Jack Newsham asks:
Why do Blue Line tracks have both third rails and overhead power lines?
WHDH reports federal and local law-enforcement officers were busy today hauling out evidence from the barn on Robinson Street, behind Ronan Park.
In other news, Dorchester has barns.
Village 14 reports the city's Board of Aldermen voted 21-2 tonight to grant a permit to Garden Remedies for a dispensary at 697 Washington St. in Newtonville.
The concern was already on the state's dispensary approval list, and could be the first one to actually open in the state.
Acquia, which currently provides content-management applications and services plans to move from Burlington to 53 State St. next year, BostInno reports, adding the company will be doubling its space with the move.
Acquia's core offerings focus on an enterprise version of Drupal, a system originally written by Acquia founder Dries Buytaert. The software powers a number of large corporate Web sites, and also this one.
If only Boston could win the Olympics, we'd have world-class trains for sure!
Police are looking for five men for a gunpoint robbery around 4:40 p.m. at Bromfield and Franklin streets.
The five, described as black, possibly Somali, then pedaled off towards Tremont Street, Manvi Arora reports. Two of the men were described as tall, one with flowing hair and wearing a Gucci belt. A witness reports another wore a red sweater under a dark blue jacket.
Partners in Health Engage and Harvard will host a session on Wednesday to try to educate people about the virus:
The event will include a panel of speakers to discuss different aspects of the Ebola crisis, including the underlying biology of the virus, the social determinants that allow crises like Ebola to arise, and the international relationships being engaged and efforts that are currently underway to contain and hopefully end the outbreak.
Starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Harvard Science Center.
Mike Heffernan, the Republican candidate for treasurer proves his tightness with the dollar with an ad that seems to be made by his family, although it was really produced by an ad agency in Virginia.
Coakley and Baker discussed the economy, education and transportation... Read more
Four more people were arrested this morning as part of ongoing protests against tree cutting on woodlands where Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge come together.
News of the arrests comes from the Green-Rainbow Party:
Secretary of State candidate Danny Factor was arrested today along with three... Read more
Marta C. captured the visage that woke her up at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop this morning.
The MBTA holds a meeting Thursday on a proposal to "consolidate the BU West, St. Paul, Babcock, and Pleasant stops into two fully accessible stations that will help reduce travel times and improve safety."
The session begins at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon room at the BPL main library in Copley Square.
In case you missed it over the weekend:
Police caught a suspect for yet another sexual attack in the North End.
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