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By adamg - 10/14/21 - 10:15 pm

Boston Real Estate Times reports what's going on around here to cause all those developers to propose life-sciences projects:

Capitalizing on limited available space in the near term, property owners continue to seek and achieve record high rents. ... In East Cambridge, where two ground-up projects are underway with availability, asking rents have climbed 23.9% in the last 24 months. Asking rents in Boston have also reached triple digits, ending the quarter at $100 per sq. ft.

By adamg - 10/10/21 - 3:19 pm
Bumper sticker: I survived Storrow Drive!

Bumper sticker in the field, on an actual bumper.

I got a bunch of these stickers printed as one way to thank folks who have graciously sent in contributions or even subscribed to UHub, because, really, we all share a love of a good storrowing, as long as it doesn't involve us. If you'd like one (or a more traditional Universal Hub sticker, which looks just like the logo up above, only larger and glossier and sticky on the back), here's how.
Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/21 - 1:02 pm
A Honk band

In the Before Times, activist brass bands from all over the place would join up for a parade from Somerville to Harvard Square. This year, Honk was more spread out - across Somerville, Cambridge and Boston. Greg Cook caught some of the performances yesterday.

Ron Newman was in Nubian Square for some Honking.

By adamg - 10/4/21 - 11:46 am

Cambridge Police report that a ride-share driver and his vehicle were attacked after he picked somebody up at Mount Auburn Hospital around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday.

The customer refused to put on a face mask and a verbal altercation escalated. The customer spat in his face and damaged his vehicle (rear view mirror, driver side mirror and passenger mirror).

By adamg - 10/4/21 - 9:06 am

Cambridge Day takes us back to the days when cargo ships actually docked in Cambridge.

By adamg - 10/2/21 - 9:47 pm

Cambridge Police report a man was robbed of his bike around 3 a.m. outside 359 Green St. in Central Square. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 3:57 pm
Fruit on Mass. Ave.

This afternoon, roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko watched what happens when you're driving a truck full of fruit down Mass. Ave. in Cambridge and you can't be bothered to secure the back of the truck: Fruit goes flying everywhere.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 9:48 am

The Crimson reports.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 9:25 pm

2021 CambridgeSide stabbing video

Cambridge Police have released surveillance video of what they say was a stabbing in a road-rage incident outside the CambridgeSide Best Buy around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 11:35 am

Cambridge Police report a person was stabbed in her apartment on Columbia Terrace around 3:30 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 10:45 pm

Cambridge Police report a man was stabbed in the stomach outside the Best Buy at CambridgeSide Place around 7:30 p.m., "following an apparent road rage incident."

The victim, 34, was conscious and alert when taken to a local hospital, police say, adding "the suspect reportedly left the area in a vehicle with another male."

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 10:14 pm

Cambridge Day reports a group formed last month that says it represents parents last week filed suits in three counties alleging that requirements that children wear masks in schools are illegal and do no good and may even harm kids. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 10:41 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that four East Boston Bank branches slated to be shut as part of its takeover by Rockland Trust will instead be sold to HarborOne, a Brockton-based bank that will hire their workers and re-open the branches as its own. The deal affects only the buildings and workers; customer accounts at the current branches will still move to Rockland.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 2:53 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard has shut its eponymous Yard to the public between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. through Oct. 11, partly for Covid-19 concerns, but more to provide some respite for the tender Harvard freshmen who live on the Yard.

The ban on non-Harvard students in those hours even applies to parents - the Crimson quotes one frosh who came back from a Target run with her parents only to learn they couldn't come up to her dorm with her, forcing to carry all of her purchases to her room by herself.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 9:40 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a proposed bar called New Republik on Cambridge Street in Inman Square seems to be backed by some of the people who ran the now shuttered People's Republik on Mass. Ave.

By adamg - 9/18/21 - 5:19 pm

Harvard University has one insurance policy to protect it against the costs of lawsuits and a second policy to protect it if its costs exceed those of the first policy.

In its own lawsuit against one of its insurers, Harvard is seeking to get reimbursed for the "excess" costs of defending itself against an admissions lawsuit that the Supreme Court is currently deciding to whether to consider. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 9:44 pm

Men from Brockton and Boston with beef face charges that they exchanged gunfire as they each drove down Rindge Avenue the evening of Aug. 25. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 1:05 pm
Two suspects in Cambridge armed robbery

Two of the three suspects. Photos via Cambridge PD.

Cambridge Police report they are looking for three suspects who were acting suspiciously around a man's moped then, when the guy approached them, spotted his wife and took her phone, around 7 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 10:48 am

Ben (1972) - Official Trailer (HD)

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cambridge wants to hire a "rat liaison," not to negotiate terms of surrender with Remy and Ben to serve as a sort of rat czar to deal with growing numbers of rar complaints from residents, only you can't call the person a czar in the People's Republic.

Newton residents come to grim realization that their garden city has rats.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 9:33 am
New York Times home page with People's Republik T-shirt prominently featured

The current New York Times homepage features somebody getting instructions on how to vote in California while wearing a People's Republik T-shirt. The new California voter went to school in Cambridge.

H/t Garrett Quinn.

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