Cambridge

By - 7/6/16 - 11:33 pm

Revolution Books, 1158 Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square, is closing for good on July 23. Read more.

By - 7/6/16 - 10:14 am
Pinhole camera from an ATM skimmer

From Cambridge PD.

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.

Read more.

By - 7/4/16 - 3:03 pm
MIT frat celebrates July 4th in Cambridge

Jason ran across an MIT frat celebrating the Fourth on Mass. Ave., near Miracle of Science in Central Square.

By - 7/2/16 - 5:35 pm

On the Cambridge side, at River Street shortly shortly after 11 a.m., WBZ reports.

By - 7/1/16 - 5:52 pm

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.

By - 6/30/16 - 10:26 am
Spilled milk in Cambridge

That's probably what the driver of a truck that dumped loads of milk in Cambridge this morning is doing.

Jesse Kanson-Benanav spotted the spilled milk around 9:30 a.m. at Cambridge and Willow streets.

Zach Young gives us the long view - and rips the lid off the story: Read more.

By - 6/30/16 - 9:01 am

Vanyaland reports on an incident Monday night at Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More in Central Square.

By - 6/28/16 - 8:12 am

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.

By - 6/27/16 - 8:58 am

The Cambridge Civic Journal reports the Cambridge City Council today hears a proposal to essentially ban the sale of all animals except fish in local pet stores - unless the animals come from local shelters. Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 10:54 am

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.

By - 6/25/16 - 10:22 am
Clay

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.

By - 6/24/16 - 7:46 am

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.

By - 6/23/16 - 9:03 pm

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."

By - 6/23/16 - 5:51 pm

At 4:49 p.m., Brian Jacobel issued a plaintive cry for help from Red Line car 01729:

The doors never opened at Harvard, we just rolled out to Porter and tons of people couldn’t get off.

Followed one minute later by a pair of tweets from Porter Square: Read more.

By - 6/22/16 - 10:18 am
In the dark at Porter Square on the Red Line

Phillip Naslund wonders if the fare increase means the T will be able to pay the electric bill for Porter Square station.

By - 6/21/16 - 5:11 pm

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.

By - 6/21/16 - 3:14 pm
282 Massachusetts Ave. on fire in Cambridge

282 Mass. Ave. fire. Photo by Paras Bhatia.

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.

By - 6/20/16 - 12:29 pm

Lurchie forwards a message from a West Cambridge neighborhood listserve this morning: "Very large tortoise, Bling, has escaped his yard" on Holworthy Street.

Meet Bling.

By - 6/20/16 - 9:24 am

Robert Winters alerts us that the Cambridge City Council today will consider a proposal that would require property owners to phase in less bright and more energy efficient outdoor light bulbs and ones that restrict the light they beam upward. Flashing signs would be banned altogether. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 11:21 am
Galatis

Transit Police report arresting a Medford man they say threatened to kill T workers who caught him trying to evade his fare at Harvard Square and then punched a T cop before he was brought under control yesterday afternoon. Read more.