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By adamg - 8/17/19 - 12:20 pm

A verb, meaning: To ram your truck into a bridge or overpass because you thought the "CARS ONLY" signs at the onramps were just suggestions. Can be done on the river roads - Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Drive and Memorial Drive - but also at select bridges elsewhere, such as the East Street Bridge that carries the Franklin Line near Endicott station in Dedham.

The latest storrowing news.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 4:10 pm

As Orange Line riders vie for the chance to ride that One New Train, Red Line riders get to shake their fists at the tracks in frustration, what with delays now up to 15 minutes caused by what the T says is "a train with its brakes holding" at Alewife.

By adamg - 8/11/19 - 12:32 pm
Snoopos logo

A group that says it's based in Rome says it has been placing small metal boxes with currency notes inside in cities around the world to see what people would do with money they didn't expect to get. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/19 - 5:26 pm
Box and dog

One of the boxes on a Cambridge bench yesterday while guarded by Bronson.

UPDATE: Group that says it's based in Rome takes responsibility.

Bomb squads from both Boston and Cambridge Police today recovered small metal boxes with taped "Open Me" notes on the side as the departments urged the public to be cautious and to call 911 if they found more. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/19 - 10:56 am

A federal judge yesterday ruled that two Harvard undergraduates can continue their federal lawsuit that the school is ruining their futures and discriminating against them by effectively barring them from membership in male-only "finals" clubs in Harvard Square, but only if they drop their "John Doe" pseudonyms and reveal their true names. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/19 - 2:54 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit against Harvard and the Harvard Law Review by groups that claim they want to restore "meritocracy" to American higher education because their suit failed to provide the most minimal of details that even a first-year law student should have included. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/19 - 10:09 am

The Charles River Conservancy hopes to install a "floating wetlands" at North Point Park next spring to test whether the reintroduction of wetlands to the Charles River basin could shield enough microscopic animals to eat and so control the bacteria that now sometimes turn that stretch of river into a hazard to both man and beast. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 12:19 pm
Search in Harvard Square

Heavy police presence. Photo by Davina.

Wanted man

People working or living near JFK and Eliot streets in Harvard Square were told to shelter in place as police conducted what turned into a successful hunt for a man wanted for murdering his father in Philadelphia. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 9:11 am
Drafahl

Transit Police report tips from riders led them to a South Boston woman for an incident last Wednesday in which a disabled person was physically assaulted and spit on at the Harvard Square T station.

Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/19 - 11:59 am

The Harvard Crimson has the details in the dispute over who discovered a particular gene-changing technique first; Berkeley is using words like "pattern of deception" and "cherry-picked data" in a complaint filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Harvard and MIT volleys back with words like "baseless."

By adamg - 8/2/19 - 11:22 am
Wanted woman

Transit Police have released photos of a woman they say attacked a disabled person at the Harvard Square T stop around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 11:22 am

Cambridge Police report on an incident shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday in Kendall Square, involving a motorized scooter and a driver who "failed to stop and was observed from a distance operating in a reckless manner while making obscene hand gestures at officers." Read more.

By theszak - 7/26/19 - 2:16 pm

Radio Station Field Trip 57 - WMBR at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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By adamg - 7/25/19 - 10:37 am

The Charles River Watershed Association reports a bloom of blue-green algae - which is actually a type of bacteria - in the Charles River between the BU Bridge and the Museum of Science. The stuff can kill dogs and make people pretty sick.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 1:41 pm

State Police Seek Public's Help in Finding Flasher

Flasher

State Police report they're looking for a man who likely didn't reckon a woman would try to hold him for police after he exposed himself to her while she jogged along Memorial Drive last Thursday evening - or that their interaction would be recorded by a surveillance camera.

Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 10:30 pm

New York Magazine recounts the saga of Harvard Law professor Bruce Hay and a woman he ran into at a Porter Square hardware store, a story that quickly spirals out of control and which you'll need to set aside some time to finish.

By adamg - 7/22/19 - 12:04 pm

State Police report a body was recovered from the Charles River at Magazine Beach around 7:45 a.m.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 10:12 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Nicholas Zuckerman to 15 months in prison and three years of probation for threatening to travel to Harvard and blow things up and shoot participants in a commencement event for black students, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/19 - 9:14 am
Geese crossing in a crosswalk on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Derek Lessing watched some careful geese cross Mass Ave. at Memorial Drive in Cambridge this morning.

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