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By - 5/15/14 - 7:36 am

Cambridge Day reports on the bankruptcy of Robert Varisco, owner of John Crow Farm in Groton, who lists1,000 creditors.

By - 5/13/14 - 8:27 am

The Tech reports the ban applies even to frats in Cambridge as the Interfraternity Council tries to get Boston to lift what is essentially a ban on all parties at MIT dorms on account of that student falling four stories through a skylight at an illegal roof-deck party. The council kinda needs to try to get the ban lifted by September, when the... Read more

By - 5/13/14 - 8:03 am
Crowded scene at Davis on the Red Line

Davis Square around 8 a.m. Photo by Kassie Ricci.

Around 8 a.m., Octr202 reported:

Red Line signals dead north of Harvard. Lovely 20 min wait near Porter. Must be a nice backup by now.

UPDATE, 9:22 a.m. Jason Lee reports:

1 hr 15 min commute today covering the extensive distance of 3.2 miles. Impressive.

Didn't this also happen yesterday?
Yes, yes it did.... Read more

By - 5/12/14 - 2:39 pm

The Globe reports Harvard President Drew Faust will let the extension school host a black mass tonight despite protests from Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

UPDATE: The Crimson reports the club bringing the publicity-seeking New Yorkers up here for the demon-stration decided late Monday to move the event off campus. Where, however, is unknown. They originally said the Middle East, but the Middle East says... Read more

By - 5/12/14 - 11:47 am

Guy shows off his basement microapartment in Porter Square, which he's trying to sublease for the summer - at $1,200 a month.

By - 5/11/14 - 7:47 pm

Peter Muise takes us back to the 1640s, when some Harvard men decided to take advantage of President Henry Dunster's trip to Concord to raise some hell:

The students did succeed in raising Satan, but unfortunately were not able to control him. The Evil One proceeded to run amok on campus. In a panic, the students sent a message to Dunster that he needed

... Read more
By - 5/11/14 - 8:50 am

Atinuke Diver reports she was running on the Cambridge side of the river, across from the MIT tennis courts, this morning, when a man approached her, exposed himself and then started fondling himself.

Not sure what leads someone to spend a beautiful Sunday Mothers Day morning sexually harassing/assaulting Boston & Cambridge women runners.

... Read more
By - 5/10/14 - 8:45 pm

A Boston man was arrested yesterday for allegedly exposing his genitals to a woman on a Red Line train around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Transit Police report.

According to police, Henry Rojas, 59, aired his junk out in the direction of a woman on an outbound train heading into Harvard. She exited the train there, he stayed on, police say.

Innocent, etc.... Read more

By - 5/8/14 - 10:55 pm
Keytar Bear at the Middle East

Keytar Bear showed up at his benefit at the Middle East tonight. Mary Anne Rodis reports:

Keytar Bear is making the entire place sing! He's baaaaaack.

She adds that Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung attended with a proclamation making May 8 Keytar Bear and Abby Taylor day in Cambridge; Taylor being the organizer of the benefit.... Read more

By - 5/6/14 - 2:36 pm
Slide for the Revolution

Ari Ofsevit spotted poor Slyde, the Revolution mascot, waiting for a CT2 bus in Kendall Square this afternoon.

By - 5/5/14 - 7:30 pm

A Red Line train felt death's icy grip at Alewife, leaving riders with little choice but to simmer and stew, or in the case of Chloe Gotsis at Kendall:

Ugh stopped train at Kendall and a man is yelling about the constitution.

Update he is now yelling about how he could be riding in a limousine but is down with the people. "Power to

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By - 5/5/14 - 4:34 pm

Cambridge Police report officers had just broken up a fight outside Moksa, 450 Mass. Ave., early Saturday when another fight broke out, this time involving a man in the mood to get stabby on his adversaries.

Abdias Aime, 32, of Medford, was charged with stabbing one man repeatedly in the back and slicing another in the hand in the 1:45 a.m. incident, police say:... Read more

By - 5/2/14 - 10:29 am

Abigail Taylor, who organized a fundraiser for the broken-nosed busker bear, reports the May 8 benefit has been moved to the Middle East on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge.

The 18+ show, featuring Freezepop, starts at 7. Admission is $10.

By - 4/30/14 - 6:37 am

Some 2,000 police officers, firefighters and EMTs will converge on several locations in the area this weekend for simulated "public safety incidents" that could include sirens and the sound of gunfire, the mayor's office reports.

Among the incidents, between 9 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday: An "active shooter" in Brookline; a rescue of "hostage" elected officials in Boston; a bomb on the T, an... Read more

By - 4/28/14 - 12:52 pm
Wanted for Cambridge burglary

Cambridge Police report they are looking for somebody who put some serious effort breaking into Paddy's Lunch, 260 Walden St., last week - and who made off with a safe containing $20,000.

Police say the guy pried open three doors to get into an office around 4:50 a.m. on April 22. He then removed a 2'x'3' safe containing the money.

If he looks... Read more

By - 4/27/14 - 10:52 pm
Autonomous robots face off

Greg Cook reports on the Autonomous Fighting Robot Challenge at the Middle East today:

[I]n just two weeks, eight teams attempted to design, fabricate and build autonomous robots that would kill their opponents.

By - 4/27/14 - 6:40 pm
Red Line wedding

Or maybe there's a sentimental reason. Whatever, yes, that's a wedding party on the Red Line. Jason Robert got a snapshot of the lucky couple and their party this afternoon.

He reports they got on at Harvard and were still on the train when he got off at Park Street.

Paul MacMaster wondered:

Maybe Sob Story Guy will offer a toast...for the price

... Read more
By - 4/25/14 - 8:42 pm
Clouds over the Charles River

JB Parrett watched the clouds come in over the Charles in advance of the rain forecast for tomorrow.

By - 4/25/14 - 9:35 am

Boston Magazine reports on a Red Line bar crawl tomorrow sponsored by Future Boston to promote late-night T service. Well, to be exact, they'll start in a bar on Savin Hill, present CharlieCards for a ride to a bar downtown and then finish up with sushi in Harvard Square.

Ed. note: What would an Orange Line equivalent be? Start at Forest Hills, where the... Read more

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