Cambridge Police report a bicyclist was struck and killed by a truck around 1:40 p.m. on Putnam Avenue between River and Pleasant streets.
Marcia Deihl, 65, a Cambridge singer and songwriter, was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. They add:
The operator of the vehicle remained at the scene of the accident and the driver is cooperating with investigators. No charges have been filed at this time.
Garrett Quinn forwards this photo showing that whoever delivers Globe Direct fireplace stuffers in East Cambridge isn't going to let the fact that a building caught on fire and got boarded up stop them from delivering the things every week.
H/t Kevin Franck for the headline.
JB Parrett enjoyed the sunset over the Longfellow, the Charles and Kendall Square this evening.
Ari Ofsevit reports his neighbors on Pearl Street in Cambridge used roughly 1,000 Solo cups worth of dyed and frozen water to build this creature in February. With temperatures forecast in the 40s and even 50s next week, though, how much longer does it survive?
Julie shows us how spring is busting out all over, or at least on one snowbank on Windsor Street today.
Curt Nickisch phototographed this poor hawk unable to figure a way out of Alewife station around 7:30 p.m. The Animal Rescue League reports a happy ending to this tale:
Got word that the hawk was caught and moved outside.
Michele Connors watched an adult and child walk across the Charles this afternoon, reports they were met on the shore by police officers, who escorted them away.
Meanwhile, Greg Hum reports the water's just fine for biking on. He took this photo from his helmetcam near the BU Bridge this afternoon:
Cambridge Day summarizes what it knows about a wine bar that never opened and the local real-estate agent who now faces criminal charges of witness intimidation, forgery and, yes, uttering, for filing a petition against the bar on which he allegedly forged all the signatures.
The Cambridge DPW is putting parking-space hoarders on notice: Crews will begin removing their space savers starting Monday.
That's just like in Boston, except, unlike across the river, Cambridge doesn't condone space savers at all:
Marty's minions will have a bit less to pick up in Brighton next week, thanks to a vigilante who's already busy removing space savers - and leaving behind notes explaining the situation - as Kricket Feeney shows us.
Somebody is also leaving notes on cars in Cambridge, Cyn Donnelly reports. Of course, being Cantabrigian, the vigilante had to explain in excruciating detail just what sort of villainous monsters people who lower themselves to saving spaces are, in the sort of manifesto that makes you wonder how he even managed to finish composing the note before smashing his keyboard to smithereens with his righteous, Cambridgey fists of fury.
Cambridge Police say a local 17-year-old walked up to a man waiting for a bus on Cambridge Street around 9:30 p.m. yesterday, then stabbed him and ran towards the Lechmere T station.
The victim sustained two stab wounds to his lower back and buttocks area. He was later transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
I would like to know if anyone here knows whether noise ordinances apply to construction equipment when used for snow removal.
Will snapped the big truck stuck in a snowbank on JFK Street in Harvard Square around 9:45 p.m.
You tell 'em, Mr. or Ms. Majorly Annoyed on Allston Street in Cambridgeport!
Any idea which bars in Boston or Cambridge geneticists frequent?