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  • Fifth-grade teacher charged in child pornography case

    04/18/2014 4:51:28 AM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 04/18/2014 | Martin Finucane
    A fifth-grade teacher in Cambridge who is facing a charge of transportation of child pornography admitted to secretly videotaping children changing in and out of their clothes on more than one occasion, according to federal law enforcement officials. Josh A. Wairi, 27, of Somerville was charged today in federal court in Boston in a criminal complaint filed by a US postal inspector. In the affidavit, the inspector detailed a hunt for Wairi through cyberspace, kicked off by tips from America Online and Dropbox Inc. The search eventually led to Wairi’s Somerville apartment, where law enforcement officials executed a search warrant...
  • Something is rotten in the state of science: How did computer generated gibberish get published?

    02/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/25/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Evidence is accumulating that quality control is a serious issue in academic publishing, which is the key to career advancement for scientists and other scholars. In an age when appeals to "peer reviewed" "settled science" have become standard operating procedure in efforts to impose radical increases in government control over our lives, corruption in the mechanisms for reviewing  scientific publications has very real consequences for all of us. Nature magazine tells us: Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers. Richard Van Noorden writes: The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after...
  • Cambridge police: Mass Ave sucker puncher not.....

    02/18/2014 7:14:34 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 24 replies
    www.bostoncbslocal.com ^ | 2/17/14 | unknown
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Cambridge police say the man wanted for sucker punching at least three people over the weekend is not part of a disturbing national trend known as the ‘knockout game.’ The series of unprovoked attacks happened in broad daylight Saturday afternoon between Massachusetts Avenue and Trowbridge Street. In this first incident, according to a Cambridge police report, a man told officers he was walking towards Central Square when the suspect walked “directly towards him.”
  • Three injured by serial 'sucker puncher' in spate of weekend attacks in Massachusetts

    02/17/2014 4:05:45 PM PST · by matt04 · 36 replies
    Police are searching for a man suspected of punching at least three people over the weekend in Cambridge, Massachussetts. One of the attacks was caught on a Massachusetts Avenue furniture store's video surveillance. The disturbing footage shows a tall man striding rapidly behind a couple on the sidewalk before coming level with them and punching the man in the side of the head. Both the man and woman were knocked to the ground by the punch. According to the Boston Herald, the suspect yelled, 'Oh, you think that's funny?' before punching the man, and kept walking without breaking stride after...
  • Bill de Blasio Eats Pizza With a Fork and Knife, Sometimes

    01/10/2014 6:27:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/10 | Joe Coscarelli
    The honeymoon is over: Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was seen using utensils to consume a slice during lunch today at Goodfellas Pizza on Staten Island, horrifying onlookers. Worse, he flip-flopped, switching back and forth between fork and hand. You know who else used a fork to eat New York City pizza? Sarah Palin. And Donald Trump. Together. The man has some things to learn about this city yet. Update: Mayor De Blasio blames Italy, as if this isn't America.
  • 16 hours in London-What to do?

    01/01/2014 1:24:59 PM PST · by killermosquito · 124 replies
    1/1/2014 | killermosquito
    I will be making a short business trip to Cambridge and London, England (Feb 5-7 Cambridge, Saturday, Feb 8 in London). Then a slightly longer stay in Sophia, Bulgaria (Feb 9-15). Freepers know everything. What should I do? What should I not do? Where should I eat? What places must I be sure to visit?
  • Obama lived with Kenyan uncle prior to law school, White House says (Obama lied, again)

    12/07/2013 3:13:11 PM PST · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/7/2013 | Dana Davidsen
    The White House clarified Thursday that President Barack Obama did live with his Kenyan uncle in Cambridge, Massachusetts for a "brief period of time" before attending Harvard Law School in the 1980s after previously saying there was no record of the two ever meeting. The clarification comes amid GOP criticism over the issue of Obama’s honesty and trustworthiness, two personal traits the president has taken a hit on in recent polls. Obama apologizes for health coverage cancellations due to Obamacare Onyango Okech Obama, President Obama's uncle, was granted permission Tuesday by a federal immigration judge to stay in the United...
  • University of Cambridge (UK) changes dress code so men can graduate in skirts

    08/29/2013 12:42:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:54PM BST 29 Aug 2013 | (Agencies)
    The University of Cambridge has rewritten its graduation dress code after hundreds of years to allow men to graduate in skirts—and women in suits—following complaints from transgender students. Cambridge has always been known for its traditional outfit rules, which it has strictly enforced for centuries, but the university’s official rules on graduation dress will change in October to include no reference to gender. This means women will be allowed to graduate in suits, and men could wear skirts if they want to. …
  • Jeb Bush rips (public school advocate) Matt Damon for sending his kids to private school

    08/08/2013 6:21:26 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    The Hill (blogs) ^ | 8/7/2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Wednesday criticized actor Matt Damon, a vocal public-school advocate, for sending his children to private school. Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/316005-jeb-bush-rips-matt-damon-for-sending-his-kids-to-private-school#ixzz2bNpdcw7I Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • Primary school dinner lady sacked after she accidentally served gammon to a Muslim pupil

    07/31/2013 10:17:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 31 2013 | SUZANNAH HILLS
    Primary school dinner lady sacked for 'negligence, carelessness or idleness' after she accidentally served gammon to a Muslim pupil A primary school dinner lady has been sacked for accidentally serving pork to a Muslim pupil. Alison Waldock, 51, 'forgot' the seven-year-old dietary needs when she asked if the schoolgirl wanted gammon and the youngster said yes. The school's headteacher spotted the mistake as the youngster was about to tuck into the meat and swept the plate away from her. The girl's parents were then told how close their daughter had come to eating the meat, which is banned in their...
  • Seven Foreigners Arrested After Trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir (Video)[Massachusetts terror?]

    05/15/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Seven foreigners from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore were arrested for trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday. The Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts is one of the country’s largest man-made water supplies. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) CBS Local reported, via Free Republic: Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates....
  • Eldest Boston bomber was thrown out of his mosque for 'raged filled rant' against Martin Luther King

    04/21/2013 3:35:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/21/13 | James Nye
    Boston marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was thrown out of his local mosque for 'crazy' behavior after getting involved a 'shouting match' with his imam according to one member of the congregation. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was ejected from his Boston mosque for aggressive behavior after insulting Martin Luther King Jr. during a Friday prayer service three months ago Tamerlan Tsarnaev was ejected from his Boston mosque for aggressive behavior after insulting Martin Luther King Jr. during a Friday prayer service three months ago Described as being full of rage by a worshiper who would give his name only as Muhammad, Tamerlan was...
  • Video Exposes Northeastern University's Muslim Chaplain as an Islamist Extremist

    04/21/2013 6:58:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | Sep 7, 2012 | Charles Jacobs
    HOME :: PUBLICATIONS :: Video Exposes Northeastern University's Muslim Chaplain as an Islamist Extremist, by CHARLES JACOBS Video Exposes Northeastern University's Muslim Chaplain as an Islamist Extremist by CHARLES JACOBS September 7, 2012 Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) today released a video (www.nuextremism.com) showing Northeastern University's Muslim Chaplain, Imam Abdullah Faaruuq to be a supporter of convicted Islamist terrorists, and a religious leader who is inciting Boston Muslims against the U.S government. "Our video shows that there is a culture of extremism at the Islamic Society of Northeastern University (ISNU) - the Muslim student group on campus under the...
  • MORE: 7 IEDs recovered in the searches so far, some in Watertown & some at the house in Cambridge,

    04/19/2013 2:46:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/19/13 | NBC Nightly News
    MORE: 7 IEDs recovered in the searches so far, some in Watertown & some at the house in Cambridge, police officials say
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Boy: ‘My dad is dying’ . Jurors hear gut-wrenching 911 call in home invasion .

    02/22/2013 1:39:16 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | February 22, 2013 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A jury heard a child’s chilling screams to 911 dispatchers that he had been raped by an intruder and his dad was “dying on the floor” in the attempted-murder trial yesterday of the man who is accused of breaking into the father’s Cambridge home and brutally terrorizing the pair. “Dad, are you OK?” the then-11-year-old son of a Harvard employee could be heard whimpering during the Aug. 26, 2010, call to state police dispatcher Patricia Furdon from a bedroom, where his nearly decapitated father was bleeding profusely.
  • Ancient Welsh city found

    08/15/2006 7:52:05 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 46 replies · 1,429+ views
    News Wales ^ | 14 Aug 2006 | News Wales
    Caer Caradoc at Mynydd y Gaer, Glamorgan, is one of the most important locations in all of ancient British history. It is the fabled fortress city of King Caradoc 1, son of Arch, who fought the Romans from 42-51AD. And now, a small team of dedicated researchers working with historians Alan Wilson and Baram Blackett, have been able to pinpoint the location of this site. "It is great news for the local, regional and national economy," said Alan Wilson today. "We have been making these discoveries for many years and with the Electrum Cross discovered at nearby St. Peter's in...
  • Is Cambridge, MA Suffering From "Pepsi Envy?" (Soda ban spreads)

    06/20/2012 5:22:24 AM PDT · by suspects · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 20, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Call it a case of “Pepsi Envy.” The far-left kookocracy that rules Cambridge (motto: “Too small for a Republic, too large for a permanent ‘Occupy’ encampment”) saw the unrelenting mockery of New York City’s proposed “big-soda” ban and said, “Hey, that could be us!” And so they leapt at the opportunity to play national punch line yet again, pushing their own version of Nanny Bloomberg’s Big Gulp ban. If the story of Massachusetts were made into a movie, Cambridge would be played by Pauly Shore. And even he’d be embarrassed by it. Embarrassed because even in this attempt at self-humiliation,...
  • Now Massachusetts city of Cambridge wants to outlaw large sugary drinks in restaurants

    06/19/2012 5:21:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2012 | Staff
    aking a cue from New York City's proposed ban on sugary drinks, one Massachusetts town is looking to pass a similar crackdown to combat obesity and diabetes. Residents of Cambridge may have to sacrifice larger portions of soft drinks in its battle of the bulge, nearly a month after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made national headlines with his own proposal. Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis submitted the proposal at a city council meeting on Monday night.
  • Mother sues Harvard in son’s shooting

    05/24/2012 11:00:03 AM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    The mother of a Cambridge man fatally shot inside a Harvard University residence hall in 2009 is suing the school and its officials, alleging that Harvard negligently allowed the mastermind of the killing to operate a “criminal enterprise’’ in the dormitory that resulted in the killing. Denise Cosby filed the wrongful death suit in Middlesex Superior Court last week, saying that the university and its officials failed to protect her son, ­Justin Cosby, 21. He was shot inside Kirkland Hall May 18, 2009, when a drug rip-0ff turned violent. In a joint phone interview Wednesday, Denise Cosby’s attorneys, Issac H....
  • Duchess Kate brings festive sparkle to bravery awards in velvet strapless dress

    Just hours before, she joined her husband for a Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace with the Queen. But it was just the young royal set at the Sun Military Awards tonight. The Duchess of Cambridge was the belle of the ball in a strapless black velvet dress as she walked the red carpet with her husband Prince William, who looked dapper in black tie Prince Harry was two steps behind his older brother at London's Imperial War Museum, also donning a suit. Kate's black Alexander McQueen gown - the same designer as her wedding dress - had frill trim around...
  • Cops: Woman admitted she choked her father

    11/22/2011 6:59:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 22, 2011 | Marie Szaniszlo and O’Ryan Johnson
    A Cambridge woman, who police say admitted to choking her 62-year-old father in a dispute over one of her children, was held without bail on assault charges after her father was found dead. Gylene Verna, 29, pleaded not guilty in Cambridge District Court to assault and battery and assault and battery on a police officer in connection with the death Sunday of Guy Verna. She is being held pending a Nov. 29 dangerousness hearing.
  • School District [Cambridge, MA] Cancels Classes For Islamic Holiday

    11/08/2011 6:32:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Cambridge Students Observe Muslim Religious Holy DayCAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Public school students in Cambridge have the day off Monday as the schools are closed in observance of a Muslim religious holiday. Cambridge is the first district in the state to observe an Islamic holy day. The Cambridge School Committee voted last year to close on one Muslim holiday every school year. Students are getting the day off for Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice. The decision came after a group of Muslim students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School reached out to school staff, administrators and their...
  • Massachusetts School District Marks Muslim Holiday

    11/07/2011 7:31:26 AM PST · by americanophile · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 07, 2011 | Fox News
    Some Massachusetts public school students have a day off this week, but it has nothing to do with power outages or snow. The Cambridge school system is believed to be the first in Massachusetts to give all students a day off for a Muslim holiday. Students are getting Tuesday off for Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, the Boston Globe reports. "We’re ecstatic about this," Atif Harden, interim executive director of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, told the newspaper. "This is the first year that it’s going to occur. This sort of recognition of our...
  • MUST READ: Lynched in London

    07/12/2011 12:12:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/7/11 | Geuleo Meotti
    “It’s very sad but I felt physically threatened in the heart of London”, Benny Morris told me in a telephone conversation. Several days ago, on his way to speak at the London School of Economics, the Israeli historian encountered the tragic reality of “Londonistan”, as the journalist Melanie Phillips labelled the British Islamization. On the way to his talk, Morris was almost lynched by a mob of leftists and jihadists. He was walking with his wife towards the LSE, when he was accosted by a group of keffiyah-ed Muslims who, recognising him, started hurling abuse, shouting and screaming in his...
  • Mass. city to pay wedded gay workers to offset tax

    07/10/2011 4:19:47 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 18 replies
    Boston.com ^ | July 10, 2011 | Johanna Kaiser
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—When the city of Cambridge issues paychecks to its public employees, nearly two dozen workers find a federal tax on their income that their colleagues don't have to pay. Like many people, these 22 school and city workers chose to put their spouses on their employer-provided health insurance. Because they're in a homosexual relationship, the value of that health coverage is considered taxable income by the federal government. But starting this month, Cambridge will become what is believed to be the first municipality in the country to pay its public employees a stipend in an attempt to defray the...
  • City of Cambridge to give wedded gay workers stipend to offset "discriminatory" tax

    07/10/2011 1:52:05 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    When the city of Cambridge issues paychecks to its public employees, nearly two dozen workers find a federal tax on their income that their colleagues don't have to pay. Like many people, these 22 school and city workers chose to put their spouses on their employer-provided health insurance. Because they're in a homosexual relationship, the value of that health coverage is considered taxable income by the federal government. But starting this month, Cambridge will become what is believed to be the first municipality in the country to pay its public employees a stipend in an attempt to defray the cost...
  • Last name?

    04/29/2011 1:36:27 PM PDT · by Thurifer the Censer · 77 replies
    Quick vanity question: I know that royals do not technically have last names but descendants of George VI not in the royal line go by Windsor, descendants of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, by the name Montbatten-Windsor. However William, Harry, Beatrice, and Eugenie have all elected to use their House names, Wales and York respectively. Now however, William is head of his own house, that of Cambridge. So how did William sign the wedding register? William Wales, Windsor, Montbatten-Windsor, or Cambridge? It would be interesting to see if he changes the name on his flight suit to Cambridge.
  • Flags fly in face of Cantabrigian’s patriotism

    03/12/2011 8:06:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 12, 2011 | Joe Fitzgerald
    If Republicans in Wisconsin feel like lightning rods for liberal wrath, they ought to try living in Cambridge. Just ask Todd Hyde, who called to vent about tattered flags. “I’ll tell you what it’s like for someone like me, a registered Republican in Cambridge,” he said. “One day I saw this guy who lives up the street walk over to a kid who was getting into a pickup truck. His arms began flailing, like he was very upset, but the kid just shrugged and drove away. Now the guy’s coming towards me. At the time I was working for FedEx,...
  • Mass. company making diesel with sun, water, CO2

    02/27/2011 11:30:05 AM PST · by kingattax · 81 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 2-27-11 | JAY LINDSAY
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A Massachusetts biotechnology company says it can produce the fuel that runs Jaguars and jet engines using the same ingredients that make grass grow. Joule Unlimited has invented a genetically-engineered organism that it says simply secretes diesel fuel or ethanol wherever it finds sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company says it can manipulate the organism to produce the renewable fuels on demand at unprecedented rates, and can do it in facilities large and small at costs comparable to the cheapest fossil fuels. What can it mean? No less than "energy independence," Joule's web site...
  • Cambridge University first to charge £9,000 fees - unless your family's poor

    02/08/2011 10:06:02 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:20 AM on 9th February 2011 | Kate Loveys
    Cambridge has become the first university to announce that it will charge maximum tuition fees of £9,000 a year. But it will give hefty discounts to poorer students, which means the middle classes will bear the brunt of the move. MPs voted in December to raise tuition fees to £6,000 per year from 2012, with universities allowed to charge £9,000 in exceptional circumstances.
  • Twenty-one Oxbridge colleges took no black students last year

    12/07/2010 3:38:36 AM PST · by Cardhu · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | December 6th 2010 | Jeevan Vasagar
    A bleak portrait of racial and social exclusion at Oxford and Cambridge has been shown in official data which shows that more than 20 Oxbridge colleges made no offers to black candidates for undergraduate courses last year and one Oxford college has not admitted a single black student in five years. The university's admissions data confirms that only one black Briton of Caribbean descent was accepted for undergraduate study at Oxford last year. Figures revealed in requests made under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act by the Labour MP David Lammy also show that Oxford's social profile is 89% upper-...
  • Why Israel is a rogue state

    11/08/2010 9:17:46 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 5 replies
    Stephanie attended a debate in Cambridge last week, the proposition – ” Israel is a rogue state”. Gabriel Latner is the Cambridge University law student who was assigned by the Cambridge Union debating society to argue the affirmative side of the proposition. He used the opportunity to take on others on his side and argue in favour of Israel. His conduct earned him a lifetime banning from the Cambridge Union. You might want to know that Lauren Booth was on the proposing side too – no surprise there then! I know its incredibly long, but just imagine the scene most...
  • Archbishop Dolan Slams New York Times for Bias

    10/25/2010 8:59:12 AM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/23/2010 | Don Weil
    New York City Archbishop Anthony Dolan offers scathing criticism of The New York Times for its positive reviews of a play and art exhibit that he says are offensive to Catholics. The art exhibit, showing in Cambridge, Mass., includes a poster showing the late Cardinal John O'Connor next to a condom. The exhibit was created by AIDS advocacy group ACT UP. The play, "The Divine Sister," is a comedy about nuns that is playing in New York City.
  • FBI HEAD: Spies' Son Aware of Scam

    08/27/2010 2:39:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    BOSTON HERALD.com ^ | August 25, 2010 | O'Ryan Johnson
    SNIPPET: "The oldest son of two Russian spies bagged in a summer sweep of undercover moles may have known his folks were working for the other side while they all lived the good life in Cambridge. “I’d say it’s logical to presume, and we suspect that he knew something, yes, toward the end,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers said yesterday. The feds believe the Cambridge couple - going by the names Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Foley - hid their secret life from their two boys, 16 and 20 years old. The oldest, however, may have caught on...
  • Alleged Russian spies had registered to vote in Cambridge

    07/02/2010 1:01:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 2, 2010 | Alex Katz
    The Cambridge couple who allegedly lived double lives as Russian spies and ordinary Americans took another step last fall to blend into what they claimed to be their adopted homeland -- they both registered to vote for the first time. But, according to the Cambridge Board of Elections, Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Lee Ann Foley never voted. At the request of the Globe, the board today released copies of the voter applications the couple mailed to Cambridge City Hall last October.
  • DOJ: 10 alleged Russian intel officers arrested

    06/28/2010 1:14:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 167 replies
    <p>WASHINGTON — Ten Russian intelligence officers have been arrested for allegedly serving as illegal agents of the Russian government in the United States, the Justice Department announced Monday.</p>
  • New Study Justifies Arrest of Henry Louis Gates (Beer summit)

    06/22/2010 3:01:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 2+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 22, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
    Could the headline-making arrest last July of Harvard African-American Studies Professor Henry Louis Gates by a white Cambridge, Massachusetts police officer be justified? While the official civil-rights narrative continues to cast Gates as a victim, the facts, as National Legal and Policy Center reported in detail at the time, appear to vindicate Police Sergeant James Crowley. Now a new report by a Boston University-affiliated journalism think tank is providing even more fuel for that view. The study, which examined arrests for disorderly conduct in Cambridge over several years, concludes that local police have not engaged in a pattern of racial...
  • Review (of Cambridge police department) finds no links to race, arrests

    06/18/2010 3:23:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies · 420+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 17, 2010 | Rochelle Sharpe and Maggie Mulvihill
    When Henry Louis Gates Jr., a prominent Harvard professor of African-American studies, was arrested for disorderly conduct by a white Cambridge police officer last summer, President Obama led a chorus of critics denouncing the local Police Department. Gates, who is African-American, described his arrest as a “teaching moment’’ about race relations in America. His case drew national attention to the relationship between policing and race. Obama wound up hosting Gates and the officer who arrested him for a so-called beer summit at the White House. And the arrest, for some, raised the question of whether officers disproportionately arrest blacks for...
  • City to douse lights Saturday for Earth Hour [to fight global warming]

    03/26/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by freespirited · 71 replies · 991+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 03/26/10
    Cambridge will turn off all nonessential lights in municipal buildings for one hour Saturday, starting at 8:30 p.m., in support of Earth Hour. Turning out the lights for Earth Hour is intended to serve as a call for action on climate change and to symbolize a positive impact can be made by working together. The city will turn out non-essential lights for one hour, and residents are encouraged to do the same Saturday at 8:30 p.m. This year is the third year of the Earth Hour event which attracted more than 80 million participants in the U.S. last year, and...
  • Harvard Hometown Plans Coercive Taxes, Veganism to Stop Climate 'Emergency'

    02/12/2010 8:33:59 AM PST · by Cheesel · 24 replies · 632+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 2/12/2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Congestion pricing to reduce car travel. Elimination of curbside parking. A carbon tax "of some kind," not to mention taxes on plastic and paper bags. Advocating vegetarianism and veganism, complete with "Meatless or Vegan Mondays." Those are just some of the proposals put forth by the Cambridge Climate Congress, an entity created in May 2009 to respond to the "climate emergency" plaguing the Massachusetts city.
  • Public hears from Gates arrest review panel for first time ("happens every night in Cambridge")

    Cambridge — A group of skeptical residents put members of the review panel formed in the wake of the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates on the hot seat Wednesday night, curious as to what their purpose was in Cambridge. Three members of the “Cambridge Review Committee” – charged with identifying the “lessons learned” for the city, police department, and the nation – spoke at the new Main Library during their first community forum. “It’s not the committee that will make a lasting impression on Cambridge, it’s about the people that can help educate each other,” said John Kosko,...
  • Gates case sergeant asked to speak at graduation (But state officials overrule request)

    01/24/2010 6:57:45 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 6 replies · 533+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 22, 2010 | Shelley Murphy
    Six months after Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley’s arrest of a black Harvard professor sparked a national debate over race relations, state officials vetoed an invitation last week to have him speak at the graduation of a class of police cadets. The snub offended Crowley’s brother, Daniel, who said he was told that the class of 54 cadets from various municipal police departments voted for his brother to speak at their April 30 graduation from the Randolph Regional Police Training Academy, but was overruled. “My brother is a consummate professional,’’ said Crowley, a Middlesex deputy sheriff. “If there’s going to...
  • Coakley Senate Candidate Husband's Union Endorses Scott Brown

    01/15/2010 8:30:36 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 42 replies · 2,009+ views
    Before It's news ^ | 01/15/10 | Before It's News
    Cambridge, MA- Martha Coakley's latest setback in the Senate Special Election comes from her husbands union. The Cambridge Police Patrol Officers have voted overwhelmingly to back Senate Candidate Scott Brown. Coakley's husband's union, a retired Cambridge Police Officer, has provided their endorsement to Scott Brown. Find full text of the endorsement from the Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition Website: Cambridge Police Patrol Officers endorse State Senator Scott Brown for United States Senator
  • Sgt. Jim Crowley too controversial for Governor Deval(Cambridge cop snubbed by MA Governor)

    01/14/2010 9:11:02 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 4 replies · 414+ views
    masscops.com ^ | 01-14-2010 | unknown
    The following post claims that Sgt. Jim Crowley of the Cambridge Police was invited to speak at Randolph Police Academy's graduation but when Governor Deval got wind of the speaking engagement, the invention was rescinded.
  • Rap duo’s ‘CPD’ tackles Henry Louis Gates

    08/13/2009 7:19:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 650+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 13, 2009 | Lauren Carter
    Two Cambridge rappers are weighing in on the Gates-Crowley debacle with a verbal assault aimed at racist cops and a sellout black scholar. E’Flash and Vee Knuckles of Natural Born Spitters (NBS) say they don’t want to take sides in the protest track “CPD” (for Cambridge Police Department), their reaction to the July 16 arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. by Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley. Instead, they want to offer a street analysis of longstanding problems within their community.
  • Cop stabbed in Back Bay brawl (Obama, time for another beer)

    08/10/2009 9:04:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 1,369+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 10, 2009 | Jessica Van Sack
    Boston police are probing a bloody brawl that left an off-duty Cambridge cop stabbed on Boylston Street in the Back Bay, the Herald has learned. Officer Michael Hinds, 23, told police he was waiting for a cab with friends when a passer-by touched his female friend “inappropriately,” according to a source. Hinds told police he approached the scofflaw and told him what he did was wrong, the source said. But the man began reaching for something in his pockets, Hinds told police. So Hinds began to back away from the suspect, as did another off-duty Cambridge cop who was with...
  • The Barack Backlash: How Obama's Presidency Has Gone From Deity To Doubtful

    07/31/2009 8:11:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 2,443+ views
    London Times ^ | July 31st 2009
    The Barack Backlash: How Obama's Presidency Has Gone From Deity To Doubtful MAX HASTINGS 01st August 2009 On Thursday night, the most powerful man on earth spent 55 minutes of his priceless time simply sharing a beer with a police officer from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Harvard professor. This minutely orchestrated media event was designed to rescue Barack Obama from the most idiotic, yet nonetheless damaging, row of his presidency. The American people are convulsed, not with laughter, because the story touches the obsessive issue of racism. It began a fortnight ago, when Professor Louis Gates locked himself out of...
  • The Audacity Of Hops

    07/31/2009 5:17:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 537+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 31, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Race Relations: Two people acted responsibly in Gatesgate and did what they were supposed to do. Only one of them got invited to the White House to have a beer with the president and the professor.We don't know whether Lucia Whalen is a connoisseur of fine brews. We do know she wasn't invited to have one with President Obama, professor Henry Louis Gates and Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge, Mass., police department. She should have been. The rabid left would say Whalen "acted stupidly" in reporting a possible crime in progress. Some are in fact saying it. The facts...
  • What to learn in Obama's 'teachable' race moment? (Barf!)

    07/30/2009 5:36:55 AM PDT · by Neverforget01 · 13 replies · 331+ views
    My Way News ^ | July 30, 2009 | JESSE WASHINGTON
    You can't solve a problem if you don't discuss it. That's why some say that despite all the accusations and emotions hindering the resolution of the Henry Louis Gates Jr. imbroglio, there is opportunity for racial progress in President Barack Obama's "teachable moment" sitdown with Gates and Sgt. James Crowley. "If nothing else, it's an important national symbol of a discussion that needs to be held," said Clarence B. Jones, once a confidant of Martin Luther King Jr. and author of "What Would Martin Say?""If it's just regarded as the president bringing two guys together to clear the air, then...