Shortly after 4 p.m., Boston and Cambridge firefighters and Boston and State police began rushing to the Mass. Ave. Bridge on a report of a sailboat tipping over in the wind and dumping somebody in the water. Just as firefighters were about to begin their "tech rescue," however, the person managed to get back in the boat and make his way to shore on the... Read more
Cambridge Police report several Cambridgport residents have come home from work recently to find their homes broken into
The department says residents have been broken into on Sidney, Brookline, Chestnut, Magazine and Williams streets and Kelly Road. To date the burglaries have all happened on a Tuesday or Wednesday, typically between 1 and 6 p.m.
Entry into the homes occurred via an unlocked window, cut... Read more
Neal Doyle captured a new commuter-rail train chugging along the Grand Junction rail line in Cambridge towards the Charles today.
The T and Amtrak occasionally use the line, which crosses the Charles under the BU Bridge, to transfer trains from the north side of Boston to the south - it's the only north/south link inside 495. State officials hope to one day use... Read more
Right outside the CVS. Medical examiner and police, who covered the body with a sheet, now on scene.
UPDATE: Cambridge Police report the state medical examiner is now investigating the "sudden death" of the woman whose body was found there.
A look at EMF, a DIY space for artists and musicians in Central Square, in a region where art spaces are rapidly disappearing in an onslaught of luxury apartments. With its own radio station.
The New Yorker talks to Harvard and MIT researchers trying to figure out how to battle Ebola by deciphering its genetic code, including Harvard biology professor Pardis Sabeti, who heads the "Ebola war room" at MIT's Broad Institute.
The next morning, Gire took a car to the M.I.T. campus, carrying a small box containing the tubes of droplets with the Ebola RNA. There, in... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a Cambridge resident on charges he started an unprovoked attack on a man on a Red Line train, then followed him out of the train into Harvard Square station and punched him in the head.
Christopher Hicks, 26, is scheduled for arraignment today in Cambridge District Court on charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous... Read more
WBUR reports on an actual groundbreaking for the skate park that's been promised for the area along the Charles near the Zakim for what seems like forever now and that the groundbreakers are promising the thing will actually be open in a year.
WBUR also reports how Nancy Schon, the sculptor of the Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Public Garden and the... Read more
And it's crashing trees all over the place. As of 7:10 p.m., Washington Street in Jamaica Plain is blocked in both directions by a tree that came down near Montebello. Memorial Drive near Harvard Square is also down to no lanes thanks to a downed tree.
And people in Smart Cars, Fiats and other tiny little boxes might want to think twice before heading out.... Read more
A nearby building was struck with gunshots. At this time, several reports indicated that at least four suspect vehicles were involved in the incident: a silver Audi A3 hatchback, a black Nissan Maxima, a black Ford Edge and a white Toyota Camry. A... Read more
Four more people were arrested this morning as part of ongoing protests against tree cutting on woodlands where Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge come together.
News of the arrests comes from the Green-Rainbow Party:
Secretary of State candidate Danny Factor was arrested today along with three other protesters as they demonstrated against the destruction of the Silver Maple Forest on the Cambridge/Belmont border. The sound of... Read more
Lorianne DiSabato photographed some of the more unsually attired competitors in the Head of the Charles Regatta today.
For the second time this week, police arrested protesters against a housing complex for which woods where Arlington, Cambridge and Belmont meet is currently being cleared.
According to the Friends of Alewife Reservation, four people were arrested at Silver Maple Forest, where five were arrested Tuesday morning in a similar protest against a 298-unit development planned by a Pennsylvania company.
Cambridge School Committee... Read more
This is not an architect's rendering of some new development. JB Parrett reports:
Kendall Square at lunch. Beautiful but everyone is inside.
The Crimson provides an overview of what's going on with all the buildings that Gerald Chan has snapped up of late.
Christopher Schmidt reports he was flying his quadcopter over Magazine Beach on Wednesday when a hawk took exception to the craft's existence. Both bird and drone appeared to survive OK (Schmidt says he shut off the rotors to avoid hurting the bird).