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.

By - 7/14/15 - 11:45 am
Old railroad bridge over the Charles River

The Zakim gets all the attention, but the old commuter-rail bridge next to it has its own charms, including a spiral staircase to the top. Molly Hester admired its form from North Point Park in Cambridge yesterday.

By - 7/12/15 - 1:38 pm
Yankees nuts

Ari Ofsevit couldn't believe his eyes at the River Street Whole Foods in Cambridge today.

By - 7/9/15 - 11:50 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on city planning to make the kiosk - the former entrance to the Red Line - more inviting.

By - 7/6/15 - 4:51 pm

And is the number who are so full of themselves they actually call themselves "renowned" even smaller than that? The question arises because of this Craigslist ad:

Read more.

By - 7/4/15 - 11:18 pm
Boston fireworks over the Charles River

617 Images had a good view of the fireworks tonight.

Phil R. also watched the fireworks from across the river: Read more.

By - 7/4/15 - 8:16 pm
King and

King (l) and Ellis. Photos by Lawrence PD.

Cambridge and Lawrence Police report the arrest of two adults and two teens for an armed-robbery spree early yesterday that started in Brookline and Boston, moved to Cambridge and then ended in Lawrence, where police managed to catch them. Read more.

By - 7/3/15 - 12:35 pm
Math problem as graffiti in Harvard Square

iFnLvBos wonders about the meaning of this scrawl at the Harvard Square T stop.

John Ruch points us to the infamous P versus NP problem:

Informally, it asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly verified by a computer can also be quickly solved by a computer. It was essentially first mentioned in a 1956 letter written by Kurt Gödel to John von Neumann.

By - 7/3/15 - 10:45 am

UPDATE: May be linked to attacks in Brookline, Boston.

Cambridge Police report they are looking for suspects for gunpoint holdups on at Putnam Avenue and Franklin Street and Arrow Street early this morning.

Police say two roommates were held up around 2:30 a.m. at Putnam and Franklin: Read more.

By - 6/27/15 - 12:53 pm
Birds of prey in Cambridge

The other day, LadyLazerJ spotted these two hawks perched outside her office on Hampshire Street in Kendall Square - where they stayed for about two hours.

They were seriously pissing off the blue jays.

Copyright LadyLazerJ. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/26/15 - 9:09 pm
Cambridge Dance Party

Barbara S. hopped over to the Cambridge Dance Party outside City Hall in Central Square.

By - 6/25/15 - 8:15 am

Clover, which offers food both on wheels and in fixed locations, is going for kosher certification:

I had a colleague at McKinsey who kept fairly strict Kosher, and I was shocked what a nightmare it was for her to try to find food she could eat. I have no idea how many people in Boston keep Kosher, but I want Clover to be accessible to everybody and I started thinking about getting Kosher certification a long time ago.