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By adamg - 6/18/19 - 7:16 pm
Tree down on Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge

Lukas Karlsson photographed the leafy carnage on Mt. Auburn Street, near the hospital, that blocked traffic, including the 71 and 73 bus routes.

By adamg - 6/18/19 - 12:28 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting two women they charge went after a third in a violent attack at Columbia Street and Bishop Allen Drive on Monday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/19 - 11:19 am
Stenciled on the sidewalk in Central Square: It won't be like this all the time

A roving UHub photographer reports somebody's been stenciling this message on sidewalks all over Central Square in Cambridge, adds:

I don’t know who, but they’re so awesome and I wish I could thank the artist!

By adamg - 6/12/19 - 12:41 pm

Scout Cambridge reports the Cambridge Artists Cooperative is decamping after 31 years in Harvard Square and is now looking for help to move to either Central or Porter squares. There's just not enough foot traffic to justify the high Harvard Square rents anymore, a cooperative official says.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 10:12 am

Cambridge Day reports the city continues its crackdown on mood-setting local restaurants even as Boston and Somerville continue to blithely ignore the public-safety menace of tea candles.

The fire department's latest regulation says that candles are allowed on birthday cakes - but woe be to anybody who tries sneaking one on a cupcake or pie.

By adamg - 6/3/19 - 10:01 am
Mermaids on parade in Cambridge

Greg Cook photographed the Mermaid Promenade down Mass. Ave. and Sidney Street in Cambridge on Saturday, part of the annual River Festival. Cook also came up with the idea for the parade, inspired by the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 11:38 am

Cambridge Police report officers yesterday arrested a Chelsea man they said was carrying a loaded gun, marijuana and Xanax on Washington Street near Pine Street. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 7:06 pm

Cambridge Police report an incident on Inman Street around 11:15 a.m. yesterday involving a man who really wanted to get rid of a bee's nest: Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 2:06 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting two Boston 15-year-olds for gunfire in Central Square on the evening of May 13. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/19 - 8:50 am

Cambridge Police report gunfire around 3:15 a.m. on Oxford Street near Forest Street. No victims.

By adamg - 5/18/19 - 11:55 am
View across the Charles towards the Back Bay from the Red Line on the Longfellow Bridge

Erin Kane got an unobstructed view from the Red Line as it crossed the Longfellow Bridge this morning:

Boston on a sunny spring day is pretty great

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 11:45 am

Cambridge Police did what they had to do and did not use excessive force to subdue a naked, black Harvard student standing on a Massachusetts Avenue traffic island screaming and making what appeared to be threatening motions on April 13 of last year, retired Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick Ireland concludes. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/19 - 12:30 pm

Police in Cambridge and Somerville today announced three arrests for a shooting in Harvard Square early Sunday that sent a local man to the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/19 - 9:06 am
Massachusetts state flag

WBZ reports the Cambridge City Council voted yesterday to see about booting the state flag from its chambers because it shows an arm holding a sword that appears to be ready to decapitate the native American underneath it. The council also voted to support an effort to completely change the state flag.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 12:19 pm
Car into wall in Cambridge

Jeff Durham reports no injuries after a driver took out a wall at Fresh Pond Parkway and Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge sometime before 11:30 a.m.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 9:10 am

The Harvard Lampoon vows to be more careful in the next school year, the Harvard Crimson reports.

By adamg - 5/14/19 - 3:29 pm

Boston Magazine reports that John Harvard's on Dunster Street will shut forever at the end of this month.

By adamg - 5/13/19 - 7:50 pm

Cambridge Police report somebody fired at least one round at Pearl and Green streets in Central Square shortly before 6 p.m. No reports of anybody injured.

The gunfire comes after a person was shot in Harvard Square early Sunday.

By adamg - 5/13/19 - 9:43 am

The Cambridge Fire Department reports firefighters are at 282 Sidney St., awaiting an Eversource crew to deal with a gas-line break there.

By adamg - 5/12/19 - 1:32 pm

Cambridge Police report roving fights between two groups of men in several locations around Harvard Square ended with an 18-year-old man getting shot in the area of Eliot and JFK streets around 3:30 a.m. Read more.

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