By - 9/4/15 - 8:20 am
Workers at big water-main break in Cambridge

The hole at 7 a.m. Photo by Erik Maki. See it larger.

Cambridge Police report on the water-main break at JFK and Mt. Auburn streets this morning:

Inbound traffic to Harvard Square from Memorial Drive will be closed. Traffic coming east from Mt. Auburn Street will be diverted to Eliot to JFK Street outbound to Memorial Drive. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area during the AM commute and likely through the weekend.

Without water, some businesses have shut.

By - 9/3/15 - 9:22 am

A man who'd spent 20 years living as a farmer in a Jamaican hamlet is back in Massachusetts today to face charges he tried to kill his ex-girlfriend in Cambridge in 1994 by stabbing her and slashing her neck after breaking into her apartment, State Police report. Read more.

By - 9/2/15 - 9:20 am

The Harvard Art Museums have put together an exhibit on Corita Kent, the artist who gave us the world's largest representation of Ho Chi Minh.

By - 9/2/15 - 8:59 am
A crew rowing on the Charles River at sunrise

Shannon Dooling captured a moment on the Charles River this morning.

By - 9/1/15 - 6:37 pm
Stationary train at Central Square on the MBTA

The Central stationary train. Photo by Brony Sanders.

Delays on the Red Line quickly went to "severe" when the Cambridge Fire Department ordered service halted to determine why several people came out of an inbound train coughing. After about ten minutes, firefighters could find nothing wrong and let service resume.

Ironically, just this morning, Transit Police and several other agencies held an exercise at the T's emergency training center on how to deal with a chemical release in a subway station.

By - 8/31/15 - 7:13 pm

A Bedford man was charged with attacking two women on Mass. Ave. near Harvard Square around 7:20 p.m. yesterday, Cambridge Police report. Read more.

By - 8/30/15 - 9:00 pm
Scene at 1 Kendall Square in Cambridge

1 Kendall Square scene. Photo by Jason Richardson.

Cambridge firefighters are at Flat Top Johnny's in Kendall Square for what is now a two-alarm fire, Joe Brown reports.

By - 8/29/15 - 2:54 pm
Ghostbusters car

Mark spotted the Ghostbustermobile being towed from Cambridge to Boston over the Charles by way of the Mass. Ave. Bridge today.

Ghostbuster car
By - 8/28/15 - 5:59 pm

DCR, MassDOT and State Police say that since 2007, there have been 25 recorded storrowings on Storrow and Memorial drives and Soldiers Field Road on weekends during which students flow into and out of the city. Read more.

By - 8/24/15 - 7:48 am

Rooslin Altidor, 26, of Medford, will be arraigned today for the Aug. 12 shooting death of Rasaun Nichols, Cambridge Police report. Read more.

By - 8/21/15 - 9:40 am

The Harvard Gazette reports on work by researchers at the Wyss Institute to build a device to clear toxins that trigger an often fatal inflammatory reaction, in which blood is pumped into a chamber filled with specially treated fibers: Read more.

By - 8/18/15 - 9:15 pm

A bit late with this, but ... Cambridge Day reports MIT is kicking out everybody who stores stuff at Metropolitan Moving & Storage so it can turn the building into some sort of studenty thing.

By - 8/18/15 - 9:52 am

State Police report a Boston woman walking by the Weld Boathouse near JFK Street was attacked early this morning: Read more.

By - 8/17/15 - 8:42 am

It's like regular yoga, except with face paint and glow sticks. WBUR reports.

Like most yoga classes, this one ends with everyone in corpse poses - releasing their thoughts and stresses with deep breathing and mediation. But there’s a twist, as glitter confetti drops from above.

By - 8/14/15 - 4:01 pm
Googly-eyed commuter vehicle in Cambridge

Chris Devers reports spotting this googly-eyed pod thing parked in a Cambridge driveway the other day - next to a boring old Tesla.

Earlier: Imagine Boston full of pods for people.

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By - 8/13/15 - 7:16 pm
Swimming in the Charles River

The Charles River Watershed Association reports the Charles from the Weld boathouse to the dam now has high enough levels of toxic cyanobacteria to post warnings against coming into contact with river water - and that means no swimming, fishing or falling in the river. That goes double for dogs, who could pick up toxic residue in walks on the river banks and then lick it off their fur. Read more.

By - 8/12/15 - 9:15 pm

UPDATE: Police identify victim as Rasaun Nichols, 31, of Cambridge.

Cambridge Police report a passenger in a car leaving the Newtowne Court project at Main and Winsor streets was shot around 8:40 p.m. According to police: Read more.

By - 8/12/15 - 8:29 pm

Cambridge Day tries to keep our heads from hurting as we read about an effort to rename Area IV the Port even though it would sit right next to Cambridgeport.

By - 8/11/15 - 10:13 am

The TD Bank branch at 1270 Mass. Ave. (corner of Plympton) was held up around 10 a.m. by a black male in his late 20s, wearing a Redskins cap and a white-collared shirt. He fled down Plympton. Not long after, police halted a Red Line train at Central to search for him.