A power cable that caught fire at Charles/MGH around 1:40 a.m. meant no service between Kendall Square and Park Street first thing this morning. The T announced around 7 a.m. that repairs had been finished and service was resuming, but with "residual" delays.
Amanda Phillips, 27, of Cambridge, died today after being struck by a landscaping truck at Hampshire and Cambridge streets in Inman Square, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office and Cambridge Police report.
Phillips was hit around 12:17 p.m. and was taken to Massachusetts General, where she was pronounced dead. Authorities said their investigation into the crash is "open and active."
Phillip Naslund wonders if the fare increase means the T will be able to pay the electric bill for Porter Square station.
UPDATE: The man died; another man now faces a manslaughter charge for allegedly pushing him into the river.
Divers from BFD and State Police and firefighters from Boston and Cambridge went into the Charles near the Mass. Ave. bridge shortly after 5 p.m. on a report that somebody jumped or fell into the river. Around 5:27 p.m., firefighters found the man and got him out of the water. He was turned over to EMS for preparation to be transported to a local hospital.
The roof of Random Hall, a four-story MIT building being renovated at 282 Mass. Ave. burst into flames around 3 p.m. The fire went to two alarms before being brought under control.
Han watched the smoke from across the river: Read more.
Cambridge Police report a woman was shot in the leg outside Monroe, 450 Massachusetts Ave., around 2:10 a.m. Read more.
Tamas K-L enjoyed the updated crosswalk put down in Central Square.
Nick McNulty happened upon a newly shorn U-Haul with a driver who learned around 2 p.m. why they don't allow trucks on Memorial Drive, in this case, inbound under the Mass. Ave. bridge.
Boston Restaurant Talk says the end is nigh for the restaurant.
Carly Brownsberger was among the many non-MIT people who got to enjoy the fireworks the weekend after MIT's commencement.
WBUR reports on work by students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, which included traveling to Louisiana to look for evidence first hand.
Lisa Plesko reports:
Let the games begin! Memorial Drive at Mass Ave (plus MIT commencement).
A federal appeals court ruled today that Charles Jaynes got a fair trial for the rape and murder of 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley of Cambridge in 1997 and that it sees no reason to do anything about his life sentence. Read more.