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By adamg - 7/28/21 - 2:57 pm
Body recovered from Charles River

Body being removed from river. Photo by Chris in 02134.

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a search of the Charles River for a swimmer in trouble ended this afternoon with the recovery of a man's body.

By adamg - 7/28/21 - 9:20 am

CommonWealth Magazine remembers Bob Moses, a civil-rights leader with strong roots in Cambridge, who died Sunday at 86.

He turned his focus to K-12 math after becoming frustrated by the middle school math instruction his daughter was getting in the Cambridge schools.

Using proceeds from a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant he was awarded, in 1982 he established the Algebra Project, a nonprofit focused on boosting math “literacy” among Black school children. By 2001, it was serving 10,000 students in 28 cities.

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 - 7/26/21 - 11:34 am

Cambridge Police report officers found more than a dozen spent shells in the area of Harvard, Cherry and Boardman streets in the Port after gunfire around 1:45 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/21 - 12:55 pm
A raccoon in a Kendall Square wall

Ama Wild has been getting up early to video the raccoons of Kendall Square, including this one, who seems to have taken up residence in a wall: Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 1:59 pm

Cambridge Day reports.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 3:17 pm

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News reports a federal bankruptcy judge in Boston has appointed a trustee to oversee the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of CrimsonBikes on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge as it seeks to deal with three creditors - an e-commerce provider, a Boston-based non-profit developer and a customer who pre-paid for a bike he says he never got. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/21 - 9:12 am

Cambridge Police report two people were shot in the Port overnight - one around 11:15 p.m. on Washington Street, the other around 4:30 a.m. a couple blocks away at Broadway and Windsor Street. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 11:57 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man watching a movie and fiddling with his Playstation on the TV he plugged in on the inbound platform at Harvard around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday - not for his unique way of wiling away the time underground but because he was wanted on charges of attacking somebody in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/21 - 9:23 am

Cambridge Police and the MSPCA say they've arrested an East Cambridge man animal cruelty charges for the cats that were tortured between March and May. One of the cats was found dead; the other two were brought in for treatment and survived. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 4:06 pm

The Crimson reports that Cambridge's two larger institutions of higher education are selling their edX portal to some for-profit concern and that they'll use the money to build a new non-profit aimed at improving the online educational experience, in particular for "under-resourced and historically disadvantaged populations."

By adamg - 6/26/21 - 10:34 am

Cambridge Day reports on a bit of uproar surrounding Radcliffe Quadrangle: Nearby residents had long used the space as an unofficial dog park, but when a Harvard student started chasing dogs with a large stick last month, the university responded by banning unleashed dogs. Cambridge Day reports that when one dog owner confronted the H-Man and threatened to call police, he responded by calling his house dean.

By adamg - 6/25/21 - 8:19 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Central Square venue begins to slowly reopen starting this weekend.

By adamg - 6/17/21 - 2:27 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a local man they say repeatedly broke into Central Square businesses, at least one home and three vehicles and say he made off with $80,000 in equipment and furniture from just one Central Square business over a two-day period. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/21 - 12:04 am

Cambridge PD Lt. Thomas Ahern says only a well placed cell phone prevented serious injury when his gun discharged on its own as he sat in a SWAT van during the 2019 MayFair festivities. He's suing gun maker Sig Sauer for selling what he claims is a defective device and his own city for what he says is punishment for objecting to its bulk purchase of the guns over his objections. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 9:10 am
Cupola in a puddle in Cambridge

Msmariamad captured the extra cupola in Cambridge after the rain yesterday.

Copyright Msmariamad. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:57 pm

In a public notice about its impending merger with the parent company of the East Boston Savings Bank, Rockland Trust says it will close current East Boston branches in Allston, Brighton (two branches), Chinatown, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline and Cambridge (two branches), among others. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 11:06 am

Cambridge Police report a man suffered knife injuries not considered life threatening on Temple Street early this morning and that a suspect was arrested not long after.

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