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A Duet: Brother Blue & Ruth Edmonds Hill

Brother Blue to Ruth: We’ve been together a long time. You’ve heard me tell many stories, and I’ve watched you in your work, collecting oral histories, over the years. But though we know a great deal about each others work and each others aspirations in the work, there is much that we don’t know. Let

Teddy’s Legacy: A Primer for the Upcoming Senate Election

The death of Senator Ted Kennedy on August 25, 2009 marked the end of nearly five decades of service representing Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate. The late Senator Kennedy and his staff were responsible for more than 300 bills that have been enacted into law. Throughout his career, Kennedy consistently championed an interventionist government framework

Not Your Average Pol: An Interview With Mark Flanagan

Robert Sondak Mark Flanagan is an outgoing and sociable young man who brings a fresh face to local Cambridge politics. Mr. Flanagan has embodied several career roles in his life that make him an attractive candidate for Cambridge City Council. He previously served in the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in the fields of engineering and

LIFT: A Community for Learning

Adam Sennott The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said that, “Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” For students of the Project LIFT program at the Community Learning Center in Central Square, overcoming adversity can be a daily struggle, which is why many of them are turning to education as means to

A Day of Refurbishment at the East End House

Amanda Morley East End House, Inc. is a community center in Cambridge that provides vital services to all members of the community, regardless of age or ability. With over 419 volunteers, it is literally “bursting at the seams” according to Emily Bullen, an employee. The Cambridge Community Center offers quality childcare to families of all