European Bunny is a math teacher from England, who is here with a math-teacher friend from China. She reports her friend plans to use smoots in a homework assignment now, based in part on the video above.
Half of the drawbridge near the Museum of Science refuses to go down and so traffic near there is "a huge mess," Jill Neblett reports.
The owner of the Crimson Galleria and nearby properties clustered along JFK Street wants a federal judge to block a proposed Winthrop Street dispensary, arguing marijuana remains illegal under federal law and so its proposed operators - and the city of Cambridge, the town of Georgetown and the state of Massachusetts - are violating the federal anti-racketeering law. Read more.
The Crimson reports.
UPDATE, 5:55 p.m. The T has gone to "moderate."
Of course, the signal problems that caused the Red Line to creep this morning, although this time they're at Alewife and, so far at least, the delays are only "minor," the MBTA reports - phrasing that Meri would take issue with:
20+ minutes from S. Sta. And just now at Harvard. Crawling btwn stops. Standing by AGAIN.
Signal problems at Kendall mean the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA advises.
Cambridge Police report they suspect the same group of men was behind two attacks in Harvard Square last night involving a knife or other sharp item. Read more.
Karene Hines shows us a typical Saturday-morning scene at Bagelsaurus in Porter Square.
In a reminder that the law doesn't always keep up with technology, a federal judge in Boston today tossed a French student's Title IX sexual-harassment complaint against an MIT professor because she never set foot in the US and Title IX only applies to actions that take place between people on American soil. Read more.
The Crimson reports that even at Harvard, there are limits to technology and that students in a popular computer-science course have to show up in person again because streaming online lectures just "lacked the dynamism of years past."
Cambridge Police report seven break-ins in Cambridgeport and Mid-Cambridge by a burglar looking for laptops over the past couple of weeks. Read more.
Nothing about the windows or the door on this building on Main Street at Portland Street is real.
Valerie Vande Panne noticed Mr. Bartley's in Harvard Square asking about the whereabouts of the now former Celtic.