Davis Square

Davis Square

By - 4/16/15 - 10:24 pm
DeLoarean in Davis Square

J Tamarro spotted this DeLorean on Elm Street in Davis Square tonight.

By - 2/27/15 - 9:43 am

The Herald reports an escalator at Davis Square ripped a man's pants clear off. Fortunately, the Herald adds, he stayed cool - and had the foresight to wear blue gym shorts.

By - 2/20/15 - 10:27 pm
Can't use the swing at Somerville park

Dr. Rosie Wagner, a Somerville dentist, had little to smile about as she tried out a swing at Kenney Park in Davis Square tonight.

By - 2/16/15 - 11:53 am
Davis Square mural in the snow

Maryr shows us the rising snow as measured against segments of the Somerville map mural on the Davis bike path.

By - 1/29/15 - 7:27 pm
Sign in Davis Square pleads with reader not to steal parking space

Hey, we thought Somerville didn't allow space savers. Mike G. shows us somebody near Davis Square is very protective of his or her parking space.

Last year:
When the space saver really was a baby.

By - 1/22/15 - 9:14 am
Keytar Bear in Davis Square Red Line station, Somerville

Politeness Points spotted Keytar Bear on the Davis Square Red Line platform this morning.

By - 12/13/14 - 11:42 pm
Grove Street in Somerville

Mark marveled at the lights on this house on Grove Street in Davis Square, Somerville.

By - 12/5/14 - 6:25 pm
Die-in in Central Square, Cambridge

Central Square die-in. Photo by Central Square.

Protesters started at Tufts University, blocked up Davis Square, where the T shut down the subway station, then moved down Mass. Ave. to Porter and onto Harvard, where a large contingent of T cops blocked the portal into the busway and then had the gates to the main pedestrian entrance to the station locked. As protesters moved down JFK Street, the entrance was re-opened.

Around 6:25 p.m., the vanguard of protesters was approaching Central Square.

By - 9/27/14 - 9:16 pm

Shades of JP: Somebody went down Hawthorne Street in Somerville today, putting fliers on car windshields warning how the proposed Davis Square Roche Bros. would be the first step in turning the square "corporate."

By - 9/25/14 - 11:06 am
Men under arrest in Davis Square in Somerville

Updated with State Police info.

Matt Marra walked out of his dentist's office in Davis Square around 10:45 a.m. and right into a scene out of The Town - except this time the good guys won: A squadron of cops in armor taking down two guys they seemed to have known would be coming out of the Rockland Trust branch:

There was unmarked white van that the team poured out of right outside the bank as soon as guys came out.

By - 9/19/14 - 8:47 pm
At accident in Davis Square, Somerville

Transit Police report on an incident around 6:35 p.m.:

A Route 94 bus from Davis Sq. heading to Medford Sq. was on College Avenue just outside the station when, a preliminary investigation suggests, a male walked into the side of the bus sustaining serious injuries. The male has been transported to a local area hospital for emergency treatment.

Davis Square was essentially shut down by the collision and investigation.

By - 9/12/14 - 10:15 am
Train stopped due to gum spitting at Davis Square Red Line station

UPDATED with info from MBTA.

Don't use your phone right on the yellow line, because you might drop it and then the driver of the train will stop his train so your phone can be retrieved before it is crushed into a gazillion pieces.

Tim Devin captured the action around 8 a.m. today at Davis Square, where a T spokesman says:

By - 9/4/14 - 4:23 pm

A kaput train at Davis is giving Red Line riders agita.

Flea, heading to Davis, reports her train spent 20 minutes just sitting in North Quincy. Rebecca Fay Hoffman reports:

Stuck at Kendall, now stuck at Central. Train packed, not moving.

Cathy Del adds:

One hour to go from Park St to Davis.

By - 8/18/14 - 6:35 pm

Alderman Jack Connolly reports Roche Bros. is expressing interest in the ground floor of the Social Security building - to the point of setting a Sept. 10 date for a meeting with residents about the idea.

By - 7/28/14 - 11:36 am

Eric Williams reports:

Multiple gas leaks shutting down Davis Square, businesses being evacuated one by one.

UPDATE: Williams reported at 11:48 that his Elm Street building was cleared for re-entry.

By - 6/17/14 - 8:10 am
Crowded Davis Square Red Line stop

The scene at Davis. Photo by H.

Around 7:50 a.m., a Red Line train ascended in Elijah's whirlwind at Alewife. That was about an hour after train 804 from Providence breathed it last, leaving commuters just hanging around Mansfield until the 806 could get to them, as Joe shows:

Waiting in Mansfield
By - 6/11/14 - 8:38 am
Crowded platform at Davis

Riders sigh and stew at Davis. Photo by David McFadden.

Nothing like a dead train inbound at Davis to make for a fun morning commute.

By - 5/25/14 - 11:31 pm

This morning, before the parade, the city DPW went along the route cutting bikes away from bike stands and pole, to pile them into a truck for removal.

Tiffany Montogomery, herself a veteran, found her car towed - and when she complained, a cop threatened to arrest her. And then, when she got to the tow lot, they wouldn't give her her car without a "release ticket" from police, which meant a trip to the police station - after taking a cab there in the first place.

She reports:

By - 5/13/14 - 8:03 am
Crowded scene at Davis on the Red Line

Davis Square around 8 a.m. Photo by Kassie Ricci.

Around 8 a.m., Octr202 reported:

Red Line signals dead north of Harvard. Lovely 20 min wait near Porter. Must be a nice backup by now.

UPDATE, 9:22 a.m. Jason Lee reports:

1 hr 15 min commute today covering the extensive distance of 3.2 miles. Impressive.

Didn't this also happen yesterday?
Yes, yes it did.

By - 4/1/14 - 10:02 am

Shortly after 9 a.m., it seems, fare machines at Red and Green Line stations stopped accepting credit and debit cards, hosing monthly passholders who thought they could just waltz right in, replenish their cards and get on the T.

Just in case riders failed to appreciate the humor of the situation, the T stationed a particularly jocular CSA at Davis, according to Sweetadelinevt:

So if six fare machines don't work, and no one can buy a new pass, shouldn't the operator let them through gate? He said, "not my problem."

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