Cambridge

By - 12/11/18 - 5:29 pm

Cambridge Police report a bomb technician, an explosives-sniffing dog and firefighters rushed to Antrim Street and Broadway around 7:30 p.m. Monday on a report of an unattended briefcase on a park bench. Read more.

By - 12/11/18 - 5:21 pm

The Crimson reports on an incident on Plympton Street around 12:45 a.m. The woman screamed and escaped.

By - 12/10/18 - 8:56 am

The Crimson reports Tealuxe is leaving Harvard Square on Dec. 23. The news comes days after the Crema coffeehouse announced its demise.

By - 12/8/18 - 6:20 pm
New Hampshire dude with stickers

Several people report spotting some pickup plastered with MAGAcrap - and boasting a plow - being driven around areas today where it's sure to make people cry, like Brighton and Cambridge. Joe Wright got a picture of the pickup and the man behind the stickers in Cambridge, between Harvard and Porter squares. He adds: Read more.

By - 12/7/18 - 10:23 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Harold Parker's first-degree murder conviction for the 2001 murder of Io Nachtwey, a homeless woman from Hawaii who was stabbed and then beaten in the head with nunchucks before her body was dumped into the Charles from the Grand Junction railroad bridge over the Charles River. Read more.

By - 12/6/18 - 10:26 pm
Relighting the Cambridge Common menorah

Photo by Ron Newman

Ron Newman attended a ceremony on Cambridge Common tonight where residents and officials honored the people who put a large menorah back up Sunday afternoon after some guy on a bike went to the effort to knock it down. Read more.

By - 12/4/18 - 4:33 pm

For the past couple of days, somebody has been sending vast amounts of "malicious" e-mail to people with MIT e-mail accounts, bringing the system to its knees as the school tries to block the problem. Read more.

By - 12/4/18 - 12:51 pm

Following this morning's delayapalooza on the Red Line, the MBTA reports new delays on the Red Line, of up to 15 minutes, due to a train that kicked the bucket at Kendall. Well, more like a train that got just a tiny bit out of Kendall, then expired, as Tyler E. reports:

Redline 747 sitting at Kendall waiting to back up for >10mins now? Get us off this train, I’ll walk from here, at least that’s reliable.

By - 12/3/18 - 10:37 pm

Cambridge Police report officers found a shell casing while investigating a report of gunfire at School and Pine streets around 9:45 p.m. No injuries reported.

By - 12/3/18 - 6:45 pm

Cambridge Police report a man was robbed at gunpoint at Brattle and Hawthorn streets shortly before 7 p.m. on Sunday: Read more.

By - 12/2/18 - 8:20 pm
By - 12/2/18 - 1:32 pm
Longfellow Bridge with new lights

What's old is new: Myron Freeman took in the new lights on the rebuilt Longfellow Bridge yesterday (see it from the other side).

Brad Kelly, meanwhile drove into the spidery arms of the Zakim Bridge recently: Read more.

By - 11/30/18 - 9:14 am

Cambridge Police report charging a man shot in what they say was a car-to-car shootout in Cambridgeport yesterday afternoon - and say they are still looking for the other car and people involved in the mid-day gunfire. Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 3:16 pm

Cambridge Police report a man was shot at Chestnut and Sidney streets shortly after 2:30 p.m. Read more.

By - 11/26/18 - 11:17 pm
Longfellow Bridge in some fog

617 Images took in the renovated Longfellow Bridge in the early morning fog.

Jason the roving UHub photographer, meanwhile, got a good look at the Back Bay in the fog from the turnpike around 8:30 a.m.: Read more.

By - 11/23/18 - 10:19 am

Ion drive: The first flight

Researchers at MIT have developed a small plane that uses ions to fly: Read more.

By - 11/21/18 - 9:08 pm

A trolley managed to take down one of the overhead power lines at North Station around 6:30 p.m. Now the T is busing passengers between Government Center and Lechmere.

By - 11/18/18 - 10:17 pm

Vegamálun GÍH

The Cambridge Civic Journal reports city officials have concluded so-called Icelandic crosswalks would cause more trouble than they solve in East Cambridge, because the optical illusions might cause some drivers to swerve to avoid them.

In one formal study, between 10-14% of drivers swerved upon seeing the markings, perhaps believing them to be real raised objects in the roadway. Swerving would not be a safe maneuver for either the driver or other users on the road.

By - 11/16/18 - 10:56 am

Cambridge Police report a North Cambridge resident reported somebody cut out and stole her car's catalytic converter while it was parked near Jackson Place, sometime over the past month.

Three other cars had their catalytic converters removed in the area last month.