John Summers takes a long, critical look at what the whole "innovation economy" thing is doing to the rest of the city - and nearby locales, such as Allston.
Cambridge Day reports the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority is miffed that changes to Google buildings in Kendall Square have dramatically strayed from the designs board members had earlier approved.
Born said Wednesday that designs for the two-story connector building have "strayed further from the initial rendering that the council and CRA approved every time weâ€™ve seen it," with a grand staircase shrinking to a "piddly"... Read more
Galen Moore asks:
Anyone know why the north bank of the Charles won't freeze between the Longfellow and the Museum of Science? It's creepy.
The Belly Wine Bar in Kendall Square will have its TVs tuned to something other than football tonight.
Brian MacLean watched the sun go down over Milton a couple days ago:
Ugh Disabled southbound Red Line train at Kendall causing northbound delays too. Here we sit.
UPDATE: Service came back on shortly after 4 p.m.
Matt Robbins reports:
Verizon data conduit damaged last night at 800 Boylston. Major outage for downtown Boston
800 Boylston is the Prudential Center. One frustrated network administrator says the outage is going on 15+ hours:
Affecting hundreds of companies in Boston and Cambridge. Worst outage I've seen in 7 years of working in... Read more
Outbound at Kendall, just as rush hour was ending.
MIT is reporting a gas leak at Building 48, Main and Albany streets this morning.
Stephanie E reports:
All of Kendall smells... I'm on a bus and it's overpowering.
Greg Cook took lots of photos at the annual Cambridge Carnival International parade from Central Square to Kendall Square today.... Read more
UPDATE: The Globe reports the woman, 80, died Sunday night.
Crowds are growing along the Red Line as riders queue up for promised shuttle buses after the line was shut down around 4 p.m. due to a woman getting hit by a train at Kendall station.
Katy Radoll tweeted:
Evacuated from train in Kendall. Conductor said "someone might be under it". Very terrified... Read more
There's been an outbreak of young folks sipping their iced coffee from Mason and pickle jars as they ride the Green and Red lines.
Matt Aromando tweets from the Green Line:
This is the most Allston thing I've seen in a while.
Hipster with pickle jar full of iced coffee spotted on MBTA at Kenmore. Not just an allston phenomena.... Read more