Police and fire briefs, Sept. 30, 2020

RFC at 315 Shepherds Ave.At 9:32 a.m. on Sept. 22, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a reported house fire at 315 Shepherds Ave. in Cambridge.Chief 1-1 (Captain 1-1) AOL with smoke showing from A 1½ story single-family dwelling, established command and requested a working fire taskforce (bringing additional personnel and […]

Police and fire briefs, Sept. 23, 2020

Dorchester BannerCPD seek shooterOn Sept. 20 at approximately 12:15 a.m., Cambridge Police responded to the area of Lake Street and Washington Street in reference to a report of shots fired in the area. While responding, it was learned that a 25-year-old male victim had arrived at the emergency room with a single gunshot wound to […]

Bradshaw announces campaign for Cambridge mayor

CAMBRIDGE — Andrew Bradshaw announced on Wednesday afternoon his decision to run for mayor in the upcoming Cambridge municipal election. Bradshaw is a lifelong resident of the Cambridge area, having been raised by his grandparents, Faye and Roy, just outside the city in the Jacktown area. He is the 2007 salutatorian of Chesapeake Christian School, […]

Cambridge man charged with arson, attempted murder

CAMBRIDGE — Deputy State Fire Marshals along with the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) conducted a joint investigation Aug. 13 that led to the arrest of a 51-year-old man. Cambridge police were called at 12:20 p.m. in regard to a male attempting to set an occupied dwelling on fire, a report from the CPD said. Upon […]

Townhouse burns, RFC fights fire, hot weather

CAMBRIDGE — At 11:14 a.m. on Thursday, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a “Reported Working Garage Fire” (multiple calls) at 308 Wood Duck Dr. in Cambridge. Units arrived on location with smoke and fire through the roof of a two-story end unit town house. The home is owned by LaForge […]

Cambridge Council discusses shootings, fireworks: No curfew

CAMBRIDGE — In a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the Cambridge City Council considered responses to a series of late-night disruptions in the city, several nights of which included fireworks, sometimes used as weapons. At a meeting last week, council members considered imposing a curfew on individuals under the age of 18. No vote on […]

Police and Fire briefs, July 8, 2020

Heroin and Cambridge menOn June 25, at approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office observed a suspicious vehicle at the High’s Dairy Store in Trappe. Deputies observed several criminal indicators and a K-9 scan was initiated.K-9 Buc of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office gave a positive alert to the scan and a […]

Egide plant suffers $1M damage

CAMBRIDGE — One of the city’s major employers sustained severe damage in a July 1 fire. Egide USA’s factory suffered an estimated $1 million loss in a three-alarm fire first reported at 5:21 p.m. At that time, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. (RFC) were dispatched for a commercial building fire at 4 Washington […]

Town Square, July 5, 2020

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail.Many Cambridge residents have lost sleep in the last week, […]

Cambridge struggles with fireworks attacks

CAMBRIDGE — “Our firefighters are being assaulted,” Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley said during a City Council conference call on Thursday afternoon.It’s not only firefighters, either — police officers have been in the line of fire in recent nights, as storms of fireworks have been ignited in the streets of the city.Police patrols and firefighters responding to […]