People will be running around Cambridgeport Saturday morning while pushing, pulling or pedaling homemade sculptures, including:
Dizzy, the kinetic bird-batting cat built by teens; a square-wheeled sailboat made by Harvard students; a tiny wheeled creature that audibly interacts with audiences; a 23' giant fish; and a boat with flapping wings.
People's Sculpture Racing starts at 11 a.m. at the south corner of University Park Commons.
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.
You tell 'em, Mr. or Ms. Majorly Annoyed on Allston Street in Cambridgeport!
Somebody in Cambridgeport is listing an igloo on Airbnb - and at just $10 a night, it's a steal:
This is an igloo.
Yes. It is very cool. Juno made it.
Comfortably fits 1, or 2 if curled up. You can use the house bathroom and kitchen if you need. Tarp and yoga mattress provided. You'll need to bring your sleeping bag.
H/t Andrew Bauer.
Cambridge Police are - again - warning Cambridgeport residents of a guy who likes breaking into houses and apartments via windows during the day to steal laptops and other electronics.
In an alert to residents today, police say the burglar typically looks for cut or unlocked screens, then shimmies into houses between 3 and 6 p.m. Since Dec. 23, laptop guy has hit six houses, on Fairmount Avenue and Fairmont , Granite, Lopez and Prince streets.
In an earlier warning, in October, police posted a photo of a possible suspect.
How'd you like to walk out your door Sunday morning and be greeted by this fine specimen? Molly Hester spotted the bird on a Cambridgeport front porch this morning.
Cambridge Police report several Cambridgport residents have come home from work recently to find their homes broken into
The department says residents have been broken into on Sidney, Brookline, Chestnut, Magazine and Williams streets and Kelly Road. To date the burglaries have all happened on a Tuesday or Wednesday, typically between 1 and 6 p.m.
Entry into the homes occurred via an unlocked window, cut window screen and unlocked basement door in three of the housebreaks.
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).
Jaeseung Hahn captured the scene in Cambridgeport yesterday morning, when the white geese of the Charles River went for a stroll.
Rebecca Volynsky photographed her Cambridgeport street before and after the blizzard.
Some geese were just hanging out this morning on the train track on the Cambridge side of the BU Bridge.
The parents of a girl bitten by a brown Chihuahua in Cambridgeport last week are hoping the owner will come forward and let them know if she has to complete her painful rabies injections, Wicked Local Cambridge reports.
Marcus Colono, 32, was arrested today on charges he broke into a Cambridgeport home on Aug. 26 and savagely attacked a father and his son. Fingerprint evidence also ties him to a double rape in an apartment on Commonwealth Avenue two years earlier, district attorneys in Middlesex and Suffolk counties said today.
Fingerprints left behind at both scenes matched those taken from Colono in 1998 after an arrest for marijuana possession, the Suffolk County DA's office says. Colono was formally charged today for the Cambridge home invasion; he is expected to be formally charged for the Aug. 21, 2008 rapes at a later date.
BellyGlad reports on a talk about raising urban chickens, says there are lots of live chickens living in Cambridgeport, while Somerville bans chicken raising. Also:
Shredded junk mail makes great chicken litter.
Chemi Che-Mponda reports on a fire on River Street today.