By - 6/3/16 - 12:09 pm

WBUR reports on work by students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, which included traveling to Louisiana to look for evidence first hand.

By - 6/3/16 - 9:20 am
Truck stuck on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Lisa Plesko reports:

Let the games begin! Memorial Drive at Mass Ave (plus MIT commencement).

By - 6/2/16 - 3:02 pm

A federal appeals court ruled today that Charles Jaynes got a fair trial for the rape and murder of 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley of Cambridge in 1997 and that it sees no reason to do anything about his life sentence. Read more.

By - 5/27/16 - 10:51 am

Dwan Knight, 24, of Dorchester, was arraigned yesterday on charges related to the gunfire that erupted early on May 2 in a parking lot on Bishop Allen Drive in Central Square. Read more.

By - 5/25/16 - 6:01 pm
Chicken car in Harvard Square in Cambridge

Steven Cappy rolled up behind this car in Harvard Square today - imagine being cooped up in that all the way from Illinois.

By - 5/25/16 - 2:53 pm

The Globe reports OSHA has fined Cambridge Brands Inc., which makes Tootsie Rolls, $46,000 for several violations uncovered after a temporary worker had a fingertip sliced off by a machine that wraps the candies.

By - 5/25/16 - 7:35 am

WBUR reports on a recent conclave on the state of the local live-music scene following the closings of several venues.

By - 5/25/16 - 7:29 am

Cambridge Day reports on an effort by two city councilors to make it a tad easier for local artists to qualify for affordable housing now that they've been priced out of the city. Other councilors, however, wondered why artists should get precedence when other people, such as teachers and firefighters, can't afford to live in Cambridge, either.

By - 5/22/16 - 8:40 am
MBTA commuter rail train in Cambridge

JB Parrett watched a train go by in Cambridge the other evening.

By - 5/20/16 - 11:24 pm
Giant marshmallow in Cambridge

Sarah Cronin reports:

We saw this half cut down tree on the way home from our favorite bar last weekend and it looked like it needed a marshmallow.

So she made one.

By - 5/20/16 - 5:52 pm

WBUR reports a federal muckymuck says simpler, less expensive plans for the Green Line Extension seem OK with her.

Federal approval is vital since without it, we'll lose roughly $1 billion in money for the extension. Of course, the state is still playing the Dread Pirate Roberts role - "Good night, Green Line Extension, good work, sleep well, I'll most likely kill you in the morning."

By - 5/19/16 - 6:49 am
Sunrise over the Charles River

Cosby watched the sun comes up over the Charles and Cambridge this morning.

By - 5/18/16 - 6:05 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on MIT's plans for new residences and retail space on what are now parking lots; will that be enough to transform the soulless collection of buildings into a neighborhood?

By - 5/17/16 - 7:52 am
Searching the Charles River near Harvard Square

Searching the river. Photo by Todd Consentino.

UPDATE: State Police report the man, from Allston, was pulled out of the water around 8 a.m. and rushed to Mt. Auburn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

State Police report crews are searching the Charles River near the Weeks Footbridge for a man witnesses say jumped into the river shortly before 7 a.m. and then did not surface.

By - 5/15/16 - 2:19 pm

Cambridge Police report they are investigating "a series of gunshots" shortly after 2 a.m. in a Bishop Allen Drive parking lot. Read more.

By - 5/13/16 - 8:27 am

Ryan Ruel happened upon the Buoy Stone project at MIT - an effort to show how ancient builders might have moved giant stones by floating them down rivers or canals.

H/t Alice for the link to the explanation.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/13/16 - 7:31 am

State public-health officials have released the itinerary of a European visitor to the Boston area earlier this month and say anybody who might have been in the same area at the same time as this person might want to check with their health-care provider because that person came down with measles.

The locations include the Cambridgeside Galleria on the afternoon of May 1, the 1 bus that morning and the Green Line later that afternoon and the Star Market at the Pru and the Nespresso on Newbury Street on the afternoon of May 4. Read more.

By - 5/12/16 - 3:57 pm

The T is announcing "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train that's fallen and can't get up at Alewife.

By - 5/12/16 - 1:24 pm
Bicycle and truck crash in Cambridge

Pat Miguel Tomaino photographed the remains of a crash at Mass. Ave. and Sidney Street this morning between the driver of a beer truck turning right and a woman on a bicycle. The Globe reports the woman suffered leg injuries.

By - 5/11/16 - 11:38 am

The Guardian interviews Tim and Alex Foley, who didn't know their parents were both Russian spies until June 27, 2010, when heavily armed FBI agents showed up at their door with a search warrant - and a battering ram.