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By adamg - 1/31/23 - 1:39 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a man who set a bush on fire in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Avenue early yesterday - and also charged him for a dumpster fire in an alley off Mount Auburn and Athens streets the day before. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/22 - 12:20 pm
Turkeys trying to intimidate Harvard's most famous cat

Joshua Lupkin shows us the scene this morning outside Harvard's Barker Center, where some of Harvard Square's tougher toms tried intimidating Remy the Cat, but Remy stood, or sat, his ground. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/22 - 1:14 pm

The Harvard Crimson reports on the imminent opening of a Harvard Square outlet of a New York ice-cream chain that sells ice cream in fish-shaped waffle cones aimed specifically at the sort of discriminating customers who want to instantly post photos of themselves with their cones on Instagram.

By adamg - 11/15/22 - 3:44 pm

A bunch of Nazi LARPers showed up at the Boston Anarchist Bookfair in Harvard Square on Sunday to try to look as menacing and tough as one can in khakis, but bookfair volunteers managed to fend them off through the sneaky maneuver of locking the doors until the Nazis' attention span timed out after ten minutes and they left. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 1:23 pm
Cambridge suspect

Cambridge Police report they are looking for a man they say has groped women in Harvard and Porter squares this year, after which he darted away, "running on his toes."

Police say he's now a suspect in three attacks: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 1:41 pm
Honkers on parade

Greg Cook took in the annual Honk procession from Somerville to Cambridge over the weekend.

So did Frank Solensky: Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/22 - 1:34 pm
Surveillance photo of robber

Robber waits for more money from teller. Surveillance photo via FBI.

A Jamaica Plain man was indicted this week on charges he held up a TD Bank branch on May 2 while wearing a blue Brooklyn Dodgers cap - less than a week after another man, wearing a similar blue Red Sox cap held up the same bank and the same teller. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/22 - 1:04 pm

Cambridge Police report a boneheaded robbery at Wusong Road:

A manager of a restaurant located in Harvard Square called to report that someone stole the arm to their skeleton that they had for decoration in front of their establishment.

The thief made good his escapula, but police say a surveillance camera snapped photos.

By adamg - 9/23/22 - 9:28 am

The Crimson reports on problems electing a student government at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 12:55 pm
Turkey on steps of church rectory in Cambridge

Roving UHub photographer Melissa Hirshson spotted this bird seeking a chance to speak about her Lord and Savior, or maybe to ask to see an electric bill or even to seek a donation for GBH, at the main entrance to the rectory of Christ Church in Harvard Square this morning (bonus: Note the boot scraper on the step).

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 12:44 pm
Jacob Pimentel, allegedly

Surveillance photo via Brookline PD.

A Dorchester man already behind bars awaiting trial for a Harvard Square bank robbery now faces up to 20 years in federal prison for that and bank robberies in Boston and Brookline. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 2:25 pm

The Harvard Crimson reports that Bill De Blasio, who went to Cambridge Rindge and Latin before becoming the second straight New York mayor from the Boston area, will be a "visiting fellow" at the Harvard Institute of Politics this fall.

By adamg - 8/23/22 - 8:47 am

And, yes, they have glassware that looks like you'd expect at a tiki bar. Richard Auffrey reports he likes Wusong Road, vows to return, says next time he might even try the New England Chop Suey - "Ma La spice, grilled tomato 'bolognese', home-made shanxi maoerduo noodles, spring onions, crispy garlic chips and Thai basil."

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 3:07 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a woman who sued Harvard University both to gain possession of four daguerreotypes of two of her ancestors ordered stripped half naked in 1850 by professor Louis Agassiz, whose contributions to geology were matched by the depths of his racism, has no right to the images, but that she does have the right to try to convince a jury that Harvard committed "negligent and indeed reckless infliction of emotional distress" by continuing to use the images for its own purposes even after she objected. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 9:44 am

The Harvard Gazette reports a global shortage of helium, caused in large part by sanctions on Russia, which ships much of the world's supply, is beginning to affect research in physics, engineering, chemistry, biology and medical research, all of which use the gas to cool things down to temperatures way, way below freezing. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/22 - 4:46 pm
Jamall Copeland at work

From FBI affidavit.

A Boston man arrested for holding up a TD Bank branch in Harvard Square in April was indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of bank robbery, which could mean a 20-year prison sentence if he's convicted. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 6:07 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Boston man who robbed the TD Bank branch at 1270 Massachusetts Ave. - before he could get into a taxi at the cab stand near Harvard's Smith Center to try to flee the area. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/22 - 12:04 pm
Stuffed capybara at Harvard museum

Unfortunately, it looks like Chuckie won't be roaming the streets of Charlestown anymore, since he's been stuffed and mounted in a display case at Harvard's Museum of Natural History, as Cycle Happiness discovered.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 2:18 pm

In a new report out today, Harvard University acknowledges a history that included being run by slaveholders right from the start: Read more.

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