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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.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 1:31 pm
Street on fire in Cambridge

Photo by Cambridge FD.

The Cambridge Fire Department reports that firefighters made quick work of a street fire in front of 28 Fayerwether St. around 8:45 this morning.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 9:40 am

Cambridge Police report arresting two men at a North Cambridge apartment building whose residents had reported a recent spate of bicycle thefts and vandalism. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 10:13 pm
Stilters in annual Honk parade

Greg Cook watched the annual Honk procession, including these stiltwalkers, march into Harvard Square from the walk from Somerville, today,

Ron Newman also captured the march, in Somerville.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 2:51 pm
Flyover for Green Line Extension to Union Square

Ted took some photos of progress on the Green Line Extension past Lechmere, including construction of the flyover for the branch to and from Union Square in Somerville. Read more.

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