UPDATE: The Globe reports the woman, 80, died Sunday night.
Crowds are growing along the Red Line as riders queue up for promised shuttle buses after the line was shut down around 4 p.m. due to a woman getting hit by a train at Kendall station.
Katy Radoll tweeted:
Evacuated from train in Kendall. Conductor said "someone might be under it". Very terrified... Read more
MIT wants to be added as a defendant in a journalist's legal effort to gain access to the Secret Service's files on the late Aaron Swartz. The reporter, Wired's Kevin Poulsen, writes MIT wants to block the Secret Service from releasing the names of any MIT staffers who helped the feds investigate and bring charges against Swartz for downloading large numbers of documents... Read more
The state begins Longfellow Bridge detours this weekend as it begins to rip the bridge apart and put it back together better than ever.
Starting Saturday, only people driving from Cambridge to Boston will be allowed on the bridge. The Cambridge bound will instead be diverted via Storrow Drive up to Charles River Dam Road and then across that thoughtfully already re-built span into... Read more
Mark Baard captured the Harvard Lampoon's ad-hoc pool today.
The Herald has photos from yesterday's public swim in the Charles River basin.
Among not jumping in yesterday: Bill Weld.
A UHub reader who likes keeping up with the local apartment market noticed that a 1-bedroom, 775-square-foot apartment in a building off Rindge Avenue, a ten-minute walk from the Porter Square T stop, is going for $3,500 a month. Now, granted, it has stainless-steel appliances, stone countertops and its own washer/dryer unit. And it's all LEED certified and everything. And this is greater Boston.... Read more
There's been an outbreak of young folks sipping their iced coffee from Mason and pickle jars as they ride the Green and Red lines.
Matt Aromando tweets from the Green Line:
This is the most Allston thing I've seen in a while.
Hipster with pickle jar full of iced coffee spotted on MBTA at Kenmore. Not just an allston phenomena.... Read more
Ed. note: Federal lawsuit filings have "summary" pages that list a specific amount the plaintiff demands. When I looked it up yesterday, the "demand" field read $10 billion (actually, "$10000000000"). This morning, it reads only $9,990,000.
A man who got his PhD at Harvard says the university and the professor he worked with tried to cheat him out of royalties on his work to develop... Read more
Dante Shepherd reports that around 8:20 a.m., there was a guy on the Red Line "holding a giant spine."
Yes, somebody has built a small replica of Stonehenge in Cambridge.
A Cambridge woman already battling the city in court over leaflets she puts on car windshields to advertise movies now faces another opponent: A man who goes around removing her leaflets and throwing them in his recycling.
In April, Paula Soto sued the city on charges it was infringing her First Amendment rights by threatening to fine her for the leaflets she puts on... Read more
So this woman comes up to Cambridge from Atlanta by way of New York for law school, spends much of her off time developing an active hatred for all of Boston because we're too cold and uncaring and claustrophobic and totally not fun for her - and, yeah, all while she's making absolutely no effort to explore the area beyond a roughly five-block stretch bounded... Read more
Cambridge firefighters are on Harvard Street between Ellery and Trowbridge, battling a blaze.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a man who outgrew his violent neighborhood to become a respectable member of society still cannot legally own a concealed weapon in Boston for self protection, even though he sometimes carries large amounts of cash.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on the race between Jay Livingstone and Josh Dawson to replace current state Rep. Marty Walz.
The primary is next Tuesday.