A fire reported around 2:50 p.m. in a house at Berkshire and Vandine streets quickly spread to several buildings and went to ten alarms by 3:58 p.m., bringing firefighters from across greater Boston. One building has collapsed. St. Patrick's Place, a former church turned residences, is on fire.
Eight buildings caught fire. At 5:45, two still had heavy flames. Up to 100 people may have been displaced. Read more.
Gedalia Pasternak captured three people showing support for members of the Islamic Society of Boston on Prospect Street in Cambridge around 12:30 pm. The guy in the back is a mosque member who was rushing over to give them a hug.
There will be a vigil in front of the Islamic Society of Boston mosque at Roxbury Crossing at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11.
John Overholt managed to flee in advance of the avian onslaught on Mass. Ave. this morning.
Just in time for rush hour: "Moderate" delays on the Red Line thanks to a train that expired at Central - after belching smoke.
Greg Cook braved the rain for last night's anti-Bannon, anti-Nazi protest outside the Kennedy School in Harvard Square.
At least this time the signal problems happened early enough (like before 6 a.m.) that the T could fix them before the morning rush hour, although that's small consolation to the people who like actually depend on the Red Line early in the morning.
Anybody have recs on where to get morcilla (Spanish blood sausage) in the area? Camberville preferred.
When not busy being deterred by residual dew, the Red Line is known for slowing down due to signal problems at Alewife, like now.
Workers and supporting clergy and residents blocked Mass. Ave. outside the Central Square McDonald's around 6 a.m. this morning. in a protest calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Read more.
Cambridge Day reports the Planning Board considers the proposal - which is not part of MIT's plans for the Volpe land - on Tuesday.
Sarah Pakstis shows us yet another manic Monday on the Red Line during rush hour, due to signal issues at Alewife. "How is this acceptable?" she asks.
Vanyaland posts a photo of the renovated interior of the former Cambridge music spot.
Derek Kouyoumjian spotted some relieved turkeys at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Tamas K-L looked out on a peaceful Charles River from Cambridge this evening.
The note to Sanford Levinson is every bit as charming as you'd expect. Mailed from England.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on an incident at the Hong Kong.
Ed. note: Longtime Boston Licensing Board fans will note a familiar name, now doing similar work in Cambridge.
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