Husam “Sam” Azzam must surely be Cambridge’s most loathed developer. For a one-time building inspector, he has a remarkable amount of trouble on zoning issues. Having just settled […]

Free gum means God loves me?

At the doors of the Porter Square T were people handing out Juicy Fruit gum. I thought they were corporate shock troops, intent on introducing nonchewers to the […]

Schedule adjustment

Why does the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority have schedules? I notice on my “Axonometric Projections of Harvard Square, Central Cambridge, Central Square, Cambridge Center & M.I.T. Areas” map […]

Back to square one

There is progress, however small, on the plan to revamp the blighted Lafayette Square, named in honor of a French nobleman who probably thought he’d get a little […]

Unfree market

The United States is essentially a captive market for drug makers, which sell drugs at dramatically lower costs everywhere else and rely on profits here to make up […]

One-two post-mortem

Boston officials were vague on whether the end of the Democratic National Convention meant the end of random searches on our mass transit system. It looks as though […]