Cambridge

By - 4/19/19 - 9:00 am

At 8:39 a.m, Yael began reporting from a Red Line train beneath the streets of Cambridge: Read more.

By - 4/19/19 - 8:43 am

The Cambridge Fire Department reports firefighters fished nine people out of the Charles just before the Mass. Ave. Bridge after their boat capsized shortly after 7 a.m. Read more.

By - 4/16/19 - 11:03 pm
Charles Ogletree

UPDATE, 11:45 p.m. Cambridge Police report he was found, OK, in Boston.

Cambridge Police are seeking help finding Charles Ogletree, 66, who has Alzheimer's and who was last seen at his Pemberton Street home around 5:40 p.m. today. Read more.

By - 4/12/19 - 9:19 pm

Cambridge Day reports on a hearing at the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission over the five-day suspension the city ordered against one restaurant for using candles.

By - 4/11/19 - 3:16 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the P.F. Chang's at the CambridgeSide mall has ridden off into the sunset (presumably on the chain's trademark giant horses).

By - 4/11/19 - 10:47 am

Cambridge Police report a security guard at a Harvard Square bank faces a charge of larceny from a building for an incident around 2 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 4/11/19 - 8:57 am

The Crimson reports the sophomore admits he was drunk, but denies he was drugged up, and says he initially approached the "resident tutor" at his residence hall for help with his inebriation but, according to campus police, wound up beating him up instead - and tried to do the same with police officers who responded. The student tells the Crimson everything's been cleared up, although he still has to travel all the way to Medford - the current home of Cambridge District Court - to face criminal charges that include assault and battery.

By - 4/8/19 - 8:53 am

Kofi Kingston, who was born in Ghana, but who grew up in Cambridge and graduated Winchester High School and Boston College (where his father is a librarian at the O'Neill Library), became the WWE champion at last night's Wrestlemania 35.

By - 4/4/19 - 8:56 pm
A note pleading with turkeys not to eat a Cambridge garden

Maria M .spotted this plea to the local turkeys in Cambridge today.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/3/19 - 9:40 pm

State Police report:

Draw Bridge between Science Museum and State Police Barracks on Charles Dam Road in #Boston stuck in slightly upward position. Road impassable in both directions. Expect major traffic delays, avoid area if possible.

By - 3/27/19 - 9:10 am
Sackler Building at Harvard with new, temporary name

Ray noticed a new, if temporary, name for Harvard's Arthur M. Sackler Building, named for the donor and patriarch of the Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin. Read more.

By - 3/26/19 - 8:06 am

The Harvard Crimson reports the U has decided the dining hall at Lowell House will no longer feature a portrait of Abbott Lawrence Lowell, who banned black students from Harvard Yard residences, instituted a quota for Jews and led a purge of gay students. But actually renaming Lowell House? Nah.

By - 3/20/19 - 10:04 am

A federal complaint filed on behalf of a Harvard College student is shedding light on how the school handles disability rights and accommodations for Harvard students with disabilities.

By - 3/19/19 - 10:25 pm
New Zealand vigil at Cambridge City Hall

Greg Cook was one of several hundred people at a vigil for the victims of the latest white-nationalist mass murderer, this time in New Zealand. He listened as Farida Moustafa, a 16-year-old student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin said that it could just as easily have been her and her family there. He also watched as people kneeled to recite the evening prayer.

By - 3/12/19 - 8:13 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Utah man after he tried to claim packages at a Memorial Drive hotel at which he wasn't even staying yesterday - and after he tried hiding from police by secreting himself inside a car trunk in the hotel's garage. Read more.

By - 3/7/19 - 5:15 pm
Schwarztrauber

A Cambridge man without a gun license bought 150 rounds of ammunition at a Wilmington gun show and threatened to "use a firearm and ammunition to allegedly conduct a shooting spree," the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports.

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By - 3/6/19 - 11:33 am

Gideon Litchfield, editor in chief of MIT Technology Review, recounts how the other day, they got an angry message from some guy about how they'd used his photo to illustrate an article about research at Brandeis that tried to explain "the hipster effect" - how non-conformists often wind up looking the same. Read more.

By - 3/5/19 - 3:01 pm
Snowpeople in Central Square

Tracy Strauss ran across these folks in Central Square today.

Ed Ryan captured somebody fitting in: Read more.

By - 2/27/19 - 12:27 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting Alexis Rodriguez-Perez, 28, of Mattapan, in a room at Cambridge Hospital on Monday after, they say, a hospital security guard found two loaded 9-mm magazines stuffed in his pants and a loaded 9-mm gun in a trash can next to his bed. Read more.