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By adamg - 2/26/20 - 6:27 pm
Jammed Red Line station

Jam and cram at Park Street around 5:30 p.m. Photo by Cam DC.

The T reports Red Line delays of 10 minutes due to signal problems near Harvard - which is better than the 30-minute delays they were causing at the height of rush hour. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 8:34 pm
Turkey pecks a Prius in Cambridge

Today, we jump across the river to Cambridge for this complaint from Appleton Street: Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 2:30 pm

WBUR reports on Moderna Therapeutics's samples, manufactured in a plant in Norwood.

By adamg - 2/21/20 - 4:13 pm

Cambridge Police report that the three teens who were arrested on charges they stole a pair of Lamborghini SUVs in Wayland and crashed the $225,000 vehicles in Malden on Tuesday are now charged with stabbing a man on Hingham Street in Cambridge Monday night after he saw them jumping on cars and told them to stop. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 10:06 am

The T has removed the recalcitrant train that refused to pull out of Alewife, but there are still those residual delays on the Red Line.

By adamg - 2/17/20 - 1:28 pm

Cambridge Police report a man was stabbed in an incident on Hingham Street around 10 p.m. on Sunday: Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/20 - 9:28 am
New Green Line tracks coming from Lechmere station

Tim Murphy got a bird's eye view of the work on the Green Line Extension at Lechmere:

Lechmere Station taking shape. In this “Dissected” style view, you can see what will become the center island platform with the eastbound track to the right and the westbound on the left.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 9:16 am
RFID butt

Rudolph with your butt so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight? Image by MIT News.

MIT News reports researchers have developed low-cost wetness sensors that can be embedded in diapers to sound a clarion call when baby needs a new diaper. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 9:31 am

The Harvard Crimson reports the Cambridge City Council voted unanimously yesterday to begin looking at a new name for the Agassiz neighborhood, named for the 19th-century Harvard professor who, when not doing groundbreaking work in fields from ichthyology to glaciology, found time to dabble in scientific racism (one guess which race he found inferior).

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 5:03 pm

The MBTA reports that trains heading towards Alewife are just going to sit a spell because of signal problems at Harvard.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 1:51 pm

Updated with additional info from Cambridge PD.

Cambridge Police report a man upset at getting a ticket in Harvard Square yesterday afternoon expressed his displeasure by chasing after the parking officer who'd written the ticket, kicking him in the shins and shoving the ticket down the parking officer's jacket. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 6:14 pm
No masks at local CVS

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., Tim found this scene in Cambridge.

Bad news for last-minute plague-preppers at the Galleria mall CVS.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 5:26 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a homeless man after, they say, he began "behaving oddly and spreading a considerable amount of a white-looking powder substance over a table" at a Central Square fast-food outlet around 10 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 9:15 am

The Cambridge City Council will consider asking the MBTA to make at least one bus route through the city free as a pilot program to gauge the possibility of eventually freeing all buses from fares. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/20 - 11:21 am
Pole on car in Cambridge

Cambridge Police report they are investigating what cause several utility poles on Washington Street, between Portland and Windsor streets, to crash to the ground and take out power to 138 neighboring homes late last night. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/20 - 5:51 pm

Cambridge Day reports the owner of the Middle East complex in Central Square has put the complex up for sale - but that he hopes whoever buys it will keep the nightclub open.

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 11:55 am

The MBTA reports inbound delays of up to 10 minutes due to a dead train that has to be shoved out of the way at Central. Yael reports from Harvard that people are being told the problem is "debris" on the tracks at Central, which doesn't seem like a nice way to refer to one of the Red Line's old warhorses, unless maybe it didn't just die, but dropped some parts, too.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 1:45 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Dorchester man and a Lynn woman for a gun display during a Harvard Square altercation that led Harvard to tell students and staff to stay off the streets yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/20 - 3:47 pm

Harvard sent out alerts about "a report of a man with a gun in the area of Smith Campus Center" - formerly the Holyoke Center - in the heart of Harvard Square around 3:30 p.m. The alert was called off not long after - after Cambridge Police found and arrested the man. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 2:20 pm

Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor and Brookline resident, charges the New York Times committed "clickbait defamation" in a headline and lead paragraph that made it sound he was condoning MIT professors and administrators taking money from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein when, he says, he wasn't. Read more.

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