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.
Around 9:30 p.m., an Orange Line train pulled out of Ruggles on its way downtown. Only a rider, for whatever reasons, had her arm partially stuck outside one set of doors as the train began to move. When the driver didn't seem to respond to the intercom, a rider pulled the emergency brake. Read more.
Up until now, the T has been testing that one new Orange Line train on that weird third track north of Boston, but look at this photo from the T's Joe Pesaturo tonight. Could we actually see it in operation as promised by the end of the year? Read more.
The new owners of the shambling Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Mass. Ave. have filed their detailed plans to build a 150-room hotel on the site. Read more.
A developer's proposal to bridge the turnpike along the more barren side of Mass. Ave. between Newbury and Boylston streets could mean several dramatic changes to the block beyond just towers covering what is now an open-air highway. Read more.
Transit Police report arresting a man they say an MBTA worker and a security camera both captured kicking in a window at the Mass. Ave. Orange Line stop for what police say was "no apparent reason."
Nicholas Sullivan, 25, was nabbed after the act around 1:25 a.m. on Wednesday, police say.
In the leg in the parking lot behind Symphony Hall on St. Stephen Street shortly before 9:45 p.m. Police found him in front of Symphony Hall a few minutes later. His injuries do not appear life threatening.
Cambridge Police report an armored-car driver from New Bedford not only refused to move his wide vehicle out of a Mass. Ave. bike lane yesterday, he gave an officer some lip about it: He was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, blocking a bicycle lane and refusing to produce his license and registration.
And that was only part of the horror at Massachusetts Avenue station during rush hour:
Just as upsetting she begged no one call an ambulance. “It’s $3000,” she wailed. “I can’t afford that.”
— Maria Cramer (@GlobeMCramer) June 29, 2018
At the intersection of Southampton Street and Massachusetts Avenue are two unusual round buildings. The smaller is the New Market Pizza and Grill, which is perhaps the most ornate pizza place in the city. And the other is a solid six-story brick hotel, formerly the Roundhouse Suites, now the Best Western Plus Boston Hotel. Read more.
Cambridge officials announced today the city has hired Roderick Ireland, retired chief justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court, to conduct an independent review of how Cambridge police officers arrested a 21-year-old Harvard student standing naked on a Massachusetts Avenue traffic island on April 13. Read more.
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