Well, seems Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in town today. And as befits somebody of his august position, naturally, he stayed at the Ritz and got a motorcade full of Escalades that, of course, got a full police escort and had Storrow Drive blocked at rush hour?
Who knows why the Red Line lurched to a halt and wheezed its last this afternoon? At some point, it just ceased to matter. Riders crammed into stations waiting for trains that wheezed into stations so crammed the crammed riders on the platform could not cram into the crammed trains, which then slowly, ever so slowly crammedly made their way to the next crammed station,... Read more
This guy's got it going on. All he's missing is a little chianti.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on the second arrest of Roman Torgovitsky for trespassing related to his protests against Vladimir Putin, but mostly on how two Pussy Riot members at Harvard for a discussion on Russian politics went down to CPD with some other protesters to insist on his release - they actually got to the station before Torgovitsky.... Read more
Tyrell Sullivan, who drives a Route 73 bus between Harvard and Waverly squares, won the MBTA's annual bus "roadeo" on Sunday in Charlestown.
It's the second time that Sullivan, 29, of South Boston, has bested other T drivers through a course of cones and barrels. Sullivan, shown below, has driven a T bus for almost nine years.
Seems the president of Venezuela doesn't like being called corrupt, so he went on national TV to threaten legal action against the Harvard professor who called him that. The professor, Kennedy School of Government professor Ricardo Hausmann, himself a pre-Chavez Venezuelan official, isn't too worried, the Crimson reports:
"I have the protection of the U.S.. I have the protection of Harvard. I feel a... Read more
Hedge took in tonight's sunset at Fresh Pond in Cambridge.
JB Parrett took in the Caribbean Festival in Cambridge today.
Cambridge Day shows us the horse-drawn hearse for Robert Nelson Wilson on Friday.
Harvard bans smoking in Harvard Yard.
The EPA reports it's given the Charles River an A- for cleanliness in 2013:
Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens, this is the first time the Charles River earned a grade higher than â€śB+â€ť. As with past years, the grade is based on bacterial sampling conducted by the Charles River... Read more
Gedalia Pasternak noticed some trash waxing philosophical in Inman Square this morning.
Saul Blum captured the rainbow in Kendall Square around 4:40 p.m. No word if he found the leprechaun with gold at the end.
All the occupants removed safely from the waterlogged car off Western Avenue around 11:30 a.m., State Police report.
Mike Moura photographed the scene from the other side, as State Police and a tow truck prepared to remove the car from the river:
Cambridge Police report a man from Braintree tried to take advantage of a woman fixing her bicycle on Cambridge Street last Wednesday night.
According to police, the woman was fixing her bicycle on the side of Cambridge Street between First and Second streets in East Cambridge around 11:20 p.m. when Andrew Ma, 39, pulled up in a black SUV stopped and asked if she needed... Read more
Wicked Local Cambridge reports how one international student used somebody else's shoes to vent at employees of a Central Square store she felt had wronged her.