Cambridge

By - 11/12/08 - 9:30 am

Happened to a Somerville man, attacked by four men around 2:20 a.m. yesterday at Cambridge and Seventh streets, Cambridge Police report.

By - 11/10/08 - 4:54 pm

Harvard seeks cuts to weather downtown

After all, Clark knows all about weathering downtown.

Ed. note: Yeah, like I never make typos, but this is a good one, darnit.

By - 11/10/08 - 1:11 pm

Cambridge Police report a local man tried to end a fight at the T stop shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday by shooting the other guy with the BB gun he carried in his waistband.

Alixon Marc, 22, of Cambridge, was arrested on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after police noticed a BB-gun pellet wound under the other guy's nose.

It was a fighty weekend in general in Cambridge. In addition to this incident, police reported a fight early Friday outside the Middle East - officers found two brothers bleeding from the mouth, one without a shirt, both refusing to say much about the big fight between them and another group that broke up as police arrived. Early Saturday morning, police broke up a fight between two brothers in which "they ended up punching each other." However, when police arrived at yet another fight report, two more brothers said they were just wrestling.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/10/08 - 1:08 pm

Cambridge Police report:

On 11/8/08 at 6:01 PM, an employee of Liquor World on White St. reported that a white female claimed to have bought six jars of defective cherries and received money from the clerk to reimburse her for the bad product. It was later discovered that the female did not buy the cherries.

By - 11/8/08 - 6:35 pm

PROTEST PROPOSITION 8 RULING IN CALIFORNIA
Sunday, November 9, 2008, 12:00-3:00pm, CENTRAL SQUARE, CAMBRIDGE
Mass Ave. & Main St.; Technology Square Park

Hello,

By - 11/8/08 - 11:34 am

Channel 7 reports that a fight between two construction workers on Norfolk Street in Cambridge Friday night ended when one of them began swinging a pick-axe at the other.

By - 11/7/08 - 12:31 pm

Come join hundreds of people in Central Square on Sunday November 9, 2008 @ noon to protest the prop 8 decision in California. This is part of a nationwide effort to make this national news constantly to help overturn this discriminatory legislation. Help make it known that this kind of hateful legislation will not be tolerated by the intelligent free thinkers of this new generation. There will be media coverage. I am trying to mobilize hundreds if not thousands of people to make it known THIS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED IN THE UNITED STATES. Tell anyone you know and come down Sunday and HELP.

By - 11/7/08 - 7:50 am

UPDATE: My original headline said he was blaming Obama's victory. In fact, he was blaming the defeat of Question 1, which would have repealed the Massachusetts income tax, as Jeff Cutler explains in the comments.

Minutes after the networks declared Obama the next president, the CEO of Aspiant, a Cambridge IT consulting firm, sent out a memo to employees announcing the immediate end of company contributions to their health-care plans. Jeff Cutler posts the memo - which includes this statement:

I can only hope that future elections will provide a more positive environment for business or further measures will have to be taken.

By - 11/6/08 - 10:16 am

They haven't built the cage yet that can keep him out. But dude, they've got you on surveillance video.

By - 11/6/08 - 10:04 am

Cambridge Police report that late Tuesday, somebody threw pumpkins at two cars on Hollis Street, cracking the windshield of one and damaging the passenger-side door of the other.

Also, last night, a man was assaulted and robbed at a laundromat on Fifth Street.

By - 11/4/08 - 10:39 am

Twice in the past two days, cabbies have been robbed at gunpoint on Rogers Street, according to Cambridge Police.

Police report that around 9:27 p.m. on Sunday, a cabbie was held up by two black men:

One of the suspects held a firearm to the driver's head as the second suspect took money, the cabs keys, and the cab's dispatch radio. The suspects fled on foot towards Second St.

Around 11:27 p.m. yesterday, police report, a cabbie dispatched to Rogers Street found himself confronted by two black males:

They came around to the driver's side and placed a hard object to the back of his neck. They demanded all of his money. He gave them the cash he had on him and they took his bag containing his MA license, cell phone, fast lane tag and his cab ID. They also took his GPS that was mounted on his dashboard and they ripped out his microphone to his radio to prevent him from calling for help.

By - 10/31/08 - 8:48 am

Around 6:15 a.m. between Western Avenue and JFK Street, Channel 4 reports, adding the driver was found soaking wet but otherwise OK.

Channel 4 also reports a driver in Charlestown was not so lucky - He was found dead beside his car after a violent crash in the tunnel on Rutherford Avenue outbound.

By - 10/28/08 - 8:26 am

The Crimson reports on the arrest of a Randolph teen on charges he went on a tire-slashing spree in Harvard Square over the weekend.

Did you know he visited our fair Commonwealth this past weekend?

Do you think he was here to campaign, or improve his own record?

"Nader is trying to nab the record for most campaign stops in a state in one day – campaign workers whisked him from one location to the next from 8 a.m. to midnight. As the campaign neared its end Saturday, Nader said pending confirmation from Guinness World Records, the record should be his."

By - 10/27/08 - 12:56 pm

Cambridge Police report a woman summoned police to the cafe in the Borders on Saturday afternoon when:

[S]he was waiting for an order at the food counter and a customer waiting behind her became irate on how long it was taking and began pushing her and yelling at her to hurry up. The male suspect denied the incident.

By - 10/24/08 - 4:14 pm

The guy behind the Andre the Giant meme has been busy in Boston lately.

Via That Hottness.