The team started with a flat sheet, to which it added two motors, two batteries, and a microcontroller, which acts like the robotâ€™s brain, Felton said. The sheet was a composite of paper and Shrinky Dinks,... Read more
Jordan Munson asks:
Any ideas on where a guy could get some dry ice in Camberville this evening?
Firefighters from both sides of the Charles and State Police converged on the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge after a person was spotted jumping off the bridge around 8:25 p.m.
The Boston Fire Department reported around 10:50 p.m. that Cambridge firefighters recovered the person's body.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports that a Windsor Street resident recently notified police that four times a week for the past 18 months, she's come out to find the driver's side of her car covered with "an unknown substance, possibly feces."
A Red Line train heading towards Alewife took note of the time and decided rush hour was as good as any to up and die.
With nothing else to do, Jeremy Newman composed an Ode to the MBTA:
Crowded, stuffy, rates-a-hikin;
Bodies crammed; often late.
Sweat-a-drippin, whats that smell?
Cruel twist of public fate.
Kris Kream was more prosaic:
Hey... Read more
Shortly after 9 a.m., inbound Red Line service was halted so that EMTs could take a sick passenger off a train at Kendall. But service was delayed even before that due to another passenger who decided the best way to get help was to pull the emergency brake - while the train was still in the tunnel between Central and Kendall. A passenger on the... Read more
JB Parrett photographs the Zakim Bridge from under the Green Line viaduct across the Charles.
Cambridge Police report arresting two men they say were spotted by an alert resident going through a Mid-Cambridge apartment building checking doors yesterday.
Police say Allen Bolden, Jr., 32, and Danavian Daniel, 21, of no particular addresses, were found in the Harvard Street building with various burglarious tools, a couple of laptops, jewelry, cash, a medical bill that belonged to a resident of the building... Read more
Cambridge firefighters rushed to Temple Bar, 1688 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, which had smoke coming out of it around 6:25 p.m. John Duffill reports firefighters knocked down the kitchen fire fairly quickly.
As many as 30 people may have been made homeless by an early morning fire on Allston Street that was so intense, for a time people arriving on scene could not even see the sidewalk due to the thick smoke.
Shortly after 8 a.m., firefighters were still dealing with flareups in two of the three buildings.
A postal worker and Whole Foods are embroiled in a legal dispute over whether he tripped on a pumpkin stem at its Alewife Brook Parkway market or whether he stumbled over his own two feet as he was getting out of his truck.
Ronald Rossetti, a postal carrier, is suing Whole Foods for negligence in Middlesex Superior Court. He claims that while making a delivery... Read more
Julio Salado watched the sun come up over Kendall Square this morning:
Unmerited gift to practice Tai Chi Chuan on the Charles River docks to the rhythm of the universe.
Cambridge Day reports Clover is seeking city permission to serve food around the clock in the space left vacant when Hi-Fi Pizza lost its lease.
JB Parrett reports from Harvard Square this afternoon:
The boy won first two games, resigned the third. Impressive.
Cambridge Police report they are looking for a man they say sexually attacked a woman around 8 p.m. yesterday outside 679 Concord Ave. near Fresh Pond:
She was approached by a male riding a black sport type BMX bicycle. As this male rode passed her in the opposite direction, the victim noticed that he was staring at her in a way that made her feel... Read more
RoadTrip New England was there.
The Supreme Judicial Court today tossed the 2007 drug conviction of a man initially stopped by Cambridge police for outstanding warrants because one of the arresting officers should never have gone online to find out what sort of pills the man had put in a diabetes test kit.
The state's highest court said that while police can inventory a person's belongings at booking to ensure... Read more
So Leland Cheung, running for lieutenant governor, wants to get rid of the governor's council? Governor's Councilor Robert Jubinville wishes to have a word with him:
The Governor's Council is not an "antiquated vestige" but rather a constitutional body created at the same time as the Senate, which he seems so fond of. Mr. Adams would be very upset by such remarks made by... Read more