Cambridge

By - 12/13/15 - 4:10 pm
Plea to stop delivery of Globe Direct

Look at this sign some poor Cambridgeport resident thinks will stop the plague that is unwanted bags of ad fliers.

Ed. note: What finally worked for us was a BBB complaint. Start the complaint process here (linked because you won't find Globe Direct at the Boston BBB site, because they're officially located in Millbury).

By - 12/7/15 - 6:42 am

Cambridge Day reports on a meeting between parents and Cambridge police and school officials over the repeated threats, which officials now say are "non-credible" and likely coming from one person, possibly even a student who doesn't like the amount of homework he's getting.

By - 12/4/15 - 11:00 am

For the fourth time in a month - and the third time this week - Cambridge schools are on high alert. Cambridge Public Schools posted this morning: Read more.

By - 12/1/15 - 11:03 pm

The Crimson reports Yenching Restaurant on Mass. Ave. is no more, after 40 years. No word if it will be replaced by a bank or a chain burrito place.

By - 11/27/15 - 11:40 am
No acid or detergent used in Harvard Square building cleaning

Ryan Walsh wonders about this sign in Harvard Square today.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:33 pm
Gridlock in Boston

Dutch provides some views of the gridlock on this pre-Thanksgiving Tuesday, such as in East Cambridge.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:23 pm
Police a safe distance from flaming car in Cambridge

Fire extinguisher at the ready, police officers watch flaming car. Photo by Kat.

Around 5:40 p.m., afertig reported a car engulfed in flames on Mass. Ave. Erica Hersh reports one person helped into an ambulance and traffic at a standstill.

By - 11/24/15 - 7:49 am
Harvard shark?

The Globe reports one of the U's exclusive men's clubs held a party after deciding to admit women that featured much debauchery, including, yes, women in shark costumes (like this?), and that's just not the sort of thing a proper Harvard gentleman should be caught near, and now the club is being forced to sit in a corner and take a serious time out.

By - 11/20/15 - 9:28 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on the unveiling of Boston Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge drug company headed by a guy a French drug company fired as its CEO last year - in part because they didn't like the idea of him running the joint from his new home in the Boston area. Read more.

By - 11/19/15 - 8:47 pm

The Crimson reports photos of black law professors on the walls at the law school had black tape placed on them. Photos.

By - 11/19/15 - 10:31 am

Cambridge Police report the driver of a black pick-up caught on a surveillance camera knocking a bicyclist down and then fleeing has been identified and ordered to appear in court on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He's from Medford, police say.

By - 11/16/15 - 12:32 pm

UPDATED, 6:10 p.m.

Bomb threats against both Cambridge public schools and Harvard University today proved unfounded, Cambridge Police report. Read more.

By - 11/14/15 - 4:19 pm
Graffiti Alley in Central Square in Cambridge

Anulfo Baez spotted Caleb Neelon's tribute to Paris in Central Square this afternoon.

Over in Kenmore Square, Anusha Mookherjee spotted a French flag waving in the brisk breeze:

Read more.

By - 11/9/15 - 6:28 am

Once Daily takes us behind the counter at Pinocchio's, which has been serving slices in Harvard Square for 50 years now.

By - 11/5/15 - 8:04 am

The Harvard Gazette reports the U will expand stately Winthrop House with a brick tower instead of the gray-panel facade originally proposed by its architects, following protests from students and Cambridge residents.

The addition will adhere to the school's "slipper rule:"

Marissa Segala '17 said: "The idea that you can get anywhere in the House in your slippers without having to get dressed means I can just go downstairs and eat breakfast in the dining room as if I were home."

By - 11/2/15 - 7:41 am
Man wanted for Cambridge bank robbery

Cambridge Police report they are looking for this 50-something guy for an attempted holdup at the Leader Bank in Central Square this past Tuesday. Read more.

By - 11/2/15 - 6:27 am
Plane over Zakim Bridge in Boston

Nick Cosky was taking a long-exposure photo of the Zakim from North Point Park in Cambridge when a plane flew by last night.