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Crime

Bicycle Thefts Increase as Students Return to Campus

Since the first freshmen arrived on campus for pre-orientation programs on August 15, the Harvard University Police Department has recorded 17 bike thefts or attempted bike thefts.

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Crime

Cambridge Police Investigating Shootings Near Central Square

The victims, two men, sustained nonfatal injuries and were provided treatment at local hospitals. One was wounded in the knee and the other sustained a gunshot to the hand.

Cambridge Police
Cambridge

City of Cambridge Awarded State Grant to Combat Gang Recruitment

The City of Cambridge has been awarded over $32,000 as a part of the state government’s annual Shannon Grant awards to fight gang activity across the state.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Challenges Cambridge's 'Sanctuary City' Status

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency listed Cambridge an “uncooperative jurisdiction” for refusing to comply with federal requests to detain individuals for possible deportation.

Devereux's Concerns
City Politics

City Councillors Vote to Support Blocking Immigration Enforcement Training

​Cambridge City Councillors voted unanimously Monday night to support the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts’ calls for the state to withdraw from a federal customs enforcement training program.

Cambridge

Cambridge Begins Search for Police Commissioner

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale invited the public to assist city officials in the search for a new police commissioner in an announcement Wednesday.

City Politics

Cambridge Officials Encourage More Bike Infrastructure

City officials and activists gathered in City Hall Wednesday to discuss bike safety in Cambridge.

Crime

Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Bank Robbery

Law enforcement officials arrested an escaped federal prisoner suspected of attempting to rob a bank in Central Square Thursday, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Fire in Cambridge
Harvard in the City

Fire in Cambridge

Cambridge Fire Chief Gerald Reardon monitors the active fire in Cambridge Saturday night. The blaze affected eight buildings, completely destroying some properties.

Fire in Cambridge Saturday Night
College

Fire in Cambridge Saturday Night

Several local fire departments respond to the 10-alarm fire in downtown Cambridge Saturday night.

Fire in Cambridge Saturday Night
Cambridge

10-Alarm Fire Sets Buildings Ablaze in Cambridge

A 10-alarm fire broke out in Cambridge Saturday afternoon, and was contained to one building as of around 9 p.m.

Sights From the HUDS Strike
Food and Drink

11 Arrested in Dining Services Protest

Cambridge Police officers arrested 11 people Friday who were blocking traffic in protest of recent labor negotiations between Harvard and its dining services workers.

Police Recovered a Person from Charles River
HUPD

Summer School Student Drowns in Charles River

A Harvard Summer School student who was recovered from the bottom of the Charles River Friday night was pronounced dead by drowning, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Crime

Police Still Investigating Church Street Stabbing

Cambridge Police are still awaiting video surveillance in connection with a stabbing that occurred on Church Street late last month, and an investigation into a shooting that occurred near Mount Auburn Hospital remains "open and active."

Crime

One Dead, Another Injured After Shooting Near Mt. Auburn Hospital

One individual died and another remains hospitalized with serious injuries after a shooting near Mt. Auburn Hospital late Tuesday night, according to Meghan Kelly, Communications Director of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.