The Harvard Gazette reports researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed "a model of human intestinal inflammation and bacterial overgrowth in a human-gut-on-a-chip" that should make it easier to figure out and develop possible remedies for such ailments as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
An Alewife-bound Red Line train developed some electrical issues shortly after 6 p.m. and that meant smoke at Central Square, so the train was taken out of service.
Around the same time, some young women got into a bit of a fight on the outbound platform at Chinatown just as a train was pulling in. The train was halted so police could clear up the affray, but, of course, that halted all the trains behind it.
Look at this sign some poor Cambridgeport resident thinks will stop the plague that is unwanted bags of ad fliers.
Ed. note: What finally worked for us was a BBB complaint. Start the complaint process here (linked because you won't find Globe Direct at the Boston BBB site, because they're officially located in Millbury).
Cambridge Day reports on a meeting between parents and Cambridge police and school officials over the repeated threats, which officials now say are "non-credible" and likely coming from one person, possibly even a student who doesn't like the amount of homework he's getting.
The Crimson reports Yenching Restaurant on Mass. Ave. is no more, after 40 years. No word if it will be replaced by a bank or a chain burrito place.
Ryan Walsh wonders about this sign in Harvard Square today.
Dutch provides some views of the gridlock on this pre-Thanksgiving Tuesday, such as in East Cambridge.
The Globe reports one of the U's exclusive men's clubs held a party after deciding to admit women that featured much debauchery, including, yes, women in shark costumes (like this?), and that's just not the sort of thing a proper Harvard gentleman should be caught near, and now the club is being forced to sit in a corner and take a serious time out.
UPDATED, 6:10 p.m.
Bomb threats against both Cambridge public schools and Harvard University today proved unfounded, Cambridge Police report. Read more.
JB Parrett took a trip over to the new Lynch Family Skatepark in Cambridge.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has the photos to prove it.
Once Daily takes us behind the counter at Pinocchio's, which has been serving slices in Harvard Square for 50 years now.
The Harvard Gazette reports the U will expand stately Winthrop House with a brick tower instead of the gray-panel facade originally proposed by its architects, following protests from students and Cambridge residents.
The addition will adhere to the school's "slipper rule:"
Marissa Segala '17 said: "The idea that you can get anywhere in the House in your slippers without having to get dressed means I can just go downstairs and eat breakfast in the dining room as if I were home."