• Harvard February 21, 2024 5:20 pm

    Harvard's leader decries ‘flagrantly antisemitic' cartoon posted by groups

    Harvard’s interim president has condemned an antisemitic cartoon posted to a social media account for a pro-Palestinian university faculty and student group, among others. The cartoon showed two men, one Arab and one Black, with nooses around their necks being held by a hand bearing the Star of David, the symbol imprinted with a star, interim President Alan Garber...

  • Cambridge February 21, 2024 4:45 pm

    Fire at MBTA's Kendall/MIT Red Line station; shuttles replace trains

    A fire at an MBTA Red Line station in Cambridge, Massachusetts, disrupted train service Wednesday, officials said. A fire involving a train was reported about 2:52 p.m., according to the Cambridge Fire Department. The MBTA said shuttle buses were replacing trains between Harvard and Park Street Stations because of the fire department activity, and urged riders to expect delays. The…

  • Jill Biden February 18, 2024 11:25 pm

    First lady Jill Biden to visit Mass., Conn. this week

    First lady Jill Biden will be in New England this week for a fundraiser and an event about research on women’s health, the White House said Sunday. Biden will travel to to Connecticut, then Massachusetts, on Tuesday, and leave Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from her office. Biden will arrive at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport in...

  • sex trafficking February 2, 2024 6:21 pm

    Boston-area brothel bust hearings to be public, Mass. high court justice rules

    Initial hearings for 28 people accused of paying for sex at high-end brothels operating in the Boston area will be open to the public, a justice on Massachusetts’ highest court wrote Friday. But documents in the case will be sealed before the hearings to protect private information for anyone for whom probably cause is not established at the hearings, Supreme…

  • Cambridge February 2, 2024 12:30 am

    Lowell man charged in Cambridge double stabbing

    A man has been arrested after a stabbing that left two people injured last month in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The stabbing happened Jan. 4 outside the Halal Guys restaurant on White Street. Two victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Cambridge police said Wednesday that 23-year-old Joshua Barreau of Lowell had been arrested in Boston. Barreau was identified after police shared surveillance…

  • Boston January 30, 2024 11:47 am

    Cambridge's Sofra to expand into new space in Allston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A popular bakery in Cambridge is expanding to a second space, and this one will be located across the river. According to an Instagram post from Ana Sortun, Sofra is planning to open a new outlet in Allston, with Sortun (who is executive chef and co-owner) saying the following: We’ve been...

  • sex trafficking January 22, 2024 5:08 pm

    Alleged clients in Mass. brothel bust case push to keep initial hearings private

    At least half of the 28 people accused of paying for sex in a high-end brothel network are pushing back on efforts to make initial hearings in the case public, citing their privacy rights. The arrests of three people in connection with the brothel organization alleged to have been operating in Massachusetts and Virginia drew public attention, and acting U.S….

  • sex trafficking January 18, 2024 10:38 am

    Public hearings suspended for alleged clients in Mass. brothel bust case

    A Massachusetts Supreme Court judge has suspended hearings set in the cases against 28 people accused of paying for sex in a high-end brothel network while the courts address questions of what information will be made publicly available in the case. The arrests of three people in connection with the brothel organization alleged to have been operating in Massachusetts and…

  • Cambridge January 11, 2024 10:03 pm

    Man in custody after police response at Cambridge home

    Police took a man into custody Thursday night, hours after responding to a report of a domestic dispute at a home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Officers responded to the Fenno Street home around 1:30 p.m. Police said shortly before 6 p.m. that a person inside may be armed, but that no one else was in the home. Around 10 p.m., police…

  • sex trafficking January 5, 2024 1:10 pm

    Probable cause hearings announced for alleged clients in Mass. brothel bust case

    Dates have been set for probable cause hearings in the cases against 28 people accused of paying for sex in a high-end brothel network alleged to have been operating in Massachusetts and Virginia. The names of the accused have yet to be released, but the hearings will be open to the public after requests from NBC10 Boston and other news…

  • Cambridge January 5, 2024 1:37 pm

    2 sent to hospital with ‘knife wounds' after fight in Cambridge, police say

    Two people were sent to the hospital with “knife wounds” after an argument in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Thursday night, police said. The incident happened at about 7:42 p.m. on White Street, Cambridge police said. The victims’ injuries were non-life-threatening, according to police, who said they’re searching for the assailant. No further information was released.

  • Massachusetts January 2, 2024 11:26 pm

    Mixed reaction after Harvard President Claudine Gay resigns amid scandals

    Claudine Gay, the first person of color and the second woman to be president of Harvard, said in a letter to the community that “it has become clear that it is in the best interests of Harvard for me to resign so that our community can navigate this moment of extraordinary challenge with a focus on the institution rather than...

  • Massachusetts January 2, 2024 6:35 pm

    Man killed in Cambridge apartment building fire

    The fire broke out at about 4:40 a.m. Tuesday on Chester Street, the Cambridge Fire Department said, and was brought under control about 35 minutes later. 

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  • Massachusetts January 2, 2024 6:27 pm

    Harvard president resigns amid scandals

    Embattled Harvard President Claudine Gay is resigning, saying in a statement Tuesday that it was in the university’s “best interests” so the community could move past the challenges it’s facing.

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  • local January 2, 2024 11:41 am

    One dead, dozens displaced after fire in Cambridge

    A person was found dead and dozens were displaced after a fire at an apartment building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

  • Cambridge January 5, 2024 8:53 pm

    Man found dead, 15 displaced after apartment fire in Cambridge

    A man died in a fire at an apartment building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Tuesday morning, according to authorities. The fire broke out at about 4:40 a.m. on Chester Street, the Cambridge Fire Department said, and was brought under control about 35 minutes later. Cambridge Fire Chief Tom Cahill said a number of witnesses described an explosion. When firefighters arrived,…

  • Cambridge December 27, 2023 8:47 am

    East Cambridge overflow site hosting 25 families

    Days after the Healey administration opened a new safety-net shelter in Cambridge, city and state officials will hold a community meeting as residents look for answers about the influx of migrants and homeless families seeking assistance in their neighborhood. About 25 families have been directed to the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds building, a former courthouse in East Cambridge, since…

  • Cambridge December 22, 2023 6:52 pm

    Overnight shelter opening at former courthouse in Cambridge

    The new emergency overnight shelter will open amid the migrant crisis and a shelter system that is already at capacity. It can house 70 families.

  • Massachusetts December 21, 2023 7:09 pm

    Hearings to be open to public as feds look to charge alleged clients of high-end brothel

    The names of 28 people accused of paying for sex at a brothel network have not been released, but that could change after a clerk-magistrate’s ruling Thursday.

  • sex trafficking December 21, 2023 7:09 pm

    Court hearings to be open as feds seek charges against clients in Mass. brothel bust case

    Federal authorities announced plans this week to bring charges against 28 people accused of paying for sex in a high-end brothel network. The names of the accused have yet to be released, but the first court appearances will be open to the public, a court ruled Thursday in response to requests from NBC10 Boston and other news outlets. “Show cause…

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