Cambridge

By - 6/26/16 - 10:54 am

The boston.com story about the Indian restaurant in Cambridge that couldn't get rid of an Entourage poster mounted to one of its walls was interesting, except that some guy from West Roxbury (a former Jeopardy contestant, in fact) had removed it four days before the article appeared, the Dig reports.

By - 6/24/16 - 7:46 am

A power cable that caught fire at Charles/MGH around 1:40 a.m. meant no service between Kendall Square and Park Street first thing this morning. The T announced around 7 a.m. that repairs had been finished and service was resuming, but with "residual" delays.

By - 6/23/16 - 9:03 pm

Amanda Phillips, 27, of Cambridge, died today after being struck by a landscaping truck at Hampshire and Cambridge streets in Inman Square, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office and Cambridge Police report.

Phillips was hit around 12:17 p.m. and was taken to Massachusetts General, where she was pronounced dead. Authorities said their investigation into the crash is "open and active."

By - 6/23/16 - 5:51 pm

At 4:49 p.m., Brian Jacobel issued a plaintive cry for help from Red Line car 01729:

The doors never opened at Harvard, we just rolled out to Porter and tons of people couldn’t get off.

Followed one minute later by a pair of tweets from Porter Square: Read more.

By - 6/22/16 - 10:18 am
In the dark at Porter Square on the Red Line

Phillip Naslund wonders if the fare increase means the T will be able to pay the electric bill for Porter Square station.

By - 6/21/16 - 5:11 pm

UPDATE: The man died; another man now faces a manslaughter charge for allegedly pushing him into the river.

Divers from BFD and State Police and firefighters from Boston and Cambridge went into the Charles near the Mass. Ave. bridge shortly after 5 p.m. on a report that somebody jumped or fell into the river. Around 5:27 p.m., firefighters found the man and got him out of the water. He was turned over to EMS for preparation to be transported to a local hospital.

By - 6/21/16 - 3:14 pm
282 Massachusetts Ave. on fire in Cambridge

282 Mass. Ave. fire. Photo by Paras Bhatia.

The roof of Random Hall, a four-story MIT building being renovated at 282 Mass. Ave. burst into flames around 3 p.m. The fire went to two alarms before being brought under control.

Han watched the smoke from across the river: Read more.

By - 6/20/16 - 12:29 pm

Lurchie forwards a message from a West Cambridge neighborhood listserve this morning: "Very large tortoise, Bling, has escaped his yard" on Holworthy Street.

Meet Bling.

By - 6/20/16 - 9:24 am

Robert Winters alerts us that the Cambridge City Council today will consider a proposal that would require property owners to phase in less bright and more energy efficient outdoor light bulbs and ones that restrict the light they beam upward. Flashing signs would be banned altogether. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 11:21 am
Galatis

Transit Police report arresting a Medford man they say threatened to kill T workers who caught him trying to evade his fare at Harvard Square and then punched a T cop before he was brought under control yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 6/14/16 - 12:44 pm
Knotted rubber-ball patent illustration

From the patent.

A Cambridge company says a doggie chew toy sold by PetSmart violated the patent and copyright it holds on a knotted-rubber dog chew toy and so has bopped the chain on the nose with a rolled-up legal complaint. Read more.

By - 6/12/16 - 8:35 am

Cambridge Police report a woman was shot in the leg outside Monroe, 450 Massachusetts Ave., around 2:10 a.m. Read more.

By - 6/9/16 - 4:36 pm
Truck peeled like a grape on Memorial Drive

Nick McNulty happened upon a newly shorn U-Haul with a driver who learned around 2 p.m. why they don't allow trucks on Memorial Drive, in this case, inbound under the Mass. Ave. bridge.

By - 6/6/16 - 9:38 pm

Robert Winters reports the Cambridge City Council voted 9-0 this evening to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. Read more.

By - 6/6/16 - 6:14 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk says the end is nigh for the restaurant.

By - 6/5/16 - 11:54 am
Morning mist along the Charles River

Chris Silverio went for a walk along the Charles River in Cambridge this morning.

Copyright Chris Silverio. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/4/16 - 11:28 pm
Fireworks over the Charles River

Carly Brownsberger was among the many non-MIT people who got to enjoy the fireworks the weekend after MIT's commencement.

By - 6/3/16 - 12:09 pm

WBUR reports on work by students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, which included traveling to Louisiana to look for evidence first hand.

By - 6/3/16 - 9:20 am
Truck stuck on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Lisa Plesko reports:

Let the games begin! Memorial Drive at Mass Ave (plus MIT commencement).