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By - 2/10/15 - 9:16 am
Open Dunkin' Donuts at the World Trade Center

TrueNE_79 reports that the Dunkin' Donuts at the World Trade Center is open this morning, unlike all the other ones from South Station to across Fort Point Channel.

Snope reports Tags in Porter Square has plenty of salt - and parking spaces - but is running low on shovels.

Others?... Read more

By - 2/9/15 - 11:25 pm
Snow unicyclist

Laurin Stoler spotted this guy on a unicycle twice in Cambridge today, the second time on Broadway in mid-Cambridge.

By - 2/7/15 - 12:02 pm
Icy Charles River reflecting the early morning sun

Sure, people's muscles ache from shoveling snow, T trains drop like flies, there's no place to park, it's freezing out there and more snow is on the way, but we still have views like the one JB Parrett captured this morning from the Cambridge side of the Charles River.

By - 2/5/15 - 11:10 am
Car flips over on Alewife Brook Parkway

Emily O'Donnell passed a car that had flipped over on Alewife Brook Parkway approaching the T station around 9:30 this morning. So take it easy out there.

By - 2/2/15 - 8:09 pm
Inside the Cambridgeside igloo

Somebody in Cambridgeport is listing an igloo on Airbnb - and at just $10 a night, it's a steal:

This is an igloo.

Yes. It is very cool. Juno made it.

Comfortably fits 1, or 2 if curled up. You can use the house bathroom and kitchen if you need. Tarp and yoga mattress provided. You'll need to bring your sleeping bag.

H/t ... Read more

By - 1/31/15 - 3:02 pm
Snow turtle in Cambridge

Sacha Pfeiffer spotted this snow turtle today in North Cambridge.

Earlier:
Snow frog in Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/29/15 - 4:13 pm
Gridlock in downtown Boston after blizzard

Gridlock at Boylston/Charles/Tremont. Photo by Guglielmo.

Traffic reporter Scott Eck is calling this a chaotic afternoon, with drivers on many local roads just not moving.

One of the worst is Memorial Drive, which is at a complete standstill. Where, specifically? Pretty much from one end to the other.... Read more

By - 1/26/15 - 10:38 am
NSF Center for Severe Weather Research truck in Cambridge
NSF truck

Nick Smith spotted this truck in Cambridge today. Closer inspection showed it's from the National Science Foundation's Center for Severe Weather Research.

More specifically, it's one of the center's Doppler on Wheels trucks:

The DOW radars made the first 3D maps of tornado winds and debris, the first maps of multiple vortex structure in tornadoes, the first maps of anticyclonic tornadoes; discovered hurricane

... Read more
By - 1/25/15 - 2:46 pm

Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.

By - 1/24/15 - 1:58 pm
Goateed gunman arrested in Cambridge

Photos from CPD.

Cambridge Police report arresting the man they say held up two convenience stores at gunpoint earlier this week.

Richard Perry, 41, of Somerville, was nabbed in Jamaica Plan by Cambridge officers with the help of Boston Police and the US Marshal's service.

Police say Perry stuck up a Cambridge Street store on Jan. 20, making off with $700 he ordered a clerk to put in... Read more

By - 1/23/15 - 9:37 am
Central Square crush on the MBTA Red Line

Bill Palin shows us the scene at Central Square around 9:30 a.m., as passengers wonder if they'll ever get to their destinations due to a train that went to its final destination at Harvard Square.

Coupled with a dead trolley on the Green Line, the Orange Line problems and inexplicably overpacked Blue Line trains, it was a rare superfecta on the T... Read more

By - 1/22/15 - 11:08 am
Man with goatee wanted in Cambridge

Cambridge Police report they are looking for a man with a goatee and a black handgun who held up a convenience store on Cambridge Street near Hampshire around 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday.

If he looks familiar, you can drop a quarter to Det. Dennis Marshall at 617-349-9391.

By - 1/16/15 - 8:37 pm

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will harness the collective geekpower of trans-Atlantic Cambridges in a bid to help squelch cybercrime. As MIT reports:

As part of a series of cybersecurity initiatives made public today during British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit with President Barack Obama, the two nations announced that MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

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By - 1/7/15 - 3:39 pm

Cambridge Police are - again - warning Cambridgeport residents of a guy who likes breaking into houses and apartments via windows during the day to steal laptops and other electronics.

In an alert to residents today, police say the burglar typically looks for cut or unlocked screens, then shimmies into houses between 3 and 6 p.m. Since Dec. 23, laptop guy has hit six houses,... Read more

By - 1/3/15 - 1:11 am
Firefighters in Cambridge due to gas leak

Firefighters at Mass. Ave. and Brookline Street. Photo by Justin Fyles.

Two separate natural-gas incidents sent Cambridge firefighters scrambling along Mass. Ave., from Albany Street to Brookline Street.

Around 11:30 p.m., a gas main began leaking at Albany Street, possibly because a construction crew hit it. Then, around the same time, firefighters had to evacuate 8 Brookline St., several blocks away, due to high gas readings.... Read more

By - 12/30/14 - 9:49 am

Cambridge Day reports what it knows about possible reuse of the 14-acre Volpe Transportation Center parcel in Kendall Square, which could include zoning for buildings up to 300 feet high. But both the federal government, which owns the land, and city planners, have turned very shy.

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