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By adamg - 11/21/20 - 12:02 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the stabbing last night; suspect was arrested not long after.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 12:05 pm

Transit Police report an officer on patrol at the Harvard Square Red Line station last night spotted a guy push his way through a fare gate and when the officer came after him, the man rushed upstairs and into Harvard Yard - where he tried to hide a gun in a pile of leaves. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 11:25 am
Columbia Street fire

Cambridge firefighters are at 173 Columbia St., near Broadway.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 11:53 am

Peter Brand, 67, of Cambridge, and Jie "Jack" Zhao, 61, of Potomac, MD, were arrested by federal agents today on a charge of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery over bribes Zhao allegedly paid Brand and charities he controlled to get Zhao's sons accepted to Harvard. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/13/20 - 9:12 am

Cambridge Day reports the city will take samples at three points in the city sewage system for testing for Covid-19 fragments, which could help predict upcoming surges in the virus. They'll be using the same company the MWRA uses at Deer Island.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 9:08 pm

Tom Lehrer - Fight Fiercely Harvard

The Crimson reports the presidents of the eight Ivy League schools have called off all winter sporting events due to escalating Covid-19 numbers, that the fall season will not be rescheduled for the spring and that spring events, if they happen at all, will not start until the end of February.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 5:50 pm

Update: Babson, too.

The MIT Tech reports campus health officials suspended in-person teaching for first-year MBA students at the Sloan School of Management Nov. 5 through Thanksgiving due to a rash of positive Covid-19 tests among them. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 11:54 am

A federal appeals court in Boston ruled today that Harvard's "race-conscious admissions program" does not violate federal law. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 11/7/20 - 11:54 am
People celebrating Biden win at Boylston and Charles street

Celebraton at Boylston and Charles continued for hours. Photo by Edward Orde.

John Hayden reports from Jamaica Plain this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/20 - 9:41 am

A federal judge yesterday dismissed Eric Clopper's libel suit against the Harvard Crimson over the way it covered the controversy surrounding his one-day performance at Sanders Theatre over the evils of circumcision. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 1:43 pm
Bennett

Transit Police report arresting a Lynn man on charges he tried to carve somebody up with a knife at the Harvard Square T stop around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/20 - 12:08 pm
Orange tree along the Charles after the snow

Ethan McCoy went for a walk along the Charles River in Cambridge during the snow yesterday.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 5:08 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the group that owns the Kinsale across from Boston City Hall and the Asgard in Central Square have reached a deal with their landlords to re-open the two bars in the spring.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 12:08 pm

Cambridge Police report they, MIT Police and the Cambridge Fire Department responded to an Albany Street building around 8 p.m. last night on a report of a fire in a courtyard:

After an investigation, it was discovered that a resident had accidently lit a bag of charcoal on fire and then pushed the bag out of his apartment window into an adjacent courtyard.

By adamg - 10/26/20 - 9:53 pm

The Cambridge Election Commission announced today it will have the city's six ballot drop boxes locked between 8 p.m and 7 a.m. as one measure to prevent a recurrence of the arson attack that destroyed ballots across the river outside the Copley Square library. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/20 - 4:38 pm

DCR will continue to shut Memorial Drive on Saturdays and Sundays between Western Avenue and JFK Street to cars through Nov. 29.

By adamg - 10/18/20 - 1:11 pm
Volvo on the wrong side of Memorial Drive

Matt Morong reports he was perusing Volvo's line of hybrid and electric vehicles when he came across this dramatic image of a Volvo SUV blithely being driven outbound on the inbound side of Memorial Drive near the Longfellow Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/20 - 9:52 am

Cambridge Police report that if you get a call from 617-349-3300, which is their non-emergency number and the person at the other end says he's a federal agent and you're a horrible person and he's going to suspend your Social Security number, don't believe him for a second and definitely don't give up any of your real personal digits. It's a scam.

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