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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Driver plows into Crimson building in Harvard Square.
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.
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.
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