Kendall Square

By - 8/4/14 - 5:06 pm

Red Line riders abandoning all hope. Photo by David Weininger.

A Red Line train heading towards Alewife took note of the time and decided rush hour was as good as any to up and die.

With nothing else to do, Jeremy Newman composed an Ode to the MBTA:

Crowded, stuffy, rates-a-hikin;
Bodies crammed; often late.
Sweat-a-drippin, whats that smell?
Cruel twist of public fate.

Kris Kream was more prosaic:

Hey

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By - 8/1/14 - 9:44 am

Shortly after 9 a.m., inbound Red Line service was halted so that EMTs could take a sick passenger off a train at Kendall. But service was delayed even before that due to another passenger who decided the best way to get help was to pull the emergency brake - while the train was still in the tunnel between Central and Kendall. A passenger on the... Read more

By - 7/23/14 - 9:55 am
Sun coming up over Kendall Square in Cambridge

Julio Salado watched the sun come up over Kendall Square this morning:

Unmerited gift to practice Tai Chi Chuan on the Charles River docks to the rhythm of the universe.

By - 5/27/14 - 11:31 pm

Cambridge Day reports:

A marketplace made of cheap, repurposed shipping containers could be on the way to Kendall Square, enlivening the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority’s tiny so-called Parcel 6 until a bigger, more permanent plan comes along.

By - 5/24/14 - 9:05 am
Trophies in a tunnel
Trophy case

ElmerCat reports coming on a pleasant surprise yesterday in the normally dreary First Street tunnel under the Longfellow Bridge in Cambridge: A trophy case:

Mostly bowling and tennis trophies, sitting on angle irons reinforcing a crack in the foundation wall. Coming upon this sparkling trophy collection in the normally gloomy tunnel was a delightful surprise!

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By - 5/6/14 - 2:36 pm
Slide for the Revolution

Ari Ofsevit spotted poor Slyde, the Revolution mascot, waiting for a CT2 bus in Kendall Square this afternoon.

By - 4/25/14 - 8:42 pm
Clouds over the Charles River

JB Parrett watched the clouds come in over the Charles in advance of the rain forecast for tomorrow.

By - 4/24/14 - 12:04 pm

Cambridge Day reports the city has given the movie house permission to screen films until 2:30 a.m., Fridays through Sundays; owners cite later T service hours for the potential new market.

By - 4/3/14 - 11:19 am

Ed. note: I'm still not 100% convinced this is not a left-over April Fool's joke. But I learned about it through an ad in my Facebook news feed last night, and who actually spends money on a prank?

Bridj says it's getting up to launch an alternative to the T that will feature limo buses with plush seats, "an attendant who can provide you... Read more

By - 3/31/14 - 1:14 pm
Pyramid in Kendall Square

Chi-Ting Huang spotted this upended pyramid atop a shrinking snow pile in Kendall Square today.

By - 3/28/14 - 11:58 am
1 Main Street on fire

A three-alarm fire broke out shortly before noon on the roof of 1 Main St. in Kendall Square, apparently sparked by an HVAC unit.

Cambridge firefighters got the main body of the fire knocked down by about 12:20 p.m.

Photo by Brittany Delaney:

1 Main St.

Jason Wells watched the fire from... Read more

By - 2/27/14 - 7:48 am

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.

By - 2/25/14 - 6:41 am
Charles River thin ice

Sarah Bourne wonders if the thrill of warm water sailing on the Charles is worth the risk.

Ground view of the sailboats.

By - 2/21/14 - 9:27 am

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 we’ve seen it," with a grand staircase shrinking to a "piddly"

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By - 2/13/14 - 12:43 pm

The Cambridge Civic Journal has a look at how the area fell apart after LBJ moved the planned Kennedy Space Center to his home state and how the city and how the renovation of the Kendall Square T station helped make the area what it is today.

Kendall Square in 1925.... Read more

By - 2/10/14 - 2:30 pm

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.

By - 2/2/14 - 12:35 pm
Belly Wine Bar ad for its Groundhog Day special

The Belly Wine Bar in Kendall Square will have its TVs tuned to something other than football tonight.

By - 2/2/14 - 9:30 am
Cambridge canal

David Schachner photographed Broad Canal in Kendall Square, one of the last remnants of Cambridge's days as a seaport.

Brian MacLean watched the sun go down over Milton a couple days ago:

Milton sunset

Copyright David Schachner and Brian MacLean, respectively. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

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