Some 2,000 police officers, firefighters and EMTs will converge on several locations in the area this weekend for simulated "public safety incidents" that could include sirens and the sound of gunfire, the mayor's office reports.
Among the incidents, between 9 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday: An "active shooter" in Brookline; a rescue of "hostage" elected officials in Boston; a bomb on the T, an... Read more
Police say the guy pried open three doors to get into an office around 4:50 a.m. on April 22. He then removed a 2'x'3' safe containing the money.
If he looks... Read more
Greg Cook reports on the Autonomous Fighting Robot Challenge at the Middle East today:
[I]n just two weeks, eight teams attempted to design, fabricate and build autonomous robots that would kill their opponents.
Or maybe there's a sentimental reason. Whatever, yes, that's a wedding party on the Red Line. Jason Robert got a snapshot of the lucky couple and their party this afternoon.
He reports they got on at Harvard and were still on the train when he got off at Park Street.
Paul MacMaster wondered:
Maybe Sob Story Guy will offer a toast...for the price... Read more
JB Parrett watched the clouds come in over the Charles in advance of the rain forecast for tomorrow.
Boston Magazine reports on a Red Line bar crawl tomorrow sponsored by Future Boston to promote late-night T service. Well, to be exact, they'll start in a bar on Savin Hill, present CharlieCards for a ride to a bar downtown and then finish up with sushi in Harvard Square.
Ed. note: What would an Orange Line equivalent be? Start at Forest Hills, where the... Read more
Cambridge Day reports the city has given the movie house permission to screen films until 2:30 a.m., Fridays through Sundays; owners cite later T service hours for the potential new market.
Somerville Police report a woman was attacked as she walked down the 300 block of Beacon Street early Monday.
She had departed the Porter Square MBTA Station and was walking alone on Beacon Street when her attacker grabbed her from behind and made an attempt to force her into a nearby alley. The victim was able to scream and fend off her attacker. The... Read more
Cambridge Day reports Clover Food Lab will be moving into the space from which Hi-Fi Pizza was booted - and that if it had its druthers, it would stay open 24 hours.
John Maraganore, CEO of Alnylam in Cambridge, is suing a Maryland biotech company for allegedly eliminating the stock options he got while serving on its board of directors before it went public.
In his suit against MacroGenics, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Marganore says MacroGenics's CEO told him his stock options would not expire until 2016 when he stepped down... Read more
John Hawkinson reports an overnight fire at 884 Massachusetts Ave. brought firefighters from Cambridge and surrounding communities and forced the evacuation of residents - with none injured - to a nearby senior center.
The American Red Cross reports some 100 residents in 884 and 888 Mass. Ave. had to be evacuated.
The T is running buses instead of the Red Line due to the... Read more
Mike Moura reports the Peoples United Bank branch at 485 Mass. Ave. in Central Square was held up around 3:15 p.m. by two guys - who then had to deal with an exploding dye pack.
The T stopped one train at Central Square, but after police didn't find any dye-covered people on it, service was allowed to resume.
Cambridge Police report a woman walking on Richdale Avenue shortly after midnight was jumped by a man who tried to sexually assault her but that she was able to find him off.
The woman, who was walking home alone from the Porter Square T stop, told police she was only able to see that the man was wearing dark clothes.
You Are Here is a project at the MIT Media Lab in which participants are releasing a map a day of interesting things in the places they come from.
A few days ago, they posted a map of non-chain coffee shops in Cambridge. Even if you could care less about coffee, it's still fun to watch the map appear on screen.
Also... Read more
Cambridge Police are looking for a group they say installed "skimmers" on ATMs in Central Square to capture customer bank information.
Police say the skimmers were in operation between November and January - and that the group "extracted an undisclosed amount of cash from the compromised accounts in New York City" two weeks ago.