In conjunction with today's soldÂout fourth annual CitySplash event, the Charles River Conservancy, released "Swimming in the Charles: A Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Permanent Swimming Facility in the Charles River Basin" and launched Swim the Charles, an Indiegogo campaign to support returning swimming to the Charles.
Vanyaland reports River Gods in Cambridge has shut forever.
Cambridge Police report:
As part of an ongoing investigation, the Cambridge Police Department is seeking the publicâ€™s assistance in identifying an individual who reportedly acted suspicious while purchasing four small propane canisters at a local business on Wednesday, June 29 at approximately 8:30 a.m. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact 617-349-3364.
This individual is not wanted at this time and the information is being provided for identification purposes only.
A train that came up lame at Alewife is now causing "moderate" delays on the Red Line. Or as one rider puts it:
I am now 1hr into my 1hr commute, and nowhere near my destination.
Cambridge Police report that on July 1, an alert consumer found an illegal card reader on an ATM at a convenience store in the city.
The device was attached with double-sided tape. The pinhole camera was located on a plate over the money dispenser area.
Jason ran across an MIT frat celebrating the Fourth on Mass. Ave., near Miracle of Science in Central Square.
On the Cambridge side, at River Street shortly shortly after 11 a.m., WBZ reports.
People stuck on the Red Line are reporting their drivers are telling them there's maybe a fire or maybe a police action or maybe even both at Porter Square, but whatever it is, Red Line riders would dearly love to be somewhere else right now.
Vanyaland reports on an incident Monday night at Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More in Central Square.
With the higher-fare clock counting down to Friday, Red Line riders are experiencing all sorts of delays thanks to a deceased train at Alewife this morning.
The boston.com story about the Indian restaurant in Cambridge that couldn't get rid of an Entourage poster mounted to one of its walls was interesting, except that some guy from West Roxbury (a former Jeopardy contestant, in fact) had removed it four days before the article appeared, the Dig reports.
A Cambridge man was found fatally shot around 12:20 a.m. outside 140 Harvard St., Cambridge Police and the Middlesex County District Attorney's office report.
Anthony Clay, 49, was rushed to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead.
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.