Cambridge

By - 4/22/15 - 3:20 pm

The long fabled, often rumored skatepark next to the Zakim Bridge could actually be on its way. Sure, like everybody else, we always ran the annual story about the thing being near a start, but this time the Charles River Conservancy assures us they mean it: Construction is no longer imminent, it has actually started.

The $4.5-million Lynch Family Skatepark will sit in North...Read more

By - 4/21/15 - 1:22 pm

The Harvard Gazette reports:

For the next week, Daniel Chester French’s iconic work will be animated by the faces, voices, and gestures of Harvard students as part of “John Harvard Projection,” a video installation created by artist and Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko.

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By - 4/21/15 - 12:01 am

Cambridge Police report gunfire in the 400 block of Mass. Ave. tonight. Officers recovered a gun; police say the investigation is ongoing.

At 10:45 p.m., vsync posted a photo of cops with rifles in front of Naga, 450 Mass. Ave.

Several blocks cordoned off.

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By - 4/20/15 - 9:50 am
Dead Red Line train at Central Square in Cambridge

Around 9:30 a.m., Kevin Slane reports, a Red Line train that just sat there at Central Square, quietly expiring for about 10 minutes, was pronounced dead and riders were ordered off.Read more

By - 4/13/15 - 6:39 am

Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem Mazen thinks the cost of motor-vehicle infractions unfairly burdens low-income residents - and lets the well off just laugh off infractions - so he's proposing the city start basing fines on drivers' income.

The council considers Mazen's request at its meeting tonight, Robert Winter alerts us.

Mazen's proposal is known as "day fining" because fines are based on a...Read more

By - 4/12/15 - 3:56 pm
Stairway and wheel at North Point Park

David Parsons snapped the scene at North Point Park.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.Read more

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
Colina

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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