The long fabled, often rumored skatepark next to the Zakim Bridge could actually be on its way. Sure, like everybody else, we always ran the annual story about the thing being near a start, but this time the Charles River Conservancy assures us they mean it: Construction is no longer imminent, it has actually started.
The Harvard Gazette reports:
For the next week, Daniel Chester Frenchâ€™s iconic work will be animated by the faces, voices, and gestures of Harvard students as part of â€śJohn Harvard Projection,â€ť a video installation created by artist and Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko.
Around 9:30 a.m., Kevin Slane reports, a Red Line train that just sat there at Central Square, quietly expiring for about 10 minutes, was pronounced dead and riders were ordered off.
Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem Mazen thinks the cost of motor-vehicle infractions unfairly burdens low-income residents - and lets the well off just laugh off infractions - so he's proposing the city start basing fines on drivers' income.
Carlos Colina will be arraigned on a charge of murder Tuesday for the death of a man found in several pieces in two locations on Sunday, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports.
Colina had been charged on Monday with aggravated assault and battery and improper disposal of a body related to the death of Jonathan Camilien, 26, of Somerville. He is currently being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
The Herald reports Carlos Colina was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail today on charges of aggravated assault and battery and improper disposal of a body in connection with the discovery of body parts in two Cambridge locations yesterday.
DronesX, a startup seeking to become the authoritative source on the burgeoning drone industry, is seeking a reporter to cover droney things in the Boston/Cambridge area. "Actors who look good on camera" eagerly sought, but they have to have reporting chops, too, and not be a human drone.
UPDATE: The DA's office reports a suspect is in custody and that investigators have identified the victim - although they are withholding his or her name pending notification of next of kin. Cambridge Police say "this was not a random act," and there is no threat to the public.
Police have sealed off a two-block area around Binney and Sixth - and have evacuated residents.
The Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports on the murder investigation at 225 Binney St.
Transit Police report this guy stood next to somebody in a wheelchair on a Route 1 bus around 3 p.m. on March 23 as it approached Mass. Ave. and Sydney Street, grabbed stuff from the wheelchair, then ran out the door when the bus stopped.
WBZ reports he took the wheelchair user's purse, containing food stamps and cash.
He's described as Hispanic and about 5'4".
Eric the roving UHub photographer spotted this bird peckishly making the rounds of Central Square this morning.
Cambridge Day reports on the imminent opening of a never-closes Clover.
A correspondent submits a copy of e-mail about security-related road closures in Cambridge starting this morning: Main Street will be shut from Portland to Vassar, as will Albany Street. Pedestrians are also verboten on Main and Albany. The roads are scheduled to re-open at 3 p.m.
State officials report contractors will begin prepping the Longfellow Bridge on Saturday to remove the two remaining towers as part of the overall bridge reconstruction project.
Don't worry, seasoning fans: The state says, as with the other two towers - and unlike that decorative railing a few years back - the towers will be put into storage so they can be replaced once the bulk of the repairs to the bridge and the realignment of the traffic/bicycle/pedestrian lanes is finished.
Cambridge Day reports on comments by the guy who came up with the name of the now removed drink.
I'm in a four day steel cage death match with Comcast over (lack of) service related to a failed cable-box, compounded by a Comcast-generated "reset" that's cratered the replacement, plus all attached satellite boxes in my house. I live in Cambridge.
I would dearly love to drop them like a bad habit, but need a replacement for internet and television, preferably bundled.
Police in Cambridge and Portsmouth, NH say a man who barricaded himself into a motel before fatally shooting himself was the same man wanted for firing on a Cambridge police officer investigating a housebreak at Fifth and Gore streets shortly after midnight.
Cambridge Police report they tipped off their Portsmouth counterparts after learning in their investigation that Nicholas Cammarata, 30, of Saugus, had apparently headed to America's Best Inn there.