By - 4/8/15 - 5:36 pm

Carlos Colina will be arraigned on a charge of murder Tuesday for the death of a man found in several pieces in two locations on Sunday, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports.

Colina had been charged on Monday with aggravated assault and battery and improper disposal of a body related to the death of Jonathan Camilien, 26, of Somerville. He is currently...Read more

By - 4/6/15 - 1:51 pm

The Herald reports Carlos Colina was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail today on charges of aggravated assault and battery and improper disposal of a body in connection with the discovery of body parts in two Cambridge locations yesterday....Read more

By - 4/5/15 - 10:22 am

DronesX, a startup seeking to become the authoritative source on the burgeoning drone industry, is seeking a reporter to cover droney things in the Boston/Cambridge area. "Actors who look good on camera" eagerly sought, but they have to have reporting chops, too, and not be a human drone....Read more

By - 4/4/15 - 2:12 pm

UPDATE: The DA's office reports a suspect is in custody and that investigators have identified the victim - although they are withholding his or her name pending notification of next of kin. Cambridge Police say "this was not a random act," and there is no threat to the public.

Police have sealed off a two-block area around Binney and Sixth - and have evacuated...Read more

By - 4/2/15 - 1:36 pm
Cambridge thief

Transit Police report this guy stood next to somebody in a wheelchair on a Route 1 bus around 3 p.m. on March 23 as it approached Mass. Ave. and Sydney Street, grabbed stuff from the wheelchair, then ran out the door when the bus stopped.

WBZ reports he took the wheelchair user's purse, containing food stamps and cash.

He's described as Hispanic and...Read more

By - 4/1/15 - 10:59 am
Turkey in Central Square

Eric the roving UHub photographer spotted this bird peckishly making the rounds of Central Square this morning.Read more

By - 4/1/15 - 7:26 am

Cambridge Day reports on the imminent opening of a never-closes Clover.Read more

By - 3/30/15 - 8:49 am

A correspondent submits a copy of e-mail about security-related road closures in Cambridge starting this morning: Main Street will be shut from Portland to Vassar, as will Albany Street. Pedestrians are also verboten on Main and Albany. The roads are scheduled to re-open at 3 p.m.

Maybe the First Couple and Joe Biden at Area Four?...Read more

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.Read more

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.Read more

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

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

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.Read more

By - 3/12/15 - 8:53 am 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.Read more