Jared May looked up the stairs today from the bottom of the T's deepest subway stop, at Porter Square (actually, if you look closely, you can see there are two in this crowd - there's a second person higher up the stairs).
Bonus: Fewer royalty payments to Carly Simon.
The Boston Business Journal profiles a Cambridge startup that has come up with a coating it says will make condiment bottles less sticky - reducing waste from ketchup, mayo and mustard that now just stays inside. The company says the coatings - which would combine a specially-textured surface with a lubricant - could also have... Read more
John Summers takes a long, critical look at what the whole "innovation economy" thing is doing to the rest of the city - and nearby locales, such as Allston.
Paul Chicarello reports the following happened on a stalled Red Line train (of course) at Central Square around 7:25 p.m.:
Oh god ... someone just pushed the emergency button to ask the train driver why we are standing by. She was obviously pissed.
Person: "I've got somewhere I need to be!" Motorman: "this button is for emergencies ONLY!"... Read more
WBUR reports on a gubernatorial forum at Harvard.
For a change, no train died on the Red Line. Instead, signal problems at Alewife are making life a living hell for riders.
The 7 a.m. train out of Franklin left this vale of tears in between stations.
Cambridge Day reports the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority is miffed that changes to Google buildings in Kendall Square have dramatically strayed from the designs board members had earlier approved.
Born said Wednesday that designs for the two-story connector building have "strayed further from the initial rendering that the council and CRA approved every time weâ€™ve seen it," with a grand staircase shrinking to a "piddly"... Read more
Wicked Local Cambridge reports a man who claims he lives at the Friend Street Hostel in Boston was arrested on charges that he responded to news that a Cambridge restaurant would not serve him because it was closed by repeatedly smacking the restaurant owner in the head with a guitar he happened to have with him.... Read more
MIT President L. Rafael Reif says he and MIT are standing behind students threatened by New Jersey with legal action if they don't turn over detailed information about a "proof of concept" project involving the online currency Bitcoin.
Ed Hatfield provides the context for the photo he took before the storm started near Harvard Square today:
The elderly gentleman was having a tough time walking on the ice when the woman walked past him. After a few steps she stopped, turned around and offered her help which he quickly accepted.
Galen Moore asks:
Anyone know why the north bank of the Charles won't freeze between the Longfellow and the Museum of Science? It's creepy.
The Cambridge City Council on Monday considers a proposal to have the city manager try to get the Globe to stop littering the streets with those Globe Direct circulars that many residents never asked for in the first place.
Melissa Jean captured this snowman in Inman Square.
UPDATE: Marilyn Hausammann, VP for human resources, sent out a new memo to staffers today: Harvard will reimburse them for excess 2009 and 2010 taxes, with interest, and pay for tax-prep help for filing amended returns for later years. Her memo is attached.
Harvard recently notified 11,000 current and former employees that a mistake in the way it calculated the value of supplemental life insurance... Read more
Pete Septoff was agahst to discover some "sociopath" simply dropped a cone in an unshoveled space in Cambridge today. So he took quick action:
The cone now pines for fjords.