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By adamg - 5/23/24 - 11:47 pm

Cambridge Police report two people were shot at Donnelly Field at 9:39 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/24 - 9:47 am

DCR will be holding a public meeting Wednesday evening to help it map out a long-term plan for better managing the annual fall Head of the Charles Regatta between the Watertown line and the Charles River basin. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/24 - 4:59 pm

Cambridge Police report they are investigating a sexual attack in the restroom of an office building on Cambridgepark Drive around 9:15 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/24 - 9:26 am
Turkey vs. man in Cambridge alley

A roving UHub photographer stumbled across this scene in Tombstone, um, on Sacramento Street in Cambridge yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/24 - 11:11 pm

Let's start with the telephone museum Verizon has, here in the town where the telephone was first used, but almost never lets anybody in to see. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/24 - 12:39 pm
Turkey and a Duck Boat near Science Park

Roving UHub photographer Hope Cole spotted this turkey, no doubt hoping she can catch up with the Duck Boat at its next stop, near Science Park yesterday.

By adamg - 5/10/24 - 8:47 am

The Tech reports MIT and Cambridge police and state troopers moved in shortly after 4 a.m., forcing out both protesters and reporters.

MIT president's statement to campus community.

By adamg - 5/8/24 - 7:32 am
Two views of Cambridge's land, next to the gas-company site

Two views of Cambridge's land next to the gas-company site, from the company's affidavit.

A Texas gas-pipeline company yesterday asked a federal judge to order the city of Cambridge to let it cut down trees on a city-owned lot in Lincoln so it can haul in some pipeline equipment for installation on a neighboring parcel the company owns. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/24 - 12:18 pm

The Tech reports on the aftermath of an exploding manhole around 1 this morning.

By adamg - 5/6/24 - 11:52 am

State Police report a Cambridge man heading north in the O'Neill Tunnel lost control of his Jeep Compass, crashed into a wall and died after the Jeep flipped onto the passenger side, shortly after midnight on Saturday.

State Police identify the driver as Robert Smith, 59, and say he was not wearing his seat belt. The crash remains under investigation, State Police say.

By adamg - 5/6/24 - 11:39 am

The Crimson reports Harvard's interim president sent out a campus-wide e-mail today threatening students in a Harvard Yard encampment with "involuntary leave" for students who don't pack up now. Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/24 - 3:20 pm

MIT News reports on a five-year deal between the MIT Electron-conductive Cement-based Materials Hub and the Aizawa Concrete Corp. to research ways to use concrete in ways you really wouldn't think it could be: To replace lithium batteries to store energy created by wind and solar power and to create systems that could de-ice frozen roads and sidewalks. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/24 - 11:39 pm

Fenway Health posted the news today: The Boomerangs shops in Jamaica Plain, the South End and Central Square will be closing in June - and have already stopped accepting donations. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/24 - 9:31 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced William Giordani of Manchester, NH to three years probation for the way he showed up at the Harvard Science Center with a bag full of Roman candles, bottle rockets and wires in it at the bidding of somebody who hired him through Craigslist - who then called police at Harvard seven times to warn them that bombs had been planted around the campus and to demand a large Bitcoin payment to keep them from going off. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/24 - 12:11 pm

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Savannah Kinzer, fired from her job at the Cambridge Whole Foods in 2020, should be allowed to continue her wrongful-termination and discrimination suit against the company. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/24 - 11:50 am

Only people with Harvard IDs will be allowed in, in anticipation of Gaza-related protests, the Crimson reports.

WBZ reports students at Emerson and MIT have set up encampments.

By adamg - 4/18/24 - 3:02 pm

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a man was extricated from under the first car of an inbound Red Line train Wednesday night.

Firefighters arrived shortly before 11 p.m. and guided the man - who remained conscious - out from under the train around 15 minutes later, after getting confirmation that the power to the third rail had been shut. He was treated at the scene for some injuries, then transported to a local hospital.

By adamg - 4/12/24 - 2:29 pm

Cambridge Police today released their most detailed update yet on how a CPD officer's gun came to discharge in a restroom at Cambridge Rindge and Latin. As you may recall, in the last update we were told, the officer had entered the stall to use the facilities and somehow the gun went off. In today's update, we learn the gun fired as he was getting ready to leave: Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/24 - 2:01 pm
Boat that was hit by a commuter rail train

The boat, freshly made sinkable by a commuter train. Photo by Transit PD.

Transit Police report on what, so far, is the weirdest MBTA crash of the year:

4/10 12:15AM Fitchburg Line between Cambridge & Belmont unknown person/s left a boat on the right of way. An #MBTA commuter rail train did strike the boat. No injuries were reported & no damage to train. TPD Detectives to follow up.

By adamg - 4/3/24 - 9:24 pm

Cambridge Police are reporting some details on the incident with the police officer and self-discharging gun at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School yesterday. Read more.

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