Cambridge

By - 1/11/14 - 5:03 pm

The New York Times gets all saucy with its coverage of their new mayor's shocking habit of eating pizza with a fork. The man himself blames his Italian heritage - he says that's just how people in Italy eat pizza - but the story ends with this coda:

Pressed on why a mayor who prides himself on populism would opt for such a technique,

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By - 1/6/14 - 7:18 pm
Sheraton Commander in Cambridge

Elise Ramsay looked up at the Sheraton Commander from the Cambridge Common tonight.

By - 1/6/14 - 8:21 am

Dead trains at JFK/UMass and Harvard creating all sorts of fun for commuters this morning.

Various commuter-rail lines into North Station also having various issues. The Fitchburg Line has major delays because the 6:55 train hit somebody near Snake Hill Road in Ayer. The MBTA reports the person's injuries are not considered life threatening.

By - 1/5/14 - 8:26 pm

Devorah Klein reports seeing several people bicycling on the Charles River this evening:

The cyclists were right by MIT, near what looked like a crack in the ice.

By - 1/5/14 - 7:04 pm
Red Cross sets up shelter for residents evacuated from Cambridge YWCA

Shelter for YWCA residents at Frisoli Youth Center. Photo by American Red Cross.

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a broken water main in the basement of the YWCA on Temple Street forced the evacuation of the building this evening.

The American Red Cross reports 98 residents were forced out. It's setting up a shelter at the Frisoli Youth Center for the residents - and trucking in blankets, cots and 40 pizzas.... Read more

By - 1/5/14 - 9:41 am
Missing mittens

Sacha Pfeiffer noticed these fliers up around Cambridge and Somerville:

Sad children with cold hands (and annoyed parents) somewhere in Cambridge/Somerville

By - 1/4/14 - 11:28 am

R.S.Y. Buchanan photographed the Old Cambridge Burying Ground yesterday.

Copyright R.S.Y. Buchanan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/3/14 - 10:33 am
Sparrow in a CVS

So how cold is it? It's so cold even the birds are flocking inside to stay warm, as Eric Maki discovered in the Harvard Square CVS.

By - 1/2/14 - 10:48 pm

Map of Neighbors Who Need Help Shoveling

For most of us the snow is beautiful when it is coming down and a hassle for travel but for the elderly and people with disabilities it can leave them stranded in their homes with out access to needed medications, food, and services.

We can help! I invite you to join me in digging out our elderly and disabled neighbors by participating in a... Read more

By - 1/2/14 - 2:23 pm

Meredith captured a snow shoveler hard at work in Central Square this afternoon.

By - 1/2/14 - 11:14 am
In the Charles

Why should the L Street Brownies have all the fun? Evan Hiltunen forwards this photo, by Alina Tsvor, of a staffer at Inman 1369 spending some quality time in the Charles.

By - 12/31/13 - 3:16 pm

Around 2:50 p.m. at Charles/MGH as cops swarmed the station looking for somebody who might have robbed a bank in Central Square.

UPDATE: Cambridge Police report:

Cambridge police are currently investigating a bank robbery that occurred today at approximately 2:00 pm at Bank of America 727 Mass Avenue. The suspect passed a note, unknown amount of money was taken, no weapon was shown

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By - 12/24/13 - 11:11 am
Car on pedestrian bridge

Conrad Crawford posts a photo of a New Yorker who somehow managed to get his stupid car on the Northbank Bridge - that swoopy bridge between Cambridge and Charlestown that's supposed to be for pedestrians and bicyclists - last night.

He reports the boulder at the beginning of the bridge had been moved for some reason. He adds that for some reason, the... Read more

By - 12/24/13 - 9:51 am

A collection of photos and reports of storrowed or almost storrowed trucks and buses on our river roads this year. Normally, these are just a chance to laugh at illiterates behind the wheel, but this year, of course, saw a bus crash on Soldiers Field Road that sent 33 people to the hospital.

The Year in Storrowing: 2013... Read more

By - 12/17/13 - 6:20 pm

A Harvard sophomore allegedly got his wish: He didn't have to take finals yesterday. But Eldo Kim might be facing a sterner test: He's been charged with calling in the bomb threats that shut four Harvard buildings where finals were being given.

According to one profile of him, from last term, Kim was helping a professor analyze taunting:

Eldo Kim is a freshman

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By - 12/16/13 - 9:18 am

Harvard University sent out an alert around 9:10 a.m.:

Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now.

By - 12/10/13 - 7:38 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports a bicyclist shoved and knocked down another bicyclist for her audacity in passing him on the right on Mass. Ave.

By - 12/8/13 - 2:06 pm
Charles River divestment banner

This afternoon, Paul Weiskel watched Boston-area college students drop banners over the Charles calling for their schools to divest from fossil-fuel companies.

By - 12/6/13 - 7:33 am

Cambridge Day reports the location where the old club was set to return to now looks set to become a pet store instead.

By - 12/6/13 - 7:20 am

The Tech reports on an outbreak of gastroenteritis on campus; officials are not sure if it's norovirus.

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