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By - 9/15/14 - 7:16 am

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

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By - 9/9/14 - 12:58 pm
Porter Square in the dark on the MBTA

This is not a screenshot from that game. This is Hannah Malenfant's photo of the Red Line platform at Porter Square around 12:45 p.m., after the lights went out. Yes, the escalator stopped working, too, she reports.Read more

By - 9/8/14 - 7:26 pm
Sunset over Fresh Pond in Cambridge

Hedge took in tonight's sunset at Fresh Pond in Cambridge.Read more

By - 9/7/14 - 11:10 pm
Fruit lady in Cambridge Caribbean parade.

JB Parrett took in the Caribbean Festival in Cambridge today.Read more

By - 9/7/14 - 10:53 am

Cambridge Day shows us the horse-drawn hearse for Robert Nelson Wilson on Friday.Read more

By - 9/3/14 - 11:51 pm

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 “B+”. As with past years, the grade is based on bacterial sampling conducted by the Charles River

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By - 9/2/14 - 4:51 pm
Rainbow in Kendall Square

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.Read more

By - 8/29/14 - 11:41 am

Tim watched the car being winched out of the river.

All the occupants removed safely from the waterlogged car off Western Avenue around 11:30 a.m., State Police report.

Photo from the scene.

Mike Moura photographed the scene from the other side, as State Police and a tow truck prepared to remove the car from the river:

By - 8/26/14 - 9:30 am

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

By - 8/25/14 - 4:40 pm

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.Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 7:00 pm
Turkey in a bike lane in Cambridge

CarCarll spotted this turkey in a bike lane near Central Square this afternoon.Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 6:42 pm

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.

Thai king has a rather personal connection to Harvard....Read more

By - 8/19/14 - 4:55 pm

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.

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By - 8/16/14 - 11:37 am

Cambridge Police report two Boston men were arrested early this morning, one on charges he punctured a guy's back with the tip of a knife, the other for narrowly missing a cop with his car after the cop ordered him to stop.

According to police, officers responding to a report of an assault involving "a large group of males" around 2:08 a.m. found a man...Read more

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