Yesterday, some guy posted a note on a parking space he shoveled out on Tremont Street in Inman Square saying anybody was free to use it as long as they didn't attempt to claim it with a space saver - and that he would remove and throw out any space savers. He wrote it on orange paper, of course, to make it stand out.
Michael Peretti surveyed the damage at the Inman Pharmacy on Cambridge Street around 12:50 p.m.
Gedalia Pasternak noticed some trash waxing philosophical in Inman Square this morning.
Cambridge Police report officers will fire guns between 8 and 9:30 p.m. in Area 4 and Inman Square to test the city's new system for detecting gunfire.
The city is installing a ShotSpotter Flex system, which uses sensitive sensors and software to help police "hear" gunfire. The tests are to help calibrate the sensors. Boston has had a similar system in place in high-crime areas for several years now.
Melissa Jean captured this snowman in Inman Square.
Cambridge Police report the man who's been sticking up convenience stores in the Boston area over the past few months, struck again around 9 p.m. on Monday at a Cambridge Street convenience store.
According to police, the man, about 5'11" and 30-35, went up to the counter, lifted the bottom of his hoodie to show off his gun and demanded money from the register. Police say the clerk told him he couldn't open the register unless somebody made a purchase:
Michael Jonas spotted some urban corn in Inman Square today.
Prairie Rose Clayton bids us a Merry Inman Square Christmas and a happy New Chair.
Somerville Patch reports a Papa John's delivery guy was arrested on charges of trying to run somebody down in Inman Square - after first chest bumping and spitting at his alleged victim.
Meanwhile, across the river, Papa John's delivery guys think nothing of parking 18-wheelers in major intersections while they make deliveries:
Roving UHub photographer Bob Meier happened upon an expanding sinkhole in Inman Square in Cambridge last night, reports:
It started out as a sinkhole about the size of a manhole cover. I first saw it around 6 pm yesterday when it was being blocked by two Public Works pickup trucks. By 9:30 (when I took the photo) they upgraded to orange cones and caution tape.
The Herald reports police followed signals from a GPS device slipped into some money taken in an Inman Square bank robbery to a 91 bus in Somerville - and arrested the guy they said had a pocket stuffed with cash.
Tom Myers took this photo of the Cambridge Street bus stop in Inman Square, adds:
Worth closing the T.
Erin is now in DC, but still pines for the All Star Sandwich Bar in Inman Square - so much so that when she checked out their specials from afar the other day, she was forced to make her own version of one of them:
I told Alex to pack, we had to get in the car, we had to get to Cambridge before they closed for the evening and the Funky disappeared forever. Sadly, he kind of just laughed at me. So, I had to devise a plan to make my own.
Pop.Bop.Shop tries out, enjoys Trina's Starlite Lounge, which swapped out the biker feel of the Abbey Lounge for the era when smoking was cool and posters of pinup girls were, well, pinned up.
... [T]he onion strings and the apple boursin sandwich were sublime. Those two items make a mouth watering meal. ...