Central Square

By - 9/23/16 - 6:35 pm

Somebody got his hand stuck in a Red Line door at Central, somebody else pulled the emergency cord and, boom, instant delays that led to people piling up at stations up and down the line as T workers set about opening the door and re-setting the brake, or whatever it is they do after somebody pulls that cord. At least we know it works.

RedHeadedGirl reports the guy was in the train: Read more.

By - 9/17/16 - 5:28 pm

Cambridge Police report a Dorchester man was stabbed and chomped at Bishop Allen Drive and Douglas Street after he took umbrage to a remark one of two guys out in the street made about his wife around 2 a.m. today. Read more.

By - 9/15/16 - 5:37 pm

On the Red Line, giddy up and go is now giddy up and went as riders pour into stations, where they are forced to just stand there due to a train that died at Central Square around 5 p.m. At 5:41, Kathleen Mulligan reported:

Literally approaching an hr into my commute to go from kendall to park.. 2 stops

By - 9/15/16 - 10:21 am
Dog in a tow truck in Central Square, Cambridge

An MBTA bus broke down on Prospect Street in Central Square this morning. Daniel watched the crew that towed it away.

By - 8/31/16 - 5:33 pm

The Red Line is delayed in both directions because of a deceased train at Central Square.

Mark Peter Detwiler reports it's so bad there's no more room on the outbound platform at South Station.

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.