cambridge: We Wear Our Votes On Our Bumpers - January 20, 2009 - 01/20/09 08:18 AM
One of the pundits this morning said there is a "palpable sense of joy" in Washington today. That's true of my home town too.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden carried Massachusetts in November with 62% of the vote.   
In Cambridge, 88% of voters cast their ballot for Obama-Biden, second only to the small town of Aquinnah where 90% of the 311 voters cast votes for Obama.  
There are a lot of very happy people in Cambridge today - though I don't think happy is a strong enough word.  Jubilant, delighted, ecstatic, overwhelmed....   It's a beautiful day.  
Cantabrigians often … (5 comments)

cambridge: That's No Pigeon! - Hawks In The City - 01/19/09 08:46 PM
Red tailed hawks have become increasingly common around Boston and Cambridge. 
It's still a thrill every time you see one.  In Cambridge real estate agents tour the new listings each Wednesday.  Twice in the last year we've seen hawks during our tour.  One was perched atop a Cambridge hospital's cupola several stories up and another day we found one high in a tree on a Belmont hill just across the street from the house we were viewing.  They are simply majestic.  
The best hawk sighting - from just a few feet away - happened the other day - actually twice in two days - as … (5 comments)

cambridge: Britney Spears Lived Here - 01/11/09 06:54 PM

 
No... she didn't. Just kidding.  
I sell real estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts and while I've spotted John Malkovich at the ATM (he does live here) and Matt and Ben come home to visit family and friends, Cambridge is not L.A.  
Our stars are more likely to have found fame on the small screen - usually PBS - not the big screen. In fact, Julia Child's and Bob Vila's houses have sold since I started in real estate.  That's Julia's house on the left. It sold in 2002 for $2,350,000 - minus the kitchen which went to the Smithsonian. 
When you're … (5 comments)