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By - 4/17/09 - 9:41 am

Today's shocker: Faculty Club opens doors to students:

Women gained entry to the Faculty Club's main dining rooms in 1968. And now, students, too, will join the ranks of Club diners.

By - 4/14/09 - 11:03 am

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals today upheld the conviction of a Cambridge man for trying to choke his ex-wife, basically because he wouldn't shut up about how he couldn't have done that because he was too peaceful a soul.

By - 4/13/09 - 9:21 am

It must be true. Forbes wouldn't get that wrong, would it? Who doesn't recognize that Worcester has better culture than Cambridge (or, for that matter, that Baltimore is a better place to live than Boston)?

Via Maureen Rogers, who admits: My first thought was: what were the criteria?

Clearly, availability of interesting places to shop; number of steep hills impossible to drive on during icy weather; and percentage of high school seniors who agree with the statement "I don't care where I go to college, as long as it's somewhere other than Worcester" weren't part of the statistical mix that went into this pick.

By - 4/12/09 - 10:24 am

Io9 reports on his talk the other night.

By - 4/12/09 - 9:04 am

Jon Chesto explains how it's the work of Ray Rogers, the guy who tried to derail Deval Patrick over "killer Coke." This time, he's working for an IBEW local.

By - 4/8/09 - 11:39 am

Who needs the Spice Channel when you've got live hawk-on-hawk action in Cambridge?

... 3.5 seconds later, the morning hawk does a pair of slow victory loops overhead. Smug bastard. Pigeons scatter.

By - 4/8/09 - 8:56 am

Senior class at Harvard proves unable to hold an online lottery for Red Sox tickets, but gains valuable lessons in finger pointing.

By - 4/5/09 - 9:04 am

Mark Jaquith reports that the Beal Companies have withdrawn their application to build a 10-story research building just 50 feet from some homes.

Earlier:
'Imagine having a building the size of Holyoke Center in your back yard'.

By - 4/4/09 - 11:03 am

No idea what's going on, but everyone's tweeting about it right now.

By - 3/31/09 - 9:38 am
Longfellow at night

Jonathan captures the Longfellow in a moody moment.

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By - 3/31/09 - 7:43 am

A local architect gives five out-of-town architects the cook's tour.

By - 3/30/09 - 3:22 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge pushes our buttons:

Now, we hear an elevator is going up and down in a building ... and isn't letting anyone out.

By - 3/30/09 - 9:01 am

Rob Bellinger and friend were on a bike ride around Cambridge on Saturday - and he almost just rode right by that yard sale:

... Someone really knew what they were buying back in the 60s and 70s. I spent nearly an hour on the ground going through piles of scratched-up, sleeveless records. I recognized a bunch of names from funk compilations, like The Beginning of the End and Stoned Soul Picnic, and I found some personal favorites and big-name standbys like Bohannon and Earth, Wind & Fire. I'm actually going to buy a record cleaning kit from radioshack.com and maybe get a real turntable from ebay. My only turntable remains the cardboard suitcase one I received for doing well on my first report card in 1986. ...

By - 3/29/09 - 5:34 pm
Heavy fog

Brian Lewandowski watched yesterday's fog roll over downtown from Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

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By - 3/27/09 - 9:31 am

Cambridge Community TV reports Cambridge officials are thinking about setting up a farm on some of the land the city owns surrounding its reservoirs in Lincoln, Weston, Waltham and Lexington.

The idea would be to create an "interpretive" farm where poor kids from the city could get the same sort of educational and fun opportunities that rich kids from the city can get by driving to Drumlin Farm - as well as raise food for city food banks.

Wait, did somebody just mention poor people being bused to Weston? Oh, mercy, sound the alarms and raise the bridges on the moats, Muffy!

By - 3/23/09 - 8:45 am

I work from home. Now that it's getting warmer out, I'd love to get my work done in the fresh air. But I can't think of any place that:

* Has reasonably comfortable benches
* Has shady spots (can't see the laptop in the sun)
* Is near a public WiFi access point
* Isn't next to noisy traffic
* Is reasonably close (15-20 minutes) to Central Square

Anyone have any ideas? I need a Starbucks-in-the-Park...