Cambridge

By - 7/2/14 - 8:25 am

Transit Police chalked up another victory for their "See Something, Say Something" campaign yesterday when an alert rider alerted them to a busker at Harvard who urinated in a cup, dumped the contents onto the tracks, then went right back to playing his music and soliciting donations.

Police say the musician (no, don't worry, not everybody's favorite fur-lined busker) did turn his back to... Read more

By - 6/30/14 - 11:46 pm
Flaming car in Cambridge

Stephanie happened upon the aftermath of a carBQ at Western Avenue and Putnam Street in Cambridge tonight.

By - 6/27/14 - 7:30 pm
Old trolley track and cobblestones in Cambridge

They just get covered over with asphalt until they pop up again when it's past time for the city to repave the roads.

Ari Ofsevit noticed part of tracks and cobblestones on Pearl Street in Cambridge, which last saw trolley service sometime in the 1920s.

By - 6/23/14 - 5:21 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the planned August opening of a new Vietnamese place on Mass. Ave. called Pho Kup.

By - 6/20/14 - 2:59 pm
Cambridge suspect

Cambridge Police report they are looking for a man they say grabbed a woman from behind around 11 p.m. on Saturday on Harvard Street near Inman Street and then grabbed another woman around 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday at Cambridge Street and Ellsworth Avenue.

In the Tuesday incident, police say:

The suspect, described as a dark skinned male approximately 18-25 years old wearing a

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By - 6/20/14 - 10:28 am

WBUR interviews Silvi Naci, who came up with the idea of "stitching" Boston and Cambridge together.

Among other things, she reports very few hipsters actually contributed to the project, so there.

By - 6/18/14 - 3:25 pm

Abigail Taylor asks:

Favorite fish market to purchase littleneck clams near Cambridge/Somerville?

By - 6/17/14 - 1:53 pm
Screaming Jesus Guy on the Red Line

John Stephen Dwyer encountered Screaming Jesus Guy on the Red Line today and he was in full-throttle mode (click to hear).

SJG stands in sharp contrast to Quiet Jesus Lady, who arrives at Forest Hills station after the Jehovah's Witnesses leave for the morning and then just stands there in the lobby with her sign warning of the perils of not repenting. And he... Read more

By - 6/16/14 - 11:54 pm

The Cambridge License Commission tomorrow considers regulations that would bar services such as Uber or Lyft altogether unless they agree to come under the same general regulations as taxi companies - but would also prohibit them from using their current GPS-based billing systems even if they do agree to local licensing.

At a meeting that begins at 6 p.m. in the basement conference room... Read more

By - 6/15/14 - 9:30 pm
Memorial Driver crash

Overturned car on the right.

Santiago happened upon a crash involving a taxi and a car shortly after 9 p.m. at Mass. Ave. in Cambridge at an entrance to Memorial Drive.

Yesterday:
Car turns turtle on Storrow Drive.

By - 6/15/14 - 8:01 pm

I heard through the grapevine that Skip, a well-know person on the streets of Cambridge and Boston, passed away and that his family was holding a wake/memorial for him this weekend. Does anyone know his full name, where the wake is being held, or contact information for his family?

I remember Skip from my teen years in Harvard Square. He appeared to suffer from Schizophrenia.... Read more

By - 6/14/14 - 6:48 pm
Dabrikas

Transit Police report officers arrested a homeless Boston man at the Harvard Square T stop around 8 p.m. yesterday after pulling him away from the teen, whom they say he was indecently assaulting.

The victim, an 18 year old autistic male, was not a willing participant and attempted to pull away from [the man].

Thomas Dabrikas, 60, was convicted of rape and abuse of... Read more

By - 6/14/14 - 9:30 am
Snapping mama turtle

Ochswar spotted an egg-laying snapping turtle near Alewife the other day.

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

By - 6/12/14 - 3:17 pm

The Crimson reports Jill Abramson will teach narrative non-fiction this fall. She's no stranger to Harvard, having graduated there in 1976.

By - 6/12/14 - 2:18 pm

Ezra Finney reports on an incident around 10:10 p.m. yesterday in Cambridge:

I was riding south on Prospect Street in Cambridge with a green light at Harvard Street. There was a car in the oncoming lane with its left turn signal on. I have a bright white flashing front light on my bike, and clearly had the right of way, so I continued across

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By - 6/10/14 - 5:03 pm
Hard rain about to fall on Cambridge

Marisssa Breton captured the sky over the Charles around 4:50 p.m., right before it was deluged.

By - 6/8/14 - 11:36 am

A woman who bought shares in biotech startup OvaScience, which is investigating a way to treat infertility in older women, charges the company withheld the information the FDA was going to make it hard for the company to conduct human trials on its method, causing her and other investors to lose lots of money when the news finally came out.

Miriam Ratner is seeking... Read more

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