Richard Boese had come to a dead stop this morning, as one does in these bucolic days before classes begin, because there was a box truck in front of him, driven by someone who suddenly realized those "CARS ONLY" signs actually applied to him.
The Crimson reports on the life of Buoy Lee, who took a chance and opened the Hong Kong restaurant in what was then a quiet little place called Harvard Square in 1954. She died earlier this month at 90.
Cambridge Daily reports that Our Revolution, the new national progressive group started out of the ashes of the Bernie Sanders campaign, has endorsed state Sen. Pat Jehlen in her race against Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung, and Mike Connolly, who is running against state Rep. Tim Toomey.
Cambridge officials and residents this week consider a developer's plans to replace the Lanes & Games bowling alley on Rte. 2 with two "multistory elevated residential structures" to be called the Residences at Alewife Station. Read more.
Cambridge Day reports people were surprised the Evergood Market closed suddenly last month, but hardly shocked, since the place seemed to have been in a slow decline in recent months.
A Red Line train that left this mortal coil at Porter Square is causing what the T acknowledges are "severe" delays. Read more.
The scene at Cambridge City Hall to honor Sparks as his remains were brought to Cambridge - 65 years after he died in a North Korean prisoner-of-war camp.
MassDOT reports construction workers finished topping off the last of the Longfellow Bridge's iconic shakers today when they re-attached the top, or capstone, of the tower closest to the Museum of Science on the Boston side. Read more.
The Chelsea Record interviews Mimi Rancatore, who runs Toscanini's in Cambridge with her brother Gus: She talks about flavors - chocolate is now more popular than vanilla - and about loving living in Chelsea.
John Gage kept his eye to the sky shortly before 6 p.m. today.
The Crimson reports the Harvard Republican Club - "the largest conservative group at Harvard" - announced that not only is it not supporting the Republican candidate for president, it's urging Republican leaders to withdraw their support for this "threat to the survival of the Republic."
UPDATE: Bride and photographer found each other in the comments below!
A little more than a year ago, Gregory Ralich was in Harvard Square when he spotted this cool old white Rolls-Royce. Then he saw the bride in it:
She was super bubbly and glowing and I asked if i could take her picture and she said yes.
The City Council agreed yesterday to begin looking at the possibility of prohibiting stores from using plastic bags to package the things their customers buy. Read more.
Transit Police report arresting a Boston man they say attacked a cop at Harvard Square station around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.
Police say the officer stopped Travis Artist after spotting him going through a fare gate without paying. The cop wrote him a citation and then Artist mouthed off, at which point the cop told him he was now trespassing and ordered him out of the station. Read more.
Teddy Kokoros journeyed to Hogwarts Square in Cambridge last night for the release of the latest Harry Potter book.
One train's get up and go got up and left at Alewife, causing "severe" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA reports.