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
Cambridge Day reports a city proposal would limit medical-marijuana dispensaries to the Fresh Pond area at one end of the city and NorthPoint at the other.
The Crimson reports the Harvard Square Dunkie's made famous in "Good Will Hunting" isn't closing. How do ya like them apples?
And just in time for rush hour. Although Red Line riders at Central and Harvard reported a strong odor of smoke, the MBTA reports the smoke was from locked brakes on a train that became like one of those obstreperous puppies that refuses to go the way you want it to:
No fire. Disabled train removed from service.
Erica Mattison was among those ... Read more
MIT is reporting a gas leak at Building 48, Main and Albany streets this morning.
Stephanie E reports:
All of Kendall smells... I'm on a bus and it's overpowering.
Max Grinnell spotted this statement on Somerville Avenue in Porter Square.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cambridge Police police found the woman "sitting on the ground with blood running down her face" after she and a friend agreed to buy liquor for the teens, then thought better of it.
Greg Cook took lots of photos at the annual Cambridge Carnival International parade from Central Square to Kendall Square today.... Read more
Prairie Rose Clayton bids us a Merry Inman Square Christmas and a happy New Chair.
For the past several days, Cantabrigians have been complaining about motorcades of black vehicles screaming around town. Or as Monica Anne Higgins put it today:
Why is a police motorcade screaming back and forth on Broadway/Cambridge? & Creepy SUV of men lunging out windows with rifles?
Or maybe it's just move-in week at Harvard.... Read more
Philip Greenspun wonders.
Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law professor who developed the Creative Commons alternative to traditional copyright, yesterday sued an Australian music company that got YouTube to block a video of a lecture he gave because it included five seconds of music from one of its artists.
Why, yes, of course, the up escalator at Porter Square on the Red Line isn't working this week, giving riders a chance to see just how fast they can climb from the platform 105 feet (10 stories) below street level. Melissa Leach paused before her... Read more