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.
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.
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.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports.
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.
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.
UPDATE, 3:58 p.m. WBZ reports he's been captured in Somerville.
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.
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.
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.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Elephant Walk in Cambridge has closed its trunk, apparently for good.
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.
The T says there are "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to malfunctioning signals at Alewife.
A burst water main is making a mess of Harvard Street in the area of Inman and Prospect in Cambridge tonight.
The Crimson reports hackers apparently connected to the Russian government put some malware in a hacked up copy of a Kennedy School paper on the problems with American elections, then sent it out to addresses at American think tanks and non-profit groups, in the hopes people would open up the alleged document and infect their computers.