The Charles River Watershed Association has set June 17 for this year's City Splash and One-Mile Swim, during which you'll be able to jump into the Charles from the Fiedler Dock on the Esplanade. Because the event and race have proven so popular, pre-registration for time slots or to enter the race will be required, although the association has yet to set up online pages to do so.
Cambridge teen already facing carjacking charge arrested after stealing a car in Brookline with a dog inside, then nearly running over some MIT students, police say
Cambridge Police report arresting a local 15-year-old this morning for what they say was a series of incidents Saturday that started with him stealing an unlocked BMW at a Brookline clothing store and ended with him nearly ramming three MIT students - just after he'd stopped near them to ditch the dog that was in the car - police say. Read more.
Roving UHub photographer Melissa H. spotted this newly jaunty pedestrian-crossing sign on Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge this morning.
The MBTA reports that over the weekend it inspected ceiling tiles between Central and Andrew this weekend to make sure none are about to fall on riders' heads. Meanwhile, the removed ceiling-tile count at Harvard, where a rustily connected, water-filled tile nearly did conk one rider, is now up around 100, the T says.
The MBTA has begun removing ceiling panels at the Harvard Red Line station after one of the 20-to-25-pound panels fell ten feet to the platform, narrowly missing a rider - and plans inspections of all its ceiling panels at all its stations to reduce the need for riders to worry about getting hit in the head with one, interim MBTA General Manager Jeff Gonneville said today. Read more.
The Cambridge Fire Department reports firefighters doused a flaming car next to the Green Line viaduct and across from the Museum of Science garage (and future home of the Leonard Nimoy memorial) this morning. Read more.
The Cambridge Fire Department reports a manhole blew its lid at Rindge Avenue and Sherman Street shortly before 7:30 a.m. Eversource was summoned to take care of what was left of their exploded cable.
That's not the way the cookie Crumbls in Cambridge, board tells bakery chain that wants to block windows for fear of cookie spies
Cambridge Day reports the city Planning Board told a chain called Crumbl to whip up a new batch of designs for a proposed Central Square cookie bakery, one that does not include completely covering some windows with a "pink wave" motif to block would be cookie espionage by cut-throat competitors.
Cambridge Police report a guy grabbed $300 worth of Red Bull from the cooler of a Porter Square store Tuesday morning, then rushed out.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Cambridge Street restaurant, bar and music tavern closes for good on March 31.
Cambridge Police report somebody took an Uber to a Concord Avenue address, got out, then realized he'd left his banjo in the Uber:
They were informed that the driver had dropped the banjo back off. After it was not located, the resident believes there was foul play.
Man barricaded self inside Harvard Square apartment after pulling gun on health-care worker, police say
Cambridge Police report successfully taking into custody a man they say "pulled a weapon on his health-care worker and then barricaded himself inside his large, multi-unit Massachusetts Avenue residential building apartment" this afternoon. Read more.
Darren Buck looked outside this morning: Read more.
The Crimson reports on the weekend opening of Harvard Square's fourth boba place.
Harvard Law student with a baseball bat charged with homophobic attack on fellow student, going after hospital workers
The Harvard Crimson reports.
Man who wreaked havoc slamming his car into concrete barrier at Alewife T station to face criminal charges, police say
Transit Police report they are seeking criminal charges against a man they say rammed his Civic into a barrier at the top of the Alewife parking garage and who almost killed himself in what they say was an intentional act. Read more.
The MBTA says it's resuming Red Line service to Alewife starting tomorrow - but that the trains will only be reachable via the Russell Field entrance, about a two-minute walk from the garage, where somebody rammed out a five-ton concrete barrier that fell onto large windows overlooking the main station entrance, which remains shut. Read more.
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