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By adamg - 3/1/21 - 9:06 am

The Daily Free Press reports BU is planning to hold its May commencement in person, although it cautions: "The event is subject to change and will occur in accordance with city and state guidelines." Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/21 - 6:47 pm

Cambridge Police report the Prius-heavy city is now in in its second wave of thefts of expensive catalytic converters from 2004-2009 Toyota Priuses. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/21 - 10:28 am

The Tech reports and condemns e-mail from somebody claiming he will pay $50,000 to female students with certain Chinese surnames if they give up some of their eggs - about five times the going rate for them and without any mention of the potentially serious complications (like, oh, death) for women who get hormone shots to stimulate extra egg production for harvesting.

By adamg - 2/17/21 - 10:39 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Cambridge has to pay the owner of a long abandoned and boarded-up apartment building $3.7 million even as he continues to fight to get the property back, under a state eminent-domain law drafted with the acknowledgement of the "sudden and heavy financial burdens" such land takings can have on property owners. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 9:10 am

The Cambridge Historical Commission recounts Lincoln's visit to Cambridge on Sept. 20, 1848, to give a speech in support of that year's Whig ticket of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore.

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By adamg - 2/12/21 - 10:34 am

Boston Restaurant Talk chronicles the demise of Atomic Bean Cafe on Mass. Ave. near Central Square.

By adamg - 2/11/21 - 3:19 pm
Taking all the books at a tiny free library

A Cambridgeport resident watched in amazement last night as somebody stopped at the intersection of Putnam Avenue and Acorn Street, got out, went up to the little free library there and removed all the books.

He stumbled over the snowbank with the stack, piled them into a very full looking back seat, and drove off into the night.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 10:40 pm

Cambridge Day reports a fire hurt it, and the pandemic killed it.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 8:02 pm
Qinxuan Pan

The New Haven Independent reports on what has become a national manhunt for Qinxuan Pan (shown right), who is considered armed and dangerous. Kevin Jiang was shot to death on Feb. 6.

Jiang was recently engaged to a woman who graduated from MIT before moving to New Haven to become a doctoral student herself at Yale.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 5:47 pm

Cambridge Police report a man who objected to being told to put back items he was trying to shoplift from the Porter Square CVS early Saturday responded by punching "an elderly employee in the face and head multiple times with a closed fist." Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 5:12 pm

Researchers at MIT report they've discovered that two sheets of graphene - an incredibly thin carbon hexagonal lattice - one layered atop the other, create an unusual "ferroelectric" property that could lead to "neuromorphic computing," which "could usher in new, faster information-processing paradigms." Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/21 - 12:52 pm

Cambridge Day reports People's Republik has apparently crossed the border to the great socialist beyond.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 11:37 am

Lawyers for Gang Chen, an MIT nanotechnology expert, today asked a federal judge to sanction local US Attorney Andrew Lelling for what they said was his attempt to gin up Chen's charges of failing to properly fill out grant applications by making it sound like the professor was somehow engaged in something far more nefarious. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/21 - 3:48 pm

Cambridge Day reports the arrest of a Boston man for the Nov. 23 robbery.

By bostonpads - 1/22/21 - 11:10 am

Whether your one of the many that are planning to move to the Boston Metro area, or you live in Boston Proper and are looking to escape dense city life like so many others, finding the right neighborhood for you and your family can be tricky. Vacancy rates for apartments in Boston have been way up all over the city as a result of COVID. Now the hottest neighborhoods in the Boston Metro Area are no longer near Downtown, they're in the 'Burbs!

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 9:14 pm
Bernie Sanders as statue of John Harvard

Bernie Sanders sits in for John Harvard in Harvard Yard, at least as imagined by kevinguiney.

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 10:47 am

Last October, Stephen Brussard sued Harvard in federal court in Boston, alleging he was fired as a maintenance worker for blowing the whistle on managers having other employees work on their homes. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 10:45 pm
Shell sign in Cambridge

Jonathan spent some time by the Shell sign on Memorial Drive in Cambridge last night.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 10:57 am

Cambridge Police report nine residents who own Priuses made between 2004 and 2009 had their catalytic converters stolen between Saturday night and Sunday morning.Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 12:19 pm
Gang Chen

An MIT professor who specializes in energy-related nanotechnology was arrested today to face federal charges that he hid contracts and grants awarded by Chinese universities and agencies from both the federal government and MIT. Read more.

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