By - 10/1/13 - 9:30 am
Bank robbery suspect

Cambridge Police are looking for an older white guy who held up the East Boston Savings Bank branch at 2172 Mass. Ave. this morning. He showed a small gun.

Dedham Police, meanwhile, report they are looking for an older white guy who held up an Eastern Bank branch on Providence Highway around 12:20 p.m. yesterday. He passed a note that said he had... Read more

By - 10/1/13 - 8:47 am
Harvard station around 8:40 a.m.

Harvard station around 8:40 a.m. Photo by Anachronistique.

UPDATE: Now there are problems on the Orange Line, where somebody managed to get his foot stuck between a train and the platform at North Station.

It's Dead Train Day on the Red Line. And it's so bad, the MBTA has broken out a rare "severe" delay warning.

Among those affected: Alexandra Elizabeth, who sent out a tweet for help around 8:30:

Hoooray. The

... Read more
By - 9/27/13 - 6:44 am

Cambridge Day reports a city proposal would limit medical-marijuana dispensaries to the Fresh Pond area at one end of the city and NorthPoint at the other.

By - 9/25/13 - 10:21 am
No parking

Truck Stop Tea Party spotted this sign in Cambridgeport.

Copyright Truck Stop Tea Party. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/24/13 - 2:13 pm

The Crimson reports the Harvard Square Dunkie's made famous in "Good Will Hunting" isn't closing. How do ya like them apples?

By - 9/17/13 - 4:48 pm


And just in time for rush hour. Although Red Line riders at Central and Harvard reported a strong odor of smoke, the MBTA reports the smoke was from locked brakes on a train that became like one of those obstreperous puppies that refuses to go the way you want it to:

No fire. Disabled train removed from service.

Erica Mattison was among those ... Read more

By - 9/16/13 - 9:31 am

MIT is reporting a gas leak at Building 48, Main and Albany streets this morning.

Stephanie E reports:

All of Kendall smells... I'm on a bus and it's overpowering.

By - 9/15/13 - 1:05 pm
Not Art

Max Grinnell spotted this statement on Somerville Avenue in Porter Square.

By - 9/12/13 - 1:13 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cambridge Police police found the woman "sitting on the ground with blood running down her face" after she and a friend agreed to buy liquor for the teens, then thought better of it.

By - 9/8/13 - 9:53 pm

Feather guy.

Greg Cook took lots of photos at the annual Cambridge Carnival International parade from Central Square to Kendall Square today.... Read more

By - 9/8/13 - 9:26 pm

Stabbed three times around 9 p.m. at JFK and Mem. Drive, according to Joe Morrissey and Ruddy S., who say the suspect then ran down Mem. Drive towards Mt. Auburn.

UPDATE: Wicked Local Cambridge reports a Vermont man is in custody and that he allegedly began stabbing after yelling something about being robbed in Oregon.... Read more

By - 9/8/13 - 3:42 pm

Urban corn

Michael Jonas spotted some urban corn in Inman Square today.... Read more

By - 8/29/13 - 2:24 pm

For the past several days, Cantabrigians have been complaining about motorcades of black vehicles screaming around town. Or as Monica Anne Higgins put it today:

Why is a police motorcade screaming back and forth on Broadway/Cambridge? & Creepy SUV of men lunging out windows with rifles?

Or maybe it's just move-in week at Harvard.... Read more

By - 8/24/13 - 11:35 pm

Jackson and Cheung

David Day captured the scene tonight at the Sinclair in Harvard Square, where Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson (l) and Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung faced off in an epic Hometown DJ Throwdown to benefit homeless LGBT youth.... Read more

By - 8/23/13 - 12:00 pm

Wanted womanMIT Police are on the hunt for a woman they say defrauded an MIT student twice with the old could-you-cash-this routine:

On August 4, 2013 a MIT student was approached on the St. by a female asking him to cash a check for her. They took the MBTA to

... Read more
By - 8/23/13 - 9:40 am

Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law professor who developed the Creative Commons alternative to traditional copyright, yesterday sued an Australian music company that got YouTube to block a video of a lecture he gave because it included five seconds of music from one of its artists.

In his suit against Liberation Music, filed yesterday in US District Court, Lessig said the brief segment in... Read more

By - 8/23/13 - 8:35 am

Mike Moura reports a two-alarm fire erupted this morning at 45 Bellevue St.