Yasuna Murakami, 44, of Cambridge, was arrested at the Canadian border Saturday on a wire-fraud charge that could mean up to 20 years in federal prison, as he tried to re-enter the US, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Cambridge Day reports the guy will also have to take an anger-management class for his role in the 2015 incident. A jury convicted him of guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, negligent operation and leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident.
Signal issues at Alewife are making for a less than optimal commute this morning.
State Police report a woman suffered serious injuries trying to get across Memorial Drive near Micro Center around 5:15 p.m.
State Police say the woman, whose identity they are still trying to ascertain, was hit in an westbound lane by a motorist driving a 2009 BMW M5. The road was shut in both directions for an investigation.
Bob Sawyer spotted Sean Spicer, or, at least, a photo of his head, among the bushes in Porter Square today.
Cambridge Day reports how Councilor E. Denise Simmons, serving as mayor this year, began yelling at Councilor Nadeem Mazen, not running for re-election this fall, over something to do with a budget meeting on the city elections department.
MIT Police report that LaVerde’s Market, in the Student Center, 84 Massachusetts Ave., was burglarized last night: Read more.
Cambridge Police report arresting a local man they say has been breaking into apartments for two years. Read more.
The Herald reports on the arraignment of a Chinatown resident and four others on charges they forced women from Queens to work as prostitutes for 12 hours a day with no pay at brothels in Chinatown, Quincy, Cambridge and North Reading.
The Crimson reports that more than 60 students who took "Harvard’s flagship introductory computer science course" last fall have had to face hearings to answer charges of "academic dishonesty" - which the Crimson adds may have been unintentional and due to stupidly vague rules on student collaboration.
And just as rush hour starts.
Somewhere between Alewife and Harvard is a Red Line train that has bought the farm, causing what the T calls "minor" delays.
Cambridge Day reports on the outdoor store's impending move.
UPDATE: Transit Police report the suspect turned himself in.
Transit Police have issued a BOLO for a guy they say started screaming at a group of young kids and their chaperone on a Green Line trolley to Lechmere yesterday afternoon - and then physically attacked their chaperone at the station. Read more.
Lights blinked off at some 1,000 residences and businesses around 8:30 p.m. Eversource estimates 10:15 p.m. for full restoration.
The Cambridge Fire Department reports "careless disposal of smoking materials on the rear porch" on the second floor caused a fire that heavily damaged the house at 54 Reservoir St. this morning.
John McMahon, a nearby resident, captured the scene at the fire and the nearby streets after firefighters from Cambridge and surrounding communities began arriving after 7:45 a.m. Read more.