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By adamg - 6/19/24 - 11:00 pm

Mike Feudale reports he's retiring July 1 after 30 years selling and repairing guitars, first at Sandy's and then, after he took over the business, at his Mike's Monster Guitar on Mass. Ave. in Central Square.

Via Biblioquetress, who sighs: "Sad to lose a good independent instrument shop."

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 - 3/20/24 - 4:04 pm
Wanted for scrawling swastikas at Central Square

Surveillance photo by TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say took time out of his no doubt busy day to scrawl swastikas inside the Central Square Red Line station, around 5 a.m. on March 11.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050, anonymously if you prefer.

By adamg - 12/27/23 - 9:42 pm
Jimmy Flynn

Jen Deaderick says farewell to Jimmy Flynn, a presence in Central Square and the Boston hardcore scene who died Christmas night, just 40. She recalls the bad and the good times, including how he introduced her to the scene when she was at a low point of her own: Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/23 - 12:44 pm

A woman and a man were shot outside 10 Magazine St. in Central Square in Cambridge around 12:30 a.m., Cambridge Police and the Middlesex County District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 9:11 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting pro-Palestinian protesters outside the offices of Elbit Systems on Bishop Allen Drive in Central Square this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/23 - 1:53 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Rangzen Tibetan Place in Central Square in Cambridge has closed after 25 years.

By adamg - 6/28/23 - 9:32 am

Doors on the new Orange Line trains have proven to be cranky, so it's probably no surprise the problem may be popping up on the new trains on the Red Line, made by the same company with the same basic components. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/23 - 9:23 am
The train in question

The train in question. Photo by Lee Nave Jr.

An apparent electrical fire on an inbound Red Line train at Central filled the train and then the station with smoke around 9 a.m., as passengers were evacuated, Cambridge firefighters rushed down into the station and the T kept tweeting increasing delays due to what it only called "a mechanical problem." Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/23 - 11:08 am

WHDH reports smouldering third-rail wiring filled Central Square on the Red Line with smoke and forced the shutdown of the Red Line between Davis and Park this morning, but that everything is now back to the new normal on the Red Line.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 9:14 pm

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.

By adamg - 1/13/23 - 9:40 am

Vanyaland reports that, after two decades of being closed, ManRay will re-open on Jan. 18.

Note for young'uns: The club came before the SpongeBob villain.

By adamg - 1/8/23 - 2:21 pm

The Bangladesh Association of New England plans a protest in front of Cambridge City Hall at 3 p.m. on Monday over the death of Sayed Faisal, 20 last week. Faisal remembered.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 9:41 am

Cambridge Police report finding a man with gunshot injuries on School Street early this morning, although based on where they found shell casings, he might have been shot about a half mile away on Massachusetts Avenue.

Police report receiving calls about gunshots around 1:30 a.m. and found three spent shells near 731 Massachusetts ve.. The victim, 34, found on School street, was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 7/11/22 - 8:22 pm

Cambridge Police report a fight between two small groups of men in the area of McElroy Park Sunday night ended with two men stabbed - one while trying to keep the other from being sliced up. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/22 - 9:14 pm

Cambridge Police report that officers found two stabbing victims shortly after 8 p.m., one outside 750 Massachusetts Ave., the other around the corner at 5 Western Ave. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/22 - 10:28 am

Cambridge Police report arresting an East Boston man already listed as an armed career criminal after a fight outside a shelter on Green Street in Central Square. Read more.

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