By - 9/8/17 - 3:20 pm
Stuck drawbridge near Museum of Science

Half of the drawbridge near the Museum of Science refuses to go down and so traffic near there is "a huge mess," Jill Neblett reports.

By - 9/8/17 - 1:40 pm

The owner of the Crimson Galleria and nearby properties clustered along JFK Street wants a federal judge to block a proposed Winthrop Street dispensary, arguing marijuana remains illegal under federal law and so its proposed operators - and the city of Cambridge, the town of Georgetown and the state of Massachusetts - are violating the federal anti-racketeering law. Read more.

By - 9/5/17 - 5:32 pm

UPDATE, 5:55 p.m. The T has gone to "moderate."

Of course, the signal problems that caused the Red Line to creep this morning, although this time they're at Alewife and, so far at least, the delays are only "minor," the MBTA reports - phrasing that Meri would take issue with:

20+ minutes from S. Sta. And just now at Harvard. Crawling btwn stops. Standing by AGAIN.

By - 9/5/17 - 4:56 pm

Barely four hours after two men were shot in Central Square, another man was stabbed, Cambridge Police report. Read more.

By - 9/5/17 - 11:18 am

Cambridge Police report that two men were shot at 5 Western Ave., at River Street, one in the knee, one in the hand, around 10:45 a.m.

Police say: Read more.

By - 9/5/17 - 8:15 am

Signal problems at Kendall mean the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA advises.

By - 9/3/17 - 4:29 pm

Cambridge Police report they suspect the same group of men was behind two attacks in Harvard Square last night involving a knife or other sharp item. Read more.

By - 9/2/17 - 10:35 am
Waiting for bagels in Porter Square

Karene Hines shows us a typical Saturday-morning scene at Bagelsaurus in Porter Square.

By - 9/1/17 - 10:55 pm

In a reminder that the law doesn't always keep up with technology, a federal judge in Boston today tossed a French student's Title IX sexual-harassment complaint against an MIT professor because she never set foot in the US and Title IX only applies to actions that take place between people on American soil. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 9:16 am

The Crimson reports that even at Harvard, there are limits to technology and that students in a popular computer-science course have to show up in person again because streaming online lectures just "lacked the dynamism of years past."

By - 8/30/17 - 10:13 am

Cambridge Police report seven break-ins in Cambridgeport and Mid-Cambridge by a burglar looking for laptops over the past couple of weeks. Read more.

By - 8/29/17 - 11:02 pm
Trompe l'oeil in Cambridge

Nothing about the windows or the door on this building on Main Street at Portland Street is real.

By - 8/23/17 - 3:56 pm
Isaiah Thomas sign in Cambridge

Valerie Vande Panne noticed Mr. Bartley's in Harvard Square asking about the whereabouts of the now former Celtic.

By - 8/21/17 - 2:09 pm
Eclipse over Allston

Bob posted this photo of the eclipse over Allston, shortly after 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, over at MIT: Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 7:37 pm

The Tucson Sentinel reports the University of Arizona has signed up longtime MIT linguistics professor (now emeritus) Noam Chomsky to teach there. Read more.

By - 8/15/17 - 8:32 am
Cambridge Charlottesville vigil

Greg Cook photographed a "Say No to Racism" and Charlottesville vigil in Cambridge yesterday.

Somerville holds a vigil tomorrow at 6 p.m.

By - 8/13/17 - 8:55 pm

Cambridge Day reports city officials have called for a "Cambridge stands with Charlottesville" rally at City Hall in Central Square, 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

By - 8/13/17 - 1:37 pm
Last-day cake at Cambridge bowling alley

Maggie Stanley is at Lanes & Games in Cambridge for what is its last day before it closes in preparation for replacement by apartments (on stilts, since it's in a flood plain). Read more.

By - 8/11/17 - 10:50 am

WHDH reports an abandoned house on Cedar Street in Cambridge that was in the process of being demolished collapsed and crashed onto a parked car, crushing it - fortunately, nobody was in either house or car.