After capturing a second city raccoon testing positive for rabies, the Animal Commission is reminding residents how to protect themselves against the disease, which is usually spread through the bite of a rabid animal.
A woman told police that she walking home from a friend’s house alone on Fayerweather Street near Ivy Street in Neighborhood 9 when a man tried to assault her.
Activist and attorney Mike Connolly declared his candidacy for City Council on Thursday – his second run for public office after opting out of a council bid two years ago and coming in second in a challenge to Tim Toomey for his 26th Middlesex District seat.
It’s not quite hell freezing over, but city councillor Craig Kelley has hired a legislative aide, saying he sees “much more potential for me to do good things in the city if I have someone I can work closely and consistently with on the city’s issues.”
School Committee member Mervan Osborne has opted not to run for reelection in November, citing job and family priorities: a second child and promotion to head of school at Boston’s Beacon Academy.
The suspect in a Dec. 6 sexual assault connected to the Uber car-ride app has been ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing next week, called “an alleged serial rapist who eluded capture for nearly a decade.”
A woman’s body found in the Charles River this morning has drawn investigation by State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk District Attorney’s office, the State Police Marine Unit and other officials.
Midway through the month when City Council and School Committee candidates can pick up their nomination papers and must file them, election commissioners certified signatures from a dozen council hopefuls and eight potential committee members.
A city Ramadan celebration arrives Wednesday, with city councillor Nadeem Mazen – co-hosting with Mayor David Maher – calling it “an opportunity for the large number of Cambridge Muslims to feel really included in a cultural and civic moment.”
The Cambridge Housing Authority sent letters to every affordable-housing applicant saying no one would be offered an apartment for the next two years, saving vacancies during extensive redevelopment. And 2,477 of those letters came back as undeliverable.