The Tech reports on growing outrage over the way pedestrians can be mowed down along the river road.
Actually, we have no idea why this guy is just standing in Harvard Square, but we suspect his name isn't Clarence and he's not looking for George Bailey, so a lost bet makes sense to us. Nikki, who snapped his photo at 2:30 p.m., reports:
Won't say what he's up to but hasn't moved in at least 20 mins.
Hubway announced today its bicycle-rental stations will again remain open this winter in Cambridge - except for the stations at Lafayette Square/Main Street and Dana Park, which will be taken out to let snow plows plow snow.
The Crimson reports on a faculty meeting got a little testy when professors wanted to know why the world's greatest university was surveilling them and students. A muckymuck said it was part of a study by one group of researchers on student class attendance.
Prior to beginning the study, Bol said, he was given approval by Harvardâ€™s Institutional Review Board, a federally mandated body that assesses academic research. According to Bol, members of that committee said that his work â€śdid not constitute human subjects research,â€ť and, as such, did not require notification or permission of those involved.
They start around 10:40.
Antibike snapped a truck that shouldn't be there this morning on Memorial Drive just before the Mass. Ave. Bridge.
Michael Peretti surveyed the damage at the Inman Pharmacy on Cambridge Street around 12:50 p.m.
Shortly after 4 p.m., Boston and Cambridge firefighters and Boston and State police began rushing to the Mass. Ave. Bridge on a report of a sailboat tipping over in the wind and dumping somebody in the water. Just as firefighters were about to begin their "tech rescue," however, the person managed to get back in the boat and make his way to shore on the Cambridge side - where he was met by troopers and Cambridge firefighters. He declined medical attention.
Cambridge Police report several Cambridgport residents have come home from work recently to find their homes broken into
The department says residents have been broken into on Sidney, Brookline, Chestnut, Magazine and Williams streets and Kelly Road. To date the burglaries have all happened on a Tuesday or Wednesday, typically between 1 and 6 p.m.
Entry into the homes occurred via an unlocked window, cut window screen and unlocked basement door in three of the housebreaks.
Neal Doyle captured a new commuter-rail train chugging along the Grand Junction rail line in Cambridge towards the Charles today.
The T and Amtrak occasionally use the line, which crosses the Charles under the BU Bridge, to transfer trains from the north side of Boston to the south - it's the only north/south link inside 495. State officials hope to one day use the line to connect the Worcester Line to North Station, although Cambridge city officials remain opposed.
Right outside the CVS. Medical examiner and police, who covered the body with a sheet, now on scene.
UPDATE: Cambridge Police report the state medical examiner is now investigating the "sudden death" of the woman whose body was found there.
A look at EMF, a DIY space for artists and musicians in Central Square, in a region where art spaces are rapidly disappearing in an onslaught of luxury apartments. With its own radio station.
The New Yorker talks to Harvard and MIT researchers trying to figure out how to battle Ebola by deciphering its genetic code, including Harvard biology professor Pardis Sabeti, who heads the "Ebola war room" at MIT's Broad Institute.
The next morning, Gire took a car to the M.I.T. campus, carrying a small box containing the tubes of droplets with the Ebola RNA. There, in a lab at the Broad Institute, he and a colleague named Sarah Winnicki, working alongside two other research teams, prepared the RNA to be decoded. The work took four days, and Gire and Winnicki hardly slept. By the end, they had combined all fourteen samples into a single, crystal-clear droplet of water solution. The drop contained about six trillion snippets of DNA. Each was a mirror image of a piece of RNA from the blood samples. Most of the snippets were human genetic code, but among them were about two hundred billion snippets of code from Ebola.
Transit Police report arresting a Cambridge resident on charges he started an unprovoked attack on a man on a Red Line train, then followed him out of the train into Harvard Square station and punched him in the head.
Christopher Hicks, 26, is scheduled for arraignment today in Cambridge District Court on charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - a shod foot - police say.
WBUR reports on an actual groundbreaking for the skate park that's been promised for the area along the Charles near the Zakim for what seems like forever now and that the groundbreakers are promising the thing will actually be open in a year.
WBUR also reports how Nancy Schon, the sculptor of the Make Way for Ducklings statues in the Public Garden and the tortoise and the hare sculptures in Copley Square, got the whole thing started.
And it's crashing trees all over the place. As of 7:10 p.m., Washington Street in Jamaica Plain is blocked in both directions by a tree that came down near Montebello. Memorial Drive near Harvard Square is also down to no lanes thanks to a downed tree.
And people in Smart Cars, Fiats and other tiny little boxes might want to think twice before heading out. Christine reports it's so windy on 95 north of the city that "cars are almost hitting each other."