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By adamg - 7/17/22 - 11:57 am

An Uber driver and his two passengers suffered apparently minor injuries after their vehicle crashed into a Citizens Bank branch on Somerville Avenue at Massachusetts Avenue around 11:10 p.m. on Friday, Cambridge Police report. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 9:52 am

Porter Square groping suspect

Surveillance video of the suspect, via CPD.

Cambridge Police are investigating a report by a woman walking Roseland Street towards Massachusetts Avenue that she was groped around 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/22 - 9:07 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the impending closing of the bar and restaurant, which opened in 1966, and which will be replaced by "a new Asian concept."

By adamg - 2/28/22 - 2:46 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a local man they say responded to a request by a manager at the Porter Square CVS to put on a mask early Friday by shoving him. And when officers summoned by 911 arrived, he responded by going after them as well, police say. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 11:07 pm

Jess Fox posts a photo of the flaming white "ghost bicycle" in Porter Square, a memorial to Joe Lavins, hit and killed by an 18-wheeler as he rode to work in 2016.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 5:47 pm

Cambridge Police report a man who objected to being told to put back items he was trying to shoplift from the Porter Square CVS early Saturday responded by punching "an elderly employee in the face and head multiple times with a closed fist." Read more.

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 - 4/21/20 - 9:22 pm
Turkey in Porter Square

Msmariamad spotted this specimen of meleagrian pulchritude in Porter Square today.

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

By adamg - 3/5/20 - 9:11 am
People dumped out of Red Line train at Porter Square

The already teeming hordes at Porter Square got even teemingier after passengers were ordered out of a full train shortly before 9 a.m. because it suddenly passed its expiration date, as Nicole Bartolotta shows us. The T is reporting Red Line delays of up to ten minutes.

By adamg - 12/11/19 - 8:51 am
Wait at Porter Square for the Red Line

The T isn't announcing any official Red Line delays, but as Jennifer Helfer discovered at Porter Square, just because a train pulls into the station doesn't mean you can get on it.

Meanwhile, Ryan provides some video of the water pouring into one Red Line car from Braintree this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 9:01 am

Dan reports:

While the commuter rail and red line are all “having a tough time today” my three year old did spontaneously call out this remarkable #mbta achievement: “All of the escalators at Porter are working today!”

By adamg - 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 adamg - 11/6/18 - 4:10 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Red Line southbound due to a train with "a mechanical problem" at Porter.

By adamg - 9/21/18 - 7:50 pm

Cambridge Police report on an incident on White Street in Porter Square on Thursday:

CPD units were dispatched to a disturbance in Porter Square, where a male confronted a female for littering and she exited her car and threw a liquid at him. The liquid actually struck two men and one man thought the other male had thrown the liquid and punched him.

By adamg - 9/9/18 - 10:07 am

Transit Police report a man died on the outbound side of the Red Line past Porter Square after he was hit by a Red Line train around 7 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/18 - 3:14 pm

The MBTA reports an inbound Red Line train died just after leaving Porter and that people were ordered out of the train behind it so it could "rescue" the deceased train.

By adamg - 6/15/18 - 8:24 am

The MBTA reports a train with mechanical issues at Porter is now gone to wherever trains with mechanical issues are sent, and service is back to normal on the Red Line.

By adamg - 6/12/18 - 4:26 pm

The T had to send in a rescue train to push a dead Red Line train out of the way outbound at Porter Square. Even with it now out of the way, there are still 25-minute delays on the line.

By adamg - 6/2/18 - 11:51 pm

A track fire just past the inbound side of Porter Square on the Red Line around 9 p.m. bollixed service tonight long after Cambridge firefighters extinguished the blaze.

By adamg - 4/5/18 - 9:42 am
Sunset over Porter Square

Roving UHub photographer Pat Quintin stopped roving long enough to enjoy the sunset over Porter Square yesterday evening.

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