A woman walking through the Somerville side of Porter Square around 11:30 p.m. yesterday was grabbed from behind by "an unknown male who attempted to indecently assault her," the city alerts residents.
He's described as 5'9" with short, straight hair. He wore a black jacket, baggy pants and "nice shoes."
At least two trains died on the Red Line this morning, one around 6:30 a.m. at Porter and another a little more than an hour later just outside Alewife.
Commuters have been waiting at N Quincy since 7:35am. When will there be room on the... Read more
Cambridge Police report they are investigating 20 housebreaks in apartment buildings along Mass. Ave.:
In a high percentage of these incidents the point of entry has been through an unlocked window between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
At Porter Square, around 8:35 p.m.
This time at Porter Square.
Max Grinnell spotted this statement on Somerville Avenue in Porter Square.
Why, yes, of course, the up escalator at Porter Square on the Red Line isn't working this week, giving riders a chance to see just how fast they can climb from the platform 105 feet (10 stories) below street level. Melissa Leach paused before her... Read more
Mind's Eye Yarns in Porter Square is up for sale; if nobody wants to buy it and keep it open, it'll shut down later this spring.
H/t Cara.... Read more
Cambridge Day reports, is not amused.
The MBTA reports a potential bioterror germ attack alert system starts getting tested after the last train of the night on Wednesday at Davis, Porter and Harvard stations on the Red Line.
The Department of Homeland Security has installed monitors in the stations designed to detect the release of certain types of potentially lethal bacteria. To test the monitors, researchers will spray B. subtilis... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports what's replacing the old Zing Pizza.
The Department of Homeland Security says the moves will ensure the tests, planned for this summer at Harvard, Porter and Davis on the Red Line, pose no risk to riders with immune problems, according to a DHS report - unlike fellow riders or snakes.
The release of B. subtilis spores will mimic a possible bioterror attack and test the efficiency of scanners to... Read more
Amanda Wild forwarded this video from this morning's Red Line nonsense, adds:
Conductor reported train was having trouble making it up the hill to Porter; after several delays our car was unloaded to platform where an MBTA official was telling passengers it would be at least 20-25 minutes before the next train. Several passengers were offering to help... Read more