Cambridge

By - 1/24/17 - 9:49 pm

WBZ reports fire investigators have determined that at least one subcontractor working on renovation project on Berkshire Street "carelessly disposed of smoking material" in a recycling bin full of construction debris, sparking that 10-alarm fire last month.

By - 1/24/17 - 9:53 am

Cambridge Police are investigating gunfire outside an apartment building on Market Street near Windsor Street around 9:25 p.m. on Monday.

Responding officers found shell casings. Police report:

Nearby residents reported possibly hearing two motor vehicles screeching away after the gunshots were fired and they were described as possibly being a newer model, white vehicle and a dark hatchback.

By - 1/23/17 - 6:58 pm
Money recovered in Cambridge

Some of the money police in Cambridge recovered.

Two men from Brooklyn posed as employees of a financial-services company to convince numerous area residents to hand over their debit-card numbers and PINs - and to deposit counterfeit checks in their accounts - Cambridge Police and the Middlesex County District Attorney's office charge. Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 1:34 pm

US Rep. Michael Capuano tweeted today he's going to be holding office hours in Cambridge on Friday instead: Read more

By - 1/11/17 - 11:25 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned a Cambridge man's gun convictions because police had no legal reason to frisk him after a woman reported seeing a group of young men fleeing following a bullet hitting her car one night in 2006. Read more.

By - 1/9/17 - 3:44 pm

Update, 4:20 p.m. Power back on.

Reports are coming in of power outages from Harvard Yard to MIT buildings.

Possibly related: A fire on Trowbridge Street.

By - 1/8/17 - 10:48 am

A Haverhill man was stabbed in the back, shoulder and forearm during a brawl outside a Mass. Ave. nightclub around 12:30 a.m., Cambridge Police report. Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 6:48 pm

Comcast subscribers in Cambridge and Somerville are reporting they're Internet-less at this hour, although they still have TV. Dani B. reports he got a 10 p.m. restoration estimate.

By - 1/5/17 - 4:03 pm
Image of Cambridge bank robber

Morales at Cambridge robbery. Note scarf hiding neck eagle tattoo. Photo via MSP.

State Police just reported they've captured James Walker Morales in Somerville. He was arrested by a state trooper who spotted him around 4 p.m., near Foss Park and Wheatland Street. Read more.

By - 1/5/17 - 10:21 am
James Walker Morales

From Morales's wanted poster.

UPDATE, 3:58 p.m. WBZ reports he's been captured in Somerville.

UPDATE: Cambridge Police report the suspect may be escaped Cambridge desperado James Walker Morales.

Police searching for the guy who held up the Bank of America branch at 772 Mass. Ave. around 9:30 a.m. halted the Red Line so they could search cars for him - because they know that bank robbers like to try to escape on the Red Line when they don't have a getaway car.

By - 1/5/17 - 9:48 am

V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai this week sued Techdirt, a techie Web site, for slander for two years of articles repeatedly denouncing Ayyadurai's claims to have invented e-mail as a teenager in New Jersey in 1978. Read more.

By - 1/4/17 - 3:29 pm

Cambridge Day reports Crimson Corner, the former Nini's Corner, is now slated to become a pizzeria - one of numerous changes in Harvard Square that would leave people visiting for the first time in awhile wondering what happened to the square they used to know. Out of Town News, of course, is already facing a possible eviction by its landlord, the city of Cambridge.

By - 1/4/17 - 9:54 am

Cambridge Police report arresting, Tyrick Cannon, 55, on charges he slashed a clerk in the arm at a Central Square convenience store around 3 a.m. Read more.

By - 1/2/17 - 11:34 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Elephant Walk in Cambridge has closed its trunk, apparently for good.

By - 1/1/17 - 1:36 pm
Morales

State Police and federal marshals are looking for James Walker Morales, 35, an Army veteran from Cambridge who had been awaiting trial in a Rhode Island prison on charges he broke into a Worcester armory and stole ten handguns and six rifles. Read more.

By - 12/30/16 - 3:52 pm
Snow squall over Cambridge

Tamas K-L watched the snow squall move over Cambridge around 2 p.m.

Tenar reports:

TFW driving on Rte 95 & there's a snow squall btw Rte 1 & Highland Ave with bright& sunny skies on either side.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/27/16 - 6:30 pm

The T says there are "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to malfunctioning signals at Alewife.