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
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
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...Read more
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.
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...Read more
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
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.Read more
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:
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,...Read more
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.
Cambridge Police say a local 17-year-old walked up to a man waiting for a bus on Cambridge Street around 9:30 p.m. yesterday, then stabbed him and ran towards the Lechmere T station.
The victim sustained two stab wounds to his lower back and buttocks area. He was later transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
While the victim was being treated, Cambridge...Read more