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Cambridge Police Investigate Shooting on Eliot and JFK Streets

City dispatchers received a call early Sunday morning reporting that shots had been fired in the area and a suspect was fleeing the scene. Responding CPD officers found multiple shell casings on Eliot Street, according to the alert.

Harvard Response to T9 Discrimination Lawsuit

WBUR Hosts Climate Change Panel With Harvard Business School

Boston public radio station WBUR hosted a panel discussion about strategies for combating climate change Monday evening at CitySpace in collaboration with Harvard Business School and the Boston University School of Business.

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College Life

Transformer Catches Fire Saturday Night, Causing Blackout

Roughly 600 customers of Eversource, an electric company, lost power Saturday evening after a transformer caught fire on Green Street and Putnam Avenue, affecting University affiliates living in several Lowell House swing housing buildings, according to Eversource.

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Harvard Sophomore Arrested for Assaulting Tutor, Two HUPD Officers

Harvard University Police Department officers arrested and charged a College sophomore with disorderly conduct, assault and battery, and assault and battery on a police officer after a violent altercation in and near Pforzheimer House late Saturday night.

John Chute

John Chute

John Chute is in the Cambridge Homeless Court system for charges of breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Cheryl Tucker

Cheryl Tucker

Cheryl Tucker entered the Cambridge Homeless Court system in December 2018 charged with drinking in public. She stays at Cambridge and Somerville Programs for Addiction Recovery, a substance-abuse treatment center and shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

Homeless Court in Cambridge

In Cambridge Homeless Court, Another Chance

Cambridge District Homeless Court offers monthly sessions to adjudicate on misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges, as well as outstanding warrants, against people experiencing homelessness in the Cambridge area.

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Harvard Police Investigates AirPods Robbery in the Yard

The Harvard University Police Department is investigating a male Harvard undergraduate’s allegation that he was robbed of his Apple AirPods in Harvard Yard on Sunday, HUPD spokesperson Steven G. Catalano wrote in an email to Harvard affiliates Monday.

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Parents Weather the Snow to Attend Harvard Junior Family Weekend

Parents of the Class of 2020 participate in Junior Family Weekend — an annual event that welcomes family members to spend time on campus.

Hemenway Gym

Recreation Centers Introduce New Equipment Check-Out Policy

Hemenway Gymnasium and Malkin Athletic Center users must now check out equipment like sweat towels after dozens of towels and other equipment went missing. Users who fail to return their towels under the new policy will face fines if they don’t return them after an emailed warning.

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Human Rights Activists Share Personal Stories, Talk Grassroots Movements at 'Freedom Forum'

The speakers at Wednesday's forum included Turkish dissident and NBA player Enes Kanter, Somali social activist Leyla Hussein, Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga, Harvard professor Steven A. Pinker, and Chinese human rights activist Ti-Anna Wang.

Smith Center Homelessness

Sleeping in Smith Center Draws Harvard Police Interventions

While the Smith Campus Center has given many a new place to seek refuge from the Cambridge winter, repeated instances of homeless individuals violating the building’s no sleeping policy has drawn Harvard police forces to help security guards address the incidents.


Tufts Lecturer Arrested for 'Peeping and Spying' in Harvard Pool Locker Room

Tufts lecturer and Harvard Business School graduate Kaiser K. Fung, 45, was arrested for surreptitiously photographing a Harvard affiliate in the men’s locker room showers at Blodgett Pool last week.

Jill Abramson

Former NYT Editor Jill Abramson Accused of Plagiarism, Admits Citation Errors

Allegations of plagiarism embroiled former New York Times Executive Editor and Harvard lecturer Jill E. Abramson ’76, whose latest book, “Merchants of Truth,” came under scrutiny from journalists Wednesday.

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New Uber Feature Allows Cambridge Residents to Better Access 911

Cambridge residents riding with Uber can now take advantage of an enhanced security feature built into the application to improve emergency response.