By - 7/15/16 - 10:52 am
Sunset over Porter Square in Cambridge

Stephen Bronstein couldn't help but watch the sunset over Porter Square last night.

By - 7/12/16 - 11:22 am

The Charles River Conservancy kicks off a Swim the Charles fundraising campaign and releases feasibility study supporting potential for Charles River Swimming Facility

In conjunction with today's sold­out fourth annual CitySplash event, the Charles River Conservancy, released "Swimming in the Charles: A Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Permanent Swimming Facility in the Charles River Basin" and launched Swim the Charles, an Indiegogo campaign to support returning swimming to the Charles.

By - 7/11/16 - 5:00 pm

Vanyaland reports River Gods in Cambridge has shut forever.

By - 7/8/16 - 9:56 am
Wanted in Cambridge for suspicious propane purchasing

Cambridge Police report:

As part of an ongoing investigation, the Cambridge Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who reportedly acted suspicious while purchasing four small propane canisters at a local business on Wednesday, June 29 at approximately 8:30 a.m. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact 617-349-3364.

This individual is not wanted at this time and the information is being provided for identification purposes only.

By - 7/7/16 - 9:42 am

A train that came up lame at Alewife is now causing "moderate" delays on the Red Line. Or as one rider puts it:

I am now 1hr into my 1hr commute, and nowhere near my destination.

By - 7/6/16 - 11:33 pm

Revolution Books, 1158 Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square, is closing for good on July 23. Read more.

By - 7/6/16 - 10:14 am
Pinhole camera from an ATM skimmer

From Cambridge PD.

Cambridge Police report that on July 1, an alert consumer found an illegal card reader on an ATM at a convenience store in the city.

The device was attached with double-sided tape. The pinhole camera was located on a plate over the money dispenser area.

Read more.

By - 7/4/16 - 3:03 pm
MIT frat celebrates July 4th in Cambridge

Jason ran across an MIT frat celebrating the Fourth on Mass. Ave., near Miracle of Science in Central Square.

By - 7/2/16 - 5:35 pm

On the Cambridge side, at River Street shortly shortly after 11 a.m., WBZ reports.

By - 7/1/16 - 5:52 pm

People stuck on the Red Line are reporting their drivers are telling them there's maybe a fire or maybe a police action or maybe even both at Porter Square, but whatever it is, Red Line riders would dearly love to be somewhere else right now.

By - 6/30/16 - 10:26 am
Spilled milk in Cambridge

That's probably what the driver of a truck that dumped loads of milk in Cambridge this morning is doing.

Jesse Kanson-Benanav spotted the spilled milk around 9:30 a.m. at Cambridge and Willow streets.

Zach Young gives us the long view - and rips the lid off the story: Read more.

By - 6/30/16 - 9:01 am

Vanyaland reports on an incident Monday night at Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More in Central Square.

By - 6/28/16 - 8:12 am

With the higher-fare clock counting down to Friday, Red Line riders are experiencing all sorts of delays thanks to a deceased train at Alewife this morning.

By - 6/27/16 - 8:58 am

The Cambridge Civic Journal reports the Cambridge City Council today hears a proposal to essentially ban the sale of all animals except fish in local pet stores - unless the animals come from local shelters. Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 10:54 am

The story about the Indian restaurant in Cambridge that couldn't get rid of an Entourage poster mounted to one of its walls was interesting, except that some guy from West Roxbury (a former Jeopardy contestant, in fact) had removed it four days before the article appeared, the Dig reports.

By - 6/25/16 - 10:22 am

A Cambridge man was found fatally shot around 12:20 a.m. outside 140 Harvard St., Cambridge Police and the Middlesex County District Attorney's office report.

Anthony Clay, 49, was rushed to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 6/24/16 - 7:46 am

A power cable that caught fire at Charles/MGH around 1:40 a.m. meant no service between Kendall Square and Park Street first thing this morning. The T announced around 7 a.m. that repairs had been finished and service was resuming, but with "residual" delays.

By - 6/23/16 - 9:03 pm

Amanda Phillips, 27, of Cambridge, died today after being struck by a landscaping truck at Hampshire and Cambridge streets in Inman Square, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office and Cambridge Police report.

Phillips was hit around 12:17 p.m. and was taken to Massachusetts General, where she was pronounced dead. Authorities said their investigation into the crash is "open and active."

By - 6/23/16 - 5:51 pm

At 4:49 p.m., Brian Jacobel issued a plaintive cry for help from Red Line car 01729:

The doors never opened at Harvard, we just rolled out to Porter and tons of people couldn’t get off.

Followed one minute later by a pair of tweets from Porter Square: Read more.

By - 6/22/16 - 10:18 am
In the dark at Porter Square on the Red Line

Phillip Naslund wonders if the fare increase means the T will be able to pay the electric bill for Porter Square station.