By - 8/10/15 - 10:57 am
How to make a left turn on Binney Street

Turning left the green way. Photo by Charles River TMA.

Cambridge is trying something different with a dedicated bicycle lane on the newly repaved Binney Street between Land Boulevard and Third Street: Bright green lanes and dedicated left-turn boxes, which, of course, nobody has ever seen around here.

The Charles River Transportation Management Association explains how to use the new turn boxes, designed to left bicyclists turn left with less danger: Read more.

By - 8/10/15 - 9:54 am

Berk's, which opened in Harvard Square in 1980, is announcing its imminent demise - at the end of the month:

It's a sad day for us and a sad day for Cambridge as we watch yet again another small business fall. From the bottom of hearts thank you all so much. Please SHOP SMALL, SHOP LOCAL & whenever you can please SHOP INDEPENDENT. A friend made a great analogy to me yesterday that rings very true. When you shop at a corporation you're lining the pockets of folks buying new cars/houses. When you shop local/independent your lining the pockets of of folks getting dance/music lessons for their children. You can see the difference.

By - 8/10/15 - 7:42 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on the sensor, intended to be implanted during a biopsy. A key issue: How to get power to the thing. Magnets to the rescue.

By - 8/7/15 - 12:19 am

Brandon Constant reports water was gushing out of a water main at the Larz Anderson Bridge and JFK Street around 11 p.m. on Thursday.

Photo of the rushing waters from the 36-inch main.

By - 8/6/15 - 2:47 pm

Cambridge Police report a woman was grabbed and groped by a man around 3 p.m., Tuesday, on Laurel Street. According to police: Read more.

By - 8/6/15 - 8:04 am
Dead train at Kendall Square

Richard Rininger shows us the scene at Kendall around 7:40 a.m., when a Braintree train gasped its last:

Train broken at Kendall, everyone told to get off.

By - 8/3/15 - 9:05 am
Taxi drivers protest Uber on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge between Boston and Cambridge

Bridge protest this morning. Photo by Lee McGuire.

Upset over Uber, natch. Shortly before 9 a.m., cab drivers blockaded the Mass. Ave. bridge into Cambridge. "Completely gridlocked traffic downtown," Christine Peterson reports.

Read more.

By - 8/2/15 - 1:21 pm
Wanted for Kendall Square indecent assault

Photo via Cambridge PD.

Cambridge Police report a woman exiting the Kendall Square Red Line station around 7:20 a.m. yesterday was approached by a man who, after a brief conversation, "grabbed the woman's buttocks."

The female yelled then punched the suspect in the face. This seemed to startle the male who then walked away.

He's described as black, medium build with dreadlocks and wearing a red shirt and black pants.

By - 7/29/15 - 6:10 pm

Brendan Kearney reports he'd just gotten off a trolley at Lechmere when the trolley failed to navigate the curve to turn around and came a bit off the tracks. The T is now busing passengers.

By - 7/25/15 - 4:00 pm

Camnridge Police report:

On July 24th in the early morning, a woman reported to the Cambridge Police Department that she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault on Fayerweather Street near Ivy St. She was walking home from a friend's house alone. The victim was able to fend off the attacker and the suspect fled the area. The description of the suspect is a Hispanic male in his early 20's, 5'8" dark brown/black hair wearing shorts and a short sleeve button down shirt.

By - 7/23/15 - 9:07 am
In search of a Murakami novel that was lost on the Red Line at Harvard

Deborah Kaplan spotted this plaintive flier posted at Harvard on the Red Line this morning.

By - 7/21/15 - 11:33 pm
Flipped car on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston

Brinley Mooney looked out her window to see a car flipped on its side on Mass. Ave. between Beacon Street and the river.

By - 7/21/15 - 4:04 pm

Around 3:45 p.m. on an inbound train at Kendall. The spitter will face a charge of assault and battery if found.

By - 7/18/15 - 11:10 am

Left Bank of the Charles posts a photo of an angry flier posted on a utility pole on the Harvard Square street about how the person who is poisoning squirrels, possibly in an attempt to poison rats and raccoons, should knock it off.

By - 7/17/15 - 10:39 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned the foreclosure sale of a Cambridge couple's condominium because the company servicing their mortgage failed to follow its own agreement with them and never told them they had the right to sue to try to stop the foreclosure. Read more.

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.