Shaun Engstrom reports this morning:
BREAKING NEWS: Coraline stop motion ad between Harvard & Central Sq replaced w/ Blue Man Group. It's been 2 years, praise the MBTA gods.
A group of about 50 teens spontaneously started brawling around 10:30 p.m. in the area of Mass. Ave. and Church Street. At least 15 Cambridge and Harvard police cruisers responded; people tweeting there were arrests. Photo.
Liz Coffey forwards a copy of a note she dashed off to the Cambridge Historical Commission:
Kerry McDonald posts an FAQ about schooling your kids at home in a Cambridge condo:
Q. Don't you want to live in a big house with a big yard and plentiful parking?
Teddyballgame1983 was at the Harry and the Potters concert in Harvard Square last night.
The new owner is working closely with Mallory & Justin Slate to create that signature Slate shopping experience. We hope that you will come by to tell us about your favorite products so that we can try to source them for you.
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on a Harvard Square incident.
The biggest. most raucous production of this show yet.
"2010: Our Hideous Future," is coming to Oberon, and excitement is high. Have you seen that place? It's pretty much the future right there.
THE WAY, FAR DISTANT FUTURE, A.D. 2010, EAST COAST METRO ZONE A, NEW MALDEN: a time of techno-studded blechhiness. Lonely human freedom fighter Kate Brick plans a last stand against the oppressive Artas, artificial life forms who control humankind through torture, brainwashing, and Facebook. But judging by the complacence of her lover Dehnise Compuserve and the general apathy of her fellow humans, it may be too late.
This near futuristic dystopian cyberpunk musical comedy returns to the stage featuring its original cast of local artists: Kamela Dolinova, Katie Drexel, Julia Lunetta, Timothy Hoover, John Deschene, Kay Coughlin, Ginger Lazarus, Emily Taradash and Will Todisco.
Inspired by the performance space at Oberon, The Unreliable Narrator Theater Group and The Pluto Tapes will update this fan favorite with new songs, staging, and interactive elements known as the MCâ€™s Hall of Interactive Hideousity.
This production will feature the FAC2010: Post-Show Dance Party featuring the DJ stylings of The Pluto Tapes. Music and Lyrics are still by Andy Hicks, Book still by Carl Danielson and now featuring Choreography by Alex Nemiroski.
A "heat kink" in the tracks near Malden (above) is wreaking all sorts of havoc on the Orange Line this afternoon, forcing Oak Grove-bound riders onto buses at Wellington - which is also causing problems on the bus lines from which buses have been diverted to shuttle subway riders.
Red Line riders heading to Alewife are faring no better due to a dead train at Harvard.
From somewhere in the bowels of the Orange Line, OwenWilsonsNose at first tweeted:
Usually I'd be pissed, but B's won the cup last night, can't complain!
But that was before he actually tried getting on one of those shuttle buses:
Neve rmind, line for the bus is atrocious. I hate you, MBTA.
Publishers Weekly posts the impending obit for the Harvard Square store, which goes out of business at the end of this month, several years after it left the Downtown Crossing location that gave it its name. The owner says he couldn't find anybody to buy the place; will continue to operate globecorner.com.
Via Chris Klein.
The Crimson reports on the traditional end-of-semester naked run around Harvard Yard:
Alongside urinating on the John Harvard statue and having sex in the stacks of Widener Library, Primal Scream is one of the three tasks that Harvard students should complete before graduation, according to undergraduate lore.
The Crimson reports the student was held up at gunpoint around 10:30 p.m. Monday on Linnaean Street - and that Cambridge Police arrested a suspect.
And John Carroll for one will be there "to make Gottfried feel more sorry than he currently does."
Dead train means down time for Red Line commuters this morning.
At 9:37, Geoff Mamlet tweeted:
Red line Harvard Sq platform packed like sardines. 2 trains taken out of service. 30 min delay.
At 9:38, Angie tweeted:
Current commuting time from Davis to Porter: 40 minutes. I hate you, mbta.
It was so bad, even the five-star-day train driver got in the act, Mamlet added:
Red line announcer: "Don't let us get you down! Have a 5 star day!"
The Crimson reports it happened around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday on Prescott Street, across from the Harvard Faculty Club:
The shorter suspect rummaged through the victim's backpack while the taller suspect asked whether the victim had anything else on him.