Harvard and Cambridge Public Schools are facing safety concerns today, with Harvard Yard locked down and the nearby science center plaza emptied and a heightened police presence at public schools after a bomb threat appeared on a blog.
A suspect in mid-September’s fatal stabbing was arraigned Friday, with many details still to come in the crime, officials said at a press conference. What was notable was that an arrest came “in part as a result of the public’s cooperation with law enforcement.”
Police said they were investigating a 4:24 p.m. Sunday shooting on Portland Street that left one victim with non-life-threatening injuries – an incident first thought to be on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus.
Tywann Jones, 35, was attacked while waiting outside the 7-Eleven store at 750 Massachusetts Ave., near Pleasant Street in Central Square, said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas.
Cambridgeport residents and business owners can ask police officers about housebreak patterns in the neighborhood and other crime and safety concerns at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the cafeteria in the Morse School.
A former Somerville police officer and his brother were arraigned Thursday in Somerville District Court, with the former officer accused of breaking into Somerville Police Headquarters after his dismissal and stealing a commanding officer’s gun.
A suspect in an Aug. 12 shooting death in which the victim fled to Kendall Square was scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning in Cambridge District Court.
City councillor Nadeem Mazen is scheduled to play a prominent role in a Thursday press conference against a controversial government antiterrorism effort called Countering Violent Extremism.
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.
An alert about a rise in ATM scams was approved unanimously Monday by the City Council, but one councillor might have wanted to vote it in twice.