somerville! In celebration of National Black Business Month, the Cambridge-Somerville Black Business Network (CSBBN), the Sustainable Business Network of MA (SBN), and Cambridge Local First (CLF) are holding the Passport to Black-owned Businesses Event on Saturday, August 21, from 12-5pm. An exciting combination . . . read more

Apply to the Resilient Local Economies Fall 2021 Internship!

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Internship Overview: Join the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) of MA, and Cambridge Local First (CLF) for a 10-week fall internship on bolstering resilient local economies. The internship will last from Monday, September 13 through Friday, November 19. We are seeking a cohort of highly motivated, self-directed, fall interns to . . . read more

Cambridge City Nature Art Challenge Winning Art Includes Basketball-playing Wildlife

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CAMBRIDGE, MA (July 31, 2021) Green Cambridge and Cambridge Local First (CLF) have announced the winners of the 2021 Cambridge City Nature Art Challenge. Fourth-grade winner Maya E., a student at Graham & Parks School, drew “The Basketball Journey at Riverside Press Park,” in which a Coyote, Eastern Cottontail, and Mallard enjoy a game of . . . read more

A two-year head start for small cannabis sellers could be extended, now with financial assistance

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By Jelena Dragicevic, published on the Cambridge Day on July 1. Keith Cooper, chief executive of Revolutionary Clinics, speaks Monday at City Hall. (Photo: Marc Levy) A two-year head start for recreational cannabis shops owned by “economic empowerment” applicants is near expiration without a single store able to open, leaving city councillors considering an extension – this time with . . . read more

Go Pixel Yourself goes beyond being a new model for malls, also innovating a scene for musicians

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By Eamon Mcloughlin, published on the Cambridge Day on July 17. Maverik, official DJ for the Boston Red Sox, performs Saturday at CambridgeSide’s Go Pixel Yourself. (Photo: Maverik) While in-person shopping has been on the decline for the past few years, the Covid-19 pandemic took the trend to a new level. The “multi-dimensional, immersive experiences” of . . . read more

A name from Harvard history returns to buy; Projects around Union Square are multiplying

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By Eamon McLoughlin, published on the Cambridge Day on June 25. A captain of private equity appears to have bought into Cambridge, returning to the scene of his undergrad and graduate degrees. Patrick Healy, 54, chief executive of the private equity giant Hellman & Friedman, is listed as the London-based principal on record for the company buying . . . read more