Cambridge

By - 9/26/14 - 8:36 am

Cambridge Police report arresting their second suspect this month for a rash of doorstep and lobby package thefts.

On Wednesday, police say, a witness spotted Steven Ward, 59, of no particular address, lifting a package from a Green Street porch.

Ward was stopped by police three blocks from the location of the package theft. A suitcase that he was carrying contained an unopened Amazon Prime

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By - 9/26/14 - 7:55 am

Hyatt and UNITE HERE Local 26 say they've reached an agreement under which the hotel chain will pay $1 million to 100 workers terminated at the Hyatt Boston Harbor, Hyatt Regency Boston and Hyatt Regency Cambridge hotels in 2009 - and will give those workers priority for future job openings at the hotels.

“We never forgot the courage these workers showed by speaking up when

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By - 9/24/14 - 1:41 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a veteran doctor who decided to get additional training as a resident at Mount Auburn can pursue his discrimination claim over his firing in 2005.

A Superior Court judge had dismissed Bernard Bulwer's lawsuit against the hospital - which also included charges of defamation and "tortious interference" with his hospital contract - but the appeals court said there was... Read more

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 1:26 pm
Audi on fire on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

Jimmy Doan happened upon this flaming car a little after 1 p.m. on Massachusetts Avenue near MIT and Memorial Drive.

He reports nobody was inside the car, at least not when he arrived.

Anson Stewart captured the Mass. Ave. scene from the other side of the road and behind the car:

By - 9/18/14 - 8:54 am

Well, seems Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in town today. And as befits somebody of his august position, naturally, he stayed at the Ritz and got a motorcade full of Escalades that, of course, got a full police escort and had Storrow Drive blocked at rush hour?

His public schedule.notes he and his entourage will do it all again tomorrow,... Read more

By - 9/17/14 - 5:36 pm
Riders waiting for the Red Line at Park Street in Boston

The faces say it all. Aubrey Bracco captures the mood at Park.

Who knows why the Red Line lurched to a halt and wheezed its last this afternoon? At some point, it just ceased to matter. Riders crammed into stations waiting for trains that wheezed into stations so crammed the crammed riders on the platform could not cram into the crammed trains, which then slowly, ever so slowly crammedly made their way to the next crammed station,... Read more

By - 9/16/14 - 4:20 pm

This guy's got it going on. All he's missing is a little chianti.

By - 9/16/14 - 1:13 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on the second arrest of Roman Torgovitsky for trespassing related to his protests against Vladimir Putin, but mostly on how two Pussy Riot members at Harvard for a discussion on Russian politics went down to CPD with some other protesters to insist on his release - they actually got to the station before Torgovitsky.... Read more

By - 9/15/14 - 9:53 am
MBTA bus on roadeo course

Photo by MBTA.

Tyrell Sullivan, who drives a Route 73 bus between Harvard and Waverly squares, won the MBTA's annual bus "roadeo" on Sunday in Charlestown.

It's the second time that Sullivan, 29, of South Boston, has bested other T drivers through a course of cones and barrels. Sullivan, shown below, has driven a T bus for almost nine years.

By - 9/15/14 - 7:16 am

Seems the president of Venezuela doesn't like being called corrupt, so he went on national TV to threaten legal action against the Harvard professor who called him that. The professor, Kennedy School of Government professor Ricardo Hausmann, himself a pre-Chavez Venezuelan official, isn't too worried, the Crimson reports:

"I have the protection of the U.S.. I have the protection of Harvard. I feel a

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By - 9/9/14 - 12:58 pm
Porter Square in the dark on the MBTA

This is not a screenshot from that game. This is Hannah Malenfant's photo of the Red Line platform at Porter Square around 12:45 p.m., after the lights went out. Yes, the escalator stopped working, too, she reports.

By - 9/8/14 - 7:26 pm
Sunset over Fresh Pond in Cambridge

Hedge took in tonight's sunset at Fresh Pond in Cambridge.

By - 9/7/14 - 11:10 pm
Fruit lady in Cambridge Caribbean parade.

JB Parrett took in the Caribbean Festival in Cambridge today.

By - 9/7/14 - 10:53 am

Cambridge Day shows us the horse-drawn hearse for Robert Nelson Wilson on Friday.

By - 9/3/14 - 11:51 pm

The EPA reports it's given the Charles River an A- for cleanliness in 2013:

Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens, this is the first time the Charles River earned a grade higher than “B+”. As with past years, the grade is based on bacterial sampling conducted by the Charles River

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