By - 6/24/15 - 7:54 am

N. Anthony Coles, who recently returned to head up a biotech startup (based on work at MIT, natch), writes about the area's emergence as the world's leading innovation center in the field:

It has become an almost utopian community, where intellect knows no bounds, and science always trumps difficult disease treatment problems, cracking code after code to derive new state-of-the-art therapies with space-age technologies.

By - 6/23/15 - 8:50 pm
Amazing sky over Fenway park

Curt Nickisch watched the sunset at Fenway tonight.

Of course, it wasn't just over Fenway that the sunset was amazing.

Rachel Anne Miller took in the sunset over Kendall Square: Read more.

By - 6/23/15 - 3:32 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on Councilor Leland Cheung's idea to let a developer put a 1,000-foot tower on the land now occupied by the comparatively puny Volpe transportation building.

By - 6/19/15 - 4:14 pm
Tracks in North Point Park

JB Parrett didn't have to worry about oncoming trains as he stood where the actual train tracks used to be in North Point Park on the Cambridge side of the Charles.

By - 6/19/15 - 3:04 pm

Cambridge Police report two men were robbed at gunpoint in the span of a few minutes in Area 4, likely by the same two guys.

Around midnight, a man walking down Norfolk Street towards Central Square was approached by a man who asked him for change for a $5 bill, police say: Read more.

By - 6/16/15 - 6:00 pm
New Jersey driver in the Harvard busway

Eheff was in the upper busway at Harvard Square this afternoon when somebody from New Jersey not only drove into the busway, but drove into it from the wrong direction.

Excuse me, is this Hahvahd Yahd? We want to pahk our cah.

By - 6/13/15 - 7:26 pm
Cambridge Mayor David Maher at Pride brunch.

Cambridge Mayor David Maher welcomes guests to the 25th Anniversary Pride Brunch

Former Cambridge Mayor Alice Wolf remembers the day 25 years ago when she opened the doors of City Hall for the city's first Pride Brunch.

"This day 25 years ago was, as an elected official, perhaps one of the most emotional days for me," Wolf said this morning at what is now an annual event. Read more.

By - 6/12/15 - 5:22 pm
Halfway to hell on the Harvard Bridge

Nikki and Noelle noticed the marker pointing the way to MIT today. How much is that in Smoots?

By - 6/8/15 - 8:20 am

Xconomy reports that Spero Therapeutics today announces a $30-million round of investments for its search to find new drugs to fight bacteria that have gained resistance to current antibiotics.

By - 6/7/15 - 3:32 pm

Cambridge Police report officers found two spent shell casings at the park entrance at York and Hamlin streets after somebody called about gunfire just before 3:30 a.m. Read more.

By - 6/6/15 - 11:07 pm
Flying contraption at Cambridge race

Turlach MacDonagh took in the sculpture race at part of the Cambridge River Festival today; spotted Mitch Ryerson's Leonardo’s Flying Machine.

Greg Cook also watched the race, which included Bill Turville riding his fish bike: Read more.

By - 6/5/15 - 8:26 pm

People will be running around Cambridgeport Saturday morning while pushing, pulling or pedaling homemade sculptures, including:

Dizzy, the kinetic bird-batting cat built by teens; a square-wheeled sailboat made by Harvard students; a tiny wheeled creature that audibly interacts with audiences; a 23' giant fish; and a boat with flapping wings.

People's Sculpture Racing starts at 11 a.m. at the south corner of University Park Commons.

By - 6/4/15 - 8:20 am

Cambridge Day reports what started out as a quiet update by the principals of the city's upper-grade schools to the School Committee escalated quickly when one of the principals finished a prepared report, then launched into an attack on both the School Committee and the parents he said had constantly tried to undercut him by always running to the School Committee.

By - 6/3/15 - 7:31 am

Cambridge Day reports the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority was intrigued by the idea to turn a lot at Binney and Third streets in Kendall Square into a collection of Japanese-style vending machines, but ultimately decided to try to figure out how to turn the space into a food-truck corral.

By - 5/29/15 - 11:20 am
Car on its roof in Kendall Square

Jackie Geilfuss looked down from her Kendall Square office around 11 a.m. to see a car turned turtle on Broadway.

Cambridge Police report: Read more.

By - 5/28/15 - 6:59 pm
Clouds over the Charles River

Ryan Meador watched the clouds moving over the Charles without doing much more than looking menacing, around 6:20 p.m.

By - 5/28/15 - 12:50 pm

Cambridge Police say there won't be anything to be alarmed about on Saturday when you see large clouds of steam erupting out of the Veolia power plant in Kendall Square on Saturday.

Veolia Energy will be conducting a procedure known as steam blowing Saturday, May 30, between 8:00am-6:00pm. ... This operation involves flowing steam through a pipe for the purpose of pipe cleaning. The cleaning will result in large clouds of steam, which may cause curiosity and/or phone calls from the general public.

By - 5/28/15 - 8:00 am

An indictment unsealed yesterday charges Timothy Flaherty with offering $2,500 to a man his client allegedly beat in Cambridge last year to stay away from court. Read more.