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Spectators brave the chilly weather to watch The Head of Charles Regatta (photos)

Energy and excitement were in the air at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston over the weekend. More than 800 rowing teams from all over the world came to compete with the hopes of being the first team to beat all the others. The course is 3 miles long and takes skill and strategy for rowers...

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 5:54pm

Everything to know about Head of the Charles 2018

One sure sign of October in Boston, besides the falling leaves and Halloween-decorated brownstones, is the Head of the Charles, the annual regatta that takes over the Charles River and its surroundings as thousands of spectators gather to watch the rowers. Head of the Charles 2018 is right around...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:14pm

You can ride Blue Bikes for free this Saturday

If you haven’t yet noticed, Blue Bikes are in Boston, and if you haven’t yet tried the rideshare service out, here’s your chance to ride a Blue Bike for free. Back in May, the Hubway bikeshare system became Blue Bikes after Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts partnered up...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 8:50am

Cambridge, Somerville issue cease and desists for Bird scooters

Bird scooters may soon have to leave their nests in Cambridge and Somerville. This week, both Cambridge and Somerville have sent cease and desist letters to Bird, the company behind the rideshare electric scooters that appeared on city streets without warning recently. “The City of...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:03pm

Boeing to lease space in new MIT Kendall Square building

Aerospace company Boeing will soon have a new home in Cambridge Kendall Square. Boeing, the largest aerospace company in the world, has agreed to lease about 100,000 square feet of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology building to be developed at 314 Main St. in Kendall Square, according to MIT...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:53pm

City of Cambridge to meet with Bird scooter company

After Bird scooters popped up unannounced in Cambridge and Somerville, Cambridge officials have sent a letter to Bird executives saying that the city will not allow Bird scooters on its streets without proper authorization, but that the city looks forward to an upcoming meeting with the electric...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:48am

Bird scooters land in Cambridge, Somerville: What you need to know

Bird scooters are in the Boston area. The electric scooter company announced that it has brought its Bird scooters to Cambridge and Somerville over the weekend, offering a new transit option to residents. Similar to dockless bikes, potential riders can unlock Bird scooters via a smartphone app and...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:30am

Here's how you might be able to get free ice cream at Toscanini's

What’s better on a hot summer day than ice cream? How about free ice cream — specifically, from Toscanini’s Ice Cream, which boasts on its storefront that it’s been declared the “world’s best ice cream” by the New York Times. Bostonians and Cantabrigians...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:24pm

Harvard Law School profs will represent student arrested by Cambridge police

Two professors from the Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute will represent Selorm Ohene, the 21-year-old Harvard student arrested by Cambridge police Friday night. Ohene’s arrest has garnered attention and sparked controversy due to the use of force by officers in...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1:36pm

Cambridge police investigating after officer hit black Harvard student

A video of a Cambridge Police Officer punching a black Harvard student while he was physically restrained has prompted an investigation, the result of which will be made public, Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern assured. Cambridge Police officers responded on Friday night to multiple 911 calls...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:15pm

Two injured in Cambridge Carnival shooting, suspect in custody

A shooting broke out at a Cambridge Carnival Sunday evening, leading to two people injured and a suspect in custody, officials said. The shooting occurred around 4:45 p.m. was reported to police around 5 p.m. near the area of 200 Technology Square, close to the Massachusetts Institute of...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 9:56am

Cambridge moves to restrict short-term rentals

In the absence of a state strategy to regulate short-term housing rentals, the Cambridge City Council voted Monday night to require hosts to live in the same or an adjacent building as part of a new set of rules designed to protect the city's scarce affordable housing market. The new city...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 2:27pm

Cambridge bans sales of commercially-bred pets

Cambridge has banned the retail sale of a variety of pets raised in “puppy mill” conditions in what may be the most inclusive such law in the country. Cambridge City Council approved the ban Monday night in an 8 to 1 vote, which will prohibit the sale of mammals (including dogs and...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 1:08pm

Thousands evacuated in Kendall Square after major natural gas leak Friday morning

Thousands of people were evacuated from the Kendall Square area Friday morning after a contractor dug into a high pressure line, causing a "major natural gas leak," the Cambridge fire department said.  Officials evacuated upwards of 5,000 people from 11 area buildings, Cambridge...

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:57am

Parking meter rates to rise in Harvard Square

Though no one in the Boston area actually “pahks the cah in Hahvahd yahd,” plenty of people park in Harvard Square, and that high demand is causing the price of parking meters there to rise. Beginning the week of July 24, parking meter rates across the entire city of Cambridge will...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:55am

Modern-day slavery alive in Cambridge as couple refuses wages to domestic worker: AG

The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office is cracking down on modern-day slavery, and a Cambridge couple is paying more than $35,000 following allegations they failed to pay a live-in domestic worker who cared for their children. The story seems to be ripped straight from the cover of a...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 5:24pm

Program fills backpacks with food for needy students, while filling a gap during school breaks

Spring break should be a carefree time for children, but for many, those days spent away from their public schools can mean days spent hungry. Nationwide, nearly 1 in 6 children live in households that struggle to put food on the table. The need is equally pressing in Cambridge, where a nonprofit...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 5:00am

PHOTOS: Protesters call for release of Trump’s Tax returns at Tax March in Cambridge

Thousands converged in Cambridge Commons Park Saturday as part of an international Tax March movement calling for the release of President Trump’s tax returns. Prior to the rally, more than 5,000 people had RSVPed on the event’s Facebook page, with more than 17,000 interested in...

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 4:45pm

See 'E.T' in 35 mm at Harvard Film Archive's $5 matinee

Renowned for programming the obscure and unpredictable, the Harvard Film Archive (24 Quincy St., Cambridge) isn’t the kind of place you’d expect to go see one of the most popular movies of all time. But this weekend the HFA launches its Saturday Matinee series with an original 35 mm print of Steven...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:47am

Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg to speak at May graduation

Mark Zuckerberg is finally going to graduation.The Facebook founder and CEO will be Harvard University's commencement speaker in May. Despite finding success to the tune of billions via his internet venture, Zuckerberg actually dropped out of the prestigious Cambridge college.In a parody...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:26pm