By - 7/29/16 - 11:00 pm

State Police report an 18-year-old died from drowning in the Charles River tonight. Read more.

By - 7/29/16 - 9:59 am

Xconomy reports the stock price for Cambridge-based Seres Therapeutics is dropping like a rock on news that its novel attempt to treat an increasingly antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria didn't seem to work much better than a placebo. Read more.

By - 7/27/16 - 3:31 pm
Cambridge skimmer suspect

Cambridge Police say these images show the guy who placed a skimmer on an ATM in a convenience store to steal unsuspecting user's account information.

Police report the device was attached with double-sided tape to a stand-alone ATM and had a pinhole camera to capture a person's keystrokes as they punched in their PIN.

If he looks familiar, contact Det. Brian O'Connor at 617-349-9307.

By - 7/25/16 - 6:26 pm

Emily Weisberg is waiting for a bus at Lechmere because, she reports, there's a live wire down on the Green Line tracks.

By - 7/24/16 - 9:05 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on the ruse by a waitress at a Mass. Ave. restaurant (which narrows it down).

By - 7/23/16 - 8:25 pm
Tree down on Massachusetts Avenue near Harvard Square

Harvard Cycling spotted this downed tree on Mass. Ave. near Harvard Law School.

Ben Henry looked out his window at a tree down on West Springfield Street in the South End: Read more.

By - 7/20/16 - 7:32 pm

Robert Winters reports the New Hampshire Trump guy who called for Clinton's execution today grew up in Cambridge, where his father worked at the DPW for many years. And his grandfather was longtime Cambridge City Councilor Al Vellucci. Al Baldasaro, who is a state rep, previously came to national attention by getting into an argument with another state rep over women's nipples.

By - 7/20/16 - 6:07 pm

Jonathan Vicente, 25, is on unpaid leave following his arrest shortly after an early morning incident on July 10 behind a Revere restaurant, Cambridge Police said today.

Vicente was among a group of men urinating in the alley behind Volare, 388 Broadway, when a restaurant worker spotted them and told them to stop, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says: Read more.

By - 7/20/16 - 10:31 am

Blake Stacey reports from an inbound Red Line train sitting in the tunnel just short of Central Square:

There is literally a trash fire on the tracks in front of us (just north of Central).

Conductor on PA: "It's just newspaper, don't worry."

By - 7/19/16 - 7:25 pm
Amtrak train chugging through Cambridge

Muerl was amazed to see an Amtrak train chugging through Cambridge today.

Amtrak uses the old Grand Junction bridge over the Charles and the tracks through Cambridge to get diesels and cars between its main system and yards south of the Charles and the Downeaster tracks to Maine.

By - 7/18/16 - 10:46 am

Transit Police report arresting Yunior Mayorga-Galvez, 21, on charges he went after a 13-year-old girl on a bus heading towards Kendall Square around 10 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

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.