A group of about 50 teens spontaneously started brawling around 10:30 p.m. in the area of Mass. Ave. and Church Street. At least 15 Cambridge and Harvard police cruisers responded; people tweeting there were arrests. Photo.
Liz Coffey forwards a copy of a note she dashed off to the Cambridge Historical Commission:
I noticed yesterday my favorite catch basin cover, dated 1875 (or 1873?),... Read more
Kerry McDonald posts an FAQ about schooling your kids at home in a Cambridge condo:
Q. Don't you want to live in a big house with a big yard and plentiful parking?
A: We like our cozy home and we rarely drive our car in the city so assigned parking isn't a necessity for us. And who needs a big yard when we have... Read more
The new owner is working closely with Mallory & Justin Slate to create that signature Slate shopping experience. We hope that you will come by to tell us about your favorite products so that we can try to source them for you.... Read more
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process,... Read more
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on a Harvard Square incident.
The biggest. most raucous production of this show yet.
"2010: Our Hideous Future," is coming to Oberon, and excitement is high. Have you seen that place? It's pretty much the future right there.
THE WAY, FAR DISTANT FUTURE, A.D. 2010, EAST COAST METRO ZONE A, NEW MALDEN: a time of techno-studded blechhiness. Lonely human freedom fighter Kate Brick plans a last stand against... Read more
A "heat kink" in the tracks near Malden (above) is wreaking all sorts... Read more
Publishers Weekly posts the impending obit for the Harvard Square store, which goes out of business at the end of this month, several years after it left the Downtown Crossing location that gave it its name. The owner says he couldn't find anybody to buy the place; will continue to operate globecorner.com.
The Crimson reports on the traditional end-of-semester naked run around Harvard Yard:
Alongside urinating on the John Harvard statue and having sex in the stacks of Widener Library, Primal Scream is one of the three tasks that Harvard students should complete before graduation, according to undergraduate lore.
The Crimson reports the student was held up at gunpoint around 10:30 p.m. Monday on Linnaean Street - and that Cambridge Police arrested a suspect.
And John Carroll for one will be there "to make Gottfried feel more sorry than he currently does."
Dead train means down time for Red Line commuters this morning.
At 9:37, Geoff Mamlet tweeted:
Red line Harvard Sq platform packed like sardines. 2 trains taken out of service. 30 min delay.
At 9:38, Angie tweeted:
Current commuting time from Davis to Porter: 40 minutes. I hate you, mbta.
It was so bad, even the five-star-day train driver got in the... Read more
The Crimson reports it happened around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday on Prescott Street, across from the Harvard Faculty Club:
The shorter suspect rummaged through the victim's backpack while the taller suspect asked whether the victim had anything else on him.
The Crimson reports.
The Finance Foodie reports on the 40th-anniversary dinner at Grendel's Den in Harvard Square, which included a speech by longtime eater and constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe:
To be honest, I kind of tuned out as the Prof waxed poetic because the spinach pie that I had as my main course was massive and delicious -- and required much concentration to eat!... Read more