Cambridge

By - 10/15/17 - 9:24 am

The BU News Service reports that people living in Cambridge across the river from the Harvard land where Boston Calling now takes place are not in a happy place.

By - 10/14/17 - 9:45 pm

Ednilson Dacosta, 28, of Dorchester, was shot around 3:30 a.m. as he sat in a car on Windsor Street at Evereteze Way, Cambridge Police and Middlesex District Attorney's office report. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 10/9/17 - 9:55 am
Horn player in Honk parade

Photographynatalia took in the Honk parade through Somerville and Cambridge yesterday.

Honk has always been about more than just music: Read more.

By - 10/8/17 - 9:22 am
Monarch butterfly

Gedalia Pasternak reports the monarch butterflies are passing through Cambridge and liking the flowers in a neighbor's yard.

By - 10/7/17 - 7:09 pm

Opponents of a pizzeria planned for Harvard Square are now accusing the place of fostering a race war and encouraging people to mainline heroin, Cambridge Day reports.

By - 10/5/17 - 1:44 pm

Cambridge Police report a Harvard student running along Memorial Drive near Western Avenue was attacked around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By - 10/5/17 - 1:02 pm

Everybody knows about the glass flowers at Harvard's Museum of Natural History, but unless you've actually been there, you may not realize just how many of the sculptures include pests and pestilence. The Harvard Gazette alerts us to a new display:

The group of 78 specimens, marvels of scabbing and rot, also includes pears, plums, and apricots. Only a few of the bunch have been out of storage this century.

By - 10/4/17 - 9:21 pm

RoadTrip New England watched the (almost full) Harvest Moon rise over Fresh Pond in Cambridge tonight.

By - 9/29/17 - 8:02 pm
Webster Bank suspect

A man who'd taken to robbing a different Boston-area bank once a month was arrested today, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/27/17 - 10:05 pm

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a manhole at Cambridge and Tremont streets exploded around 8:50 p.m.

Inman Square went dark.

Eversource reports it hopes to have power restored by 10:45 p.m.

By - 9/27/17 - 12:41 pm

Liz Phipps Soeiro at the Cambridgeport School thanks the First Lady for the ten Dr. Seuss books, but explains why the school won't keep them:

You may not be aware of this, but Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature.

Read more.

By - 9/25/17 - 8:21 pm
Missing girl in Cambridge

UPDATE: Cambridge Police report she's been found safe and reunited with her family.

Cambridge Police report they are looking for Muna Kebede Shiferaw, 10.

She was last seen around 2:30 p.m. leaving the Peabody School at 70 Rindge Ave.

Read more.

By - 9/22/17 - 10:55 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cambridge city councilors are talking tough on turkeys, demanding the city do something about the beaked menace. One counselor, though, says bunnies are just as bad. Another counselor accused one turkey of specifically waiting for him outside a meeting to do God knows what to him.

By - 9/20/17 - 2:32 pm

UPDATE: All clear.

MIT Police report:

A suspicious package has been reported on the third floor of Building E51. The building has been evacuated. Cambridge and MIT Police are on scene. Please stay clear of the area.

By - 9/20/17 - 9:22 am

Shocks asks:

Has there ever been anything good written about the Boston highway revolts?

By - 9/15/17 - 5:03 pm

Would it surprise you terribly to learn that the Red Line is having signal problems again? This time they're at Kendall/MIT. The MBTA says the delays, on the southbound side, are "minor," but some riders beg to differ:

50 minutes from Alewife to Andrew is not minor.

By - 9/13/17 - 4:42 pm

Cambridge Police today announced the arrest of Lamaree Wallace, 20, of Roxbury, on charges he fired at least one shot into a house on William Street, off River Street, around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By - 9/12/17 - 8:19 am

The Crimson reports on several cases of the virus, which can cause rashes and mouth sores.