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By adamg - 9/17/19 - 7:53 am
Harvard Square crash scene

Post-crash scene, with the boom truck that was involved. Photo by Chris Devers.

Updated, 1:30 p.m.

Authorities report a woman in her 60s was hit and killed by a boom truck as she tried to cross the street in Harvard Square at 6:53 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 10:57 pm

The Free Software Foundation announced tonight that Richard Stallman has resigned as its president and a member of the board of the group - which he started in 1985. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 8:35 am

Cambridge Day reports Out of Town News will close by Oct. 31. The writing's been on the wall for awhile now; the city wants to turn the former entrance to the Harvard Square subway stop into a visitor center.

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By adamg - 9/13/19 - 4:05 pm
Anti-Reif protest at MIT

Protesters call on MIT president to resign over Epstein. Photo by Greg Cook.

Richard Stallman, founder of Cambridge's Free Software Foundation and a visiting scientist at MIT, argues that Jeffrey Epstein's victims were likely "entirely willing" and to stop besmirching the good name of deceased MIT AI guru Marvin Minsky just because he might have "had sex with one of Epstein’s harem." Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 3:08 pm

Cambridge Police report they are investigating a string of street robberies this week in which people have been held up, at least once at knifepoint, in Mid-Cambridge north of Massachusetts Avenue: Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/19 - 2:39 pm

A review by an outside law firm of MIT's ties with disgraced, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein turned up a letter thanking him for a contribution signed by the school's president, L. Rafael Rief. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/19 - 1:53 pm

Especially since Harvard Law School is in Massachusetts, but apparently not. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/19 - 9:50 am

No, not John Quincy Adams, but Charles Adams. J.L. Bell is recounting Good Time Charlie's problems while attending Harvard. Why, at one pre-Thanksgiving feast, he was one of several students who were "extremely disorderly and riotous, making tumultuous and indecent noises, breaking the windows of the Hall, throwing the benches out of the windows into the yard &c."

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 6:23 pm

UPDATE:. Suspicious package found, determined safe, service resumes.

Abandon all hope, basically.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 8:41 am

The Red Line came to a halt around 7:30 a.m. because some fool decided to go walkabout on the tracks on the Alewife side just past Kendall/MIT. Service resumed, but with delays, after Transit Police removed the unauthorized person.

By adamg - 9/7/19 - 12:23 am

UPDATE: Media Lab Director Joi Ito has resigned

The New Yorker reports the Media Lab relied heavily on disgraced and now dead molester Jeffrey Epstein that went far beyond the $800,000 in donations MIT acknowledges it received from him.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 5:08 pm

The MBTA reports buses are now running between Lechmere and North Station due to a trolley with "a power problem" at Science Park.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 8:51 pm
Blowing the shofar against ICE

Blowing a shofar against ICE at 101 Main St., Kendall Square. Photo by Ron Newman.

Jewish protesters and their allies marched across the Longfellow Bridge during the evening rush hour for a protest against companies that sell technology to ICE, including Amazon, whose Kendall Square lobby at 101 Main St. was briefly occupied before police arrested 13 of the Never Again Action demonstrators. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 11:26 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Fresh Pond Market, open since 1922 on Huron Avenue, will be closing for good on either Sept. 14 or 15.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 9:32 am
Marchers want to celebrate the Caribbean in Cambridge

Greg Cook reports organizers of the now canceled Sept. 8 Caribbean parade and festival in Cambridge rallied at City Hall yesterday to demand permit for a scaled back festival on Sept. 28 or 29 somewhere like University Park.

Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern vowed to help bring carnival back, both this year and going forward.

By adamg - 9/2/19 - 8:09 pm

Update: 8:50 p.m. After all first responders left the tracks, Red Line operators were given the OK to power the line back up.

Red Line service is at a halt, with shuttle buses trying to keep up with all the returning students, after somebody got on the tracks and then got a fatal jolt of electricity from the third rail around 7 p.m.

Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/19 - 7:48 pm

And will start classes tomorrow, the Harvard Crimson reports. The Crimson doesn't say how Harvard convinced the Trump administration to change its mind and let Ismail Ajjawi back into the US.

By adamg - 9/2/19 - 10:22 am

Cambridge Carnival is organizing a rally and meeting in support of the carnival on Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. at Cambridge City Hall. The city canceled the Sept. 8 carnival out of fears violence in Boston would spill over across the river. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 11:56 pm

Cambridge Carnival tonight announced the cancellation of the annual festival on Sept. 8. Read more.

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