Central Square

By - 3/19/19 - 10:25 pm
New Zealand vigil at Cambridge City Hall

Greg Cook was one of several hundred people at a vigil for the victims of the latest white-nationalist mass murderer, this time in New Zealand. He listened as Farida Moustafa, a 16-year-old student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin said that it could just as easily have been her and her family there. He also watched as people kneeled to recite the evening prayer.

By - 3/5/19 - 3:01 pm
Snowpeople in Central Square

Tracy Strauss ran across these folks in Central Square today.

Ed Ryan captured somebody fitting in: Read more.

By - 2/23/19 - 12:50 pm
US Coast Guard helicopter

Out on a run this morning, Jason Richardson spotted a Coast Guard helicopter flying in a training mission over the Charles by the Esplanade.

The crew also flew low and loud along Mass. Ave. in Cambridge and Central Square.

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 - 10/3/18 - 3:48 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on the impending demise of the food co-op with branches in Cambridge and Forest Hills. A going-out-of-business sale will be held to help pay off creditors.

Letter to members.

By - 9/24/18 - 8:50 am
People forced off train at Central Square

12 Overripened Plums was among the people ordered off an inbound Red Line train at Central Square when smoke began coming off it. Read more.

By - 9/5/18 - 7:34 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting Shawn Marcinowski, 45, of Malden, for allegedly beating up another man shortly on Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square shortly before 1 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By - 8/8/18 - 9:19 pm

Down in his laboratory, in the basement of Cambridge City Hall, Dr. Frankenstein and Igor watched as the creature came to life: Read more.

By - 7/12/18 - 7:42 am

Shortly before 7:30 a.m., Cambridge firefighters rushed to the Central Square Red Line stop to rescue a woman who'd fallen on the outbound tracks just as a train was pulling into the station. Read more.

By - 6/20/18 - 2:41 pm

Cambridge Police report a homeless man who was sleeping in front of the Central Square library, was awoken around 12:50 this morning by a man who shot him several times in the stomach and arm with a pellet gun. Read more.

By - 5/16/18 - 12:56 pm

The MBTA shut power on the Red Line towards Alewife around 12:45 p.m. after a man fell on the tracks and was knocked unconscious. He was lifted out about ten minutes later. The T reported delays up to 20 minutes on the Red Line.

By - 5/14/18 - 4:59 pm

Cambridge Police report officers getting ready to have a car towed away from Central Square because its driver had parked in a No Parking zone found both drugs and guns in the car and arrested its driver, James Bonaventure, 24, of Cambridge. Read more.

By - 5/9/18 - 9:02 am

Cambridge Police report at least one shot was fired in Parking Lot 5 at Norfolk Street and Bishop Allen Drive, around 2:30 a.m. Read more.

By - 2/23/18 - 8:44 am

The MBTA reports service is back to normal on the Red Line for now, following the removal of a husk of a non-moving train from Central around 7:45 a.m.

By - 2/13/18 - 9:42 pm
Almost a rainbow at sunset

Kathy watched the sky show as the sun went down over the Esplanade this evening.

Shortly after, Jed Hresko spotted a different set of colors over Central Square in Cambridge: Read more.

By - 2/8/18 - 5:57 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line because of signal problems between Harvard and Central.

By - 1/29/18 - 8:42 am
20 minute delays in Quincy

The sign says it all at Quincy Center. Photo by Amy Reinhart.

UPDATE: After hauling away one train carcass, the T reported another train, headed inbound, died at South Station.

The work week got off to its usual start on the Red Line when a train took its last breaths at Central, and now riders are stuck in what the MBTA calls "moderate" delays. It's no better in the other direction: Read more.

By - 1/10/18 - 11:14 am
Kendall and Central squares in the snow

A roving UHub photographer sent in these two photos from Cambridge squares this week - on the left, Kendall Square, on the right, Central Square - and wonders why one gets the ultimate plow and shovel job and the other doesn't. The Central Square photo is from Monday, but the photographer reports there are still mounds and mounds of snow there today.