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.
The deceased train is at Harvard; platforms at other stations are filling rapidly.
Green Line trolleys, meanwhile, died at Coolidge Corner and near Copley Square.
Cambridge Day sounds the alarm.
"We have unleashed the fury," City Councilor Ken Reeves warns, in a story illustrated, of course, with a photo showing "the size of a dead Cambridge rat compared with an adult man’s foot."
UPDATE: Service came back on shortly after 4 p.m.
Matt Robbins reports:
Verizon data conduit damaged last night at 800 Boylston. Major outage for downtown Boston
800 Boylston is the Prudential Center. One frustrated network administrator says the outage is going on 15+ hours:
Affecting hundreds of companies in Boston and Cambridge. Worst outage I've seen in 7 years of working in... Read more
The T will be running buses instead of trains over the Longfellow this weekend as workers get the tracks ready for the extensive repairs planned for the bridge. Also:
Bicyclists will be asked to walk their bikes on the sidewalk across the Longfellow Bridge to ensure the safety of all bridge users. On Saturday, October 26, there will be alternating single lane closures on Memorial... Read more
This time at Porter Square.
Outbound at Kendall, just as rush hour was ending.
The Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square has rolled out some new drinks: Apple Jacks infused AppleJack, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Mudslides, Cocoa Puff Smashes and Golden Graham Manhattans.
Transit Police report arresting a Boston man on charges he groped a woman on a Red Line train around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.
Police say officers responded to Central Square, where they found the woman who said she'd been attacked, and who then pointed out the suspect, still on the train:
Other passengers who witnessed the Assault also came forward and positively identified the perpetrator... Read more
Cambridge Day reports the owner of the Middle East in Central Square wants to buy the building the club is in. To pay for the purchase, he says he'd want to add four or five stories of residential units above the club.
Cambridge Police are looking for an older white guy who held up the East Boston Savings Bank branch at 2172 Mass. Ave. this morning. He showed a small gun.
Dedham Police, meanwhile, report they are looking for an older white guy who held up an Eastern Bank branch on Providence Highway around 12:20 p.m. yesterday. He passed a note that said he had... Read more
UPDATE: Now there are problems on the Orange Line, where somebody managed to get his foot stuck between a train and the platform at North Station.
It's Dead Train Day on the Red Line. And it's so bad, the MBTA has broken out a rare "severe" delay warning.
Among those affected: Alexandra Elizabeth, who sent out a tweet for help around 8:30:
Hoooray. The... Read more