Cambridge

By - 10/24/14 - 9:23 am

The New Yorker talks to Harvard and MIT researchers trying to figure out how to battle Ebola by deciphering its genetic code, including Harvard biology professor Pardis Sabeti, who heads the "Ebola war room" at MIT's Broad Institute.

The next morning, Gire took a car to the M.I.T. campus, carrying a small box containing the tubes of droplets with the Ebola RNA. There, in

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By - 10/24/14 - 8:58 am
Christopher Hicks

Transit Police report arresting a Cambridge resident on charges he started an unprovoked attack on a man on a Red Line train, then followed him out of the train into Harvard Square station and punched him in the head.

Christopher Hicks, 26, is scheduled for arraignment today in Cambridge District Court on charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous... Read more

By - 10/23/14 - 6:08 pm

Gianna Maria reports her inbound Red Line train came to a halt around 6 p.m. on the Longfellow to avoid making pate out of a silly goose who refused to move. After about ten minutes, the goose moved out and so did the train.

By - 10/23/14 - 8:05 am

WBUR reports on an actual groundbreaking for the skate park that's been promised for the area along the Charles near the Zakim for what seems like forever now and that the groundbreakers are promising the thing will actually be open in a year.

WBUR also reports how Nancy Schon, the sculptor of the Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Public Garden and the... Read more

By - 10/22/14 - 7:18 pm
Tree down on Charles Street South

Charles Street South. Photo by Steven Larrabee.

And it's crashing trees all over the place. As of 7:10 p.m., Washington Street in Jamaica Plain is blocked in both directions by a tree that came down near Montebello. Memorial Drive near Harvard Square is also down to no lanes thanks to a downed tree.

And people in Smart Cars, Fiats and other tiny little boxes might want to think twice before heading out.... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 11:25 am

Cambridge Police report finding multiple shell casings outside 266 Mass. Ave. after receiving reports of gunfire around 1 a.m. today.

A nearby building was struck with gunshots. At this time, several reports indicated that at least four suspect vehicles were involved in the incident: a silver Audi A3 hatchback, a black Nissan Maxima, a black Ford Edge and a white Toyota Camry. A

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By - 10/20/14 - 11:03 am
Arrests at forest in Belmont

Protesters prepare to be cuffed before ride to booking. Photo via Danny Factor.

Four more people were arrested this morning as part of ongoing protests against tree cutting on woodlands where Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge come together.

News of the arrests comes from the Green-Rainbow Party:

Secretary of State candidate Danny Factor was arrested today along with three other protesters as they demonstrated against the destruction of the Silver Maple Forest on the Cambridge/Belmont border. The sound of

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By - 10/18/14 - 11:35 pm
Rowers in the Head of the Charles Regatta

Historygradguy took in the Head of the Charles Regatta today.

Copyright Historygradguy. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/18/14 - 6:37 pm

For the second time this week, police arrested protesters against a housing complex for which woods where Arlington, Cambridge and Belmont meet is currently being cleared.

According to the Friends of Alewife Reservation, four people were arrested at Silver Maple Forest, where five were arrested Tuesday morning in a similar protest against a 298-unit development planned by a Pennsylvania company.

Cambridge School Committee... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 5:25 pm
Honkfest guy at MIT

Mark looked up in MIT's Infinite Corridor this afternoon and immediately thought "broken neck" when he looked up and saw this guy on the other side of the railing. Musicians were in the corridor warming up for this weekend's Honk.

By - 10/10/14 - 2:36 pm
Kendall Square in Cambridge with no people

This is not an architect's rendering of some new development. JB Parrett reports:

Kendall Square at lunch. Beautiful but everyone is inside.

By - 10/10/14 - 7:47 am

The Crimson provides an overview of what's going on with all the buildings that Gerald Chan has snapped up of late.

By - 10/10/14 - 5:37 am

Christopher Schmidt reports he was flying his quadcopter over Magazine Beach on Wednesday when a hawk took exception to the craft's existence. Both bird and drone appeared to survive OK (Schmidt says he shut off the rotors to avoid hurting the bird).

H/t Swrrlygirl.

By - 10/6/14 - 7:31 am

The Crimson reports on the connection between the weekend death threats and months' worth of more peaceful - but equally ungrammatical - requests for Facebook followers.

By - 10/2/14 - 3:46 pm

A Brighton Municipal Court jury yesterday convicted John Biesiot, 36, of Chicago, on 15 counts of vandalism for incidents in 2008 and 2010 that left several T cars tagged up with nom de paint of Wyse, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Judge David Driscoll sentenced Biesiot to a year and a day in the Suffolk County House of Corrections, and will hold a... Read more

By - 10/2/14 - 2:41 pm
Cops lined up in the Back Bay for Joe Biden motorcade

Motorcycle cops massing for vice-presidential motorcade. Photo by Lauren Ali.

Because you just know that Uncle Joe Biden, in town for a little fundraiser at Mistral on Columbus Avenue and a chat at Harvard, would have his Trans Am uncrated and he'd challenge the guy to a race and that just wouldn't end well on our cow paths.

Tomorrow, by the way, Michelle Obama heads to the Strand Theater in Dorchester for a... Read more

By - 10/2/14 - 11:21 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned the first-degree murder conviction of Clyde Howard, for the 2009 shooting death of a co-worker at a Cambridge pool-supply company, citing errors by both police and the prosecutor in the case.

The court said Middlesex County prosecutors can either attempt to re-try Howard, 70, for first-degree murder or consent to having his verdict reduced to second-degree murder.

In 2011,... Read more

By - 9/30/14 - 6:04 am

Every year, students in a Harvard archaeology class participate in an excavation at the campus:

Staff accompanied students who were joined by Native American community leaders, each bringing a unique perspective to the 10th annual Yard dig. All in attendance were focused on filling in the history of Harvard’s Indian College, established in 1665 with the mission of educating Native American students alongside Puritan

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