Cambridge

By - 2/16/18 - 10:31 am
Wanted man

Cambridge Police report they are looking for a guy holding up convenience stores at gunpoint in Cambridge and nearby. Read more.

By - 2/15/18 - 10:20 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays towards Alewife due to a train that keeled over at Porter Square.

By - 2/14/18 - 8:53 am
Ames Street fire in Cambridge

Firefighters at the scene. Photo by Jesskowski.

Cambridge firefighters made short work of a fire on the first floor of 88 Ames St., around 8:15 a.m., Matt Carter reports.

By - 2/13/18 - 11:53 pm
Along the train tracks in east Cambridge

Nick Gillham walked along the train tracks near the old Metropolitan Storage building off Mass. Ave.

Copyright Nick Gillham. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/13/18 - 9:42 pm

Kathy watched the sky show as the sun went down over the Esplanade this evening.

Shortly after, Jed Hresko spotted a different set of colors over Central Square in Cambridge: Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 9:29 am

The Crimson reports Harvard is leasing space to seven different food spots for its revamped Smith Center at Mass. Ave. and Dunster Street - although one, Oggi Gourmet was already open in another part of what used to be the Holyoke Center.

By - 2/12/18 - 10:26 am
Zakim Bridge from the North Point Bridge

Nick Gillham took a walk on the North Point pedestrian bridge last night.

Copyright Nick Gillham. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr..

By - 2/12/18 - 8:38 am

The MBTA reports its managed to dispose of the train that died near Porter Square, but that there are still "minor" residual delays because of it.

By - 2/11/18 - 3:55 pm

White smoke wafted above the steeples of Harvard Yard today as Harvard announced its new president: Lawrence Bacow, who spent ten years as president of nearby Tufts and 24 years as a professor at nearby MIT.

He is the university's 29th president in its 381-year history.

By - 2/9/18 - 8:55 am

Lizi Bennett asks:

A friend needs a mechanic in the Cambridge area. Any leads?

By - 2/9/18 - 8:45 am

The Crimson reports that after reducing the speed limit in city squares from 30 to 25 in 2016, Cambridge will lower the square speed again, to 20, as part of an effort to reduce traffic collisions and fatalities.

By - 2/8/18 - 5:57 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line because of signal problems between Harvard and Central.

By - 2/7/18 - 12:35 pm
Charles River in the snow

Owen peered into the abyss from the Cambridge side of the Charles River shortly after noon.

By - 2/6/18 - 9:13 am
Sunrise over the Zakim and under the viaduct

Rob Littlefield watched the sunrise through the Green Line viaduct over the Charles near the Museum of Science this morning.

Cybah found an equally engaging view on the other side of the ol' Shawmut Peninsula: Read more.

By - 2/2/18 - 9:27 am
Zoots line in Cambridge

Matt Cocco estimated 50 people waiting for the Porter Square Zoots to open one last time so they can get their clothes back - which had gone into limbo when the chain went bankrupt and locked all its doors a couple weeks ago.

By - 1/31/18 - 6:55 pm

Cambridge Police report they are investigating the gunfire this evening.

By - 1/29/18 - 4:38 pm

The New Yorker interviews Gar Alperovitz, one of the anti-war academics associated with Harvard and MIT who helped get the famous documents to the New York Times and the Washington Post (and other papers) even as they shuttled Ellsberg around Cambridge and Somerville apartments and motel rooms to keep him out of the hands of the FBI.

By - 1/26/18 - 8:52 am
Mila Kunis in Harvard Square

Kunis on parade.

Greg Cook took photos at yesterday's Hasty Pudding parade with Mila Kunis yesterday, reports the drag club has agreed to let women perform with the men.

By - 1/25/18 - 10:16 am

Marc Ebuña shows us an inbound Red Line train that was barely able to get out of Harvard Square because the incline past the station proved just too tough. The train finally realized that no matter how many times it muttered "I think I can, I think I can," it really couldn't and had to be taken out on a stretcher at Central Square. And now the MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays.

By - 1/21/18 - 3:17 pm

Transit Police report a 60-year-old man on the Fitchburg Line tracks near Fawcett Street in Cambridge was hit and killed by an inbound train around 12:15 p.m.

Foul play is not suspected, police say.