The T today turned on new digital ad screens at Harvard, in a move that could mean "millions of dollars of new advertising revenue for the MBTA in the coming years," the state Department of Transportation says.
Park Street Station, North Station and South Station will also get some of the large-screen TVs to beam ads and service info at the faces of commuters.
Harvard Station is equipped with three 70" Tri-Faced screens in a kiosk in the main atrium and five 55" Landscape Screens; one double-sided on the inbound platform and three single-sided across the track on the inbound platform.
The Harvard Square institution has turned to Kickstarter to try to raise the $140,000 it says it needs to install digital projectors and fix a creaky heating and air-conditioning system.
We will still show 35mm as much as possible, but as much as we like showing this format, many of the new films and restorations of classic films are only being provided in digital format now. So DCP is a necessary addition. But it'll cost us $90k to do it right.
The Crimson reports on the impending name change for the soon-to-re-open Upper Crust there as the Just Crust, to reflect its new status as being owned by employees.
The Crimson reports:
Flyers Under Students' Doors Say 'No Fucking Jews'
The Crimson reports Cambridge officials are considering building permanent restrooms as part of an overhaul of Cambridge Common.
Councilor Minka Y. vanBeuzekom emphasized the need for a public restroom to ensure that the homeless population - as well as children, sports teams, and other visitors to the Common - are not forced to use private restrooms in Harvard Square.
The Crimson reports the recent elections mean the number of Harvardians in the halls of Congress will increase from 34 to 43.
Cambridge Day has the video.
Currently limited to Harvard students, but then again, that's how Facebook started, too.
ChinatownKicks watched this turkey in Harvard Square yesterday.
Brad Kelly was in Harvard Square recently and stopped by what he called the portal to your emo past - the now closed Hootenanny.
The Crimson reports on a sociology class where the professor brought in three homeless Harvard Square guys to talk about their experience.
The Crimson reports waiters at the Harvard Faculty Club and Loeb House filed suit last week, alleging mandatory "gratuity" surcharges added to bills there never go to them. The suit comes as the Harvard Club, a private institution across the river, agreed to a $4 million settlement over the same issue.
One sophomore, granted anonymity by The Crimson because she was afraid to be associated with a party that had been interrupted by police, was at the Delphic Saturday night when the police arrived. ... According to her, after word of the interruption spread, a few students shouted phrases like "fuck the police" and "it's the 5-0," a common slang for the police, while they made their way out the front door.
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.
Bread & Puppet Theater: The Circus of the Possibilitarians. Held outdoors on Sunday, September 2nd at 3 pm on the Cambridge Common, near the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Garden St., Cambridge. Free performance [pass-the-hat donations welcome], rain or shine. For further details, call the Boston-area Bread & Puppet Theater information line 617-286-6694 or log onto www.breadandpuppet.org.
Bread & Puppet Theater: The Circus of the Possibilitarians . Held outdoors on Sunday, September 2nd at 3 pm on the Cambridge Common, near the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Garden St., Cambridge, 02138. Free performance [pass-the-hat donations welcome], rain or shine. For further details, call the Boston-area Bread & Puppet Theater information line 617-286-6694 or log onto www.breadandpuppet.org.
Harvard University Police report a woman was raped in the Yard around 3:15 a.m. today.
The victim was grabbed as she entered the Yard through the Johnston Gate and was pulled behind Massachusetts Hall and attacked.
The victim described the offender as a very tanned, possible Hispanic male, mid-twenties, 5'7" in height, medium build, dark hair, wearing a white shirt.