Taking orders from TikTok kids, vintage stores are selling through stock from the ’80s and ’90s

By Kaia Patterson, published on the Cambridge Day on July 27. Gen Zers’ fervor for ’80s and ’90s fashion helps determine what makes it onto the racks of secondhand clothing shops in Cambridge and Somerville, but not as a result of the latest issues of Teen Vogue or posts from fashion websites. It’s the video app …

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Harvard Square adds Boiling Crab seafood, Inman provides Hot Chix pop-up a home

By Eamon McLoughlin, published on the Cambridge Day on July 24. By the new year Harvard Square will be home to Boiling Crab, a seafood chain with 20 locations nationwide, though an opening awaits state confirmation of the liquor license approved Friday by the License Commission. The spot offers a wide variety of seafood such as …

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

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 …

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Unmasked but unopened? What’s known about some businesses raising post-Covid questions

By Jelena Dragicevic, published on Cambridge Day on July 16. Seven weeks after coronavirus masks have come off, there are businesses that remain a puzzle – some that promised to reopen after the shutdown but did not, others that remain on standby and some back or on the way under the same or a different …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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Expanded bestiary in City Nature Arts Challenge just adds to value as weekend project for the kids

By Daniel Wang, published on the Cambridge Day on June 24. The kinds of plants, animals and fungi young artists can use as subjects for the Cambridge City Nature Arts Challenge have more than tripled in the year since the competition’s launch, from the Canada geese of East Cambridge and Harvard Square to the winter fireflies spotted at Fresh …

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Clubs battered by coronavirus travel a tough path to promised federal aid; It’s easier for restaurants

By Jelena Dragicevic, published on the Cambridge Day on June 19. Six months after Congress approved roughly $16 billion in aid for entertainment venues shattered by coronavirus, only 411 have received money out of 14,214 applications, the Small Business Administration reported Monday. The figures are all the more frustrating when compared with how restaurants are getting federal Covid aid, …

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Fees reduced to help businesses during Covid must live on in spirit for recovery, officials say

By Eamon McLoughlin, published on the Cambridge Day on June 11. Fees for small businesses reduced during the coronavirus crisis will continue through 2021, and officials plan additional fee waivers and to further streamline permitting processes, they said at a Tuesday hearing of the City Council’s Economic Development & University Relations Committee. In the run-up to approving …

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North Point to get 12-story life-science building, MIT buys gas station, advances its Kendall tower

By Jelena Dragicevic, published on the Cambridge Day on June 11. A construction permit for a $155.2 million, 12-story life-science building at 441 Morgan Ave., North Point, was issued May 18 as part of a larger DivcoWest project known as “Parcel U.” It was reported May 28 by the Bldup platform. The San Francisco real estate and investment firm bought …

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