Green Cambridge, Cambridge Local First Announce Winners of Cambridge City Nature Art Challenge: Youth Art Depicts Fisher, Blue Jay, and Ducks

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CAMBRIDGE, MA (July 1,  2020) Green Cambridge and Cambridge Local First (CLF) have announced the winners of the Cambridge City Nature Art Challenge. Raúl The Third, a 2020 Pura Belpré Award recipient for ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to Market, judged the entries in Kindergarten through Grade 3. The judge for entries in Grade 5 and above . . . read more

Teddy Shoes fights to stay open in Cambridge after six decades

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Article by Amy Saltzman, Wicked Local, published on June 29th. You can see the original article here. It’s an all-too-familiar story these days. But for Steven Adelson, owner of Teddy Shoes in Central Square, the possible loss of his 62-year-old business due to the COVID-19 shutdown hits particularly close to home. Adelson started working for . . . read more

Nicola Williams and Cambridge Local First Talk Black Lives & Small Business

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By Scout Somerville, posted June 4. Read the original article here. Join Nicola Williams of the Williams Agency and Cambridge Local First on Thursday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m. for a Community Conversation about “how the small business community can both listen and lead” in the movement for black lives.  Williams, a former City Council candidate and . . . read more

Cambridge announces street changes for outdoor dining

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Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020 on Wicked Local. You can check out the article on Wicked Local here. The city of Cambridge has worked closely with Cambridge Local First, the Central Square Business Improvement District, East Cambridge Business Association, Harvard Square Business Association and restaurants across the city to identify opportunities for the city to . . . read more

Cafe Pamplona, Dickson Bros. hardware top list of businesses closing, some iconic to Cambridge

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By Marc Levy on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 on Cambridge Day. You can check out the article on Cambridge Day here. Cafe Pamplona is closing in Harvard Square after 61 years in business. (Photo: Cafe Pamplona via Facebook) The list of businesses closing permanently is a quietly devastating one that includes some of the longest-lasting . . . read more

ImprovBoston comedy club suspends work, hoping for winter classes, full 2021 reopening

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By Marc Levy on Monday, June 22, 2020 on Cambridge Day. You can check out the article on Cambridge Day here. The ImprovBoston comedy club is suspending operations, with all full-time staff members starting a voluntary furlough Friday in hopes of a full restart in January, administrators of the nonprofit theater said Monday. “The decision . . . read more

Saving Main Street: Cambridge Group Addresses Hard Times

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Posted Friday, June 12, 2020 on PMNTS. You can check out the article on PMNTS here. Michael Kanter and his wife and have owned and operated Cambridge Naturals near Harvard Square since 1974. That’s 46 years of retailing before the challenge of his or anyone’s business lifetime hit with COVID-19. And while the center of the . . . read more

Cambridge encourages residents to ‘Pick it Up Cambridge’

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Posted Monday, June 8, 2020 on Wicked Local. You can check out the article on Wicked Local here. The city of Cambridge, in partnership with the local business community, are launching “Pick It Up Cambridge,” a social media and print campaign to encourage patrons to call and pick up their orders to “help business owners . . . read more

As Pandemic Pressures Mount, Businesses Bid Harvard Square Goodbye

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By Simon J. Levien and Charles Xu, on Thursday, June 25, 2020 on The Crimson. You can check out the article on The Crimson here. After more than three months since the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Cambridge, many local businesses have struggled to stay open, with a few even closing their doors permanently. In Harvard . . . read more

CLF’s “Save Our Economy Now!” National Campaign Makes a Big Difference

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Cambridge Local First (CLF) and the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) of MA joined forces to create a coalition of business groups to take action in supporting local businesses during the coronavirus epidemic. This coalition is called “Save Our Economy Now!” and includes Boston-based Black Economic Council of MA (BECMA), and the Foundation for Business Equity, along with two national groups–American Independent Business . . . read more