Cambridge firefighters rushed to Temple Bar, 1688 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, which had smoke coming out of it around 6:25 p.m. John Duffill reports firefighters knocked down the kitchen fire fairly quickly.
As many as 30 people may have been made homeless by an early morning fire on Allston Street that was so intense, for a time people arriving on scene could not even see the sidewalk due to the thick smoke.
Shortly after 8 a.m., firefighters were still dealing with flareups in two of the three buildings.
A postal worker and Whole Foods are embroiled in a legal dispute over whether he tripped on a pumpkin stem at its Alewife Brook Parkway market or whether he stumbled over his own two feet as he was getting out of his truck.
Ronald Rossetti, a postal carrier, is suing Whole Foods for negligence in Middlesex Superior Court. He claims that while making a delivery... Read more
Julio Salado watched the sun come up over Kendall Square this morning:
Unmerited gift to practice Tai Chi Chuan on the Charles River docks to the rhythm of the universe.
Cambridge Day reports Clover is seeking city permission to serve food around the clock in the space left vacant when Hi-Fi Pizza lost its lease.
JB Parrett reports from Harvard Square this afternoon:
The boy won first two games, resigned the third. Impressive.
Cambridge Police report they are looking for a man they say sexually attacked a woman around 8 p.m. yesterday outside 679 Concord Ave. near Fresh Pond:
She was approached by a male riding a black sport type BMX bicycle. As this male rode passed her in the opposite direction, the victim noticed that he was staring at her in a way that made her feel... Read more
RoadTrip New England was there.
The Supreme Judicial Court today tossed the 2007 drug conviction of a man initially stopped by Cambridge police for outstanding warrants because one of the arresting officers should never have gone online to find out what sort of pills the man had put in a diabetes test kit.
The state's highest court said that while police can inventory a person's belongings at booking to ensure... Read more
So Leland Cheung, running for lieutenant governor, wants to get rid of the governor's council? Governor's Councilor Robert Jubinville wishes to have a word with him:
The Governor's Council is not an "antiquated vestige" but rather a constitutional body created at the same time as the Senate, which he seems so fond of. Mr. Adams would be very upset by such remarks made by... Read more
JB Parrett noticed this ped sign in Kendall Square.
Eastie Strong photographed a big boy with his big toy roaming Cambridge today, wonders what the deal is.
UPDATE: At 1:15 p.m., Harvard reported the campus re-opened. See the comments for Cambridge PD statement.
Focus centers on the Science Center and Prescott Street, where a caller claimed to have put a bomb, Matthew George reports.
At 10:11, Nina Khosrowsalafi reported:
Just got evacuated from Harvard Yard due to bomb threat. Lots of police with guns out.
UPDATE: The Herald reports he died.
Around 10 p.m. in the area of Windsor and Harvard streets. Cambridge Police report the victim was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, add:
A black sedan was reported leaving Windsor Street towards Main Street.
While the investigation is still extremely active, investigators do not consider this incident to be a random event and do... Read more
They started the Esplanade fireworks a bit early tonight - just in time for them to end and evacuate the area as a storm plowed across the area, knocking out power in at least part of Waltham and Cambridge and sending skittish dogs and children under beds.
Have to give Boston Pops organizers credit on timing. Made it from the... Read more
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
Stephanie happened upon the aftermath of a carBQ at Western Avenue and Putnam Street in Cambridge tonight.
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.