Cambridge

By - 3/16/17 - 9:44 am
Wasted Globe Directs in Cambridge

Marty McCabe lives in an apartment building with a courtyard in Central Square. And every week, somebody from Globe Direct throws 12 copies of the circular in the courtyard. And he and his neighbors are getting sick of it.

By - 3/16/17 - 9:25 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that eGenesis Bio has received $38 million in venture capital to build on its Harvard-spawned idea to use CRISPR-based technology to make grow pig organs that would be safe to transplant into people.

By - 3/15/17 - 10:50 am
Oscar Meyer Weinermobile

Ben Walsh spotted a sugar-covered Weinermobile taking a left onto Memorial Drive near MIT. It proved surprisingly speedy - he couldn't quite ketchup, but thinks it turned onto the Mass. Ave. bridge towards Boston.

H/t PlunkettPrime for the headline.

By - 3/13/17 - 12:11 pm

The T reports "minor" delays on the Red Line due to signaling problems at Porter Square.

By - 3/13/17 - 11:35 am
Wanted for Cambridge bank robbery

The FBI is looking for a guy who held up a Santander Bank branch in Cambridge on March 9.

He's black, 5'8" and, at least for awhile on the 9th, was an unusual shade of red: "A red dye pack exploded on this individual immediately after he departed the bank."

Any info? Call Special Agent Brendan Fogarty at 857-386-2000.

By - 3/13/17 - 10:22 am
Car with sleigh on top in Cambridge

Apparently, after his adventures with Rudolph, Hermey and the Misfit Toys, Yukon Cornelius retired to Cambridge, as RoadTrip New England discovered this morning.

By - 3/9/17 - 12:13 pm

Not all heroes wear capes - but some carry tubes (Pi Day 2017)

MIT sends out its acceptance letters next week.

By - 3/8/17 - 10:02 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the mystery of the man who showed up at a Cambridge hospital with a new entry wound, possibly driven there in a stolen car, maybe by another guy who ran away when the local constabulary arrived, not long after a fight was reported on the Cambridge/Somerville line.

By - 3/8/17 - 3:27 pm

The MIT Media Lab is accepting applications through May 1 for a no-strings-attached $250,000 Disobedience Award:

This award will go to a person or group engaged in what we believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society.

What does this mean? Societies and institutions lean toward order and away from chaos. While necessary for functioning, structure can also stifle creativity, flexibility, and productive change–and ultimately, society's health and sustainability. This is true from academia, to corporations, governments, the sciences, and our local communities.

With this award, we honor work that impacts society in positive ways, and is consistent with a set of key principles. These principles include non-violence, creativity, courage, and taking responsibility for one’s actions. This disobedience is not limited to specific disciplines; examples include scientific research, civil rights, freedom of speech, human rights, and the freedom to innovate.

H/t Wakefield.

By - 3/4/17 - 6:02 pm
Trolley on the way to Lechmere that sort of caught fire

The T is running shuttle buses to and from Lechmere because of what Greater Boston Radio calls a minor fire. Nani, who took the photo, reports:

green line stopped right between lechemere and science park - saw a tiny electrical explosion from above - scary!

She adds that about 30 minutes after the trolley stopped, passengers disembarked and walked down the viaduct to Lechmere.

By - 3/2/17 - 2:10 pm

The Cambridge Police Department today released statistics that showed another drop in crime rates in 2016 - to the lowest point since 1961. Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 2:41 pm
Man wanted for Red Line masturbation

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an alleged case of pud pulling directed at two women on the Red Line at Harvard on Jan. 27.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

If caught, he'll face a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior, Transit Police say.

By - 2/27/17 - 2:40 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Einstein Bros. no longer occupies space at the MIT Coop, so don't waste time going there.

By - 2/27/17 - 12:00 am
What will you tell your kids you did in the Trump resistance?

Maria M. spotted this graffiti'd question in Central Square.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/23/17 - 4:50 pm

The US Attorney's office today announced the arrest of the owner of the former Alpha Omega Jewelers, ten years after he fled the country after banks began questioning the loans they had given him for inventory in his Boston, Cambridge, Natick and Burlington stores that officials say didn't exist. Read more.

By - 2/22/17 - 4:17 pm
Hawk and squirrel

Todd Consentino was bicycling down Memorial Drive in Cambridge today when he noticed a squirrel hiding from a hawk thanks to some conveniently placed bleachers.

By - 2/22/17 - 12:55 pm

The Crimson reports Schoenhof's, founded in Boston in 1856, will close forever on March 25, although it will continue to sell books online. High Harvard Square rents meant the store could no longer continue in the age of Amazon.