By - 8/1/13 - 5:19 pm

Cardboard cop

A roving UHub photographer reports:

This T cop at the Alewife bike cage startled me recently. Until I got closer and saw that he was...a cardboard cutout!

An MBTA spokesman says:

That's the only one...and police report that it has made a difference.

He adds the... Read more

By - 8/1/13 - 9:37 am

Transit Police report arresting a man who, on being turned down for money at Alewife around 1 a.m., threatened somebody who'd just gotten off a train:


The victim had just exited a Red Line train and proceeded up the escalator from the platform. Upon reaching the
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By - 7/31/13 - 9:45 pm

Galen Moore of the Boston Business Journal uses state data and Google Fusion Tables to create a map of "every outdoor patio bar in the state of Massachusetts."

Caveat imbibor.

By - 7/29/13 - 10:58 am

MIT guy Cambridge Police report they are looking for this guy for a bank holdup in Kendall Square last Thursday afternoon.

Police say he gave a teller a note, then fled into Kendall Square after getting some money.

He's described as 5'8" or 5'9" and about 180 lbs. He was... Read more

By - 7/28/13 - 10:52 pm

Over in Cambridge, Sam Seidel recounts the tale of a guy who walked by him, started shaking his backpack and then walked back and asked if his backpack was ticking.

By - 7/26/13 - 6:40 pm

Porter Square SUV in flames.

Matt Flight captured an SUV getting extra crispy on Mass. Ave. in Porter Square around 6 p.m.... Read more

By - 7/25/13 - 1:33 pm

Line at Clover.

Michael Etzel was among those queuing up outside Clover in Harvard Square today when it re-opened after several days of disinfecting due to that whole salmonella thing.... Read more

By - 7/21/13 - 8:14 pm

New Jersey car

Spotted in a parking lot off Fresh Pond Parkway in Cambridge today.

By - 7/21/13 - 4:44 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports the woman, 80, died Sunday night.

Crowds are growing along the Red Line as riders queue up for promised shuttle buses after the line was shut down around 4 p.m. due to a woman getting hit by a train at Kendall station.

Katy Radoll tweeted:

Evacuated from train in Kendall. Conductor said "someone might be under it". Very terrified

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By - 7/19/13 - 9:20 am

MIT wants to be added as a defendant in a journalist's legal effort to gain access to the Secret Service's files on the late Aaron Swartz. The reporter, Wired's Kevin Poulsen, writes MIT wants to block the Secret Service from releasing the names of any MIT staffers who helped the feds investigate and bring charges against Swartz for downloading large numbers of documents... Read more

By - 7/15/13 - 5:55 pm

The state begins Longfellow Bridge detours this weekend as it begins to rip the bridge apart and put it back together better than ever.

Starting Saturday, only people driving from Cambridge to Boston will be allowed on the bridge. The Cambridge bound will instead be diverted via Storrow Drive up to Charles River Dam Road and then across that thoughtfully already re-built span into... Read more

By - 7/14/13 - 9:43 am

The Herald has photos from yesterday's public swim in the Charles River basin.

Among not jumping in yesterday: Bill Weld.

By - 7/10/13 - 8:09 pm

A UHub reader who likes keeping up with the local apartment market noticed that a 1-bedroom, 775-square-foot apartment in a building off Rindge Avenue, a ten-minute walk from the Porter Square T stop, is going for $3,500 a month. Now, granted, it has stainless-steel appliances, stone countertops and its own washer/dryer unit. And it's all LEED certified and everything. And this is greater Boston.... Read more

By - 7/9/13 - 8:20 am

There's been an outbreak of young folks sipping their iced coffee from Mason and pickle jars as they ride the Green and Red lines.

Matt Aromando tweets from the Green Line:

This is the most Allston thing I've seen in a while.

Hnasko replies:

Hipster with pickle jar full of iced coffee spotted on MBTA at Kenmore. Not just an allston phenomena.

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By - 7/1/13 - 4:11 pm

Ominous view to the north

Jared Villemaire took this shot looking north across the Charles shortly before 4 p.m., as tornado warnings were out for the northeastern corner of the state, from Billerica to Cape Ann.

Daniel Brim took this shot... Read more

By - 6/30/13 - 9:26 am

Ed. note: Federal lawsuit filings have "summary" pages that list a specific amount the plaintiff demands. When I looked it up yesterday, the "demand" field read $10 billion (actually, "$10000000000"). This morning, it reads only $9,990,000.

A man who got his PhD at Harvard says the university and the professor he worked with tried to cheat him out of royalties on his work to develop... Read more

By - 6/28/13 - 2:44 pm

Charles swimmer

The folks at Prompt Boston looked out the windows of their 14th-floor offices in Kendall Square this afternoon to spot "one brave man swimming the Charles River."... Read more

By - 6/26/13 - 8:31 am

Dante Shepherd reports that around 8:20 a.m., there was a guy on the Red Line "holding a giant spine."

By - 6/24/13 - 9:29 am

Brazil protest in Cambridge.

Ed Hatfield photographed a solidarity protest on the Cambridge Common yesterday in support of growing protests in Brazil, originally sparked by plans to raise bus fares in Sao Paulo and Rid de Janeiro.

Copyright Ed Hatfield. Posted in ... Read more