Steven Cappy rolled up behind this car in Harvard Square today - imagine being cooped up in that all the way from Illinois.
The Globe reports OSHA has fined Cambridge Brands Inc., which makes Tootsie Rolls, $46,000 for several violations uncovered after a temporary worker had a fingertip sliced off by a machine that wraps the candies.
WBUR reports on a recent conclave on the state of the local live-music scene following the closings of several venues.
Cambridge Day reports on an effort by two city councilors to make it a tad easier for local artists to qualify for affordable housing now that they've been priced out of the city. Other councilors, however, wondered why artists should get precedence when other people, such as teachers and firefighters, can't afford to live in Cambridge, either.
JB Parrett watched a train go by in Cambridge the other evening.
Sarah Cronin reports:
We saw this half cut down tree on the way home from our favorite bar last weekend and it looked like it needed a marshmallow.
So she made one.
Federal approval is vital since without it, we'll lose roughly $1 billion in money for the extension. Of course, the state is still playing the Dread Pirate Roberts role - "Good night, Green Line Extension, good work, sleep well, I'll most likely kill you in the morning."
Cosby watched the sun comes up over the Charles and Cambridge this morning.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on MIT's plans for new residences and retail space on what are now parking lots; will that be enough to transform the soulless collection of buildings into a neighborhood?
UPDATE: State Police report the man, from Allston, was pulled out of the water around 8 a.m. and rushed to Mt. Auburn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
State Police report crews are searching the Charles River near the Weeks Footbridge for a man witnesses say jumped into the river shortly before 7 a.m. and then did not surface.
Cambridge Police report they are investigating "a series of gunshots" shortly after 2 a.m. in a Bishop Allen Drive parking lot. Read more.
State public-health officials have released the itinerary of a European visitor to the Boston area earlier this month and say anybody who might have been in the same area at the same time as this person might want to check with their health-care provider because that person came down with measles.
The locations include the Cambridgeside Galleria on the afternoon of May 1, the 1 bus that morning and the Green Line later that afternoon and the Star Market at the Pru and the Nespresso on Newbury Street on the afternoon of May 4. Read more.
The T is announcing "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train that's fallen and can't get up at Alewife.
MBTA and MassDOT staff today presented plans for a $2.3-billion Green Line Extension that would keep the originally planned seven stations but would eliminate amenities such as fully enclosed waiting rooms, escalators and, at several stations, elevators and stairs. Read more.
A man who robbed the Cambridge Savings Bank at 630 Mass. Ave. in Central Square around noon tried escaping on the Red Line.
That was a mistake, police say. Read more.
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.