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By adamg - 6/30/20 - 3:55 pm

Cambridge Police say officers responded to Marcella Street shortly before 7:30 p.m. yesterday after somebody called 911 to report finding a severed finger.

"After a brief investigation it was deemed that the possible body part was in fact a 'prop' and not an actual body part," police say.

By adamg - 6/27/20 - 8:12 pm
Rabbit on the Esplanade

Aegon Targaryen VI spotted a bun bun by the Charles River today, raising the question of what happens when the first Cambridge bun crosses the river and meets a Boston bun.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 5:19 pm

Transit Police report a man jumped in front of an inbound Red Line train around 4:15 p.m. Foul play is not suspected.

Shuttle buses replaced trains between Alewife and Harvard.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 2:09 pm
Deer at Fresh Pond in Cambridge

Josh Bittker reports on a deer at Fresh Pond in Cambridge: Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 4:17 pm

The Charles River Watershed Association this afternoon issued a public-health advisory for the Charles River from the Mass. Ave. Bridge to the Museum of Science due to a bloom of the dreaded cyanobacteria: Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 3:36 pm

ImprovBoston announced today it is suspending its operations - including online performances - until at least January and that all of its staffers are taking a furlough until then, due to Covid-19 issues. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 10:07 am

Cambridge Day reports on yesterday's march from Cambridge Common to Cambridge City Hall.

By adamg - 6/20/20 - 11:19 am

A dead inbound train at Central gummed up the Red Line for awhile this morning, but the T assures us they've taken it to that place where all dead Red Line trains go.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 11:30 am

The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to an errant switch near Harvard.

By adamg - 6/13/20 - 12:21 pm

Nathaniel Stinnett watched some of the demolition of the steel part of the Lechmere viaduct this morning. It's coming down for the realignment of the Green Line towards the new Not-Lechmere station being built as part of the fabled Green Line Extension.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 9:09 am

Cambridge Day reports that after five hours, nothing was resolved and the council will meet on the issue again on Monday.

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 10:03 am

Cambridge Police report a growing number of complaints from people who have had their personal information - including their social-security numbers - used to create bogus unemployment claims. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 3:26 pm

Police Commissioner Branville Bard today issued an order, effective immediately, that requires “all sworn members of the Cambridge Police Department present at any scene where physical force is being applied, to either stop, or attempt to stop, another member of the Department when force is being unreasonably applied or is no longer required.” Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/20 - 9:23 pm

Across greater Boston, thousands of people participated in Black Lives Matter events today. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 6/2/20 - 4:25 am

Mount Auburn Cemetery announced that it has reopened to the public from noon to 7 pm daily. Public restrooms will be open, but all other buildings including the chapels and Washington Tower remain closed.

The cemetery had temporarily closed on March 30, except for families visiting their loved ones' graves.

By adamg - 6/1/20 - 8:51 am
Lechmere station with trolleys

Tim Murphy took some before and after photos of Lechmere, specifically, what it looked like just before it was shut and then again over this past weekend: Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 10:02 am
Chicken at Cambridge playground

To get to the playground, because that sign only bans dogs, as roving UHub photographer David Wean discovered on Sidney Street in Cambridge this morning.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 11:39 am

WBUR recounts the last moments of "Ann" - an elderly woman with no known family to talk to, even if just by tablet, as she succumbed to Covid-19 at Cambridge Hospital. But she did have Linda Lombardi, a psychiatric nurse who had been caring for her since 2007, and who was with her, via iPad, in her last 90 minutes.

"I just couldn't let her die alone," she says. "I just couldn't do it."

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 11:50 am

Juliette Kayyem, who has been writing a lot of late about the current pandemic, reports on how the discovery of an old photo in a space nobody in her family knew about until they opened a bathroom ceiling due to water damage led her on a search that ended with her connecting online with the great niece of a woman whose daughter lived in the house until she died there in the third wave of the 1918-19 flu pandemic.

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