CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – A “ghost bike” in honor of a bicyclist killed in Cambridge was set on fire Thursday night and police are trying to find out who’s responsible.
Officers were called about the fire in Porter Square around 6:30 p.m. and the flames were quickly put out. No one was hurt.READ MORE: Brookline schools closed Monday, Educators Union plans to strike
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Peter Cheung, the founder of Ghost Bikes Boston, told WBZ-TV this bike is in honor of Joe Lavins, who died there in 2016. Lavin’s friend Ken Carlson from the Somerville Bike Committee restored it Friday.
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“I was very upset,” Cheung said. “Hopefully it’s a random act of vandalism and not anything against cyclists.”