Central Square

By - 4/9/14 - 8:11 am
Cambridge seeks bank skimmers

Skimmers sought. See it larger.

Cambridge Police are looking for a group they say installed "skimmers" on ATMs in Central Square to capture customer bank information.

Police say the skimmers were in operation between November and January - and that the group "extracted an undisclosed amount of cash from the compromised accounts in New York City" two weeks ago.

Police have released photos of the men suspected of installing... Read more

By - 4/8/14 - 11:38 am
Central Square turkey

Abigail Taylor reports that Workbar on Prospect Street decided to let the Central Square turkey in to dry her feathers from this morning's torrential rains.

By - 4/7/14 - 2:34 pm
Central Square turkey

Central Square Florist reports its newest customer is a bit peckish.

Looks like the bird saved its wings by taking the 70 bus into the square.

Also see:
Street-crossing Financial District turkey.
Shame-walking BC turkey.... Read more

By - 3/18/14 - 10:37 am
Wanted for Central Square robbery

Cambridge Police report they are looking for help in finding a man who held up the Central Square 7-Eleven on April 18, 2013, shortly before MIT police officer Sean Collier was shot to death.

In the initial confusion following Collier's death and the car chase that ended in a shootout in Watertown, police at first thought the bearded man who held up the... Read more

By - 3/12/14 - 3:50 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports the landlord booted the long-time pizza place because it didn't want to pay to upgrade the "mechanics" of the eatery in an old building.

By - 3/7/14 - 10:21 am

It's Cambridge Shred Day tomorrow at the Central Square post office.

By - 2/26/14 - 7:50 pm

Paul Chicarello reports the following happened on a stalled Red Line train (of course) at Central Square around 7:25 p.m.:

Oh god ... someone just pushed the emergency button to ask the train driver why we are standing by. She was obviously pissed.

Person: "I've got somewhere I need to be!" Motorman: "this button is for emergencies ONLY!"

... Read more
By - 1/24/14 - 7:30 am

Cambridge Day reports on efforts to build a crowdsourced "laser-cutting, laser-engraving and 3-D printing workshop where customers can come in and etch pretty much any design onto any object without having to buy their own gear" in Central Square.


By - 1/2/14 - 2:23 pm

Meredith captured a snow shoveler hard at work in Central Square this afternoon.

By - 12/31/13 - 3:16 pm

Around 2:50 p.m. at Charles/MGH as cops swarmed the station looking for somebody who might have robbed a bank in Central Square.

UPDATE: Cambridge Police report:

Cambridge police are currently investigating a bank robbery that occurred today at approximately 2:00 pm at Bank of America 727 Mass Avenue. The suspect passed a note, unknown amount of money was taken, no weapon was shown

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By - 12/6/13 - 7:33 am

Cambridge Day reports the location where the old club was set to return to now looks set to become a pet store instead.

By - 10/5/13 - 11:04 am

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man on charges he groped a woman on a Red Line train around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Police say officers responded to Central Square, where they found the woman who said she'd been attacked, and who then pointed out the suspect, still on the train:

Other passengers who witnessed the Assault also came forward and positively identified the perpetrator

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By - 10/2/13 - 6:39 am

Cambridge Day reports the owner of the Middle East in Central Square wants to buy the building the club is in. To pay for the purchase, he says he'd want to add four or five stories of residential units above the club.

By - 9/17/13 - 4:48 pm


And just in time for rush hour. Although Red Line riders at Central and Harvard reported a strong odor of smoke, the MBTA reports the smoke was from locked brakes on a train that became like one of those obstreperous puppies that refuses to go the way you want it to:

No fire. Disabled train removed from service.

Erica Mattison was among those ... Read more

By - 8/20/13 - 3:15 pm

Seized. gun. Photo by CPD.Seized gun. Photo by CPD.

Cambridge Police report a plainclothes officer spotted a man appearing to be packing a gun around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. When the officer noticed the man and another man engage in a street transaction of some kind on Mass.... Read more

By - 5/1/13 - 8:34 am

A two-alarm fire erupted shortly before 7 a.m. in the block housing India Pavilion and Bedworks, Brian D'Amico reports. Sam Hammer reports:

There wasn't apparent fire damage but the glass was shattered in front of Bedworks.

By - 4/14/13 - 12:01 pm

Swifty the turkey

Not like the pugnacious poultry of Brookline. Lorcasaur photographed Swifty the Homeless Turkey with a new friend in Central Square this morning. Susan Zalkind took some video:

By - 3/21/13 - 8:09 pm

Spitting suspectUPDATE: Arrest made.

Transit Police report they are looking for a woman who allegedly threatened a man on the outbound side of the Central Square T stop with a knife and then spit on him around 11:10 a.m. on March 7:

The incident was a result of the

... Read more
By - 3/8/13 - 1:33 pm

The T worker in question walks through car. Photo by Christopher J. Ternus.The T worker in question walks through smokey car. Photo by Christopher J. Ternus.

An inbound Red Line train that left Harvard at... Read more

By - 1/10/13 - 11:53 am

MBTA Transit Police report officers on patrol at the Central Square Red Line stop yesterday morning spotted a couple making their way onto the platform without paying. Police report this was the third time the male half, Christopher Reed, 26, of Cambridge, has been caught fare evading. He did, however, get a free ride - in the back of a cruiser to T police... Read more