Cambridge

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.

By - 12/23/18 - 10:39 am
Van Norden fire

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a three-alarm fire at 8 Van Norden St. this morning killed a dog and injured an occupant. A second dog was rescued.

Firefighters responded around 6:15 a.m., the department says. Read more.

By - 12/17/18 - 6:48 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the latest wrinkle in a never-ending controversy over the UpperWest wine bar. This time, the ACLU is looking at the police commissioner's vote, as one of three licensing commissioners, to punish the restaurant over comments an owner allegedly made to fire inspectors on a visit. He said the comments were threats that demanded punishment; the ACLU, buttressed by comments by the inspectors themselves, said they were not physical threats and fall under the First Amendment.

By - 12/17/18 - 6:37 pm

A Bedford man with a Santa cap in his back pocket walked down Sciarappa Street Friday night, smashing the side mirrors on cars, Cambridge Police report. Read more.

By - 12/17/18 - 9:33 am

Cambridge city councilors say renters and condo owners who buy electric cars are increasingly running extension cords out their windows and across sidewalks to power up their vehicles.

Cambridge can't have that - it's a menace to pedestrians, for one thing, the councilors say. But rather than try to discourage people without driveways in which to install car chargers, in a city where public chargers are still fairly rare, councilors want city staffers to start looking at ways that renters and condo owners could power up their cars safely - like maybe with conduits under sidewalks in which to run power cords to the curb, the Cambridge Civic Journal alerts us. Read more.

By - 12/14/18 - 3:28 pm

State senators and representatives from either side of the Longfellow Bridge want the state to keep the "flex posts" that separate the Longfellow bike lanes from cars over the winter. Read more.

By - 12/14/18 - 12:04 pm

Cambridge Police report officers were dispatched to a location on the 1100 block of Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square and to companies on Memorial Drive and First Street yesterday for bomb threats that turned out to be part of a national wave of bomb threats.

By - 12/11/18 - 5:29 pm

Cambridge Police report a bomb technician, an explosives-sniffing dog and firefighters rushed to Antrim Street and Broadway around 7:30 p.m. Monday on a report of an unattended briefcase on a park bench. Read more.

By - 12/11/18 - 5:21 pm

The Crimson reports on an incident on Plympton Street around 12:45 a.m. The woman screamed and escaped.

By - 12/10/18 - 8:56 am

The Crimson reports Tealuxe is leaving Harvard Square on Dec. 23. The news comes days after the Crema coffeehouse announced its demise.

By - 12/8/18 - 6:20 pm
New Hampshire dude with stickers

Several people report spotting some pickup plastered with MAGAcrap - and boasting a plow - being driven around areas today where it's sure to make people cry, like Brighton and Cambridge. Joe Wright got a picture of the pickup and the man behind the stickers in Cambridge, between Harvard and Porter squares. He adds: Read more.

By - 12/7/18 - 10:23 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Harold Parker's first-degree murder conviction for the 2001 murder of Io Nachtwey, a homeless woman from Hawaii who was stabbed and then beaten in the head with nunchucks before her body was dumped into the Charles from the Grand Junction railroad bridge over the Charles River. Read more.

By - 12/6/18 - 10:26 pm
Relighting the Cambridge Common menorah

Photo by Ron Newman

Ron Newman attended a ceremony on Cambridge Common tonight where residents and officials honored the people who put a large menorah back up Sunday afternoon after some guy on a bike went to the effort to knock it down. Read more.