The TD Bank branch at 1270 Mass. Ave. (corner of Plympton) was held up around 10 a.m. by a black male in his late 20s, wearing a Redskins cap and a white-collared shirt. He fled down Plympton. Not long after, police halted a Red Line train at Central to search for him.
Berk's, which opened in Harvard Square in 1980, is announcing its imminent demise - at the end of the month:
It's a sad day for us and a sad day for Cambridge as we watch yet again another small business fall. From the bottom of hearts thank you all so much. Please SHOP SMALL, SHOP LOCAL & whenever you can please SHOP INDEPENDENT. A friend made a great analogy to me yesterday that rings very true. When you shop at a corporation you're lining the pockets of folks buying new cars/houses. When you shop local/independent your lining the pockets of of folks getting dance/music lessons for their children. You can see the difference.
Deborah Kaplan spotted this plaintive flier posted at Harvard on the Red Line this morning.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on city planning to make the kiosk - the former entrance to the Red Line - more inviting.
iFnLvBos wonders about the meaning of this scrawl at the Harvard Square T stop.
Informally, it asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly verified by a computer can also be quickly solved by a computer. It was essentially first mentioned in a 1956 letter written by Kurt GĂ¶del to John von Neumann.
Eheff was in the upper busway at Harvard Square this afternoon when somebody from New Jersey not only drove into the busway, but drove into it from the wrong direction.
The Harvard Gazette tells the story of some of the church bells across Cambridge that will be rung this morning after Harvard commencement.
The bells will begin to ring at 11:30 a.m., just after the sheriff of Middlesex County declares the Commencement Exercises adjourned. They will ring for approximately 15 minutes.
Jennifer noticed this notice by somebody driven mad by months of pan-flute playing on Broadway near Harvard Square today.
Master of the pan flute: Read more.
Louis Gudema watched people jumping into the Charles from the Weeks Bridge at sunset this evening.
The Harvard Gazette reports:
For the next week, Daniel Chester Frenchâ€™s iconic work will be animated by the faces, voices, and gestures of Harvard students as part of â€śJohn Harvard Projection,â€ť a video installation created by artist and Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko.
Will snapped the big truck stuck in a snowbank on JFK Street in Harvard Square around 9:45 p.m.
Oh, look, another GPS user drove into the Harvard Square bus tunnel tonight.
The Crimson reports.
UPDATE, 7 p.m. Boston Fire reports no body found.
State Police have shut the Anderson Bridge between JFK Street in Cambridge and North Harvard Street in Allston so firefighters can comb the Charles for somebody a 911 caller said jumped into the river around 5 p.m.