UPDATE: Two-alarm fire hits Race St., firefighter injured

CAMBRIDGE — At 9:21 a.m. today, Cambridge Rescue Fire Company (RFC) responded to a structure fire at the intersection of Washington and Race streets. “Fire showing 1st and 2nd floors,” a statement from RFC said. “Units on scene, making an aggressive attack, searches underway.” Race Street was blocked while the incident continued, with firefighters working […]

CPD to hold ‘Citizens’ Police Academy’

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Police Department will soon hold its annual Citizens’ Police Academy. This year, the course will begin Nov. 13. “I think our class is pretty full,” Capt. Justin Todd said Friday. “We’re looking forward to it.” The class will be held on Wednesday nights until Dec. 18. Its goal is to reach […]

CPD warns of seasonal crimes

CAMBRIDGE — “This time of year, we always get an influx of thefts,” Capt. Justin Todd said Friday. He was speaking during a conversation on the work and challenges of the Cambridge Police Department, illustrated by an unexpected event. While waiting to enter headquarters on Washington Street, a visitor noticed three officers hurry out of […]

BREAKING NEWS: CPD names shooting victim

CAMBRIDGE — At approximately 10:44 a.m. Thursday, Cambridge Police Department (CPD) officers responded to a 911 call for a subject shot in the 800 block of Allen Street. Officers located the 32-year-old victim, Tavaar Chester of 769 Alex Way in Cambridge, unresponsive, sitting in his vehicle with a single gunshot wound, a statement from the […]

CPD hosts ‘Trunk or Treat’

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Police Department (CPD) and the city’s Police Athletic League (PAL) presented this year’s “Trunk or Treat” Thursday on Race Street. The 400 block was for pedestrians only from 6-8 p.m., and local families made the most of it, bringing out their costumed kids to enjoy the evening. Police and emergency vehicles […]

CPD hosts Night Out pool party

CAMBRIDGE – Chief Mark Lewis and the Cambridge Police Department hosted their annual National Night Out party at the Cambridge pool on Aug. 8, with a party for the neighborhood kids. The evening included music from a DJ, prizes, food and more. Approximately 200 people attended the party. National Night Out is an annual community-building […]

Two men are charged with murder

CAMBRIDGE — Two Cambridge men have been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of Michael Clarence Wheatley Jr. At approximately 12:37 a.m. on May 1, officers from the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) responded to 610 Pine St. in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived at the scene, they observed someone […]