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By adamg - 12/6/19 - 7:28 pm

WBZ reports on today's verdict by a jury in Boston federal court in the case of Brandon Ziobrowski of Cambridge, for a tweet in July, 2018. He'd been charged with use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 11:49 am

Pegasystems, which makes software for large corporations, has shown enough proof that it was damaged by a research report claiming a competitor's offerings were far superior that it can continue its federal lawsuit against the competitor that secretly paid for the report and the research firm that wrote it, a judge ruled today. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 9:39 am

Cambridge Police report that around 4 a.m., a car crashed through a fence and into a tree on Harvard grounds at 1270 Massachusetts Ave. in Harvard Square. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/19 - 5:34 pm

The Cambridge Fire Department reports firefighters responded to the Border Cafe, 32 Church St., at 1:06 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. The department reports it started in the restaurant ductwork.

By adamg - 11/29/19 - 4:08 pm

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a fire that went to two alarms was reported in a "a 3 1/2 story brick & wood classroom building" in Harvard Square around 11:45 a.m.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 9:09 am

Sam Klein provides an overview of the impending takeover of the non-profit group that controls .org Internet domains by a newly created venture firm based in the Boston area with a fully buzzword-compliant Web site.

Via Ian Lamont.

By adamg - 11/24/19 - 8:44 pm

Last week, state Rep. Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge, Somerville) got a promise from T officials to do something about the perpetual even-in-dry-weather puddle at the bottom of a set of stairs on the outbound side of the Central Square Red Line station. He reports today: Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 9:56 pm

Cambridge Day reports a Middlesex Superior Court jury today found the driver of a dump truck who hit and killed Jie Zhao, 27, at Magazine and Putnam streets last year, after a trial in which the driver's driver suggested the MIT graduate was to blame for her death because she may have been listening to music and so unable to hear the truck's back-up beeping.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 9:38 pm
Tobin bridge at sunset

Matt Frank looked towards the Tobin Bridge from Chelsea this evening.

Pat Quintin took in an equally stunning view of the sunset from the Mass. Ave. Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/19 - 9:15 am
Empty train at Kendall Square

Tom was among the passengers ordered off an inbound Red Line train at Kendall Square around 8 a.m. because the train just couldn't take it anymore. "Smells of burning rubber/oil," he reported. The T reported the newly ill train caused delays of up to ten minutes southbound.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 10:19 pm

Don't go to BU for the annual Boston Anarchist Bookfair tomorrow - it's been moved to the Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St. in Cambridge, between noon and 5 p.m. In a statement organizers explained the sudden move: Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 9:06 am

Cambridge Day has the latest chapter in the saga of the city of Cambridge vs. the UpperWest bar, in which the ACLU has sued the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission on behalf of the bar's owners. The commission agreed the city's repeated attempts to shut the bar down over tea candles was wrong, but upheld a license suspension for allegedly "threatening" city officials, which the ACLU says is a First Amendment violation.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 4:36 pm

Ari Ofsevit reports a Hebrew-talking sob-story guy in Cambridge today: Read more.

By Vicki - 10/27/19 - 9:43 pm

I'm looking for a restaurant with German food, things like wiener schnitzel and interesting sausages. A restaurant rather than a bar or beer garden, something like the now-closed Jacob Wirth. Thanks.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 4:42 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a former Shake Shack worker they say grew enraged when his final paycheck wasn't ready for him and threw "a plastic container filled with straws" at a manager - in addition to throwing "several items around the store, which included smashing a hot sauce bottle, customer's orders of burgers and fries on the floor and a tray with cup of sodas toward the kitchen work area." Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 4:52 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Brighton man they say they caught red-handed, well, green- and white-handed, after having just finished spraying graffiti in those colors on five cars parked on Bishop Allen Drive around 1:30 Monday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 8:57 am

The Harvard Gazette reports a scientist picked to judge a competition on the Food Network said his experience got him to thinking about applying ideas developed for regrowing new organs to lab-grown meat - and that now his lab has "grown rabbit and cow muscle cells on edible gelatin scaffolds that mimic the texture and consistency of meat, demonstrating that realistic meat products may eventually be produced without the need to raise and slaughter animals."

More details.

By adamg - 10/20/19 - 7:01 pm
Head of the Charles

Jonathan Berk took in the Head of the Charles today:

Have to love Boston on days like today with views like this!

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 9:58 pm

Cambridge Day reports Cambridge is giving at least temporary control of the soon to be emptied Harvard Square newsstand to a group that promises a series of pop-up events to make the space a "community living room," at least until something more permanent is slotted into the kiosk. Adirondack chairs are part of the short-term plans.

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