Cambridge

By - 4/16/14 - 2:06 pm

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.

By - 4/12/14 - 12:10 am
Tetris at MIT

Chris Snyder watched Tetris being played on MIT's Green Building.

The building was first transformed into a Tetris board in 2012.

By - 4/10/14 - 5:10 pm
Independent coffee shops in Cambridge

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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By - 4/9/14 - 8:11 am
Cambridge seeks bank skimmers

Skimmers sought. See it larger.

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.

Police have released photos of the men suspected of installing... Read more

By - 4/8/14 - 11:38 am
Central Square turkey

Abigail Taylor reports that Workbar on Prospect Street decided to let the Central Square turkey in to dry her feathers from this morning's torrential rains.

By - 4/8/14 - 9:34 am
Bundle up woman in Harvard Square

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.

Copyright Ed Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 4/7/14 - 2:34 pm
Central Square turkey

Central Square Florist reports its newest customer is a bit peckish.

Looks like the bird saved its wings by taking the 70 bus into the square.

Also see:
Street-crossing Financial District turkey.
Shame-walking BC turkey.... Read more

By - 4/3/14 - 6:02 pm

A. Stuck.

Caroline reports the time traveler from Labor Day weekend managed to wedge his or her truck under Mass. Ave. around 5:30 p.m.

By - 4/3/14 - 11:19 am

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?

Bridj says it's getting up to launch an alternative to the T that will feature limo buses with plush seats, "an attendant who can provide you... Read more

By - 4/3/14 - 7:43 am

An outbound train breathed its last at Harvard Square around 7 a.m., causing non-expired trains to back up all the way down the line to Quincy.

Ashley stunned us:

I've been riding the T for 26 years and this is my first ever disabled train. I feel like I'm finally a real Bostonian!

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By - 4/2/14 - 6:43 am

The Crimson reports two Harvard Law students have set up a startup that lets users send out self-destructing e-mail:

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

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By - 3/31/14 - 1:47 pm

A Harvard student recounts events after what she writes was a sexual assault by another student in her Harvard residence.

By - 3/31/14 - 1:14 pm
Pyramid in Kendall Square

Chi-Ting Huang spotted this upended pyramid atop a shrinking snow pile in Kendall Square today.

By - 3/31/14 - 7:53 am

Ron Newman reports Gourmet Express on Mass. Ave. ceased to be early this morning.

By - 3/30/14 - 11:51 am
Flooding on Rte. 18 in New Bedford

Ric Duarte shows us Rte. 18 in New Bedford, suggests, "Umm ... better stay away!"

That's what happens when close to 4 inches of rain falls. The rain wasn't quite as intense up our way, but Eastie Strong shows what it did to Memorial Drive at the MicroCenter/Trader Joe's entrance:

By - 3/29/14 - 2:26 am

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

By - 3/28/14 - 11:58 am
1 Main Street on fire

A three-alarm fire broke out shortly before noon on the roof of 1 Main St. in Kendall Square, apparently sparked by an HVAC unit.

Cambridge firefighters got the main body of the fire knocked down by about 12:20 p.m.

Photo by Brittany Delaney:

1 Main St.

Jason Wells watched the fire from... Read more

By - 3/25/14 - 1:34 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting Jasmine Genty, 19, after she allegedly ended an argument with another student this morning by stabbing her in the shoulder.

Genty faces arraignment in Cambridge District Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and carrying a dangerous weapon on school grounds.

The victim was treated and released at a local hospital, police say.

Innocent, etc.... Read more

By - 3/24/14 - 7:41 am

WBUR interviews John Abdallah Wambere, who was able to escape prison thanks to a local musician who organized fundraisers to get him out of the country.

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