Cambridge

By - 12/9/16 - 9:05 am

WBUR interviews one of the 11 Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students burned out of their homes in last week's 10-alarm fire: He rushed out with his three-year-old sister without even putting shoes on, then went back inside twice to make sure everybody was out.

By - 12/8/16 - 10:32 am

Cambridge Day reports on swastikas and other unspecified "hateful language" that appeared in three boys' rooms at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School this week.

By - 12/8/16 - 8:29 am

"Moderate" delays towards Alewife on the Red Line, the T says.

By - 12/7/16 - 8:46 am

There was a medical emergency on a train between Central and Kendall, but the severe delays on the Red Line this rush hour are also due to signal problems near Harvard, the T and riders advise.

By - 12/6/16 - 5:33 pm
Elf at Kendall Red Line station

David Weininger reports that not only was this elf at Kendall Square on the Red Line playing an accordion this evening, she was playing "Paint It Black."

By - 12/6/16 - 11:42 am

Somebody in Harvard Square (of course) is looking for an amanuensis:

Eccentric Harvard Square CEO of private equity/foundation seeks Tiro who has brains to burn and an ability to juggle projects around the globe. Oresteia a plus. Of course, you have outstanding communication skills (written oral)... and decline to understand number, case, and gender. ABD even better. Much flexibility for the right person (f/t, flex for family etc).

Send cv and salary requirements, in confidence...

p.s. If you know Faulty Towers, more Basil than Manuel (may he RIP).

By - 12/4/16 - 11:23 am

Wicked Local Cambridge interviews residents displaced by yesterday's 10-alarm fire. The Herald describes a neighborhood that "was like a war zone." Read more.

By - 12/3/16 - 3:06 pm
Cambridge fire

A fire reported around 2:50 p.m. in a house at Berkshire and Vandine streets quickly spread to several buildings and went to ten alarms by 3:58 p.m., bringing firefighters from across greater Boston. One building has collapsed. St. Patrick's Place, a former church turned residences, is on fire.

Eight buildings caught fire. At 5:45, two still had heavy flames. Up to 100 people may have been displaced. Read more.

By - 12/2/16 - 1:03 pm
Outside the Islamic Society of Boston mosque in Cambridge

Gedalia Pasternak captured three people showing support for members of the Islamic Society of Boston on Prospect Street in Cambridge around 12:30 pm. The guy in the back is a mosque member who was rushing over to give them a hug.

There will be a vigil in front of the Islamic Society of Boston mosque at Roxbury Crossing at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.

By - 12/2/16 - 9:21 am
Turkeys on Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square

John Overholt managed to flee in advance of the avian onslaught on Mass. Ave. this morning.

By - 12/1/16 - 5:17 pm

Just in time for rush hour: "Moderate" delays on the Red Line thanks to a train that expired at Central - after belching smoke.

By - 12/1/16 - 9:09 am
Anti-Trump protesters in Harvard Square

Greg Cook braved the rain for last night's anti-Bannon, anti-Nazi protest outside the Kennedy School in Harvard Square.

By - 12/1/16 - 8:47 am

At least this time the signal problems happened early enough (like before 6 a.m.) that the T could fix them before the morning rush hour, although that's small consolation to the people who like actually depend on the Red Line early in the morning.

By - 11/30/16 - 11:17 pm

Anachronistique asks:

Anybody have recs on where to get morcilla (Spanish blood sausage) in the area? Camberville preferred.

By - 11/29/16 - 8:07 pm

The Crimson reports. Don't worry, the protest is still on.

By - 11/29/16 - 6:12 pm

When not busy being deterred by residual dew, the Red Line is known for slowing down due to signal problems at Alewife, like now.

By - 11/29/16 - 1:58 pm

Cambridge Day reports city officials are resolute: They're not giving up the city's sanctuary status, and will work with neighboring Somerville (which could lose $6 million) and Boston ($250 million) to figure out ways around the loss of money.

By - 11/29/16 - 12:53 pm
Elhalabi

Transit Police report arresting a Canton man for an incident at Harvard Square station around midnight on Nov. 18:

The male took exception to the victim's complaint and proceeded strike him in the face with a closed fist.

Read more.

By - 11/29/16 - 9:08 am
Minimum-wage protesters in Central Square

Central Square protesters. Photo by Andrew Farnitano.

Workers and supporting clergy and residents blocked Mass. Ave. outside the Central Square McDonald's around 6 a.m. this morning. in a protest calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Read more.