Cambridge is a city of 101,587 people, but it can feel like the smallest town in the world. Tonight, for instance, the North Cambridge Stabilization Committee will meet […]

Spur of the moment

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority isn’t coming off too well these days. Its Web site today, for example, features an “online poll” that asks “Which stations will be […]

Silver lining

As of June 1, people will be able to take the red line to South Station and hop on a silver line bus  to Logan International Airport. This […]

Twenty-eight days later

Hooray! Work finished yesterday on the escalator at the Porter Square T stop! The maintenance work — which is supposed to keep stuff running, but in this case […]

Slow Kone

One of the three long escalators at the Porter Square T stop is out of service. An apologetic sign on the work barricade specifies that work begins Jan. […]

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 […]

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 […]