Cambridge

By - 5/21/18 - 10:17 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard has barred Roland Fryer from his own on-campus think tank during the investigation.

By - 5/21/18 - 4:24 pm

A federal judge in Boston today agreed with Senate candidate Shiva Ayyardurai to dismiss his lawsuit against Cambridge over its banning him from from parking his "Real Indian" campaign bus at his Concord Avenue headquarters, because the city rescinded the ban after getting proof Ayyardurai was not parking it there permanently, but was instead actually using it to go places. Read more.

By - 5/20/18 - 10:25 am

Cambridge Police report recovering multiple shell casings after both 911 calls and the city ShotSpotter system reported gunfire around 3:22 a.m. at Elm and Cambridge streets. Read more.

By - 5/20/18 - 9:55 am
Miles on the MBTA with his prom date

Miles Taylor, who as Miles on the MBTA, has ridden and written about pretty much every subway, commuter rail and bus line in the state, is a senior at Cambridge Rindge and Latin. Last night, he went to the school prom, at the Marriott Long Wharf. Fellow transit enthusiast Ari Ofsevit posted photos from Taylor's - and his date's - bus ride from Cambridge to the Boston waterfront.

By - 5/17/18 - 12:52 pm
Old greasy spoon in Harvard Square

The Cambridge Historical Commission has been digitizing old photos, maps and documents, among them, this 1918 photo of the corner of Boylston Street (now JFK Street) and Mt. Auburn Street in Harvard Square, with this caption: Read more.

By - 5/16/18 - 12:56 pm

The MBTA shut power on the Red Line towards Alewife around 12:45 p.m. after a man fell on the tracks and was knocked unconscious. He was lifted out about ten minutes later. The T reported delays up to 20 minutes on the Red Line.

By - 5/14/18 - 4:59 pm

Cambridge Police report officers getting ready to have a car towed away from Central Square because its driver had parked in a No Parking zone found both drugs and guns in the car and arrested its driver, James Bonaventure, 24, of Cambridge. Read more.

By - 5/14/18 - 2:15 pm
Turkey at Harvard University

Ray the roving UHub photographer spotted this tom peeping into a dorm room at Harvard (the Phillips Brooks House) today.

By - 5/9/18 - 11:13 am
Blue Bikes in Kendall Square

Blue Bikes, the renamed Hubway, began unleashing its new blue bikes today, as Stephen M discovered on Main Street in Kendall Square. The renaming comes via an infusion of cash from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Also in the works: More bikes and bike-rental stations.

By - 5/9/18 - 9:53 am

Cambridge Police report arresting a homeless man on charges he set numerous trash barrels and recycling bins on fire over a two-hour period in Cambridge and Somerville yesterday morning. Read more.

By - 5/9/18 - 9:02 am

Cambridge Police report at least one shot was fired in Parking Lot 5 at Norfolk Street and Bishop Allen Drive, around 2:30 a.m. Read more.

By - 5/7/18 - 11:03 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a wrongful-death suit by the father of an MIT graduate student who threw himself off the roof of a campus building, saying that while colleges do have some unique obligations to protect their students, there are limits to what they can be expected to do, in an age in which students, especially at the graduate level, expect to be treated as adults with rights, including that of privacy. Read more.

By - 5/6/18 - 1:03 pm
Chalk artists in Harvard Square

Teddy Kokoros watched chalk artists at work, as part of the Harvard Square MayFair.

By - 5/4/18 - 10:54 am

The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to 30 minutes because an inbound train is experiencing "a mechanical problem" approaching Harvard.

By - 5/3/18 - 4:29 pm
Red Line logjam at Park Street

By 5:15, delays were up to 35 minutes and Park Street was jammed. Photo by Sarina Tracy.

Like a horse refusing to enter a stable, a train about to enter Alewife decided nuh uh, and now the MBTA reports delays on the Red Line of up to 25 minutes as "official works to move the train into the station." Try sugar cubes?

By - 5/3/18 - 12:34 pm
Proposed el system for downtown Boston

Proposed el system for downtown Boston. See it larger.

In 1892, a state commission developed a series of plans to deal with the complete gridlock that downtown Boston had become. It proposed banning vehicles not making deliveries from downtown streets during business hours, reducing the number of grade crossings for the numerous railroad serving Boston, constructing a trolley tunnel under Tremont Street and the Common, and creating a 13.4-mile elevated rapid-transit system serving downtown and nearby neighborhoods and suburbs. Read more.

By - 5/2/18 - 8:20 pm

So remember all those dicks at Harvard? They were wandering around advertising a play. And, well, let the Crimson take it from there:

By - 5/2/18 - 12:35 pm

Cambridge Police report at least seven shots fired around 2:45 a.m. at Norfolk Street and Bishop Allen Drive. Police say 911 callers reported hearing at least two people arguing before the gunfire erupted.

By - 5/1/18 - 10:20 pm

City Councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Josh Zakim (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) will ask other councilors to join them tomorrow in urging the state to use barriers to protect bicyclists when the revamped Longfellow Bridge finally opens later this month. Read more.

By - 4/27/18 - 12:29 pm
Bunch of dicks at Harvard

Chip Goines spotted this procession near Harvard Square today. Whole bunch of people lost a bet? We don't know!