Andrew Ferreira ran across this free-conversation booth in Davis Square tonight.
Maxsimile shows us the line outside the Burren in Davis Square, where U2 was supposed to be doing a little show on their night off tonight. As of 10:15 p.m., no sign of them.
UPDATE, 11:45 p.m. The band itself tweeted:
Hope you're enjoying the Guinness @burrenmusic in Somerville, but don't fall for tall stories about a certain band from Dublin showing up...
J Tamarro spotted this DeLorean on Elm Street in Davis Square tonight.
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.
Maryr shows us the rising snow as measured against segments of the Somerville map mural on the Davis bike path.
Politeness Points spotted Keytar Bear on the Davis Square Red Line platform this morning.
Mark marveled at the lights on this house on Grove Street in Davis Square, Somerville.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
Nothing like a dead train inbound at Davis to make for a fun morning commute.