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Comics 

LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: SKATE OR TRY!

Peter Paul Payack, LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: Skate or Try!

I’ve been hearing about the East Cambridge skatepark for years now … I even did a cartoon about it TWO YEARS AGO! This thing is starting to give the Big Dig a run for its money.

You can shoot me cartoon ideas by email (peterpaulpayack@yahoo.com) or by tweet (@PPPayack). Visit peterpaulpayack.com to see more work!

Food and Drinks 

BIG LEAGUE CHEW: ECO-CONSCIOUS FOOD DEVELOPMENT OUT OF A LAB IN CAMBRIDGE

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Chew-Lab sports a large illuminated carrot on its façade, leaving passerbys curious about the space. It’s an homage to their ability to see food as food, and not just a commodity. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

FIVE DRINK MINIMUM: DIVE TO SWANK EDITION

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Be it Davis Square in Somerville, the wild shoddy badlands of Allston, and even the nooks found around Fenway Park, what you’re about to read is a story involving intoxicated buffoonery all conducted at your favorite (or not-so-favorite) local haunts, be it drinking in public outdoors (but just for a photo), allusions to shooting pornography, and even men in ruffled shirts becoming threatened by small children drinking out of coconut shells in close proximity to them. Continue reading

News 

BLUNT TRUTH: QUESTIONS FOR OUR GOV-TO-BE …

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Medical marijuana passed in 2012, and patients still cannot get access in 2014. What will you do about that, and how quickly? Is it acceptable to you that patients should be denied their medicine for years while a long political process plays out? Continue reading

News Opinion 

BLUNT TRUTH: ‘THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS TODAY’

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As the crowd got bigger, the smell of marijuana and the message grew stronger, more specific. “They’ve taken $3 million of applicant dollars,” said Martin, who along with others questioned what the commonwealth has done with patient and dispensary fees. “Show me the money!” Continue reading

Comics 

LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: DON’T BET ON IT

Peter Paul Payack, LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: Don’t Bet on It

Yes, the Planning Board voted to move forward with the Sullivan Courthouse redevelopment … But will it ever really happen? Read about the Planning Board’s decision here.

You can shoot me cartoon ideas by email (peterpaulpayack@yahoo.com) or by tweet (@PPPayack). Visit peterpaulpayack.com to see more work!

Comics 

LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: RE-CYCLISTS

Peter Paul Payack, LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: Re-Cyclists

Good thing Cambridge isn’t too hilly! Read more about Metro Pedal Power here.

Got an idea for a Cambridge cartoon? Send it to me by email (peterpaulpayack@yahoo.com) or by tweet (@PPPayack)! And visit peterpaulpayack.com to see more work.

Food and Drinks 

LONE STAR CAMBRIDGE: IT’S COMING, AND SO ARE THE LIBATIONS. HERE’S A TASTE.

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Toste says he’s going to focus on bringing elements of the old to embolden the new, be it a new crushed ice program, house-made tinctures, or the general ebb and flow of seasonal offerings matching when they’re being rolled out. Ultimately though, Toste says the food will dictate the palate. Continue reading

News Opinion 

VETO POWER: DEVELOPERS RUN SOMERVILLE AND CAMBRIDGE AND THERE’S NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT

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At a moment when Americans seem eager to chase money out of politics, it’s disappointing that Cambridge officials proved unwilling to confront developers. And that doesn’t begin to describe the scene in Somerville, where last week Mayor Curtatone vetoed a campaign finance measure passed by the majority of aldermen. The ordinance would have capped political contributions from those working for municipal contractors at $250, half the $500 state limit. Continue reading

Comics 

LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: PORT OR COAST?

Peter Paul Payack, LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: Port or Coast?

This cartoon was inspired by an actual conversation I had last week. Hopefully this helps clarify things a bit … though it’ll probably just confuse people further. Oh well.

Got an idea for a Cambridge cartoon? Send it to me by email (peterpaulpayack@yahoo.com) or by tweet (@PPPayack)! And visit peterpaulpayack.com to see more work.