Adopting an ordinance that requires City Council review of surveillance technology empowers our elected representatives to make choices, rather than police under pressure. We take it on ourselves to hold those officials accountable come election time.
A reported home invasion brought police to Andrew Street today, where officers conducted a protective sweep. Officers continue to search the surrounding Cambridgeport area, police said Monday afternoon.
It is not known if there is a connection between two fatal shootings took place before dawn Saturday, one in Cambridge and one in Somerville.
A Harvard undergrad was assaulted while running along the Charles River late Tuesday, Harvard University Police Department said.
A “Drive 2 Support Puerto Rico” is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday to gather critically needed items for Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria relief at the Cambridge Police Department, 125 Sixth St., near Kendall Square.
Cambridge Police encourage residents to join officers at “Coffee with a Cop” events Wednesday and at “Coffee with the Commissioner” events being planned for several Saturday mornings in the fall.
The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation will honor eight heroes killed in the line of duty, including late Cambridge resident Charles E. Bradley, at a memorial ceremony held noon Friday at Ashburton Park, next to the Massachusetts State House.
Cambridgeport and Riverside residents and businesses are invited to a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to further discuss city and police response to Sept. 5 and Sept. 10 shootings that took place on River Street.
We like to describe ourselves as progressive. But will we live up to that and work to expand social services for people who are vulnerable? Or will we decide it’s easier to have the police arrest people or move them along so that we don’t have to see them?
With a classic mistake – returning to the scene of the crime – a suspect in Sunday’s non-fatal shooting in the Riverside neighborhood has been arrested.