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By adamg - 7/19/20 - 7:25 pm

Word is spreading like wildfire through the local bluegrass and poetry communities that the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge is closing for good. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/20 - 1:02 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting two men in Harvard Square last night - one of them after "sprinting into traffic" on Mt. Auburn Street after police arrived and spotted his pal sucking in some nitrous oxide from a balloon filed from one of the five tanks police say the two had in their car. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 1:13 pm

Dalton Main reports Jerry Coleman is shutting the Field:

He said he’s sad to see the end, but wouldn’t do anything else because he wouldn’t dream of putting anyone in danger.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 9:12 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of Flat Top Johnny's.

By adamg - 7/15/20 - 12:23 pm

The Head of the Charles Regatta announced today it's canceling its annual two-day races in October because of Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/14/20 - 3:54 pm

Government lawyers agreed today to drop an ICE policy that would have forced foreign students to leave the country if they were unwilling or unable to find a school that would teach their classes in person. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/20 - 3:14 pm
Rayla Campbell in West Roxbury

Rayla Campbell in West Roxbury last month.

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the state does not have to print Rayla Campbell's name on the Republican ballot for the 7th District congressional seat, because she failed to collect even the reduced number of signatures the court had earlier allowed due to Covid-19 issues. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/20 - 10:13 am

MIT and Harvard today asked a federal judge to block a new ICE ruling that would force foreign students already enrolled in college here to either find schools that would teach them in person or leave the country. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 12:37 pm

The MIT Tech reports. The news comes a day after Harvard announced only freshmen and some other students would be allowed back. Both schools, meanwhile, now have to figure out what to do about international students the government wants to kick out.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 11:04 am

Cambridge Day reports on plans for a pop-up to be called Starlight Square that will, among other things, let local performance spaces hold outdoor performances now that their indoor facilities are shut due to Covid-19.

By adamg - 7/6/20 - 12:35 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Boston man they say reacted to having fireworks shot at him by chasing after his assailants' car and, after it swerved and crashed, flinging both a brick and a knife at them. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/20 - 10:37 am

Cambridge Police report arresting three Cambridge residents on gun charges following a shooting that sent four to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, in a Somerville apartment complex off Mystic Avenue around 10 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/20 - 3:55 pm

Cambridge Police say officers responded to Marcella Street shortly before 7:30 p.m. yesterday after somebody called 911 to report finding a severed finger.

"After a brief investigation it was deemed that the possible body part was in fact a 'prop' and not an actual body part," police say.

By adamg - 6/27/20 - 8:12 pm
Rabbit on the Esplanade

Aegon Targaryen VI spotted a bun bun by the Charles River today, raising the question of what happens when the first Cambridge bun crosses the river and meets a Boston bun.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 5:19 pm

Transit Police report a man jumped in front of an inbound Red Line train around 4:15 p.m. Foul play is not suspected.

Shuttle buses replaced trains between Alewife and Harvard.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 2:09 pm
Deer at Fresh Pond in Cambridge

Josh Bittker reports on a deer at Fresh Pond in Cambridge: Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 4:17 pm

The Charles River Watershed Association this afternoon issued a public-health advisory for the Charles River from the Mass. Ave. Bridge to the Museum of Science due to a bloom of the dreaded cyanobacteria: Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 3:36 pm

ImprovBoston announced today it is suspending its operations - including online performances - until at least January and that all of its staffers are taking a furlough until then, due to Covid-19 issues. Read more.

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