JB Parrett watched the sun set over the Charles today.
Just as rush hour was getting underway around 4:45 p.m., Alewife service on the Red Line was halted just in case the guy who held up the Eastern Bank branch in Central Square boarded a train. He apparently didn't, and service resumed, but not before creating all those residual delays.
Shortly after 11 p.m., people from North Cambridge and Porter Square to the Fenway, the Back Bay and Roxbury began reporting a strong burning smell. Fire departments in both cities started getting calls; people on the street began asking cops on the beat what that smell was.
The Boston Business Journal reports on secret efforts by state and city officials to lure a "major life sciences company" to the city. How secret? They've even got a code name for the project.
Cambridge Police report arresting a male worker at a CambridgeSide Galleria restaurant today on charges he set up a cell phone to record a female co-worker changing her clothes.
Arial Vanegas Cardona, 34, of East Boston is scheduled for arraignment on a charge of unlawful wiretapping.
Police say that yesterday morning, a female worker noticed the setup and called police. Police did not release the... Read more
Cambridge Day reports:
A marketplace made of cheap, repurposed shipping containers could be on the way to Kendall Square, enlivening the Cambridge Redevelopment Authorityâ€™s tiny so-called Parcel 6 until a bigger, more permanent plan comes along.
Cambridge Police report that around 10:35 p.m. on Monday, multiple rounds were fired in the area of Main and Windsor streets.
Police found multiple shell casings and two cars with fresh damage from bullets, but no human victims. Police add:
All indications at this point in the investigation are that this incident was not random in nature.
Police are looking for a dark SUV... Read more
ElmerCat reports coming on a pleasant surprise yesterday in the normally dreary First Street tunnel under the Longfellow Bridge in Cambridge: A trophy case:
Mostly bowling and tennis trophies, sitting on angle irons reinforcing a crack in the foundation wall. Coming upon this sparkling trophy collection in the normally gloomy tunnel was a delightful surprise!... Read more
Red Line trains at Alewife are currently playing Red Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, etc.
Well look at this: The Cambridge Department of Public Works reports (bottom item) it's managed to get John Henry's little circular company to agree to stop befouling the city:
Due to concerns raised about unwanted deliveries, excessive deliveries and plastic bags, the company has instituted the following changes regarding their weekly advertising circular:
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- All calls to 781-646-6769 to stop delivery will be immediately
You never know what you'll find for sale at the MIT Flea. Today, Turlach MacDonagh found this 1964 Gemini capsule, available for just $65,000.
Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Cambridge Day reports on the bankruptcy of Robert Varisco, owner of John Crow Farm in Groton, who lists1,000 creditors.
The Tech reports the ban applies even to frats in Cambridge as the Interfraternity Council tries to get Boston to lift what is essentially a ban on all parties at MIT dorms on account of that student falling four stories through a skylight at an illegal roof-deck party. The council kinda needs to try to get the ban lifted by September, when the... Read more
Around 8 a.m., Octr202 reported:
Red Line signals dead north of Harvard. Lovely 20 min wait near Porter. Must be a nice backup by now.
UPDATE, 9:22 a.m. Jason Lee reports:
1 hr 15 min commute today covering the extensive distance of 3.2 miles. Impressive.
The Globe reports Harvard President Drew Faust will let the extension school host a black mass tonight despite protests from Cardinal Sean O'Malley.
UPDATE: The Crimson reports the club bringing the publicity-seeking New Yorkers up here for the demon-stration decided late Monday to move the event off campus. Where, however, is unknown. They originally said the Middle East, but the Middle East says... Read more
Guy shows off his basement microapartment in Porter Square, which he's trying to sublease for the summer - at $1,200 a month.
Peter Muise takes us back to the 1640s, when some Harvard men decided to take advantage of President Henry Dunster's trip to Concord to raise some hell:
The students did succeed in raising Satan, but unfortunately were not able to control him. The Evil One proceeded to run amok on campus. In a panic, the students sent a message to Dunster that he needed... Read more
Atinuke Diver reports she was running on the Cambridge side of the river, across from the MIT tennis courts, this morning, when a man approached her, exposed himself and then started fondling himself.
Not sure what leads someone to spend a beautiful Sunday Mothers Day morning sexually harassing/assaulting Boston & Cambridge women runners.... Read more