Abigail Taylor asks:
Favorite fish market to purchase littleneck clams near Cambridge/Somerville?
John Stephen Dwyer encountered Screaming Jesus Guy on the Red Line today and he was in full-throttle mode (click to hear).
As Dwyer reports:
He's aggressive, loud, and just comprehensible enough to make it clear he's berating crowd with homophobia.
I hate this man. He's worse than Sob Story Guy times infinity. He'll just sit there and shout all... Read more
The Cambridge License Commission tomorrow considers regulations that would bar services such as Uber or Lyft altogether unless they agree to come under the same general regulations as taxi companies - but would also prohibit them from using their current GPS-based billing systems even if they do agree to local licensing.
I heard through the grapevine that Skip, a well-know person on the streets of Cambridge and Boston, passed away and that his family was holding a wake/memorial for him this weekend. Does anyone know his full name, where the wake is being held, or contact information for his family?
I remember Skip from my teen years in Harvard Square. He appeared to suffer from Schizophrenia.... Read more
Transit Police report officers arrested a homeless Boston man at the Harvard Square T stop around 8 p.m. yesterday after pulling him away from the teen, whom they say he was indecently assaulting.
The victim, an 18 year old autistic male, was not a willing participant and attempted to pull away from [the man].
Thomas Dabrikas, 60, was convicted of rape and abuse of... Read more
The Crimson reports Jill Abramson will teach narrative non-fiction this fall. She's no stranger to Harvard, having graduated there in 1976.
Ezra Finney reports on an incident around 10:10 p.m. yesterday in Cambridge:
I was riding south on Prospect Street in Cambridge with a green light at Harvard Street. There was a car in the oncoming lane with its left turn signal on. I have a bright white flashing front light on my bike, and clearly had the right of way, so I continued across... Read more
Marisssa Breton captured the sky over the Charles around 4:50 p.m., right before it was deluged.
A woman who bought shares in biotech startup OvaScience, which is investigating a way to treat infertility in older women, charges the company withheld the information the FDA was going to make it hard for the company to conduct human trials on its method, causing her and other investors to lose lots of money when the news finally came out.
Miriam Ratner is seeking... Read more
The Globe has a sausage-factory look at how MIT beat back the Obama administration and won funding for its fusion reactor, at least through 2016.
Dev photographed party trucks on Albany Street near MIT last night.
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.