Nate Russell snapped this visitor today on a little ledge outside his company's offices on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. "We've seen him before in the trees but never this close," he reports.
OK, to be accurate: 900,000 photos of the Boston skyline, and another 150,000 of the Cambridge skyline, all taken from the same spot in Cambridge over a five-year period.
Nick Cosky walked along the Charles at sunrise (such as it was) this morning.
A travelogue of sorts from 1970, narrated by Edwin Land himself, that concludes with him walking us around the plans for a new Polaroid factory in Norwood. Around 12:00, he discusses the future of photography, including cameras that would fit in a pocket, "something like a telephone, that you would use all day long. ... a camera that you would use as often as a pencil, or your eyeglasses" (but still one that spits out everything on film).
Via Boston Reddit.
Ari Ofsevit reports he felt a lot safer around these Cambridgeport chickens than he would around some Brookline turkeys.
Shannon Dooling watched some rowers on the Charles River this morning.
And, of course, this being the Boston area, she also offered free Dunkin' Donuts coffee and donuts, the Globe reports.
The Harvard Gazette reports researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed "a model of human intestinal inflammation and bacterial overgrowth in a human-gut-on-a-chip" that should make it easier to figure out and develop possible remedies for such ailments as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
An Alewife-bound Red Line train developed some electrical issues shortly after 6 p.m. and that meant smoke at Central Square, so the train was taken out of service.
Around the same time, some young women got into a bit of a fight on the outbound platform at Chinatown just as a train was pulling in. The train was halted so police could clear up the affray, but, of course, that halted all the trains behind it.
Look at this sign some poor Cambridgeport resident thinks will stop the plague that is unwanted bags of ad fliers.
Ed. note: What finally worked for us was a BBB complaint. Start the complaint process here (linked because you won't find Globe Direct at the Boston BBB site, because they're officially located in Millbury).
Cambridge Day reports on a meeting between parents and Cambridge police and school officials over the repeated threats, which officials now say are "non-credible" and likely coming from one person, possibly even a student who doesn't like the amount of homework he's getting.
The Crimson reports Yenching Restaurant on Mass. Ave. is no more, after 40 years. No word if it will be replaced by a bank or a chain burrito place.
Ryan Walsh wonders about this sign in Harvard Square today.
Dutch provides some views of the gridlock on this pre-Thanksgiving Tuesday, such as in East Cambridge.
The Globe reports one of the U's exclusive men's clubs held a party after deciding to admit women that featured much debauchery, including, yes, women in shark costumes (like this?), and that's just not the sort of thing a proper Harvard gentleman should be caught near, and now the club is being forced to sit in a corner and take a serious time out.