No, not Lake Woebegon, but Harvard, where the Crimson reports the median undergraduate grade is A-, and:
The most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions.... Read more
The Boston Business Journal introduces us to Superpedestrian, which is about to launch a rear-wheel replacement that stores energy from braking in a lithium battery - which then releases it to help bicyclists up hills or to just go extra fast. Based in Cambridge and founded by somebody at MIT, natch.... Read more
Ugh Disabled southbound Red Line train at Kendall causing northbound delays too. Here we sit.
The Globe reports on the apology by a Christian student group that had posted an essay, allegedly by a Jewish convert to Christianity, about how his former co-religionists really suck and, yeah, the Holocaust was part of God's plan.
In the apology, the Christian Ichtus writes:
The writer holds nothing but love for his heritage and feels very deeply for the welfare of... Read more
Anson Stewart videoed the Red Line shuttle today.
Will test winter rentals this winter.
Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as a free lunch. After local VCs got annoyed at some allegedly scam-worthy outsiders charging high prices for access to VC types, they got together to create UnPitch Boston, coming up on 11-Dec, where hopeful young entrepreneurs can get a free lunch with a VC.
As noted in VentureFizz:
"Boston is truly the only place that... Read more
Bobbi Fox reports a turkey was perched outside the Dunkin' Donuts at Eliot and JFK this morning.
And the building best known for the Au Bon Pain and the outside chess tables will get an extensive, if unspecified, remake.
Near Fresh Pond, Wicked Local Cambridge alerts us. But don't worry:
There have been no reports of fisher cats attacking a person or domestic animal in Cambridge.
Cambridge Police report the man who's been sticking up convenience stores in the Boston area over the past few months, struck again around 9 p.m. on Monday at a Cambridge Street convenience store.
According to police, the man, about 5'11" and 30-35, went up to the counter, lifted the bottom of his hoodie to show off his gun and demanded money from the register. Police... Read more
At 7:28 a.m., Mike Connor tweeted:
It's officially snowing in Boston. Snow is blowing into the red line car "standing by for a moment" at MGH.
A train died on the Red Line this morning, of course, this time at Alewife. Also, the T reports issues on the Red Line and some commuter lines with slippery rail, caused not by the snow but by... Read more
At least two trains died on the Red Line this morning, one around 6:30 a.m. at Porter and another a little more than an hour later just outside Alewife.
Commuters have been waiting at N Quincy since 7:35am. When will there be room on the... Read more
The Harvard Crimson provides a comprehensive guide for Cambridge voters for tomorrow's election.
Cambridge Police report they are investigating 20 housebreaks in apartment buildings along Mass. Ave.:
In a high percentage of these incidents the point of entry has been through an unlocked window between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
At Porter Square, around 8:35 p.m.
Cambridge Day reports on the downstairs neighbor of Upstairs on the Square in Harvard Square, which is moving out.