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."
Sarah Cronin reports:
We saw this half cut down tree on the way home from our favorite bar last weekend and it looked like it needed a marshmallow.
So she made one.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports a new team is getting ready to re-open East Coast Grill.
Yesterday, some guy posted a note on a parking space he shoveled out on Tremont Street in Inman Square saying anybody was free to use it as long as they didn't attempt to claim it with a space saver - and that he would remove and throw out any space savers. He wrote it on orange paper, of course, to make it stand out.
Michael Peretti surveyed the damage at the Inman Pharmacy on Cambridge Street around 12:50 p.m.
Gedalia Pasternak noticed some trash waxing philosophical in Inman Square this morning.
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 for several years now.
Melissa Jean captured this snowman in Inman Square.
Cambridge Police report the man who's been sticking up convenience stores in the Boston area over the past few months, struck again around 9 p.m. on Monday at a Cambridge Street convenience store.
According to police, the man, about 5'11" and 30-35, went up to the counter, lifted the bottom of his hoodie to show off his gun and demanded money from the register. Police say the clerk told him he couldn't open the register unless somebody made a purchase:
Michael Jonas spotted some urban corn in Inman Square today.
Prairie Rose Clayton bids us a Merry Inman Square Christmas and a happy New Chair.
Somerville Patch reports a Papa John's delivery guy was arrested on charges of trying to run somebody down in Inman Square - after first chest bumping and spitting at his alleged victim.
Meanwhile, across the river, Papa John's delivery guys think nothing of parking 18-wheelers in major intersections while they make deliveries:
Roving UHub photographer Bob Meier happened upon an expanding sinkhole in Inman Square in Cambridge last night, reports:
It started out as a sinkhole about the size of a manhole cover. I first saw it around 6 pm yesterday when it was being blocked by two Public Works pickup trucks. By 9:30 (when I took the photo) they upgraded to orange cones and caution tape.
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