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Redbones opens second location (Derek McLean)REDBONES IN CAMBRIDGE Redbones Rib Shack opened at 300 Athenaeum Street at Linskey Way in Kendall Square.
Red-tailed hawk chick takes a flop (Derrick Z. Jackson/Globe Staff)

Red-tailed hawk chick takes a flop

Click through this gallery to see some of the most recent images of the hawks at 185 Alewife in Cambridge and another nest at 33 Oxford St. Boston Globe, 5/23/11

Lesley president to chair board for independent college associaton

Lesley University President Joseph B. Moore has been elected as the chair of the board of directors for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts. Boston Globe, 5/27/11

Cambridge tops Amazon.com 'well-read' list

College towns are prime spots for readers, according to a new study released by Amazon.com. The online giant ranked Cambridge, home to Harvard University, as the country's most well-read city. Boston Globe, 5/27/11

Lady Luxe is a purple-walled boutique clothing store

Carolina Shea and Danielle McLoud grew up poking through yard sales on the Saturday mornings and helping out at their mother’s eclectic shop after school. So last May the sisters, who have seen their fair share of the shabby and the chic, opened their own vintage shop in Cambridge’s Strawberry Hill. Boston Globe, 5/26/11
Paddle sports riding new wave of popularity Canoe guide James Wadsworth of Charles River Canoe and Kayak leads a group on a moonlight canoe cruise on the Charles River.


Paddle sports riding new wave of popularity

Paddling is on the rise nationwide, according to industry figures, and local outfitters say they expect to put even more people into canoes and kayaks this year. Boston Globe, 5/22/11
HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL
Finally up to Massachusetts! 680 miles to go!

Finally up to Massachusetts! 680 miles to go!

MIT student Gabe Blanchet is hiking the Appalachian Trail and blogging about his experience. Here is his latest entry. 5/17/11

Lending a helping hand

Soon after she began volunteering for the Cambridge chapter of a national antipoverty organization, Liz Powers noticed two unmet needs: transportation options for those who can’t afford to take the bus or subway, and free recreational activities. She created both for the low-income individuals who work with LIFT volunteers. Boston Globe, 5/16/11
Locavore: Wine sellers now in the mix at local farmers markets

Locavore: Wine sellers now in the mix at local farmers markets

Farmers market season is getting into full swing this month, and you'll notice one big change since last year: local wineries can now sell their wares alongside the farms, orchards and bakers. Boston Globe, 5/13/11
The future site of the MIT campus is shown as it appeared in 1890, before the college moved to Cambridge. (MIT Museum) The future site of the MIT campus is shown as it appeared in 1890, before the college moved to Cambridge.

As MIT rises, so does its city

MIT's growth has injected millions of dollars into the city of Cambridge, augmented the university’s involvement in the life sciences, and remade once-gritty neighborhoods into one of the prime biotechnology and research centers in the country. Boston Globe, 4/4/11

Grendel's Den celebrates 40 years in square

It’s been welcoming intellectuals and people from all walks of life in Harvard Square since 1971, but when patrons raise a glass to toast Grendel’s Den 40th Anniversary this weekend, a few good words may also be said about the U.S. Supreme Court. Boston Globe, 3/30/11