A federal appeals court today dismissed a suit brought against a firetruck manufacturer by the estate of a Somerville woman who was fatally struck by a hose nozzle flapping loose from the back of a Cambridge firetruck as she waited for it to pass in 2010. Read more.
Updated, 12:25 a.m.
For the second day in a row, Boston and Cambridge firefighters and State Police responded to the Massachusetts Avenue bridge on a report of a possible jumper, only to find no evidence on the bridge or in the water that somebody had actually jumped.
Firefighters used thermal imagers and sonar to search the water, after the report of a possible jumper mid-span came in shortly before 11:50 p.m.
The bridge was shut in both directions. Around 12:20 a.m., Boston firefighters began packing up and leaving.
"All hail Gozer!" JB Parrett exclaimed as he took this shot of the angry skies over the Museum of Science this evening.
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 Harvard Gazette reports:
For the next week, Daniel Chester Frenchâ€™s iconic work will be animated by the faces, voices, and gestures of Harvard students as part of â€śJohn Harvard Projection,â€ť a video installation created by artist and Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko.
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.
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.
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 being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
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.
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.
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 residents.
The Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports on the murder investigation at 225 Binney St.
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 about 5'4".
Eric the roving UHub photographer spotted this bird peckishly making the rounds of Central Square this morning.
Cambridge Day reports on the imminent opening of a never-closes Clover.