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By - 1/23/15 - 9:37 am
Central Square crush on the MBTA Red Line

Bill Palin shows us the scene at Central Square around 9:30 a.m., as passengers wonder if they'll ever get to their destinations due to a train that went to its final destination at Harvard Square.

Coupled with a dead trolley on the Green Line, the Orange Line problems and inexplicably overpacked Blue Line trains, it was a rare superfecta on the T...Read more

By - 1/22/15 - 11:08 am
Man with goatee wanted in Cambridge

Cambridge Police report they are looking for a man with a goatee and a black handgun who held up a convenience store on Cambridge Street near Hampshire around 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday.

If he looks familiar, you can drop a quarter to Det. Dennis Marshall at 617-349-9391.Read more

By - 1/16/15 - 8:37 pm

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will harness the collective geekpower of trans-Atlantic Cambridges in a bid to help squelch cybercrime. As MIT reports:

As part of a series of cybersecurity initiatives made public today during British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit with President Barack Obama, the two nations announced that MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

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By - 1/7/15 - 3:39 pm

Cambridge Police are - again - warning Cambridgeport residents of a guy who likes breaking into houses and apartments via windows during the day to steal laptops and other electronics.

In an alert to residents today, police say the burglar typically looks for cut or unlocked screens, then shimmies into houses between 3 and 6 p.m. Since Dec. 23, laptop guy has hit six houses,...Read more

By - 1/3/15 - 1:11 am
Firefighters in Cambridge due to gas leak

Firefighters at Mass. Ave. and Brookline Street. Photo by Justin Fyles.

Two separate natural-gas incidents sent Cambridge firefighters scrambling along Mass. Ave., from Albany Street to Brookline Street.

Around 11:30 p.m., a gas main began leaking at Albany Street, possibly because a construction crew hit it. Then, around the same time, firefighters had to evacuate 8 Brookline St., several blocks away, due to high gas readings....Read more

By - 12/30/14 - 9:49 am

Cambridge Day reports what it knows about possible reuse of the 14-acre Volpe Transportation Center parcel in Kendall Square, which could include zoning for buildings up to 300 feet high. But both the federal government, which owns the land, and city planners, have turned very shy.Read more

By - 12/25/14 - 1:46 pm

Harvard professors are working on it. The idea of tanks of microbes making things isn't new - remember the giant tanks of Chinese hamster ovary cells along the Charles in Allston - but the Harvard boffins say they've figured out how to up the production of whatever 30fold:

The technique makes a desired chemical product essential to the bacteria’s survival by modifying their DNA

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By - 12/24/14 - 8:55 am

The restaurants this morning. Photo by Neal Doyle.

CFD Ladder 1 reports what turned into a two-alarm fire erupted at 228 Broadway shortly after 3 a.m.

Neal Doyle reports the two businesses - Beauty's Pizza and MuLan Taiwanese Restaurant - both appeared this morning to have been totally destroyed....Read more

By - 12/20/14 - 5:31 pm
Cambridge firetruck on the Anderson Bridge over the Charles River

CFD on the bridge. Photo by RoadTripNE.

UPDATE, 7 p.m. Boston Fire reports no body found.

State Police have shut the Anderson Bridge between JFK Street in Cambridge and North Harvard Street in Allston so firefighters can comb the Charles for somebody a 911 caller said jumped into the river around 5 p.m.Read more

By - 12/17/14 - 6:55 pm

NECN reports the driver, who picked up a woman on Tremont Street in Boston, was arraigned in Cambridge District Court in connection with a Dec. 6 incident.Read more

By - 12/14/14 - 10:08 am
Hawk in Cambridgeport

How'd you like to walk out your door Sunday morning and be greeted by this fine specimen? Molly Hester spotted the bird on a Cambridgeport front porch this morning.Read more

By - 12/12/14 - 7:11 pm
Protest in Central Square

Central Square photographed a Black Lives Matter die-in at Mass. Ave. and Prospect in Central Square.Read more

By - 12/12/14 - 6:37 pm
dummy's head on the Red Line

H gives us a head's up on the situation on the Red Line.

Meanwhile, Dana Busch wonders where the car is that left a hub cap on the platform at Porter Square.Read more

By - 12/11/14 - 7:30 am
Lechmere canal in Cambridge

JB Parrett went for a stroll in Lechmere Canal Park yesterday.Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 7:33 am

The Crimson reports the student allegedly objected to being awoken from a drunken slumber in a dorm hallway by trying to beat up a Harvard police officer. He now faces a couple of A&B charges.Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 6:46 am

The Tech reports retired professor Walter Lewin is no longer allowed near the school's online course platform.

MIT issued a statement:

MIT’s action comes in response to a complaint it received in October from a woman, who is an online MITx learner, claiming online sexual harassment by Lewin. She provided information about Lewin’s interactions with her, which began when she was a learner

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