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By adamg - 5/12/22 - 12:20 pm

MIT News reports researchers at MIT and the Technical University of Munich have developed a tiny fuel cell that could convert glucose in a person's body into electricity - just the thing for powering various medical implants. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 10:46 am
Bank robber in a Brooklyn Dodgers hat

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force has released photos of a man wanted for holding up the TD Bank branch at 1270 Massachusetts Ave. shortly before 1 p.m. on May 2.

If you know any Brooklyn fans who've come into some money of late, contract Trooper O'Brien at 857-386-2580.

By adamg - 5/6/22 - 4:41 pm

Cambridge Police report a man was sitting at a bus stop on the Arlington-bound side of Mass. Ave. around noon yesterday when a white pickup slowed and the driver "fired projectiles" at him, which police say were likely gel filled balls for which guns are now available. The man suffered minor injuries, police say.

Orbeez outrage in Concord.

By adamg - 5/6/22 - 10:53 am

Scott Van Voorhis tallies up the problems at Boston construction sites, following Wednesday's floor collapse at the old South Boston power plant: Six workers have died at construction sites in Boston, Cambridge and Newton over the past 14 months, including the death of a worker at the Government Center Garage demolition in March.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 2:18 pm

In a new report out today, Harvard University acknowledges a history that included being run by slaveholders right from the start: Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/22 - 10:49 am

Cambridge Police report a Somerville resident with a suspended license was nabbed for driving while texting shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/22 - 10:18 am

The T has been forced to bustitute between Alewife and Park Street this morning due to "a disabled train in the work zone near Kendall."

One rider reports: "my t driver called it what it really is…another derailment."

By adamg - 4/22/22 - 10:28 am

Cambridge Police report arresting an East Boston man already listed as an armed career criminal after a fight outside a shelter on Green Street in Central Square. Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/22 - 11:16 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the insurers for Coppa and Toro in the South End and Little Donkey in Central Square do not have to reimburse owner Ken Oringer for Covid-19 losses because the virus did not cause the permanent damage to his tables and other furnishings that might be covered under his "all risks" policies. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/22 - 11:07 am

They did it, of course, for science: MIT News reports physics students who puzzled over why the cream in an Oreo tends to stick to just one wafer when you unscrew it not only developed a device to apply different amounts of force to the unscrewing process but realized they had a good experiment for hands-on rheology: "The study of how a non-Newtonian material flows when twisted, pressed, or otherwise stressed." Read more

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 9:52 am

Porter Square groping suspect

Surveillance video of the suspect, via CPD.

Cambridge Police are investigating a report by a woman walking Roseland Street towards Massachusetts Avenue that she was groped around 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 12:05 pm

Ian Cheeseman recounts the story of MIT's Banana Lounge, which has been providing free bananas to the MIT community since 2018.

Thus far, 284,000 bananas have been consumed for the 2021/22 academic year. They get bananas delivered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with ~48 crates each time.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 11:06 am

Cambridge Police say a construction worker seeking to collect on some debts stabbed one co-worker in the back and the other in the leg before being subdued by another worker at a Wheeler Street construction site this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/22 - 3:48 pm
Hail in Cambridge

Rachel Anne Miller watched the hail come down near Porter Square in Cambridge as the storm moved through around 2:45 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 2:25 pm

The Cambridge Fire Department reports firefighters responded to Iggy's, 130 Fawcett St., shortly after 10 a.m. for a fire it says was quickly extinguished, with no injuries. Iggy's reports it hopes to re-open on Tuesday.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 9:16 am

The Crimson reports a City Council committee has voted 5-0 to urge the entire council to eliminate parking requirements in the city zoning code for new residential buildings.

By adamg - 3/17/22 - 9:07 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the impending closing of the bar and restaurant, which opened in 1966, and which will be replaced by "a new Asian concept."

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 8:50 pm

Cambridge Police report somebody fired shots on Windsor Street between Main and School streets around 5:30 p.m. One bullet hit a residence, but there were no injuries.

Police say a guy apparently got out of a black car, fired two or three shots, then got back in and drove towards Central Square.

By adamg - 3/10/22 - 12:37 pm

Cambridge Police report residents of Clifton Street, Gold Star Road, Fayerweather Street and Reed Street reported missing catalytic converters on their cars yesterday morning. The last report was from an owner of a Prius - over the past year, thieves have concentrated on 2004-2010 Priuses because their converters are particularly easy to remove.

By adamg - 3/7/22 - 11:14 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the end of Meadhall, although it says it will open somewhere else.

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