The owner of the Crimson Galleria and nearby properties clustered along JFK Street wants a federal judge to block a proposed Winthrop Street dispensary, arguing marijuana remains illegal under federal law and so its proposed operators - and the city of Cambridge, the town of Georgetown and the state of Massachusetts - are violating the federal anti-racketeering law. Read more.
The Crimson reports.
Cambridge Police report they suspect the same group of men was behind two attacks in Harvard Square last night involving a knife or other sharp item. Read more.
Valerie Vande Panne noticed Mr. Bartley's in Harvard Square asking about the whereabouts of the now former Celtic.
Cambridge Day reports on the impending exit of the Comedy Studio from its perch atop the Hong Kong.
Devin Cole shows us the new cycle track - bike lanes marked off by more than just paint - along Brattle Street in Harvard Square.
HUGE upgrade for safety and access.
The Crimson reports a club that had let some women in as "provisional" members has kicked them all out, so the boys can once again eat dinner in peace without having to worry about the female gaze.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line right now thanks to a train that lost its will to live at Harvard Squre, the MBTA reports.
A Red Line train that lost the will to live at Harvard Square is causing "moderate" delays southbound, the T advises.
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.”
Cambridge Day reports on Gerald Chan's plans for the Church Street theater that has sat vacant since 2012.
This was the scene at Harvard Square station on the Red Line shortly after 11 p.m. tonight. Full House Tickets was there to see the "brutal" scene.
The Crimson reports that more than 60 students who took "Harvard’s flagship introductory computer science course" last fall have had to face hearings to answer charges of "academic dishonesty" - which the Crimson adds may have been unintentional and due to stupidly vague rules on student collaboration.
And just as rush hour starts.
Sully and Denise return to the airwaves, even if just for one performance. With shoutouts to the Burlington Mall and, of course, Nohmah.
Rebecca Binder asks:
Anywhere to play ping pong around Harvard or The Fenway tonight? A bar maybe? Ideas?
"This is not how I remember 'Make Way for Ducklings'," Gedalia Pasternak thought while watching a bus on Mass. Ave in Harvard Square making way for passing poultry this morning.
Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an alleged case of pud pulling directed at two women on the Red Line at Harvard on Jan. 27.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
If caught, he'll face a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior, Transit Police say.
The Crimson reports Schoenhof's, founded in Boston in 1856, will close forever on March 25, although it will continue to sell books online. High Harvard Square rents meant the store could no longer continue in the age of Amazon.