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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.

By adamg - 4/21/22 - 11:16 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the insurers for Coppa and Toro in the South End and Little Donkey in Central Square do not have to reimburse owner Ken Oringer for Covid-19 losses because the virus did not cause the permanent damage to his tables and other furnishings that might be covered under his "all risks" policies. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/22 - 10:21 am

Cambridge Police report arresting a resident of Central House, an SRO at 820 Massachusetts Ave. on charges he stabbed another resident around 7:40 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/21 - 1:49 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a local man on a variety of charges following a car crash at Green Street and Western Avenue around 1:10 a.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/21 - 9:47 pm

Cambridge Police report a man was robbed of his bike around 3 a.m. outside 359 Green St. in Central Square. Read more.

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.

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