Central Square

By - 11/24/15 - 6:23 pm
Police a safe distance from flaming car in Cambridge

Fire extinguisher at the ready, police officers watch flaming car. Photo by Kat.

Around 5:40 p.m., afertig reported a car engulfed in flames on Mass. Ave. Erica Hersh reports one person helped into an ambulance and traffic at a standstill.

By - 11/14/15 - 4:19 pm
Graffiti Alley in Central Square in Cambridge

Anulfo Baez spotted Caleb Neelon's tribute to Paris in Central Square this afternoon.

Over in Kenmore Square, Anusha Mookherjee spotted a French flag waving in the brisk breeze:

Read more.

By - 11/2/15 - 7:41 am
Man wanted for Cambridge bank robbery

Cambridge Police report they are looking for this 50-something guy for an attempted holdup at the Leader Bank in Central Square this past Tuesday. Read more.

By - 9/30/15 - 10:24 am

The T is reporting the feared "severe" delays on the Red Line inbound due to a dead train at Central - a train that may be dead because shortly before 10 a.m., a passenger tried rushing through closing doors, which got stuck on his bag, and he couldn't get it out, so he pulled the emergency brake.

By - 9/25/15 - 4:38 pm

Antwan Gonsalves, 33, was arraigned today for the fatal stabbing of Tywann Jones of Roxbury in Central Square, Cambridge Police report. Read more.

By - 9/25/15 - 10:48 am

Ari Ofsevit ran into the Bernie Guy - with his sign done in a local font, natch - yesterday. He reports that if you take a picture of him, he smiles and yells "Bernie!" Read more.

By - 9/17/15 - 3:13 pm

This video shows people playing a part of a song on a piano placed in Central Square on July 18 as part of the Hands Movement.

Participants were taught how to play a part of an original song, and then filmed as they performed it. In the end, a video captured the many different hands and participants coming together to make one complete song.

By - 9/10/15 - 6:02 pm
Soggy white people in Central Square, Cambridge

Central Square shows us some of the soggy people gathering for tonight's Le Diner en Blanc, an annual event in which invited people dress in white and eat dinner on white table cloths outdoors somewhere.

By - 9/1/15 - 6:37 pm
Stationary train at Central Square on the MBTA

The Central stationary train. Photo by Brony Sanders.

Delays on the Red Line quickly went to "severe" when the Cambridge Fire Department ordered service halted to determine why several people came out of an inbound train coughing. After about ten minutes, firefighters could find nothing wrong and let service resume.

Ironically, just this morning, Transit Police and several other agencies held an exercise at the T's emergency training center on how to deal with a chemical release in a subway station.

By - 6/26/15 - 9:09 pm
Cambridge Dance Party

Barbara S. hopped over to the Cambridge Dance Party outside City Hall in Central Square.

By - 5/21/15 - 10:40 am

Weirdo Records in Central Square closed for the last time this week. Owner Angela Sawyer writes: Read more.

By - 5/9/15 - 11:20 am

Cambridge Police report a man ended a fight at Mass. Ave. and Hancock Street around 11:15 last night by stabbing his opponent in the stomach, then fled in a car as the victim lay there, bleeding.

Frank Fraumeni, 65, of Belmont, was arrested early this morning after they stopped his car at Harvard Street. He was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to murder, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 4/21/15 - 12:01 am

Cambridge Police report gunfire in the 400 block of Mass. Ave. tonight. Officers recovered a gun; police say the investigation is ongoing.

At 10:45 p.m., vsync posted a photo of cops with rifles in front of Naga, 450 Mass. Ave.

Several blocks cordoned off.

By - 4/20/15 - 9:50 am
Dead Red Line train at Central Square in Cambridge

Around 9:30 a.m., Kevin Slane reports, a Red Line train that just sat there at Central Square, quietly expiring for about 10 minutes, was pronounced dead and riders were ordered off.

By - 4/1/15 - 10:59 am
Turkey in Central Square

Eric the roving UHub photographer spotted this bird peckishly making the rounds of Central Square this morning.

By - 4/1/15 - 7:26 am

Cambridge Day reports on the imminent opening of a never-closes Clover.

By - 2/20/15 - 7:33 pm

Central Square on the Red Line right now is just full of Cambridge firefighters bearing hoses. There's a hazmat truck on Mass. Ave. A train in the station was evacuated. The T is warning of moderate delays due to "Cambridge Fire Department activity."

Evacuation photo.

By - 1/23/15 - 9:37 am
Central Square crush on the MBTA Red Line

Bill Palin shows us the scene at Central Square around 9:30 a.m., as passengers wonder if they'll ever get to their destinations due to a train that went to its final destination at Harvard Square.

Coupled with a dead trolley on the Green Line, the Orange Line problems and inexplicably overpacked Blue Line trains, it was a rare superfecta on the T this morning.

By - 12/12/14 - 7:11 pm
Protest in Central Square

Central Square photographed a Black Lives Matter die-in at Mass. Ave. and Prospect in Central Square.