A roving UHub photographer happened upon this scene on Mass. Ave. at MIT around 5:30 p.m., reports "the driver of the RAV ran for it," bringing State, Cambridge, MIT and MBTA police to the area to look for him. Boston Police also arrived on scene - and took custody of the driver and the car after he was located nearby, because the vehicle was carjacked on Edgerly Road in the Fenway.
Dave Boudreau reports the driver, who crossed the center line, also hit a taxi.
Cambridge Police report they suspect the guy who held up the Emack & Bolio's on White Street on Saturday also robbed the ice-cream place around 2:05 p.m. on May 14 - holding one hand under his shirt as though he had a weapon. Read more.
Cambridge Day reports MIT is going to try to turn Senior House, a freewheeling dorm with art on the walls, cats everywhere and "an eclectic assortment of students who may be low-income, first-generation, black, Asian or Latinx or LGBTQI" - and a traditionally low graduation rate - into a place where the emphasis is on mental health, physical fitness and learning how to cook one's own meals. Also: No cats. Students are not going down without a fight.
Gordon Edes photographed a guy collecting signatures in Washington Square Park in Manhattan for some candidate with a sign reading "Let's stop making Red Sox fans NYC mayor!"
Although the current mayor of New York, Bill De Blasio, was born in Manhattan, he grew up in Cambridge (and went to Cambridge Rindge and Latin with Patrick Ewing). And the guy before him, Mike Bloomberg, is a Medford boy.
A Red Line train that left this mortal coil at Porter Square has been removed from the scene, but there are still "minor" residual delays, the MBTA says.
As the front came through this afternoon, a gust of wind near Lechmere station took down a street-light pole, which fell on the hood of a car making a turn, after which the light bounced into the street, as Lisa captured.
She reports the driver and somebody in the back seat appeared to get out physically OK. Read more.
A train suffered heat stroke at Alewife and now the Red Line has "moderate" delays.
Cambridge Police report they are investigating gunfire around 2:10 a.m. at Bishop Allen Drive and Norfolk Street. Officers recovered two shell casings, but did not find anybody hit.
Johnmcboston watched the sun go down over Cambridge and the Charles from an Esplanade dock.
Also see the Crimson report.
The Australian reports Harvard has decided New Zealand dairy cows are no longer part of the sort of diversified portfolio it wishes to hold. Still up in the air: Whether it will try to sell off the nearly 25,000 acres of land it owns in New South Wales (presumably, it could hold that for future expansion after it runs out of land in Allston).
Cambridge Police report an incident at the Kendall Square involving a man who'd fallen on the Red Line tracks ended with him revived and on the way to the hospital after two Cambridge officers administered Narcan, which counteracts the deadly effects of opioids. Read more.
A Red Line train that lost the will to live at Harvard Square is causing "moderate" delays southbound, the T advises.
The Globe reports MIT researchers have developed pastas that can change their shapes when water is added.
The Crimson reports the no-longer-Harvard-students had formed an online group to trade droll little memes:
In the group, students sent each other memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children, according to screenshots of the chat obtained by The Crimson. Some of the messages joked that abusing children was sexually arousing, while others had punchlines directed at specific ethnic or racial groups. One called the hypothetical hanging of a Mexican child “piñata time.”
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