News

Man gives no-contest plea to lesser charge in driving fatality on Massachusetts Ave.

Man gives no-contest plea to lesser charge in driving fatality on Massachusetts Ave.

A 68-year-old Arlington man pleaded no contest to a charge of driving with an expired license when his car struck and killed a Cambridge woman.

Allston attack sentence adds up to 60 years to Colono’s 85 years in prison

Allston attack sentence adds up to 60 years to Colono’s 85 years in prison

Serial rapist Marcos Colono, 36, was sentenced Thursday for a 2008 Allston home invasion. He is already imprisoned for a 2010 home invasion in Cambridge.

No final exams to avoid, but bomb scare Saturday at Harvard otherwise is déjà vu

No final exams to avoid, but bomb scare Saturday at Harvard otherwise is déjà vu

Harvard police got a call at about 9:45 a.m. Saturday saying explosive devices had been around campus, similar to an alert from December.

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Features

Five things to do this weekend: July 12-13

Five things to do this weekend: July 12-13

Magic Lantern show at The Brattle; “The Winter Soldier” free at MIT; Desi dance party with belly dancer and hookah; a Handmade Marketplace; and a Beat Hôtel Bastille Day celebration.

Fourth of July fireworks move to Third, start earlier and mostly miss heavy rain

Fourth of July fireworks move to Third, start earlier and mostly miss heavy rain

Thanks to astute weather forecasters, people didn’t need to watch the whole show in rain – but they did get hit hard on their way home.

Commentary

Enough testing and tech! We don’t need the PARCC, we need our schools back

Enough testing and tech! We don’t need the PARCC, we need our schools back

This city, known for being progressive, innovative, smart and diverse, can do better than turn my child’s education into a series of exercises preparing her for standardized tests.

State takes step to hike voter participation, but same-day registration still not the law

State takes step to hike voter participation, but same-day registration still not the law

Early voting in state elections and preregistration at age 16 are two ways state legislators are working on raising voter participation.

Sports

Final two World Cup 2014 games get free watch parties in park near Central Square

Final two World Cup 2014 games get free watch parties in park near Central Square

The weekend’s final two World Cup games are watchable in a warm, sunny setting on a screen that’s probably bigger than yours.

Food

Eleven Cambridge restaurants serving Asian food authentic enough for expats

Eleven Cambridge restaurants serving Asian food authentic enough for expats

Each year, thousands of Asian students make their home in Cambridge and need an occasional taste of their native cuisine. And Cambridge delivers.

Film

‘Life Itself’: Roger Ebert gets his movie, and it’s a romance with film, Chaz, Siskel

‘Life Itself’: Roger Ebert gets his movie, and it’s a romance with film, Chaz, Siskel

A documentary about film critic Ebert challenges the viewer to take stock of what a life well-lived should look like and what it might be like to confront death.

Obituaries

Seth Teller, 50, East Cambridge activist famous as robotics professor at MIT

Seth Teller, 50, East Cambridge activist famous as robotics professor at MIT

Seth Teller, a neighborhood activist and professor of computer science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died Tuesday.