Luisa LaSalle watched the sun come up over the Charles from the BU Bridge this morning.
On the Red Line, giddy up and go is now giddy up and went as riders pour into stations, where they are forced to just stand there due to a train that died at Central Square around 5 p.m. At 5:41, Kathleen Mulligan reported:
Literally approaching an hr into my commute to go from kendall to park.. 2 stops
WBUR chronicles all the issues, including the fact that the bridge is a historic landmark right down to its rivets, which means contractors have to use historic methods to rebuild it, right down to the use of 50,000 historically accurate rivets, rather than more modern, and faster ways to connect metal support beams.
An MBTA bus broke down on Prospect Street in Central Square this morning. Daniel watched the crew that towed it away.
The Crimson reports 12 Harvard women tried out for Hasty Pudding Theatricals's cast for its annual celebrity roasts but that none received callbacks. The Crimson notes Hasty Pudding prefers men to play women because it "challenges traditional perceptions of masculinity."
Separately, the Crimson reports one of those male-only "finals" clubs has hired Harvey Silverglate in its bid to remain the preserve of he-men.
Workers have dragged a dead Red Line train out of Porter Square, but the line is still experiencing "moderate" delays as a result, the T says.
Jon Landis got a close-up look at the tree that halted service on the 71 trackless trolley outbound at Belmont Street around 8:20 this morning.
RoadTrip New England took in the Cambridge Carnival International in Central Square today.
The trustee for a bankrupt Cambridge biotech is suing a Russian company he claims is trying to get out of a $1.4-million debt for drugs it ordered and accepted but then mostly didn't pay for before the local company went out of business. Read more.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports Mike Connolly defeated long-time state Rep. Tim Toomey yesterday. Toomey remains a Cambridge city councilor - as does Leland Cheung, who didn't unseat state Sen. Pat Jehlen.
The Crimson reports Uno has shut its doors because the rent is too damn high.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Harvard Square restaurant is closing its doors on Monday.
Developer Equity One goes before the Cambridge Historical Commission on Thursday for permission to gut the buildings that house Curious George and Urban Outfitters and add three new floors to create a mall called the Harvard Collection. Read more.
Elmer shows us the remains of Î–Î¨ fraternity's year-starting carbash, in which people take turns, well, bashing a car.
Two Boston-area families with foreign au pairs and the agency that brought them over say they shouldn't have to pay them the $10 an hour the state requires for maids and other servants because au pairs are really here for cultural enrichment, not to work, and that taking care of their host families' kids is part of learning what America is all about. Read more.
The Red Line is delayed in both directions because of a deceased train at Central Square.
Mark Peter Detwiler reports it's so bad there's no more room on the outbound platform at South Station.
Richard Boese had come to a dead stop this morning, as one does in these bucolic days before classes begin, because there was a box truck in front of him, driven by someone who suddenly realized those "CARS ONLY" signs actually applied to him.
The Crimson reports on the life of Buoy Lee, who took a chance and opened the Hong Kong restaurant in what was then a quiet little place called Harvard Square in 1954. She died earlier this month at 90.