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My Son, a U.S. Marine

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Even though my radical liberalism has softened over the years, I've never come close to voting Republican. So I was stunned when my then 17-year-old son announced that he wanted to join the Marines.

That Day After Christmas

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.12.2015 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

On the Friday after Christmas, when the sanitation truck drove away, my neighbor went to retrieve her receptacles expecting nothing out of the ordinary. But as she rolled them back into her yard, she couldn't believe what she found scrawled on the side of one of the receptacles: the "N" word.

Michael McLaughlin

Cops' Twitter Strategy Tested During Manhunt

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.24.2013 | Crime

Anyone in Cambridge, Mass., who sees flashing lights or hears sirens need only log onto the police department's Twitter account to find out what's goi...

Harvard Is a Ghost Town

Carl L. Miller | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Carl L. Miller

Right now, Harvard is a ghost town. As far as we know the campus is safe, but we're listening to the officers and staying inside. There's a lot of hugging going on right now and a lot of prayer. People are realizing there are more important things in life, like the relationships that we build.

Live From the Cambridge Combat Zone

Anne Stevenson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Anne Stevenson

Right now there are swat teams just blocks from where I am, and they are hunting down the terrorist(s) allegedly responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. The place is a combat zone

Real Choices: Ranked Choice Voting Elections in 6 Cities

Rob Richie | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

This month many Americans had a chance to vote in state and local elections. FairVote was particularly focused on the first-ever use of ranked choice ...

Dave Jamieson

Massachusetts City Moves To Ban Outsourcing Of Hotel Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

The City of Cambridge, Mass., has moved to create an ordinance that will effectively bar hotels from outsourcing in-house jobs, the first ban of its k...

Boston Hosts This Year's National Poetry Slam

John Lundberg | Posted 10.07.2011 | Books
John Lundberg

If you aren't familiar with Slam poetry, it's nothing like what you learned in English class. A great slam poet isn't just a good poet -- he also needs to have some serious storytelling, acting and comedic chops.

City To Pay Married Gay Workers Extra

AP | By JOHANNA KAISER | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- When the city of Cambridge issues paychecks to its public employees, nearly two dozen workers find a federal tax on their income t...

Sanofi-Aventis intensifies Genzyme battle

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg NewsThe Genzyme Corp. logo is seen outside the company's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. San...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Omo Moses, Who Sees Math As 'The Great Equalizer'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

Reclusive Russian Math Genius Rejects $1 Million Prize

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — He said nyet to $1 million. Grigory Perelman, a reclusive Russian mathematics genius who made headlines earlier this year for not im...

NYC's Crispy Gamer Acquires Social Network

NY Convergence | NY Convergence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New York based, Crispy Gamer Media, a video game news site, is acquiring gamerDNA, a social networking site  for gamers based in Cambridge, Massachus...

Lawrence Lessig on Institutional Corruption

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Lawrence Lessig on Institutional Corruption Larry Lessig introduces the Safra lecture series with a discussion on institutional corruption.He explore...

Theodore Louis Goudvis

The Aspen Times | Aspen Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Theodore Louis Goudvis, formerly of Aspen, died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, Mass. on Sept. 19, 2009. He was born on March 30, 1918, raised in...

2 NY men plead not guilty in Harvard dorm shooting

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two New York men have pleaded not guilty in connection with a fatal shooting at a Harvard University dormitory.

Twenty-year-old Blayn Jiggetts of Mount Vernon, N.Y., was arraigned on murder and weapons charges Wednesday in Middlesex Superior Court.

Twenty-three-year-old Jason Aquino of New York City was arraigned armed robbery and weapons charges.

Both were ordered held without bail.

Jiggetts, Aquino and Jabrai (juh-BRY') Jordan Copney are charged in connection with the May 18 shooting of Justin Cosby, of Cambridge, Mass.

Black Episcopal Congregation Celebrates Lesbian Marriage

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

On August 30, St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Cambridge hosted the marriage and blessed the union of its mayor, E. Denise Simmons, and her lifetime partner, Mattie Hayes.

Beer Summit

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Nobody has the right to obstruct anyone else's pursuit of happiness. Have a brewski, and chill. For God's sake! Let's get the wheels back on the wagon.

Whiteous Indignation

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Be they the Sergeant Crowleys of America, the Aetnas or the Cignas, inequities will continue until The People make them end.

A Teachable Moment: Pride and Prejudice

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

Gates' and Crowley's confrontation was a clash of egos in which pride and prejudice -- on both sides -- came into play.

A Defining Moment in the History of Civil Rights

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Who are the beneficiaries of what appears to be the teapot tempest over the recent arrest of an African-American man in The People's Republic of Cambr...

Two Local Businesses Come Together To Help Brighten People's Day

The Huffington Post | Willow Lindley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Two local businesses, based in Cambridge, MA, are joining forces to encourage random acts of kindness in their community. Umademyday.com is a websit...

Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You (Hopefully)

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

To say that I am impressed with writer/director Emily Abt is an understatement.