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By adamg - 1/23/20 - 5:51 pm

Cambridge Day reports the owner of the Middle East complex in Central Square has put the complex up for sale - but that he hopes whoever buys it will keep the nightclub open.

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 11:55 am

The MBTA reports inbound delays of up to 10 minutes due to a dead train that has to be shoved out of the way at Central. Yael reports from Harvard that people are being told the problem is "debris" on the tracks at Central, which doesn't seem like a nice way to refer to one of the Red Line's old warhorses, unless maybe it didn't just die, but dropped some parts, too.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 1:45 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Dorchester man and a Lynn woman for a gun display during a Harvard Square altercation that led Harvard to tell students and staff to stay off the streets yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/20 - 3:47 pm

Harvard sent out alerts about "a report of a man with a gun in the area of Smith Campus Center" - formerly the Holyoke Center - in the heart of Harvard Square around 3:30 p.m. The alert was called off not long after - after Cambridge Police found and arrested the man. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 2:20 pm

Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor and Brookline resident, charges the New York Times committed "clickbait defamation" in a headline and lead paragraph that made it sound he was condoning MIT professors and administrators taking money from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein when, he says, he wasn't. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/20 - 1:00 pm

Cambridge Day reports the Cambridge City Council today elected Sumbul Siddiqui to the post of mayor. She had been the only councilor last fall to win election on the first round in the city's weighted-voting system.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 9:13 pm
Blue and red at Harvard Square bus station

John Overholt is liking how the renovated upper busway at Harvard Square includes restored stained glass.

By adamg - 1/2/20 - 2:59 pm

Cambridge Police report that around 6 a.m. on New Year's, somebody called 911 to report a car alarm had been going off for at least 40 minutes on Chauncy Street:

After several unsuccessful attempts to locate the owner, the vehicle was cited for a Municipal Ordinance Violation and towed.

By uhrinews - 12/31/19 - 1:38 am

Cambridge Resident, Sierra Schwartz is organizing this fundraiser. For Returning Liberian Refugee

Gofundme Link: https://cutt.ly/Yrt7dJH

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:24 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Tom's BaoBao, a Chinese steamed-bun place in Harvard Square, has closed, its owners dreams of opening 30 bao-bao places across the Northeast at an end.

By adamg - 12/20/19 - 9:41 am
Emergency track work at Central

Lm3r reported from Central Square around 9:20 a.m. that several MBTA workers were down on the tracks, apparently installing a new metal thingee that connects one of the rails to the ties - about the same time the T was reporting Red Line delays of up to ten minutes due to track work at Central. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/19 - 9:30 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the end of the Central Square Au Bon Pain, four years after the one in Harvard Square closed.

By adamg - 12/14/19 - 6:22 pm
Trees in the fog at Fresh Pond

Steve Owens wandered along the banks of Fresh Pond in Cambridge late this afternoon.

By adamg - 12/13/19 - 7:14 pm
People waiting for the Red Line

It's pretty bad when people are camped out on the steps at Downtown Crossing.

A ride on the Red Line became a nightmare after a train developed one of those "mechanical problems" on the inbound tracks after pulling out of Kendall around 7:15 p.m.

Jed Hresko saw the horde recreating a Beckett play on the southbound side of Downtown Crossing, then walked away. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/19 - 8:51 am
Wait at Porter Square for the Red Line

The T isn't announcing any official Red Line delays, but as Jennifer Helfer discovered at Porter Square, just because a train pulls into the station doesn't mean you can get on it.

Meanwhile, Ryan provides some video of the water pouring into one Red Line car from Braintree this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 8:05 pm

Not a crime you hear about much these days: Cambridge Police report an Arlington Street resident alerted them yesterday that "an unknown male has been stealing her newspaper."

By adamg - 12/9/19 - 9:54 am

Last Thursday, Tufts University announced it would remove the Sackler name everywhere it appears on its campuses, because of the family's ties to the opioid crisis.

The next day, the president of Harvard, who was previously the president of Tufts, said nope, doing what Tufts did would be "inappropriate."

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.

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