And the building best known for the Au Bon Pain and the outside chess tables will get an extensive, if unspecified, remake.
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.
Cambridge Day reports on the downstairs neighbor of Upstairs on the Square in Harvard Square, which is moving out.
The deceased train is at Harvard; platforms at other stations are filling rapidly.
Green Line trolleys, meanwhile, died at Coolidge Corner and near Copley Square.
The Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square has rolled out some new drinks: Apple Jacks infused AppleJack, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Mudslides, Cocoa Puff Smashes and Golden Graham Manhattans.
UPDATE: Now there are problems on the Orange Line, where somebody managed to get his foot stuck between a train and the platform at North Station.
It's Dead Train Day on the Red Line. And it's so bad, the MBTA has broken out a rare "severe" delay warning.
Among those affected: Alexandra Elizabeth, who sent out a tweet for help around 8:30:
Hoooray. The MBTA train I'm on to Harvard has, of course, broken down. I'm in a tunnel with a bunch of strangers. Get. Me. Out.
The Crimson reports the Harvard Square Dunkie's made famous in "Good Will Hunting" isn't closing. How do ya like them apples?
UPDATE: Wicked Local Cambridge reports a Vermont man is in custody and that he allegedly began stabbing after yelling something about being robbed in Oregon.
Michael Etzel was among those queuing up outside Clover in Harvard Square today when it re-opened after several days of disinfecting due to that whole salmonella thing.
Mark Baard captured the Harvard Lampoon's ad-hoc pool today.
Gedalia Pasternak took a gander at the latest in wheeled transportation in Harvard Square last night:
Interesting rides in Harv sq, including rap videos playing on side of trikes.
So this woman comes up to Cambridge from Atlanta by way of New York for law school, spends much of her off time developing an active hatred for all of Boston because we're too cold and uncaring and claustrophobic and totally not fun for her - and, yeah, all while she's making absolutely no effort to explore the area beyond a roughly five-block stretch bounded by her apartment, Harvard Law and a couple of bars - and then, after she sees how we reacted in the aftermath of the explosions, realizes we're not so bad after all, but she'll still never fit in here.
Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have created what they're calling RoboBees - robots smaller than a penny that can fly.
Inspired by the biology of a fly, with submillimeter-scale anatomy and two wafer-thin wings that flap almost invisibly, 120 times per second, the tiny device not only represents the absolute cutting edge of micromanufacturing and control systems, but is an aspiration that has impelled innovation in these fields by dozens of researchers across Harvard for years.
R.S.Y. Buchanan took in the fights at Harvard last night. Yes, Harvard.
Bomb threat at the federal courthouse, following wrong reports about an arrest. Suspicious vehicles checked at Brigham and Women's and in Maverick Square. Sirens all over. After somebody went on Twitter to warn people to stay away from Harvard Square, Cambridge Police had to tweet:
The area is SAFE
The venerable Longy School of Music, which merged with Bard College in New York last year, told parents this week that programs for children - and adults not seeking degrees - no longer fit its new mission of becoming a world-class "institution for advanced musical study." So, school President Karen Zorn wrote parents, they'll have to find new places to send their kids for the sort of programs the school has long offered.
In a letter to parents, Zorn said the school would work with them to find alternate programs.
Parents, who say the decision came as a complete surprise to them, protested outside the Harvard Square conservatory this morning. One Jamaica Plain mother tells UHub:
What they offer simply can't be replicated by private instruction or at other local institutions - otherwise we might be studying elsewhere. For example we live in JP but take our 12 year old daughter there for a chorus ensemble every weekend, because the hassle is worth the great experience she is having.