Very excited Cassidy relates her Shaq encounter (actual Shaqness is around 2:35):
The Crimson reports on the coming options, including a Pinkberry - which will open next to the Starbucks planned for the old Alpha Omega place.
The Crimson reports Harvard University recently spent $21 million to buy a 4,000-acre dairy farm in New Zealand.
President Obama appoints Elizabeth Warren to establish and lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
This is the boldest step Obama's taken so far to rein in the big Wall Street banks.Â And it's a major victory for grassroots progressives who rallied for Warren.Â MoveOn.org made a video of Warren's greatest hits from her appearances on the "Daily Show" and a list of five... Read more
The Crimson reports a male undergraduate walking down Garden Street early Sunday was taunted as "fag" and "queer" by three men, who then chased him down a side street and demanded his wallet and cell phone. According to a Harvard Police report, when the three saw the wallet was empty, they threw it and the phone on the ground, threw his keys over... Read more
To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.
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AT&T yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against Cambridge because the Zoning Board wouldn't let it put up some antennas in Harvard Square.
In its lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Boston, the company says federal law gives it the right to do whatever it needs to to ensure "the provision of personal wireless services," local zoning ordinances be damned.
If Cardullo's thought removing the large-screen TV from their front window would make their storefront safe for people with money to spend, they thought wrong. Karen Snyder reported from Harvard Square during the Sox/Rays game tonight:
Cardullos took away the TV for the Red Sox games. No problem ... There are 4 guys there with their own chairs and a radio!... Read more
Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cardullo's has removed the large-screen TV in its storefront. Seems the owners got tired of people sitting in front of the store watching Sox games instead of looking at window displays promoting the consumption of cheesey comestibles.
"A slap in the face," one disgruntled member of the chair club harrumphed.... Read more
Iseut notes with amusement that one of the things for sale at the Charles Hotel farmers' market is purslane, at $4 a pound. Sure, it's crunchy and high in omega-3 fatty acids, but it's also a common weed around here:
... It flourishes everywhere. Gardeners pull it from their cultivated gardens as often as they weed. It pullulates in the cracks and crevices of... Read more
The Crimson reports on the Monday-night attack near Ash Street.
Libberding reports a photography class she teaches went into the bowels of Harvard station tonight to, well, take photos. And they were promptly blocked by T workers who told them to knock it off, even though official T policy specifically allows non-commercial photography on T property (with certain safety caveats, such as no use of flash):
As we were talking, another MBTA employee... Read more
UPDATE: Scene cleared around 3 p.m.; roads reopened.
Cambridge Police tweet they're evacuating the Citizens Bank branch on JFK Street and diverting traffic as a precaution due to a bomb threat made against the bank.
Left Bank of the Charles photographs a guy from Sacramento selling paintings of nudes across from the newsstand.
The Crimson interviews classmates of JFK School of Government grad student and alleged Russian spy Donald Heathfield. Most express surprise, etc., etc., but one classmate recalls something particularly odd about him:
Classmate Jeff P. Katz said that he "really didn't know the guy," but had attended a few parties where Heathfield - who claimed to be a Canadian-born U.S. citizen - was present and... Read more