Cambridge

By - 3/27/15 - 10:12 am

State officials report contractors will begin prepping the Longfellow Bridge on Saturday to remove the two remaining towers as part of the overall bridge reconstruction project.

Don't worry, seasoning fans: The state says, as with the other two towers - and unlike that decorative railing a few years back - the towers will be put into storage so they can be replaced once the... Read more

By - 3/24/15 - 7:30 am

Cambridge Day reports on comments by the guy who came up with the name of the now removed drink.

By - 3/22/15 - 7:00 am

I'm in a four day steel cage death match with Comcast over (lack of) service related to a failed cable-box, compounded by a Comcast-generated "reset" that's cratered the replacement, plus all attached satellite boxes in my house. I live in Cambridge.

I would dearly love to drop them like a bad habit, but need a replacement for internet and television, preferably bundled.

Any ideas/suggestions?... Read more

By - 3/20/15 - 10:24 pm

Police in Cambridge and Portsmouth, NH say a man who barricaded himself into a motel before fatally shooting himself was the same man wanted for firing on a Cambridge police officer investigating a housebreak at Fifth and Gore streets shortly after midnight.

Cambridge Police report they tipped off their Portsmouth counterparts after learning in their investigation that Nicholas Cammarata, 30, of Saugus, had apparently... Read more

By - 3/20/15 - 6:04 am

Cambridge Police report the gunfire occurred around 12:15 a.m. when police responded to a break-in report at Fifth and Gore streets.

According to police:

Upon arriving on scene, officers located a suspect outside of a vacant home currently under construction. The suspect immediately began to flee the scene on foot. Both officers gave chase. As one officer pursued the suspect on foot, the suspect

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By - 3/17/15 - 1:47 pm
Angry parking note

Ted Dobbin reports spotting this note yesterday on the remains of a snow mound at 6th and Cambridge streets in East Cambridge. One can only hope it's been there awhile, because to think that it might have just shown up yesterday would be kind of depressing.

By - 3/12/15 - 8:47 pm
Kendall Square

JB Parrett captured the shadows at sunset at 101 Main St. in Kendall Square today.

By - 3/12/15 - 6:29 pm
Water closet sign in Chinatown

Meg Krench snapped a photo of this unusual restroom sign at Dumpling House in Cambridge, wonders how folks would caption it.

By - 3/12/15 - 8:53 am

MassLive.com recounts the testimony in the Tsarnaev trial yesterday.

Kevin Cullen focuses on the testimony of an MIT grad student who bicycled by the Tsarnaevs at Colliers cruiser as they were trying to get Collier's gun.

The Herald posts surveillance video showing the two brothers appraching Collier's cruiser.

Alex Beam objects to the government forcing a "show trial" by rejecting a... Read more

By - 3/11/15 - 4:49 pm

Cambridge Police report a bicyclist was struck and killed by a truck around 1:40 p.m. on Putnam Avenue between River and Pleasant streets.

Marcia Deihl, 65, a Cambridge singer and songwriter, was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. They add:

The operator of the vehicle remained at the scene of the accident and the driver is cooperating with investigators. No charges have been

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By - 3/10/15 - 7:50 pm
Globe Direct being delivered to a burned out house

Garrett Quinn forwards this photo showing that whoever delivers Globe Direct fireplace stuffers in East Cambridge isn't going to let the fact that a building caught on fire and got boarded up stop them from delivering the things every week.

H/t Kevin Franck for the headline.

By - 3/8/15 - 10:44 pm
Sunset over the Longfellow

JB Parrett enjoyed the sunset over the Longfellow, the Charles and Kendall Square this evening.

By - 3/7/15 - 4:02 pm
Cambridge snow creature

Ari Ofsevit reports his neighbors on Pearl Street in Cambridge used roughly 1,000 Solo cups worth of dyed and frozen water to build this creature in February. With temperatures forecast in the 40s and even 50s next week, though, how much longer does it survive?

By - 3/3/15 - 11:54 pm
Trader Joe's in the snow

Brad Kelly headed to the Memorial Drive Trader Joe's the other night for some French Toast fixin's.

Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/1/15 - 5:35 pm
Dyed flowers in the snow in Cambridge

Julie shows us how spring is busting out all over, or at least on one snowbank on Windsor Street today.

By - 2/28/15 - 9:48 pm
Hawk trapped in Alewife station on the Red Line in Cambridge

Curt Nickisch phototographed this poor hawk unable to figure a way out of Alewife station around 7:30 p.m. The Animal Rescue League reports a happy ending to this tale:

Got word that the hawk was caught and moved outside.

By - 2/27/15 - 6:54 pm
Adult and child on the Charles River

Michele Connors watched an adult and child walk across the Charles this afternoon, reports they were met on the shore by police officers, who escorted them away.

Meanwhile, Greg Hum reports the water's just fine for biking on. He took this photo from his helmetcam near the BU Bridge this afternoon:

By - 2/27/15 - 8:42 am

Cambridge Day summarizes what it knows about a wine bar that never opened and the local real-estate agent who now faces criminal charges of witness intimidation, forgery and, yes, uttering, for filing a petition against the bar on which he allegedly forged all the signatures.

By - 2/26/15 - 7:52 pm

The Cambridge DPW is putting parking-space hoarders on notice: Crews will begin removing their space savers starting Monday.

That's just like in Boston, except, unlike across the river, Cambridge doesn't condone space savers at all:

Public Works has not removed space savers during past month because of the demand that record snow clearing operations have placed on personnel and equipment. While snow clearing continues,

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By - 2/26/15 - 9:11 am
Anti-space-saver message in Brighton

Marty's minions will have a bit less to pick up in Brighton next week, thanks to a vigilante who's already busy removing space savers - and leaving behind notes explaining the situation - as Kricket Feeney shows us.

Somebody is also leaving notes on cars in Cambridge, Cyn Donnelly reports. Of course, being Cantabrigian, the vigilante had to explain in excruciating detail... Read more

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