Major Tenant Signs Lease at Filene’s Site in Downtown Crossing

Major Tenant Signs Lease at Filene’s Site in Downtown Crossing. The ad agency Arnold Worldwide will occupy 125,000 square feet in the restored store. The news rejuvenates efforts to make Downtown Crossing not such a pit (literally). “Downtown Crossing is buzzing with new energy, and Arnold Worldwide’s commitment to bring its Worldwide Headquarters to the Burnham Building speaks volumes about the future of the neighborhood,” Mayor Tom Menino said in a statement. “Today’s announcement marks another significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to rebuild this part of downtown.  I’d like to thank Millennium Partners for their continued partnership in that work.”

The Marathon Will Commemorate the Victims of the Sandy Hook Tragedy. But as James Alan Fox points out, remembering each of the 26 victims on a mile of the course forgets one of the victims: Nancy Lanza, the shooter’s mom.  [ ICYMI: A Girl From Massachusetts Gives Up Birthday Presents for Sandy Hook Teacher. Fourth grader Natalie Barros instead chose to collect donations to send Sandy Hook hero/teacher Kaitlin Roig and her fiance to Disney World.  [Fox]

This Is What the Globe Ownership Rumors Have Become. Fodder for the Inside Track.  [Herald]

A Photographer Makes a Film After Finding Grandfather’s WWII Photos. Matthew Nash’s “16 Photographs At Ohrdruf” screens on Tuesday as part of the Boston International Film Festival. It’s a story that’s so common to the children, grandchildren, and maybe even the great-grandchildren of World War II veterans, who stumble across mementos of war in the possession of veterans, who won’t talk about them. Kudos to Nash for going down the rabbit hole to produce this work.  [WBUR]

MIT Will Improve Its Cyber Security After Getting Hacked a Few Times. The new measures are for “safeguarding our community, protecting our campus and securing our systems,” according to an email from Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz. The MIT network has been hacked numerous times, most notably by Aaron Swartz himself, then by others claiming to be connected to his cause.  [The Tech]