News

Running into Mid-Cambridge building was only the start of a driver’s trouble

Running into Mid-Cambridge building was only the start of a driver’s trouble

An arraignment is expected Tuesday for the man accused of hitting the Bo Concept high-end furniture store with his car over the weekend.

MIT, Harvard suffer third student death in two months as medical examiner slows

MIT, Harvard suffer third student death in two months as medical examiner slows

MIT announced the death of graduate student Eliana Hechter on Friday night, the third student death in two months between MIT and Harvard.

Police Twitter system failed at vital time, adding to confusion in bomb aftermath

Police Twitter system failed at vital time, adding to confusion in bomb aftermath

In all the examination of police response since the Boston Marathon bombing, it has never been mentioned publicly that an automated police alert system broke.

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Features

Five things to do this weekend: April 19-20

Five things to do this weekend: April 19-20

Saturday Easter egg hunts; an all ages dance-plus class; Science Carnival & Robot Zoo; a Harvard Square bluegrass festival; and a Bollywood Dance Night.

Five things to do this weekend: April 12-13

Five things to do this weekend: April 12-13

The Closed Kitchens walking tour; Empty Bowls benefit dinner; A Cappella Spring Benefit Jam; People’s Battle Stand-Up Tournament; and Painted Burro Guac Off.

Commentary

Beware small neighborhood associations! Palin-esque panic can sure enliven debate

Beware small neighborhood associations! Palin-esque panic can sure enliven debate

Will small neighborhood associations soon be running Cambridge? Maybe. Also possible: They will not be.

Let’s actually answer the question: Does Cambridge have a required master plan?

Let’s actually answer the question: Does Cambridge have a required master plan?

Which dueling City Council policy order is worthy of support? The answer is actually very simple.

Theater

Second Birth Story Slam is due Sunday, delivering tales ‘beyond conception’

Second Birth Story Slam is due Sunday, delivering tales ‘beyond conception’

If there’s any genre guaranteed to turn up compelling stories, it’s the tale of how we give birth, and tickets to this all-ages event are selling out fast.

Mastery of missed connections might make for a storytelling champ Thursday

Mastery of missed connections might make for a storytelling champ Thursday

It’s such a fluke that Danielle Freiman is in Thursday’s Big Mouth Off, the storytelling finals for Massmouth’s fifth season, that it could only be fate.

Food

Central Square H Mart’s unveiling means adding many ingredients to existing mix

Central Square H Mart’s unveiling means adding many ingredients to existing mix

We’ll still need Prospect Whole Foods and the Harvest Co-op, but neither sell Shaoxing wine, gochujang or sticky rice.

Clover confirms coming to Central Square with hopes of being city’s 24-hour eatery

Clover confirms coming to Central Square with hopes of being city’s 24-hour eatery

Clover is the next tenant for the space Central Square space that was Hi-Fi Pizza, and the chain’s founder says he’d be happy with late-night hours.

Film

What to see at the 12th annual Independent Film Festival Boston

What to see at the 12th annual Independent Film Festival Boston

Here are 15 films to check out at the Somerville-based Independent Film Festival Boston – if you take the smart step of buying tickets in advance.

‘The Railway Man’: Incredible true story, even if director isn’t the best conductor

‘The Railway Man’: Incredible true story, even if director isn’t the best conductor

This post-World War II tale is one long therapy session revolving around a struggle with PTSD. Director Jonathan Teplitzky needed to bring a little more nuance.

Media

Kendall Square Cinemas expands hours in mid-May to capitalize on late-night T

Kendall Square Cinemas expands hours in mid-May to capitalize on late-night T

Kendall Square Cinemas is approved to stay open until 2:30 a.m. on weekends, taking advantage of new late-night hours for the T.

Once and for all, Disney’s ‘Pirates’ movies aren’t ‘based on a Disney theme park ride’

Once and for all, Disney’s ‘Pirates’ movies aren’t ‘based on a Disney theme park ride’

Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride is not the origin of what we saw in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. So stop saying it.