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By - 6/14/14 - 9:30 am
Snapping mama turtle

Ochswar spotted an egg-laying snapping turtle near Alewife the other day.

Copyright Ochswar. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/12/14 - 3:17 pm

The Crimson reports Jill Abramson will teach narrative non-fiction this fall. She's no stranger to Harvard, having graduated there in 1976.

By - 6/12/14 - 2:18 pm

Ezra Finney reports on an incident around 10:10 p.m. yesterday in Cambridge:

I was riding south on Prospect Street in Cambridge with a green light at Harvard Street. There was a car in the oncoming lane with its left turn signal on. I have a bright white flashing front light on my bike, and clearly had the right of way, so I continued across

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By - 6/10/14 - 5:03 pm
Hard rain about to fall on Cambridge

Marisssa Breton captured the sky over the Charles around 4:50 p.m., right before it was deluged.

By - 6/8/14 - 11:36 am

A woman who bought shares in biotech startup OvaScience, which is investigating a way to treat infertility in older women, charges the company withheld the information the FDA was going to make it hard for the company to conduct human trials on its method, causing her and other investors to lose lots of money when the news finally came out.

Miriam Ratner is seeking... Read more

By - 6/8/14 - 8:43 am

The Globe has a sausage-factory look at how MIT beat back the Obama administration and won funding for its fusion reactor, at least through 2016.

By - 6/8/14 - 8:29 am
Party trucks at MIT

Dev photographed party trucks on Albany Street near MIT last night.

By - 6/3/14 - 5:05 pm

Just as rush hour was getting underway around 4:45 p.m., Alewife service on the Red Line was halted just in case the guy who held up the Eastern Bank branch in Central Square boarded a train. He apparently didn't, and service resumed, but not before creating all those residual delays.

By - 5/31/14 - 11:51 pm
Ladder 15 in the Back Bay

Ladder 15 among the BFD trucks looking for source of smoke. Photo by Chris Sasso.

Shortly after 11 p.m., people from North Cambridge and Porter Square to the Fenway, the Back Bay and Roxbury began reporting a strong burning smell. Fire departments in both cities started getting calls; people on the street began asking cops on the beat what that smell was.

Although fire officials suspected the smell was from the Hanscom plane crash around 9:40 p.m.,... Read more

By - 5/31/14 - 10:30 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on secret efforts by state and city officials to lure a "major life sciences company" to the city. How secret? They've even got a code name for the project.

By - 5/28/14 - 11:39 am

Cambridge Police report arresting a male worker at a CambridgeSide Galleria restaurant today on charges he set up a cell phone to record a female co-worker changing her clothes.

Arial Vanegas Cardona, 34, of East Boston is scheduled for arraignment on a charge of unlawful wiretapping.

Police say that yesterday morning, a female worker noticed the setup and called police. Police did not release the... Read more

By - 5/27/14 - 11:31 pm

Cambridge Day reports:

A marketplace made of cheap, repurposed shipping containers could be on the way to Kendall Square, enlivening the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority’s tiny so-called Parcel 6 until a bigger, more permanent plan comes along.

By - 5/27/14 - 10:49 am

Cambridge Police report that around 10:35 p.m. on Monday, multiple rounds were fired in the area of Main and Windsor streets.

Police found multiple shell casings and two cars with fresh damage from bullets, but no human victims. Police add:

All indications at this point in the investigation are that this incident was not random in nature.

Police are looking for a dark SUV... Read more

By - 5/24/14 - 9:05 am
Trophies in a tunnel
Trophy case

ElmerCat reports coming on a pleasant surprise yesterday in the normally dreary First Street tunnel under the Longfellow Bridge in Cambridge: A trophy case:

Mostly bowling and tennis trophies, sitting on angle irons reinforcing a crack in the foundation wall. Coming upon this sparkling trophy collection in the normally gloomy tunnel was a delightful surprise!

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By - 5/21/14 - 7:39 am

Red Line trains at Alewife are currently playing Red Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, etc.

By - 5/19/14 - 10:04 am
What happens when you leave Globe Directs in the street

What happens when Globe Directs wind up in the street, get wet and then run over.

Well look at this: The Cambridge Department of Public Works reports (bottom item) it's managed to get John Henry's little circular company to agree to stop befouling the city:

Due to concerns raised about unwanted deliveries, excessive deliveries and plastic bags, the company has instituted the following changes regarding their weekly advertising circular:

  1. All calls to 781-646-6769 to stop delivery will be immediately
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By - 5/18/14 - 8:08 pm
Old space capsule for sale

You never know what you'll find for sale at the MIT Flea. Today, Turlach MacDonagh found this 1964 Gemini capsule, available for just $65,000.

Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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