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By adamg - 9/25/20 - 5:39 pm

Cambridge Police report that around 7 p.m. on Thursday, a man without a mask on walked into a market on Monsignor O'Brien Highway:

When asked to wear his mask he became upset and said, "you guys want germs." He then spit on food causing $80.00 worth of damage.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 1:52 pm
Rev. Laura Everett and Frank Willis

Bicyclist's father chokes up during ceremony.

Greg Cook attended the weekend unveiling of a "ghost bike" in Harvard Square for Darryl "Pikachu" Willis, 55, who died Aug. 18 in a collision with a truck while riding his bicycle on Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 12:42 pm

Cambridge Police report charging both combatants in a battle with unusual weapons on Harvard Street between Windsor and Portland streets shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 9:12 am

The driver of a box truck just wouldn't take no for an answer and so had the top his vehicle shorn off this morning by the unforgiving Mass. Ave. bridge on Memorial Drive, where trucks can storrow just as easily as across the river. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/20 - 11:52 am

Cambridge Day reports that Cambridge Police are looking into the posts and retweets of a Twitter account that may have been run by one of its lieutenants. With examples of some of the tweets. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 4:29 pm

Cambridge City Councilor Marc McGovern reports the family of Darryl "Pikachu" Willis, who died in a crash with a truck in Harvard Square last month, has been unable to claim his body from the state medical examiner's office because it doesn't have the money. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 12:46 pm

A number of local colleges and universities are posting daily or weekly Covid-19 testing results; to date, the numbers show much lower infection rates among students who have come to Boston even if that means taking classes in their dorm rooms and prohibitions against parties. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 1:21 pm

The Friendly Toast in Kendall Square announced today it will not be re-opening after its Covid-19-forced shutdown earlier this year.

Via Boston Attitude.

By adamg - 8/28/20 - 8:57 am

Cambridge Day reports Raj Dhanda wants to lease some space in his Crimson Galleria mall building for a pot shop. Just three years ago, Dhanda sued over a proposed pot shop, which he accused - along with the city - of ruining his business and violating the federal anti-racketeering law. Dhanda now says he was misinformed; a "substantial payment" to settle the suit possibly helped.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 2:34 pm

A federal judge today told a wireless company to do a better job of filling out applications the next time it wants to install some of those utility poles/wireless transmitters in Cambridge. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/20 - 10:22 am

Cambridge Police report that around 9:40 a.m., "there was a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer and bicyclist" on Massachusetts Avenue at Dunster Street. Police are now investigating. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/20 - 7:59 pm

From Jamaica Plain to Cambridge, rascally raccoons are showing us whom local houses really belong to: Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 12:33 pm

What began as a dispute over a $1,600 credit-card bill has turned into a Cambridge man's two-year struggle to gain admission to the bar, in which he has now filed federal law suits in two states and the District of Columbia against a panoply of people and agencies he says have wronged him and in several cases conspired to keep him from practicing law. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 9:53 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Matthew Haviland, 30, of North Kingstown, RI to 21 months in federal prison for an online hate spree in March, 2019 in which he sent 28 messages to a Harvard professor threatening to rip the professor limb from limb, after first eating his or her eyeballs, because of the professor's support of abortion and opposition to President Trump. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:09 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage can be yours for $475,000. The idea is that you'd keep it as is, but, you know, Harvard Square ain't what it used to be.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 1:41 pm

Cambridge Police report:

Officers have responded to a report of gunshots in the vicinity of Washington and Portland Street in the Port neighborhood. An initial call was received at approximately 12:52 p.m. There are no known injuries at this time. At least one shell casing has been recovered at the time of this notification. An SUV was seen leaving the area at the time of the report.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 11:20 am

Both literally and figuratively, writes Daniel Lanigan of Lord Hobo in Cambridge. Lanergan says all those outdoor patios aren't going to mean much once the temperatures go down. And in his case, he doesn't have a patio and he's used up his PPP loan paying creditors, and now his workers aren't getting that $600 weekly pandemic unemployment money anymore. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/20 - 10:29 am

A now former Harvard employee who rented the university's Sanders Theatre for a play about what he considers the evils of Jewish circumcision is suing the school and the Harvard Crimson for everything from civil-rights violations to libel because of the way a Harvard official stopped the performance. Read more.

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