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By adamg - 5/8/21 - 10:59 am
Wanted for dognapping

Cambridge Police are crediting a Channel 7 reporter for the safe return of Titus the Pointer - and the arrest of his alleged dognapper - today, after the guy decided to go walkies with the dog right past the parking lot where he'd allegedly taken him yesterday, and where the reporter was getting ready to do a report on the case. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 5:26 pm

Cambridge Poice report they and the MSPCA are trying to find the person they say used masking tape and a BB gun to kill a cat found early yesterday morning near Hurley and Sciarappa streets in East Cambridge. Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 6:22 pm
Turkeys in Harvard Square

With few people left, the turkeys, including these red, white and blue-faced behemoths, have colonized Harvard Square, Ron Newman discovered today.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 1:20 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on a hearing on the proposed new use for the space left vacant when the Inman Square watering hole closed.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 9:05 am
Big crane lifts big truck

It takes a big crane to lift a big truck. Photo by Tony Bove.

Cambridge Day has the blow by blow of the big-rig driver getting his truck stuck on a railing on Alewife Brook Parkway at the Fresh Pond Mall.

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By adamg - 4/27/21 - 12:18 am

Michael Crestohl reports Steve Finberg of Cambridge, who started "Swapfest, the Flea at MIT" in 1985 and ran it for 35 years, died Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 10:35 pm

State Police reported at 10:11 p.m. that Memorial Drive between JFK Street and Flagg Street was shut as investigators processed the scene.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 9:45 pm
Sun coming through the Shell sign on Memorial Drive at sunset

Matt Frank captured the setting sun through the lens of the Shell sign on Memorial Drive this evening.

By bostonpads - 4/19/21 - 3:42 pm

Over the past month, most of Greater Boston’s largest Universities have made announcements that they plan to significantly scale down remote learning for the Fall 2021 semester. The much anticipated news was greeted with a collective sigh of relief from thousands of Boston professors and college students, most of whom have been struggling with remote learning. The announcements also bodes well for the off-campus housing market in Boston and the thousands of businesses that rely on the student population for business.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 3:30 pm
Fire from Fresh Pond

Fire from Fresh Pond. Photo by Jim Kang.

Firefighters from Cambridge and surrounding communities are at 9 Meacham Rd., off Massachusetts Avenue, for what is now a three-alarm fire. Firefighters have been ordered out of the building and their main goal now is to keep the fire from spreading. Video.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 2:47 pm

Transit Police report officers responding to a report of a stabbing found a woman who had "sustained a serious laceration to her neck area" around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday inside the parking garage at the Alewife T station, where she was congregating with other homeless people. She was taken to a Boston hospital for treatment.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 12:21 pm

Cambridge Day reports the city will offer $500 monthly payments with no strings attached to 120 single-caretaker households starting in August.

By adamg - 4/13/21 - 10:51 am

Cambridge Police report two Boston man were charged with various drug charges following a March 2 shooting at Fifth and Spring streets. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 12:08 am
Couple with gun and Belair champagne

Couple with gun and Belair champagne, from FBI affidavit.

Drug and gun charges announced Wednesday against a Malden couple may be only the start of a federal crackdown on what investigators say is an increasingly violent drug-fueled gang war north of Boston in which gangs have been acquiring machine guns to spray rivals and rival turf with bullets. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 9:53 am
Tootsie Roll truck stuck on Massachusetts Avenue

Justin de Benedictis-Kessner shows us the Tootsie Roll truck that got stuck sideways on Mass. Ave. this morning, near the Tootsie Roll factory (which now makes Junior Mints) on Main Street.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 9:44 am

The Crimson reports Harvard researchers who hoped to release particles into the atmosphere to see if they could reduce the amount of sunshine hitting the earth were blocked by protests from the Saami Council, which represents Saami living in an area of Sweden where the tests were to be done.

The researchers are looking at sunlight blocking as a possible way to reduce global warming, not as a future plot of a James Bond movie.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 1:28 pm
Dogs posing for a photo on the Longfellow Bridge

The other day, Taylor came upon all these dogs posed in one of the Longfellow salt shakers (or is it one of the pepper shakers?) and just loved it.

And here is one of the photos the dog walker, Steven Watson, took (bonus shot of the pack in front of the Copley Square T stop, the fancy entrance).

By adamg - 4/2/21 - 2:13 pm
Fighter jets and a tanker plane

Roman Lilligren captured the two F-15 fighter jets from the New Hampshire Air National Guard and a KC-46 Pegasus refueling plane over Harvard Square. They were in town to fly over Fenway Park for Opening Day.

By adamg - 4/1/21 - 10:03 am

DCR announces that the traditional weekend banning of the cars on Memorial Drive in the Harvard Square area will start April 10 and run through Nov. 28: No cars allowed between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 11:14 am

MIT News reports have created synthetic mucins - the key ingredient of mucus - which could lead to new antibacterial treatments, because it turns out that, more than just being messy, mucus can help fend off the microorganisms. Read more.

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