Cambridge

By - 2/16/19 - 11:14 am

Cambridge Police report arresting Lionel Ivan Brathwaite, Jr., this morning for an incident in which police say he grabbed a pre-teen girl's arm and tried to force her and her sister into an alley. Read more.

By - 2/16/19 - 10:19 am
Paula Sharaga

State Police have identified the woman killed in a crash with a truck at Park Drive and Brookline Avenue yesterday as Paula Sharaga, 69, of Cambridge.

Read more.

By - 2/15/19 - 1:07 pm

CPD Investigating Man Who Approached and Grabbed Girls

Video of suspect and victim on Williams St. on Feb. 13.

Cambridge Police report two incidents involving men who tried to get way closer to girls or young women than they should.

On Wednesday, police report: Read more.

By - 2/11/19 - 8:51 am
Fire on Putnam Street

Photo by Steve Matthieu, who had to evacuate the house.

Cambridge firefighters are at Putnam Avenue at Pearl Street for what is now a three-alarm fire.

Resident Steve Matthieu says everybody made it out OK.

NBC Boston reports one firefighter was injured.

By - 2/4/19 - 4:28 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Brookline man they say drove on the sidewalk in front of the Lafayette Square fire house on Mass. Ave. at "an extremely high rate" of speed before he got back in the road in time to run the red light at Mass. Ave. and Sidney Street, shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By - 2/1/19 - 9:34 am

Uber riders who find themselves in an unsafe situation in Cambridge can now swipe in their Uber app to get connected with the city's Emergency Communications Department. Read more.

By - 1/26/19 - 11:41 am
Foggy bus station in Harvard Square

Maria M. captured the mood in the Harvard Square bus station when things got all fogged up on Thursday.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/24/19 - 1:47 pm
Truck load tipped over by the wind on Land Boulevard

Tim spotted this wide load that the wind tipped over on Land Boulevard in Cambridge today.

A National Weather Service wind advisory that remains in effect until 5 p.m. says we could get gusts of up to 55 m.p.h. today.

By - 1/24/19 - 12:11 pm

Cambridge Police have gone online to rebut a viral post about an alleged local human-trafficking ring run by Uber drivers - which started not long after Victor Pena's arrest on Tuesday on kidnapping charges in Charlestown on Tuesday: Read more.

By - 1/21/19 - 5:48 pm
No lights, no heat

Passengers on an outbound Fitchburg Line train had to endure two hours on a cold, unlit train stuck in Weston this evening - and then 15 minutes standing outside in single-digit temperatures waiting for a relief train. Read more.

By - 1/20/19 - 7:17 pm
Smoke in Kendall Square station

Hazed and confused at Kendall. Photo by Luke Ward.

The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a train with "mechanical issues" at Kendall that belched a lot of smoke.

By - 1/18/19 - 9:40 am

The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to an inbound train near Central that developed signal troubles and had to be removed from service, and you know how long that can take.

By - 1/14/19 - 8:52 am
Fire on Hunting Street in Cambridge

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a fire that broke out this morning at 6 Hunting St., off Cambridge Street, spread to a neighboring building.

By - 1/11/19 - 9:56 am

The Cambridge Fire Department reports there was a bit of flaming trash between Harvard and Porter stations this morning, but that it was quickly extinguished and that train service was not interrupted because of it.

By - 1/7/19 - 6:09 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Gloucester man after, they say, he sped down Massachusetts Avenue, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree at Vassar Street around 3 a.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By - 1/7/19 - 3:10 pm

The city will hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss the Jan. 2 bludgeoning death of Paul Wilson in Danehy Park. Read more.

By - 1/3/19 - 9:11 am

Cambridge Day reports the man, in his 60s, was found last night in Danehy Park, on the New Street side.

By - 12/30/18 - 1:19 pm
Another truck storrowed

The bridges of the river roads (and Dorchester) put a few more notches in their support beams this year as truck drivers continued to either drive into them or had to make an ignominious reverse drive of shame after narrowly avoiding a haircut caused by not paying attention to those "CARS ONLY" signs: Read more.

By - 12/23/18 - 2:37 pm

Sometime overnight, a water main under Craigie Street broke, the Cambridge Water Department reports. Robert Winters reports the 24-inch main was installed in 1867 and re-lined in 1954:

Thank you for your 151 years of service.