Cambridge

By - 6/20/16 - 12:29 pm

Lurchie forwards a message from a West Cambridge neighborhood listserve this morning: "Very large tortoise, Bling, has escaped his yard" on Holworthy Street.

Meet Bling.

By - 6/20/16 - 9:24 am

Robert Winters alerts us that the Cambridge City Council today will consider a proposal that would require property owners to phase in less bright and more energy efficient outdoor light bulbs and ones that restrict the light they beam upward. Flashing signs would be banned altogether. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 11:21 am
Galatis

Transit Police report arresting a Medford man they say threatened to kill T workers who caught him trying to evade his fare at Harvard Square and then punched a T cop before he was brought under control yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 6/14/16 - 12:44 pm
Knotted rubber-ball patent illustration

From the patent.

A Cambridge company says a doggie chew toy sold by PetSmart violated the patent and copyright it holds on a knotted-rubber dog chew toy and so has bopped the chain on the nose with a rolled-up legal complaint. Read more.

By - 6/12/16 - 8:35 am

Cambridge Police report a woman was shot in the leg outside Monroe, 450 Massachusetts Ave., around 2:10 a.m. Read more.

By - 6/9/16 - 4:36 pm
Truck peeled like a grape on Memorial Drive

Nick McNulty happened upon a newly shorn U-Haul with a driver who learned around 2 p.m. why they don't allow trucks on Memorial Drive, in this case, inbound under the Mass. Ave. bridge.

By - 6/6/16 - 9:38 pm

Robert Winters reports the Cambridge City Council voted 9-0 this evening to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. Read more.

By - 6/6/16 - 6:14 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk says the end is nigh for the restaurant.

By - 6/5/16 - 11:54 am
Morning mist along the Charles River

Chris Silverio went for a walk along the Charles River in Cambridge this morning.

Copyright Chris Silverio. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/4/16 - 11:28 pm
Fireworks over the Charles River

Carly Brownsberger was among the many non-MIT people who got to enjoy the fireworks the weekend after MIT's commencement.

By - 6/3/16 - 12:09 pm

WBUR reports on work by students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, which included traveling to Louisiana to look for evidence first hand.

By - 6/3/16 - 9:20 am
Truck stuck on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Lisa Plesko reports:

Let the games begin! Memorial Drive at Mass Ave (plus MIT commencement).

By - 6/2/16 - 3:02 pm

A federal appeals court ruled today that Charles Jaynes got a fair trial for the rape and murder of 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley of Cambridge in 1997 and that it sees no reason to do anything about his life sentence. Read more.

By - 5/27/16 - 10:51 am

Dwan Knight, 24, of Dorchester, was arraigned yesterday on charges related to the gunfire that erupted early on May 2 in a parking lot on Bishop Allen Drive in Central Square. Read more.

By - 5/25/16 - 6:01 pm
Chicken car in Harvard Square in Cambridge

Steven Cappy rolled up behind this car in Harvard Square today - imagine being cooped up in that all the way from Illinois.

By - 5/25/16 - 2:53 pm

The Globe reports OSHA has fined Cambridge Brands Inc., which makes Tootsie Rolls, $46,000 for several violations uncovered after a temporary worker had a fingertip sliced off by a machine that wraps the candies.

By - 5/25/16 - 7:35 am

WBUR reports on a recent conclave on the state of the local live-music scene following the closings of several venues.

By - 5/25/16 - 7:29 am

Cambridge Day reports on an effort by two city councilors to make it a tad easier for local artists to qualify for affordable housing now that they've been priced out of the city. Other councilors, however, wondered why artists should get precedence when other people, such as teachers and firefighters, can't afford to live in Cambridge, either.

By - 5/22/16 - 8:40 am
MBTA commuter rail train in Cambridge

JB Parrett watched a train go by in Cambridge the other evening.