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By - 12/24/13 - 9:51 am

A collection of photos and reports of storrowed or almost storrowed trucks and buses on our river roads this year. Normally, these are just a chance to laugh at illiterates behind the wheel, but this year, of course, saw a bus crash on Soldiers Field Road that sent 33 people to the hospital.

The Year in Storrowing: 2013... Read more

By - 12/17/13 - 6:20 pm

A Harvard sophomore allegedly got his wish: He didn't have to take finals yesterday. But Eldo Kim might be facing a sterner test: He's been charged with calling in the bomb threats that shut four Harvard buildings where finals were being given.

According to one profile of him, from last term, Kim was helping a professor analyze taunting:

Eldo Kim is a freshman

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By - 12/16/13 - 9:18 am

Harvard University sent out an alert around 9:10 a.m.:

Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now.

By - 12/10/13 - 7:38 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports a bicyclist shoved and knocked down another bicyclist for her audacity in passing him on the right on Mass. Ave.

By - 12/8/13 - 2:06 pm
Charles River divestment banner

This afternoon, Paul Weiskel watched Boston-area college students drop banners over the Charles calling for their schools to divest from fossil-fuel companies.

By - 12/6/13 - 7:33 am

Cambridge Day reports the location where the old club was set to return to now looks set to become a pet store instead.

By - 12/6/13 - 7:20 am

The Tech reports on an outbreak of gastroenteritis on campus; officials are not sure if it's norovirus.

By - 12/3/13 - 8:12 pm

No, not Lake Woebegon, but Harvard, where the Crimson reports the median undergraduate grade is A-, and:

The most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions.

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By - 12/3/13 - 3:21 pm

The Boston Business Journal introduces us to Superpedestrian, which is about to launch a rear-wheel replacement that stores energy from braking in a lithium battery - which then releases it to help bicyclists up hills or to just go extra fast. Based in Cambridge and founded by somebody at MIT, natch.... Read more

By - 11/27/13 - 6:46 pm
Land Blvd sign

A citizen so outraged he doesn't realize Citizens Connect is just for Boston complaints complains about a sign for Land Boulevard in Cambridge:

Some should tell DCR that it is Edwin H Land, NOT Edward H Land. Wouldn't it be easier to just call it Memorial Drive and call it a day?

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By - 11/27/13 - 8:23 am

MikeHeXt tweets:

Ugh Disabled southbound Red Line train at Kendall causing northbound delays too. Here we sit.

By - 11/24/13 - 12:34 pm

The Globe reports on the apology by a Christian student group that had posted an essay, allegedly by a Jewish convert to Christianity, about how his former co-religionists really suck and, yeah, the Holocaust was part of God's plan.

In the apology, the Christian Ichtus writes:

The writer holds nothing but love for his heritage and feels very deeply for the welfare of

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By - 11/23/13 - 9:14 pm

Anson Stewart videoed the Red Line shuttle today.

By - 11/18/13 - 3:57 pm

Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as a free lunch. After local VCs got annoyed at some allegedly scam-worthy outsiders charging high prices for access to VC types, they got together to create UnPitch Boston, coming up on 11-Dec, where hopeful young entrepreneurs can get a free lunch with a VC.

As noted in VentureFizz:

"Boston is truly the only place that... Read more

By - 11/18/13 - 8:17 am
Harvard Square turkey

Bobbi Fox reports a turkey was perched outside the Dunkin' Donuts at Eliot and JFK this morning.

By - 11/16/13 - 5:59 pm

And the building best known for the Au Bon Pain and the outside chess tables will get an extensive, if unspecified, remake.

By - 11/14/13 - 1:50 pm
Fisher cat, stuffed and mounted

Look at those teeth, those claws, those beady little eyes!

Near Fresh Pond, Wicked Local Cambridge alerts us. But don't worry:

There have been no reports of fisher cats attacking a person or domestic animal in Cambridge.

Ed. note: This is not the Fresh Pond fisher cat. This is the fisher cat Kevin Cosby hit with his car, then had stuffed and mounted.... Read more

By - 11/12/13 - 2:39 pm
Cambridge robber

Surveillance photo of Cambridge robber via Cambridge PD.

Cambridge Police report the man who's been sticking up convenience stores in the Boston area over the past few months, struck again around 9 p.m. on Monday at a Cambridge Street convenience store.

According to police, the man, about 5'11" and 30-35, went up to the counter, lifted the bottom of his hoodie to show off his gun and demanded money from the register. Police... Read more

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