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By - 10/20/14 - 11:25 am

Cambridge Police report finding multiple shell casings outside 266 Mass. Ave. after receiving reports of gunfire around 1 a.m. today.

By - 10/20/14 - 11:03 am
Arrests at forest in Belmont

Protesters prepare to be cuffed before ride to booking. Photo via Danny Factor.

Four more people were arrested this morning as part of ongoing protests against tree cutting on woodlands where Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge come together.

News of the arrests comes from the Green-Rainbow Party:

By - 10/18/14 - 11:35 pm
Rowers in the Head of the Charles Regatta

Historygradguy took in the Head of the Charles Regatta today.

Copyright Historygradguy. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/18/14 - 6:37 pm

For the second time this week, police arrested protesters against a housing complex for which woods where Arlington, Cambridge and Belmont meet is currently being cleared.

According to the Friends of Alewife Reservation, four people were arrested at Silver Maple Forest, where five were arrested Tuesday morning in a similar protest against a 298-unit development planned by a Pennsylvania company.

By - 10/10/14 - 5:25 pm
Honkfest guy at MIT

Mark looked up in MIT's Infinite Corridor this afternoon and immediately thought "broken neck" when he looked up and saw this guy on the other side of the railing. Musicians were in the corridor warming up for this weekend's Honk.

By - 10/10/14 - 2:36 pm
Kendall Square in Cambridge with no people

This is not an architect's rendering of some new development. JB Parrett reports:

Kendall Square at lunch. Beautiful but everyone is inside.

By - 10/10/14 - 7:47 am

The Crimson provides an overview of what's going on with all the buildings that Gerald Chan has snapped up of late.

By - 10/10/14 - 5:37 am

Christopher Schmidt reports he was flying his quadcopter over Magazine Beach on Wednesday when a hawk took exception to the craft's existence. Both bird and drone appeared to survive OK (Schmidt says he shut off the rotors to avoid hurting the bird).

H/t Swrrlygirl.

By - 10/6/14 - 7:31 am

The Crimson reports on the connection between the weekend death threats and months' worth of more peaceful - but equally ungrammatical - requests for Facebook followers.

By - 10/2/14 - 3:46 pm

A Brighton Municipal Court jury yesterday convicted John Biesiot, 36, of Chicago, on 15 counts of vandalism for incidents in 2008 and 2010 that left several T cars tagged up with nom de paint of Wyse, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Judge David Driscoll sentenced Biesiot to a year and a day in the Suffolk County House of Corrections, and will hold a hearing next month to determine how much Biesiot will have to pay the MBTA for cleaning up after him.

The jury found Biesiot not guilty of tagging up the Blue and Orange Lines, the DA's office reports.

According to the DA's office:

By - 10/2/14 - 2:41 pm
Cops lined up in the Back Bay for Joe Biden motorcade

Motorcycle cops massing for vice-presidential motorcade. Photo by Lauren Ali.

Because you just know that Uncle Joe Biden, in town for a little fundraiser at Mistral on Columbus Avenue and a chat at Harvard, would have his Trans Am uncrated and he'd challenge the guy to a race and that just wouldn't end well on our cow paths.

Tomorrow, by the way, Michelle Obama heads to the Strand Theater in Dorchester for a Coakley fundraiser.

By - 10/2/14 - 11:21 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned the first-degree murder conviction of Clyde Howard, for the 2009 shooting death of a co-worker at a Cambridge pool-supply company, citing errors by both police and the prosecutor in the case.

The court said Middlesex County prosecutors can either attempt to re-try Howard, 70, for first-degree murder or consent to having his verdict reduced to second-degree murder.

By - 9/30/14 - 6:04 am

Every year, students in a Harvard archaeology class participate in an excavation at the campus:

Staff accompanied students who were joined by Native American community leaders, each bringing a unique perspective to the 10th annual Yard dig. All in attendance were focused on filling in the history of Harvard’s Indian College, established in 1665 with the mission of educating Native American students alongside Puritan students.

By - 9/29/14 - 8:51 pm

Mariel Teves, 24, of Revere, was arraigned today on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after police found her boyfriend lying in the Old Burial Ground at Mass. Ave. and Garden Street early Saturday, bleeding from two stab wounds to the leg.

Police say the victim, a Medford resident, was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

Teves had bail set at $5,000 in Cambridge District Court.

By - 9/26/14 - 8:36 am

Cambridge Police report arresting their second suspect this month for a rash of doorstep and lobby package thefts.

On Wednesday, police say, a witness spotted Steven Ward, 59, of no particular address, lifting a package from a Green Street porch.

By - 9/26/14 - 7:55 am

Hyatt and UNITE HERE Local 26 say they've reached an agreement under which the hotel chain will pay $1 million to 100 workers terminated at the Hyatt Boston Harbor, Hyatt Regency Boston and Hyatt Regency Cambridge hotels in 2009 - and will give those workers priority for future job openings at the hotels.

“We never forgot the courage these workers showed by speaking up when they were let go,” said Brian Lang, president of UNITE HERE Local 26. “Hyatt is showing courage by doing the right thing today.”

By - 9/24/14 - 1:41 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a veteran doctor who decided to get additional training as a resident at Mount Auburn can pursue his discrimination claim over his firing in 2005.

A Superior Court judge had dismissed Bernard Bulwer's lawsuit against the hospital - which also included charges of defamation and "tortious interference" with his hospital contract - but the appeals court said there was enough evidence of possible discrimination to warrant having a jury consider whether he was fired because of his race and national origin.

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