The rhetoric was sharper and the bitterness and anger palpable at a rally held Monday after racist violence in Virginia – the third such rally held in Cambridge in response to the still young presidency of Donald Trump and, officials made clear, certainly not the last.
The Police Department is reassessing its policy on cooperating with federal immigration officers after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled locals have no authority to hold undocumented immigrants for extra time solely because of a “detainer” request.
The court reversed two convictions of Chicagoan John Biesiot because testimony merely associating him with two particular graffiti designs wasn’t enough to prove he was the one who sprayed images on MBTA train cars in 2008. A conviction to Alewife tags remains.
Maurice Abisdid-Wagner was being sought on seven warrants for charges dating back to 2012 when he encountered three Cambridge police detectives waiting for him Wednesday near Fayette Street.
Branville G. Bard Jr., the sole finalist presented to the city last month to become police commissioner, was announced Thursday as the choice of city manager Louis A. DePasquale.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian thanked the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker for awarding the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office a nearly $140,000 grant to continue ongoing efforts to address the opioid epidemic in the county.
Public controversies that contributed to a 2013 resignation at ImprovBoston, the Central Square comedy theater and school, seem minor compared with what’s happened since Zach Ward returned to leading the improv theater he owns in North Carolina.
Branville G. Bard Jr., the sole remaining finalist for police commissioner, introduced himself to the city Tuesday night at a small forum at the public library, saying Cambridge’s progressive policing was “not going to change under my leadership.”
In a surprising announcement Friday, there is a single candidate remaining for police commissioner since five candidates interviewed for the position in May – Branville G. Bard Jr. of Philadelphia, an African American who has studied the practice of racial profiling.
Police are investigating reports of gunshots that occurred early today around Bishop Allen Drive and Norfolk Street in The Port neighborhood near Central Square.