Oliver Smoot, the man who became a unit of measurement, was back in town today to serve as grand marshal of the 100th anniversary of MIT's moving day - the celebration of the school's moving from the Back Bay to Cambridge.
RoadTrip New England snapped him as he rode past the markers bearing his name on the bridge.
Juliana Hatfield shares her inner monologue about making ends meet through a note from Cobain.
The Crimson reports on new Harvard policies aimed at making off-campus clubs and Greek organizations accept members of the opposite sex. Starting with the class of 2021, anybody who signs up for one will be blocked from becoming captain of a sports team, a leader of any student organization or getting a college endorsement for any scholarships, including the Rhodes.
The Cambridge Civic Journal has the statement from Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Cambridge City Manager Richard Rossi for a pledge of $75 million - $50 million from Somerville and $25 million from Cambridge - toward the cost of building the Green Line Extension from Lechmere towards Medford: Read more.
An inbound Red Line train is being held at Central so police can look for a guy who other riders reported might be holding a sword - even if he's not apparently doing anything threatening with it. The result for other riders is "moderate" delays.
UPDATE, 1:47 p.m.: The sword was plastic. Police told him to be more careful with his toys in the future and Red Line service was set to resume.
A Qatari couple who brought their Filipino maid with them when they took up residence in Cambridge had to pay a $3,000 fine for not realizing that in the United States, you're not supposed to withhold a worker's wages or passport when she says she wants to quit, let alone threaten to ship her back to your home country and deal with her there, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General's office. Read more.
Scotirish gives us an overview of the day's festivities along the Charles.
One cannot help but also be impressed by the number of portable toilets (although they were probably there for the Walk for Hunger).
Mark Novak had a little face time with a turkey in Mt. Auburn Cemetery today.
Cambridge Day takes note of the increasingly stern measures the council is taking to maintain decorum, even at the risk of ignoring that pesky First Amendment.
Cambridge Police report a man is under arrest for an incident around 8 a.m. that started as a fight in Central Square and ended with one combatant pistol whipped and his fellow fighter dragged behind a car for several blocks. Read more.
Cambridge Day reports the Cambridge City Council approved the rezoning required for a dispensary; the proposal still needs approval from the Planning Board and state regulators.
The Crimson reports, quotes the head of health services as saying he's more concerned than ever now, and that he blames irresponsible students for the continuing spread.
Caroline watched the smoke rise from a transformer fire behind the Fresh Pond Mall, 160 Alewife Brook Parkway, this morning.
Cambridge Police report an investigation into recent gunfire incidents led them to Dwayne Cassama, 22, of Newtowne Court, who was arrested yesterday. Read more.
Cambridge Police report two robbery attempts overnight in Cambridgeport and the Port (formerly Area IV). Read more.
Kelly and Jeff report this turkey on Dana Street near Mass. Ave. in Cambridge was showing absolutely no fear of people this morning.
The Crimson reports that not only did Charlie Storey resign his post as graduate president of the Porcellian Club, he apologized for his initial apology, saying his original comments about women maybe getting sexually attacked if they were admitted to the club were just wrong and he feels terrible he ever wrote them.