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By adamg - 8/30/21 - 1:33 pm

The MBTA says it's running shuttle buses between Harvard and Park due to an unspecified "power problem" at Central.

By adamg - 7/27/21 - 6:10 pm

The Middle East announced today that for the foreseeable future, it's only going to let people in who have proof they've been fully vaccinated against Covid-19: Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/21 - 8:19 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Central Square venue begins to slowly reopen starting this weekend.

By adamg - 6/17/21 - 2:27 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a local man they say repeatedly broke into Central Square businesses, at least one home and three vehicles and say he made off with $80,000 in equipment and furniture from just one Central Square business over a two-day period. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 11:06 am

Cambridge Police report a man suffered knife injuries not considered life threatening on Temple Street early this morning and that a suspect was arrested not long after.

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By adamg - 6/7/21 - 10:39 am

Cambridge Day reports the Cambridge License Commission holds a hearing Wednesday on a request by a potential new owner of the Cantab to re-open the Central Square club. It closed last spring; you can guess why.

By adamg - 5/21/21 - 12:17 pm
Bubier

Cambridge Police report that John Bubier, whose croaky "spare change" pleas are familiar to anybody who's spent time in Downtown Crossing over the years, was arrested in Central Square last night on a warrant charging he failed to register with local authorities as a convicted sex offender. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/21 - 11:36 am
Wanted for stealing MBTA property

Transit Police report they are looking for four people who have now twice made off with the new arm rests/dividers on benches at the Red Line station in Central Square - the ones that some say are really a hostile act against the homeless. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/21 - 10:39 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Cambridge has to pay the owner of a long abandoned and boarded-up apartment building $3.7 million even as he continues to fight to get the property back, under a state eminent-domain law drafted with the acknowledgement of the "sudden and heavy financial burdens" such land takings can have on property owners. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/20 - 12:02 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the stabbing last night; suspect was arrested not long after.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 5:08 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the group that owns the Kinsale across from Boston City Hall and the Asgard in Central Square have reached a deal with their landlords to re-open the two bars in the spring.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 1:30 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Asgard in Central Square has closed. It's owned by the same group as the Kinsale Irish Pub in Government Center, which is also now closed.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 1:13 pm

Dalton Main reports Jerry Coleman is shutting the Field:

He said he’s sad to see the end, but wouldn’t do anything else because he wouldn’t dream of putting anyone in danger.

By adamg - 7/7/20 - 11:04 am

Cambridge Day reports on plans for a pop-up to be called Starlight Square that will, among other things, let local performance spaces hold outdoor performances now that their indoor facilities are shut due to Covid-19.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 10:07 am

Cambridge Day reports on yesterday's march from Cambridge Common to Cambridge City Hall.

By adamg - 6/20/20 - 11:19 am

A dead inbound train at Central gummed up the Red Line for awhile this morning, but the T assures us they've taken it to that place where all dead Red Line trains go.

By adamg - 4/15/20 - 3:24 pm
Smashed window in floral van

With flower shops not deemed essential, David Levine at Central Square Florist reports today: Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 2:45 pm

Florists are not "essential" businesses allowed to stay open to the public under the current state of emergency. But what about floral delivery, with orders taken online or by phone? David Levine of Central Square Florist in Cambridge reports that, in the consideration of the Cambridge city solicitor, the answer is no, because flower deliveries aren't "essential," either.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 9:11 pm

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis. DePasquale announced today they're signing contracts with several restaurants in Harvard and Central squares to cook meals for the city's homeless population, at a time when local homeless shelters are having trouble with staffing for their own kitchens. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 5:26 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a homeless man after, they say, he began "behaving oddly and spreading a considerable amount of a white-looking powder substance over a table" at a Central Square fast-food outlet around 10 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

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