Cambridge

By - 3/12/19 - 8:13 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Utah man after he tried to claim packages at a Memorial Drive hotel at which he wasn't even staying yesterday - and after he tried hiding from police by secreting himself inside a car trunk in the hotel's garage. Read more.

By - 3/7/19 - 5:15 pm
Schwarztrauber

A Cambridge man without a gun license bought 150 rounds of ammunition at a Wilmington gun show and threatened to "use a firearm and ammunition to allegedly conduct a shooting spree," the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports.

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By - 3/6/19 - 11:33 am

Gideon Litchfield, editor in chief of MIT Technology Review, recounts how the other day, they got an angry message from some guy about how they'd used his photo to illustrate an article about research at Brandeis that tried to explain "the hipster effect" - how non-conformists often wind up looking the same. Read more.

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 - 2/27/19 - 12:27 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting Alexis Rodriguez-Perez, 28, of Mattapan, in a room at Cambridge Hospital on Monday after, they say, a hospital security guard found two loaded 9-mm magazines stuffed in his pants and a loaded 9-mm gun in a trash can next to his bed. Read more.

By - 2/26/19 - 9:17 pm

Phil Harris - "Woodman Spare That Tree" - original 78

The Harvard Crimson reports the Cambridge City Council yesterday passed a one-year moratorium on chopping down trees in Cambridge, unless they're dead or declared "dangerous."

By - 2/25/19 - 9:24 am

UPDATE: Turns out there were two Cambridge listings, but one was under North Cambridge for some reason.

The Cambridge Historical Commission recounts the history of Bennett House in Porter Square, the one "tourist home" in Cambridge listed in the Green Book, which was a guide for black tourists in the Jim Crow era of lodgings that were open to them long before it became the name of a movie.

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 - 2/16/19 - 11:14 am

Cambridge Police report arresting Lionel Ivan Brathwaite, Jr., this morning for an incident in which police say he grabbed a pre-teen girl's arm and tried to force her and her sister into an alley. Read more.

By - 2/16/19 - 10:19 am
Paula Sharaga

State Police have identified the woman killed in a crash with a truck at Park Drive and Brookline Avenue yesterday as Paula Sharaga, 69, of Cambridge.

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By - 2/15/19 - 1:07 pm

CPD Investigating Man Who Approached and Grabbed Girls

Video of suspect and victim on Williams St. on Feb. 13.

Cambridge Police report two incidents involving men who tried to get way closer to girls or young women than they should.

On Wednesday, police report: Read more.

By - 2/11/19 - 8:51 am
Fire on Putnam Street

Photo by Steve Matthieu, who had to evacuate the house.

Cambridge firefighters are at Putnam Avenue at Pearl Street for what is now a three-alarm fire.

Resident Steve Matthieu says everybody made it out OK.

NBC Boston reports one firefighter was injured.

By - 2/4/19 - 4:28 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Brookline man they say drove on the sidewalk in front of the Lafayette Square fire house on Mass. Ave. at "an extremely high rate" of speed before he got back in the road in time to run the red light at Mass. Ave. and Sidney Street, shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By - 2/1/19 - 9:34 am

Uber riders who find themselves in an unsafe situation in Cambridge can now swipe in their Uber app to get connected with the city's Emergency Communications Department. Read more.

By - 1/26/19 - 11:41 am
Foggy bus station in Harvard Square

Maria M. captured the mood in the Harvard Square bus station when things got all fogged up on Thursday.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/24/19 - 1:47 pm
Truck load tipped over by the wind on Land Boulevard

Tim spotted this wide load that the wind tipped over on Land Boulevard in Cambridge today.

A National Weather Service wind advisory that remains in effect until 5 p.m. says we could get gusts of up to 55 m.p.h. today.

By - 1/24/19 - 12:11 pm

Cambridge Police have gone online to rebut a viral post about an alleged local human-trafficking ring run by Uber drivers - which started not long after Victor Pena's arrest on Tuesday on kidnapping charges in Charlestown on Tuesday: Read more.