Cambridge Day reports on the incident shortly before 1:30 p.m. on May 31.
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Nature is healing.
I continue to wish that Cambridge would bust up the perpetual crowd of troublemakers in this part of Central Square. Some people say it would just push the problem elsewhere, but this crowd doesn't have to exist anywhere, since it wouldn't be a problem if the people dispersed.
Getting rid of Carl Barron Plaza would be one way to do this. But they're planning to do the opposite, getting rid of the bus lanes on the last block of River Street to make the plaza bigger and harder to manage.
Central Square has been going downhill ever since the record stores closed. It used to be cool in a grungy kind of way. Modernization (re-development) of the area doesn't seem to be working to well.
is still there.
That the one near Teddy Shoes?
Cheapo records is right next door to Teddy Shoes! I haven't been hanging out in the area since 2008. I used to work at Cambridge College which used to have an auxiliary campus right on Green Street.
They should change their name to ‘Not So Cheapo’. They cater to the uncool children of the upper middle class now.
People who will buy stuff that helps them stay open in an increasingly high rent area, and also sell plenty of cheap records. I'm glad they're there.
And they tend to curate what they have. Yes lots of bins of muzak albums from the 1960s but alot of gems too. Curating takes manpower, but a curated stock is what keeps Cheapo around.
I lived right at central square about 10 years ago and it was a full sheetshow then. My roommate's 9 year old son got robbed getting a soda at cvs. Ambulance and police were there clearing the square 3-4 times a week.
doesn't seem that different to me now vs. 20 years ago, except now there are some fancier stores and restaurants. If anything, this incident is a reflection of how little it has changed despite the new surface glossiness.
Emblems like used vinyl shops and indie rock clubs disappeared from most of the city long ago; the fact that Central Square held onto them far longer than most neighborhoods strikes me as another echo of its older character, not the changes.
I've lived in central for almost 35 years and it feels about the same as it has always felt. If anything, it's feeling safer because the Central Square BID is doing such a great job keeping the square clean. I love Central. There are always so many people on the street that it feels safe because there's always someone looking out for you.
I haven't been by the movie house for a while and was just wondering
The vibe in Central Square is much more menacing than it was 20 years ago. Whether there are hipster amenities or not anymore is irrelevant.
Far less menacing than it was 35 years ago. Mid-to-late 1980s were downright scary. These things come in cycles.
And he's on the street three years later.
I guess we'll have to wait for this (expletive) to force a judge's wife or kid to get naked for justice.
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