Cambridge

By - 5/18/17 - 8:56 am

Signal issues at Alewife are making for a less than optimal commute this morning.

By - 5/14/17 - 9:31 pm

State Police report a woman suffered serious injuries trying to get across Memorial Drive near Micro Center around 5:15 p.m.

State Police say the woman, whose identity they are still trying to ascertain, was hit in an westbound lane by a motorist driving a 2009 BMW M5. The road was shut in both directions for an investigation.

By - 5/13/17 - 7:08 pm
Sean Spicer between bushes in Porter Square

Bob Sawyer spotted Sean Spicer, or, at least, a photo of his head, among the bushes in Porter Square today.

By - 5/12/17 - 9:32 am

Cambridge Day reports how Councilor E. Denise Simmons, serving as mayor this year, began yelling at Councilor Nadeem Mazen, not running for re-election this fall, over something to do with a budget meeting on the city elections department.

By - 5/11/17 - 9:58 am

MIT Police report that LaVerde’s Market, in the Student Center, 84 Massachusetts Ave., was burglarized last night: Read more.

By - 5/8/17 - 10:55 am

Cambridge Police report arresting a local man they say has been breaking into apartments for two years. Read more.

By - 5/5/17 - 8:49 am

The Herald reports on the arraignment of a Chinatown resident and four others on charges they forced women from Queens to work as prostitutes for 12 hours a day with no pay at brothels in Chinatown, Quincy, Cambridge and North Reading.

By - 5/4/17 - 10:31 pm

The Crimson reports that more than 60 students who took "Harvard’s flagship introductory computer science course" last fall have had to face hearings to answer charges of "academic dishonesty" - which the Crimson adds may have been unintentional and due to stupidly vague rules on student collaboration.

By - 5/3/17 - 10:02 am

Cambridge Police report they are investigating gunfire at Sciarappa and Hurley streets around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday - and that they will step up patrols in the area. Read more.

By - 5/1/17 - 4:59 pm

And just as rush hour starts.

By - 4/28/17 - 9:35 am

Somewhere between Alewife and Harvard is a Red Line train that has bought the farm, causing what the T calls "minor" delays.

By - 4/27/17 - 4:39 pm

RoadTrip New England took in the Baker House piano drop at MIT today.

By - 4/21/17 - 11:04 pm
Wanted man

UPDATE: Transit Police report the suspect turned himself in.

Transit Police have issued a BOLO for a guy they say started screaming at a group of young kids and their chaperone on a Green Line trolley to Lechmere yesterday afternoon - and then physically attacked their chaperone at the station. Read more.

By - 4/21/17 - 9:47 pm

Lights blinked off at some 1,000 residences and businesses around 8:30 p.m. Eversource estimates 10:15 p.m. for full restoration.

By - 4/21/17 - 3:05 pm

The Times reports the Justice Department has singled out nine jurisdictions - including the entire state of Connecticut - as the first places to possibly lose federal grants over their refusal to let local law enforcement hand over whatever information ICE wants.

By - 4/18/17 - 11:42 pm
Reservoir Street fire in Cambridge

See it larger. Photo by John McMahon.

The Cambridge Fire Department reports "careless disposal of smoking materials on the rear porch" on the second floor caused a fire that heavily damaged the house at 54 Reservoir St. this morning.

John McMahon, a nearby resident, captured the scene at the fire and the nearby streets after firefighters from Cambridge and surrounding communities began arriving after 7:45 a.m. Read more.

By - 4/18/17 - 9:33 am

The T reports "moderate" delays due to a now former train outbound at Porter Square.