Cambridge

By - 12/31/13 - 3:16 pm

Around 2:50 p.m. at Charles/MGH as cops swarmed the station looking for somebody who might have robbed a bank in Central Square.

UPDATE: Cambridge Police report:

Cambridge police are currently investigating a bank robbery that occurred today at approximately 2:00 pm at Bank of America 727 Mass Avenue. The suspect passed a note, unknown amount of money was taken, no weapon was shown

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By - 12/24/13 - 11:11 am
Car on pedestrian bridge

Conrad Crawford posts a photo of a New Yorker who somehow managed to get his stupid car on the Northbank Bridge - that swoopy bridge between Cambridge and Charlestown that's supposed to be for pedestrians and bicyclists - last night.

He reports the boulder at the beginning of the bridge had been moved for some reason. He adds that for some reason, the... Read more

By - 12/24/13 - 9:51 am

A collection of photos and reports of storrowed or almost storrowed trucks and buses on our river roads this year. Normally, these are just a chance to laugh at illiterates behind the wheel, but this year, of course, saw a bus crash on Soldiers Field Road that sent 33 people to the hospital.

The Year in Storrowing: 2013... Read more

By - 12/17/13 - 6:20 pm

A Harvard sophomore allegedly got his wish: He didn't have to take finals yesterday. But Eldo Kim might be facing a sterner test: He's been charged with calling in the bomb threats that shut four Harvard buildings where finals were being given.

According to one profile of him, from last term, Kim was helping a professor analyze taunting:

Eldo Kim is a freshman

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By - 12/16/13 - 9:18 am

Harvard University sent out an alert around 9:10 a.m.:

Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now.

By - 12/10/13 - 7:38 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports a bicyclist shoved and knocked down another bicyclist for her audacity in passing him on the right on Mass. Ave.

By - 12/8/13 - 2:06 pm
Charles River divestment banner

This afternoon, Paul Weiskel watched Boston-area college students drop banners over the Charles calling for their schools to divest from fossil-fuel companies.

By - 12/6/13 - 7:33 am

Cambridge Day reports the location where the old club was set to return to now looks set to become a pet store instead.

By - 12/6/13 - 7:20 am

The Tech reports on an outbreak of gastroenteritis on campus; officials are not sure if it's norovirus.

By - 12/3/13 - 8:12 pm

No, not Lake Woebegon, but Harvard, where the Crimson reports the median undergraduate grade is A-, and:

The most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions.

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By - 12/3/13 - 3:21 pm

The Boston Business Journal introduces us to Superpedestrian, which is about to launch a rear-wheel replacement that stores energy from braking in a lithium battery - which then releases it to help bicyclists up hills or to just go extra fast. Based in Cambridge and founded by somebody at MIT, natch.... Read more

By - 11/27/13 - 6:46 pm
Land Blvd sign

A citizen so outraged he doesn't realize Citizens Connect is just for Boston complaints complains about a sign for Land Boulevard in Cambridge:

Some should tell DCR that it is Edwin H Land, NOT Edward H Land. Wouldn't it be easier to just call it Memorial Drive and call it a day?

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By - 11/27/13 - 8:23 am

MikeHeXt tweets:

Ugh Disabled southbound Red Line train at Kendall causing northbound delays too. Here we sit.

By - 11/24/13 - 12:34 pm

The Globe reports on the apology by a Christian student group that had posted an essay, allegedly by a Jewish convert to Christianity, about how his former co-religionists really suck and, yeah, the Holocaust was part of God's plan.

In the apology, the Christian Ichtus writes:

The writer holds nothing but love for his heritage and feels very deeply for the welfare of

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By - 11/23/13 - 9:14 pm

Anson Stewart videoed the Red Line shuttle today.

By - 11/18/13 - 3:57 pm

Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as a free lunch. After local VCs got annoyed at some allegedly scam-worthy outsiders charging high prices for access to VC types, they got together to create UnPitch Boston, coming up on 11-Dec, where hopeful young entrepreneurs can get a free lunch with a VC.

As noted in VentureFizz:

"Boston is truly the only place that... Read more

By - 11/18/13 - 8:17 am
Harvard Square turkey

Bobbi Fox reports a turkey was perched outside the Dunkin' Donuts at Eliot and JFK this morning.

By - 11/16/13 - 5:59 pm

And the building best known for the Au Bon Pain and the outside chess tables will get an extensive, if unspecified, remake.

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