Cambridge

By - 9/6/16 - 2:45 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Harvard Square restaurant is closing its doors on Monday.

By - 9/4/16 - 2:14 pm
Proposed remake of block between Brattle and JFK streets in Harvard Square

Architect's rendering.

Developer Equity One goes before the Cambridge Historical Commission on Thursday for permission to gut the buildings that house Curious George and Urban Outfitters and add three new floors to create a mall called the Harvard Collection. Read more.

By - 9/4/16 - 12:50 pm
Destroyed car near MIT

Elmer shows us the remains of ΖΨ fraternity's year-starting carbash, in which people take turns, well, bashing a car.

By - 9/2/16 - 8:31 am

Two Boston-area families with foreign au pairs and the agency that brought them over say they shouldn't have to pay them the $10 an hour the state requires for maids and other servants because au pairs are really here for cultural enrichment, not to work, and that taking care of their host families' kids is part of learning what America is all about. Read more.

By - 8/31/16 - 9:12 pm

Kevin Franck ponders the $200,000 a dark-money New York group gave to the pro-charter Democrats for Education Reform earlier this month to try to help Leland Cheung defeat incumbent state Sen. Pat Jehlen in next week's Democratic primary.

Franck has some more on another tie between DfER and Cheung.

By - 8/31/16 - 5:33 pm

The Red Line is delayed in both directions because of a deceased train at Central Square.

Mark Peter Detwiler reports it's so bad there's no more room on the outbound platform at South Station.

By - 8/31/16 - 10:04 am
Truck backing up on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Richard Boese had come to a dead stop this morning, as one does in these bucolic days before classes begin, because there was a box truck in front of him, driven by someone who suddenly realized those "CARS ONLY" signs actually applied to him.

Then the guy put his truck in reverse, and ignoring his two passengers' arm waving and Boese's horn blaring, plowed right into Boese's rental car: Read more.

By - 8/30/16 - 9:39 am

The Crimson reports on the life of Buoy Lee, who took a chance and opened the Hong Kong restaurant in what was then a quiet little place called Harvard Square in 1954. She died earlier this month at 90.

By - 8/26/16 - 12:40 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Lanes & Games will be open for at least another year before it's torn down for residential buildings.

By - 8/26/16 - 10:46 am
Pearl Street tracks

Ari Ofsevit has been watching workers rip old trolley tracks out from under Pearl Street in Cambridge as part of rebuilding the street. He shows us some of the tracks, last used around 1925. Also, he got a souvenir brick.

By - 8/25/16 - 10:47 pm

First Lanes & Games, now this: The Globe reports Cambridge officials haven't included the venerable newsstand in their plans for a $4.6-million re-do of the Harvard Square plaza. The business sits in a kiosk - a former Red Line entrance - owned by the city.

By - 8/25/16 - 9:31 am

Cambridge Daily reports that Our Revolution, the new national progressive group started out of the ashes of the Bernie Sanders campaign, has endorsed state Sen. Pat Jehlen in her race against Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung, and Mike Connolly, who is running against state Rep. Tim Toomey.

By - 8/23/16 - 10:27 pm

Cambridge officials and residents this week consider a developer's plans to replace the Lanes & Games bowling alley on Rte. 2 with two "multistory elevated residential structures" to be called the Residences at Alewife Station. Read more.

By - 8/22/16 - 9:21 am

Cambridge Day reports people were surprised the Evergood Market closed suddenly last month, but hardly shocked, since the place seemed to have been in a slow decline in recent months.

By - 8/19/16 - 9:12 am
No Red Line train at Harvard Square

A Red Line train that left this mortal coil at Porter Square is causing what the T acknowledges are "severe" delays. Read more.

By - 8/16/16 - 2:44 pm

The scene at Cambridge City Hall to honor Sparks as his remains were brought to Cambridge - 65 years after he died in a North Korean prisoner-of-war camp.

By - 8/15/16 - 6:46 pm
Last Longfellow Bridge tower back in place

Photo via MassDOT.

MassDOT reports construction workers finished topping off the last of the Longfellow Bridge's iconic shakers today when they re-attached the top, or capstone, of the tower closest to the Museum of Science on the Boston side. Read more.

By - 8/8/16 - 8:46 am

The Chelsea Record interviews Mimi Rancatore, who runs Toscanini's in Cambridge with her brother Gus: She talks about flavors - chocolate is now more popular than vanilla - and about loving living in Chelsea.

By - 8/6/16 - 6:01 pm
Clouds over Boston

John Gage kept his eye to the sky shortly before 6 p.m. today.

By - 8/4/16 - 4:49 pm

The Crimson reports the Harvard Republican Club - "the largest conservative group at Harvard" - announced that not only is it not supporting the Republican candidate for president, it's urging Republican leaders to withdraw their support for this "threat to the survival of the Republic."