Cambridge

By - 1/4/16 - 11:50 pm
Hawk outside a Cambridge window

Nate Russell snapped this visitor today on a little ledge outside his company's offices on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. "We've seen him before in the trees but never this close," he reports.

By - 1/4/16 - 3:49 pm

OK, to be accurate: 900,000 photos of the Boston skyline, and another 150,000 of the Cambridge skyline, all taken from the same spot in Cambridge over a five-year period.

Adrian Dalca took all those photos from a window in an MIT (of course!) residential building. Naturally, he's now trying to figure out what to do with them all: Read more.

By - 12/29/15 - 8:45 am
Charles River in the snow with the Citgo Sign

Nick Cosky walked along the Charles at sunrise (such as it was) this morning.

By - 12/28/15 - 11:50 am

A travelogue of sorts from 1970, narrated by Edwin Land himself, that concludes with him walking us around the plans for a new Polaroid factory in Norwood. Around 12:00, he discusses the future of photography, including cameras that would fit in a pocket, "something like a telephone, that you would use all day long. ... a camera that you would use as often as a pencil, or your eyeglasses" (but still one that spits out everything on film).

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 12/24/15 - 5:12 pm
Chickens in Cambridgeport

Ari Ofsevit reports he felt a lot safer around these Cambridgeport chickens than he would around some Brookline turkeys.

By - 12/24/15 - 9:50 am
Charles River rowing

Shannon Dooling watched some rowers on the Charles River this morning.

By - 12/21/15 - 3:47 pm

And, of course, this being the Boston area, she also offered free Dunkin' Donuts coffee and donuts, the Globe reports.

By - 12/16/15 - 6:28 am

The Harvard Gazette reports researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed "a model of human intestinal inflammation and bacterial overgrowth in a human-gut-on-a-chip" that should make it easier to figure out and develop possible remedies for such ailments as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

By - 12/14/15 - 6:25 pm

An Alewife-bound Red Line train developed some electrical issues shortly after 6 p.m. and that meant smoke at Central Square, so the train was taken out of service.

Around the same time, some young women got into a bit of a fight on the outbound platform at Chinatown just as a train was pulling in. The train was halted so police could clear up the affray, but, of course, that halted all the trains behind it.

By - 12/14/15 - 12:16 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com gets the scoop.

J. Michael Here runs down potential candidates for the soon-to-be-vacant First Suffolk and Middlesex senate district.

By - 12/13/15 - 4:10 pm
Plea to stop delivery of Globe Direct

Look at this sign some poor Cambridgeport resident thinks will stop the plague that is unwanted bags of ad fliers.

Ed. note: What finally worked for us was a BBB complaint. Start the complaint process here (linked because you won't find Globe Direct at the Boston BBB site, because they're officially located in Millbury).

By - 12/7/15 - 6:42 am

Cambridge Day reports on a meeting between parents and Cambridge police and school officials over the repeated threats, which officials now say are "non-credible" and likely coming from one person, possibly even a student who doesn't like the amount of homework he's getting.

By - 12/4/15 - 11:00 am

For the fourth time in a month - and the third time this week - Cambridge schools are on high alert. Cambridge Public Schools posted this morning: Read more.

By - 12/1/15 - 11:03 pm

The Crimson reports Yenching Restaurant on Mass. Ave. is no more, after 40 years. No word if it will be replaced by a bank or a chain burrito place.

By - 11/27/15 - 11:40 am
No acid or detergent used in Harvard Square building cleaning

Ryan Walsh wonders about this sign in Harvard Square today.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:33 pm
Gridlock in Boston

Dutch provides some views of the gridlock on this pre-Thanksgiving Tuesday, such as in East Cambridge.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:23 pm
Police a safe distance from flaming car in Cambridge

Fire extinguisher at the ready, police officers watch flaming car. Photo by Kat.

Around 5:40 p.m., afertig reported a car engulfed in flames on Mass. Ave. Erica Hersh reports one person helped into an ambulance and traffic at a standstill.

By - 11/24/15 - 7:49 am
Harvard shark?

The Globe reports one of the U's exclusive men's clubs held a party after deciding to admit women that featured much debauchery, including, yes, women in shark costumes (like this?), and that's just not the sort of thing a proper Harvard gentleman should be caught near, and now the club is being forced to sit in a corner and take a serious time out.

By - 11/20/15 - 9:28 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on the unveiling of Boston Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge drug company headed by a guy a French drug company fired as its CEO last year - in part because they didn't like the idea of him running the joint from his new home in the Boston area. Read more.

By - 11/19/15 - 8:47 pm

The Crimson reports photos of black law professors on the walls at the law school had black tape placed on them. Photos.