MIT has a series of events today.
John Hawkinson reports an overnight fire at 884 Massachusetts Ave. brought firefighters from Cambridge and surrounding communities and forced the evacuation of residents - with none injured - to a nearby senior center.
The American Red Cross reports some 100 residents in 884 and 888 Mass. Ave. had to be evacuated.
The T is running buses instead of the Red Line due to the... Read more
Mike Moura reports the Peoples United Bank branch at 485 Mass. Ave. in Central Square was held up around 3:15 p.m. by two guys - who then had to deal with an exploding dye pack.
The T stopped one train at Central Square, but after police didn't find any dye-covered people on it, service was allowed to resume.
Cambridge Police report a woman walking on Richdale Avenue shortly after midnight was jumped by a man who tried to sexually assault her but that she was able to find him off.
The woman, who was walking home alone from the Porter Square T stop, told police she was only able to see that the man was wearing dark clothes.
You Are Here is a project at the MIT Media Lab in which participants are releasing a map a day of interesting things in the places they come from.
A few days ago, they posted a map of non-chain coffee shops in Cambridge. Even if you could care less about coffee, it's still fun to watch the map appear on screen.
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Cambridge Police are looking for a group they say installed "skimmers" on ATMs in Central Square to capture customer bank information.
Police say the skimmers were in operation between November and January - and that the group "extracted an undisclosed amount of cash from the compromised accounts in New York City" two weeks ago.
In early spring, of course, the Boston area becomes a land of contrast, where you'll see people in shorts and flip flops walking past people still prepared for a sudden polar vortex. Ed Hatfield photographed a woman determined to enjoy the fresh air in Harvard Square the other day.
Max Grinnell spotted this Big Boy in a Cambridge yard today.
Caroline reports the time traveler from Labor Day weekend managed to wedge his or her truck under Mass. Ave. around 5:30 p.m.
Ed. note: I'm still not 100% convinced this is not a left-over April Fool's joke. But I learned about it through an ad in my Facebook news feed last night, and who actually spends money on a prank?
According to Gobaud and Lin, the system appears to have a large market since many want to avoid grammar errors and reply-all disasters. They also noted, however, that the system may benefit corporations looking to improve their email protection policies by automatically deleting old... Read more
A Harvard student recounts events after what she writes was a sexual assault by another student in her Harvard residence.
Chi-Ting Huang spotted this upended pyramid atop a shrinking snow pile in Kendall Square today.
Ron Newman reports Gourmet Express on Mass. Ave. ceased to be early this morning.
Siderea was not happy when the Porter Square Star Market charged her $2.89/lb for chicken that was advertised on sale at $1.79. She was even less happy after the cashier argued with her, told her to visit the (closed) customer service desk, and then re-rung the purchase at various prices ranging from $3.11/lb to $3.97/lb.
Now she's wondering who else has been ripped... Read more