Wicked Local Cambridge reports on the second arrest of Roman Torgovitsky for trespassing related to his protests against Vladimir Putin, but mostly on how two Pussy Riot members at Harvard for a discussion on Russian politics went down to CPD with some other protesters to insist on his release - they actually got to the station before Torgovitsky.... Read more
Tyrell Sullivan, who drives a Route 73 bus between Harvard and Waverly squares, won the MBTA's annual bus "roadeo" on Sunday in Charlestown.
It's the second time that Sullivan, 29, of South Boston, has bested other T drivers through a course of cones and barrels. Sullivan, shown below, has driven a T bus for almost nine years.
Seems the president of Venezuela doesn't like being called corrupt, so he went on national TV to threaten legal action against the Harvard professor who called him that. The professor, Kennedy School of Government professor Ricardo Hausmann, himself a pre-Chavez Venezuelan official, isn't too worried, the Crimson reports:
"I have the protection of the U.S.. I have the protection of Harvard. I feel a... Read more
Hedge took in tonight's sunset at Fresh Pond in Cambridge.
JB Parrett took in the Caribbean Festival in Cambridge today.
Cambridge Day shows us the horse-drawn hearse for Robert Nelson Wilson on Friday.
Harvard bans smoking in Harvard Yard.
The EPA reports it's given the Charles River an A- for cleanliness in 2013:
Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens, this is the first time the Charles River earned a grade higher than â€śB+â€ť. As with past years, the grade is based on bacterial sampling conducted by the Charles River... Read more
Gedalia Pasternak noticed some trash waxing philosophical in Inman Square this morning.
Saul Blum captured the rainbow in Kendall Square around 4:40 p.m. No word if he found the leprechaun with gold at the end.
All the occupants removed safely from the waterlogged car off Western Avenue around 11:30 a.m., State Police report.
Mike Moura photographed the scene from the other side, as State Police and a tow truck prepared to remove the car from the river:
Cambridge Police report a man from Braintree tried to take advantage of a woman fixing her bicycle on Cambridge Street last Wednesday night.
According to police, the woman was fixing her bicycle on the side of Cambridge Street between First and Second streets in East Cambridge around 11:20 p.m. when Andrew Ma, 39, pulled up in a black SUV stopped and asked if she needed... Read more
Wicked Local Cambridge reports how one international student used somebody else's shoes to vent at employees of a Central Square store she felt had wronged her.
CarCarll spotted this turkey in a bike lane near Central Square this afternoon.
Jim Romenesko notes a Harvard Crimson article that criticized a proposed Thai program at Harvard as a potential propaganda mill for the country's military junta was taken offline "due to concerns about the personal safety of the author" - in the form of a rather specific threat from a Thai microbiologist at UCLA.
UPDATE: State Police identify the victim as Mark Keiser of Boston.
State Police report a collision around 7 a.m. on the eastbound side of Memorial Drive just past the Mass. Ave. Bridge ended with a 50-year-old Boston man dead.
The reason why the pedestrian was on the roadway is unknown at this time and is part of the investigation.... Read more