Central Square

By - 8/16/16 - 2:44 pm

The scene at Cambridge City Hall to honor Sparks as his remains were brought to Cambridge - 65 years after he died in a North Korean prisoner-of-war camp.

By - 8/8/16 - 8:46 am

The Chelsea Record interviews Mimi Rancatore, who runs Toscanini's in Cambridge with her brother Gus: She talks about flavors - chocolate is now more popular than vanilla - and about loving living in Chelsea.

By - 7/20/16 - 10:31 am

Blake Stacey reports from an inbound Red Line train sitting in the tunnel just short of Central Square:

There is literally a trash fire on the tracks in front of us (just north of Central).

Conductor on PA: "It's just newspaper, don't worry."

By - 7/11/16 - 5:00 pm

Vanyaland reports River Gods in Cambridge has shut forever.

By - 7/4/16 - 3:03 pm
MIT frat celebrates July 4th in Cambridge

Jason ran across an MIT frat celebrating the Fourth on Mass. Ave., near Miracle of Science in Central Square.

By - 6/30/16 - 9:01 am

Vanyaland reports on an incident Monday night at Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More in Central Square.

By - 5/27/16 - 10:51 am

Dwan Knight, 24, of Dorchester, was arraigned yesterday on charges related to the gunfire that erupted early on May 2 in a parking lot on Bishop Allen Drive in Central Square. Read more.

By - 5/15/16 - 2:19 pm

Cambridge Police report they are investigating "a series of gunshots" shortly after 2 a.m. in a Bishop Allen Drive parking lot. Read more.

By - 5/9/16 - 12:44 pm
Bank robbery suspect led out of Central Square

Suspect being led out of Central Square T stop. Photo by MBTA.

A man who robbed the Cambridge Savings Bank at 630 Mass. Ave. in Central Square around noon tried escaping on the Red Line.

That was a mistake, police say. Read more.

By - 5/5/16 - 1:43 pm

An inbound Red Line train is being held at Central so police can look for a guy who other riders reported might be holding a sword - even if he's not apparently doing anything threatening with it. The result for other riders is "moderate" delays.

UPDATE, 1:47 p.m.: The sword was plastic. Police told him to be more careful with his toys in the future and Red Line service was set to resume.

By - 4/27/16 - 9:57 am
Crime scene on Pearl Street in Cambridge

The crime scene. Photo by Ari Ofsevit.

Cambridge Police report a man is under arrest for an incident around 8 a.m. that started as a fight in Central Square and ended with one combatant pistol whipped and his fellow fighter dragged behind a car for several blocks. Read more.

By - 3/25/16 - 6:59 pm

Two men got into a fight at the 616 Mass. Ave. Dunkin' Donuts yesterday afternoon that ended when one smashed the other in the face with a chair, Cambridge Police report:

A suspect and victim - both believed to be homeless - were engaged in a fight inside the coffee shop; the victim was struck by a chair and sustained a cut to his face and transported to a hospital for treatment.

There was so much blood from the gash that officers at first thought they were responding to a stabbing, police say.

By - 3/22/16 - 9:30 am
Turkey in Central Square

In Cambridge, Central Square Florist had a pair of turkeys walk by this morning.

In West Roxbury, Terry Klein spotted a bunch of turkeys on Redlands Road: Read more.

By - 1/12/16 - 9:07 pm
Central Square David Bowie tribute

Chris Devers found this Bowie tribute in the Central Square graffiti alley today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 1/12/16 - 6:41 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to signal problems at Central Square. Dave translates the T's "moderate" into English:

Red line is in rough shape. Been sitting between Kendall and Central for at least 10 mins.

Equally intrepid Red Line regular Jake Wark reports from Downtown Crossing that as his Alewife train just sat there, the driver informed people rushing to the train: Read more.

By - 1/5/16 - 12:32 pm

The T advises there are "moderate" delays on the Red Line towards Alewife due to an unspecified track issue at Central.

By - 12/14/15 - 6:25 pm

An Alewife-bound Red Line train developed some electrical issues shortly after 6 p.m. and that meant smoke at Central Square, so the train was taken out of service.

Around the same time, some young women got into a bit of a fight on the outbound platform at Chinatown just as a train was pulling in. The train was halted so police could clear up the affray, but, of course, that halted all the trains behind it.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:23 pm
Police a safe distance from flaming car in Cambridge

Fire extinguisher at the ready, police officers watch flaming car. Photo by Kat.

Around 5:40 p.m., afertig reported a car engulfed in flames on Mass. Ave. Erica Hersh reports one person helped into an ambulance and traffic at a standstill.

By - 11/14/15 - 4:19 pm
Graffiti Alley in Central Square in Cambridge

Anulfo Baez spotted Caleb Neelon's tribute to Paris in Central Square this afternoon.

Over in Kenmore Square, Anusha Mookherjee spotted a French flag waving in the brisk breeze:

Read more.