David Cole spotted the Wienermobile on the Mass. Ave. bridge around 6 p.m.
Cambridge Police report two Boston men were arrested early this morning, one on charges he punctured a guy's back with the tip of a knife, the other for narrowly missing a cop with his car after the cop ordered him to stop.
According to police, officers responding to a report of an assault involving "a large group of males" around 2:08 a.m. found a man... Read more
A man who has been in prison for more than 25 years for a brutal East Cambridge murder deserves a new trial because DNA evidence not available at his original trial shows none of the victim's blood on the purple jacket he allegedly wore while stomping him and then dumping his body behind an abandoned supermarket in 1986, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today.
The... Read more
Sam Hammer notes you don't see many people in felt fezes on the 1 bus these days.
Cambridge Police report officers will fire guns between 8 and 9:30 p.m. in Area 4 and Inman Square to test the city's new system for detecting gunfire.
The city is installing a ShotSpotter Flex system, which uses sensitive sensors and software to help police "hear" gunfire. The tests are to help calibrate the sensors. Boston has had a similar system in place in high-crime areas... Read more
Neal Doyle captured Batman and the Joker doing some shopping at the Cambridgeport Star Market (presumably before heading to the comics convention at the World Trade Center).
Teresa Gorman asks:
Looking for empty lot or park to practice biking in Cambridge or Somerville.Ideas?
The team started with a flat sheet, to which it added two motors, two batteries, and a microcontroller, which acts like the robotâ€™s brain, Felton said. The sheet was a composite of paper and Shrinky Dinks,... Read more
Jordan Munson asks:
Any ideas on where a guy could get some dry ice in Camberville this evening?
Firefighters from both sides of the Charles and State Police converged on the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge after a person was spotted jumping off the bridge around 8:25 p.m.
The Boston Fire Department reported around 10:50 p.m. that Cambridge firefighters recovered the person's body.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports that a Windsor Street resident recently notified police that four times a week for the past 18 months, she's come out to find the driver's side of her car covered with "an unknown substance, possibly feces."
A Red Line train heading towards Alewife took note of the time and decided rush hour was as good as any to up and die.
With nothing else to do, Jeremy Newman composed an Ode to the MBTA:
Crowded, stuffy, rates-a-hikin;
Bodies crammed; often late.
Sweat-a-drippin, whats that smell?
Cruel twist of public fate.
Kris Kream was more prosaic:
Hey... Read more
Shortly after 9 a.m., inbound Red Line service was halted so that EMTs could take a sick passenger off a train at Kendall. But service was delayed even before that due to another passenger who decided the best way to get help was to pull the emergency brake - while the train was still in the tunnel between Central and Kendall. A passenger on the... Read more
JB Parrett photographs the Zakim Bridge from under the Green Line viaduct across the Charles.
Cambridge Police report arresting two men they say were spotted by an alert resident going through a Mid-Cambridge apartment building checking doors yesterday.
Police say Allen Bolden, Jr., 32, and Danavian Daniel, 21, of no particular addresses, were found in the Harvard Street building with various burglarious tools, a couple of laptops, jewelry, cash, a medical bill that belonged to a resident of the building... Read more
Cambridge firefighters rushed to Temple Bar, 1688 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, which had smoke coming out of it around 6:25 p.m. John Duffill reports firefighters knocked down the kitchen fire fairly quickly.
As many as 30 people may have been made homeless by an early morning fire on Allston Street that was so intense, for a time people arriving on scene could not even see the sidewalk due to the thick smoke.
Shortly after 8 a.m., firefighters were still dealing with flareups in two of the three buildings.
A postal worker and Whole Foods are embroiled in a legal dispute over whether he tripped on a pumpkin stem at its Alewife Brook Parkway market or whether he stumbled over his own two feet as he was getting out of his truck.
Ronald Rossetti, a postal carrier, is suing Whole Foods for negligence in Middlesex Superior Court. He claims that while making a delivery... Read more