Cambridge

By - 11/5/17 - 5:23 pm
Harvest candidate

For the first time in some 20 years, the Harvest Co-op Markets, which has stores in Central Square and Forest Hills, is having a contested election for its board of directors - 12 candidates running for 5 open seats - which might have something to do with the co-op's currently precarious financial condition.

Read more.

By - 11/3/17 - 10:48 pm
Turkey reader in Harvard Square

Katherine Ferguson watched one of Harvard Square's more feathered residents contemplating a selection at the Harvard Book Store.

Compare to the had-enough-of-your-crap turkey Tracey Strauss spotted elsewhere in Cambridge today: Read more.

By - 11/2/17 - 1:05 pm

Cambridge Day has the details on the newly seized and shuttered Market in the Square, which another grocer will soon re-open with the same 24-hour service, but without the sale of alcohol.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:09 pm

Porter was a good place to die, a Red Line train decided, and now there are "moderate" delays on the line, the MBTA reports.

By - 10/30/17 - 8:43 am

Cambridge firefighters rushed to 500 Technology Sq. off Main Street shortly after 8:30 a.m. after a third-floor transformer exploded. Smoke, but no fire; a technician was requested to deal with the issue as firefighters looked to turn off power to the building.

By - 10/30/17 - 8:37 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to signal issues at Porter Square. Ben Chan reports his normal 25-minute commute from Quincy took an hour this morning.

Commuters like myself are frustrated and pretty annoyed.

By - 10/30/17 - 8:23 am
Wet turkey in Harvard Square

Lee McGuire spotted this bedraggled Meleagris gallopavo in Harvard Square this morning - and reports he wasn't alone.

By - 10/30/17 - 7:24 am
Flattened car in Roslindale

Flattened car on Primrose Street in Roslindale.

Trees fell, power lines snapped and cats raced through apartments looking for a safe space as the Great Sou'easter of 2017 roared through the state overnight. Read more.

By - 10/26/17 - 6:39 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he targeted two men to shoot at River and Auburn streets in Central Square on Sept. 5. Read more.

By - 10/26/17 - 4:03 pm

Missing Dogs Massachusetts reports a happy ending to the saga of Indy, the dog new to the area that ran away from his owner last week and right onto the turnpike: Read more.

By - 10/25/17 - 1:19 pm
Turkey in Central Square

Tim McCormack spotted this turkey vanguard in Central Square today.

By - 10/23/17 - 4:02 pm

MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. Read more.

By - 10/23/17 - 10:09 am
Geese over the Charles River regatta

Stevil took in the Head of the Charles Regatta yesterday - as did some geese.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/15/17 - 9:24 am

The BU News Service reports that people living in Cambridge across the river from the Harvard land where Boston Calling now takes place are not in a happy place.

By - 10/14/17 - 9:45 pm

Ednilson Dacosta, 28, of Dorchester, was shot around 3:30 a.m. as he sat in a car on Windsor Street at Evereteze Way, Cambridge Police and Middlesex District Attorney's office report. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 10/9/17 - 9:55 am
Horn player in Honk parade

Photographynatalia took in the Honk parade through Somerville and Cambridge yesterday.

Honk has always been about more than just music: Read more.

By - 10/8/17 - 9:22 am
Monarch butterfly

Gedalia Pasternak reports the monarch butterflies are passing through Cambridge and liking the flowers in a neighbor's yard.

By - 10/7/17 - 7:09 pm

Opponents of a pizzeria planned for Harvard Square are now accusing the place of fostering a race war and encouraging people to mainline heroin, Cambridge Day reports.

By - 10/5/17 - 1:44 pm

Cambridge Police report a Harvard student running along Memorial Drive near Western Avenue was attacked around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By - 10/5/17 - 1:02 pm

Everybody knows about the glass flowers at Harvard's Museum of Natural History, but unless you've actually been there, you may not realize just how many of the sculptures include pests and pestilence. The Harvard Gazette alerts us to a new display:

The group of 78 specimens, marvels of scabbing and rot, also includes pears, plums, and apricots. Only a few of the bunch have been out of storage this century.