Kendall Square

By - 3/27/15 - 10:12 am

State officials report contractors will begin prepping the Longfellow Bridge on Saturday to remove the two remaining towers as part of the overall bridge reconstruction project.

Don't worry, seasoning fans: The state says, as with the other two towers - and unlike that decorative railing a few years back - the towers will be put into storage so they can be replaced once the... Read more

By - 3/24/15 - 7:30 am

Cambridge Day reports on comments by the guy who came up with the name of the now removed drink.

By - 3/12/15 - 8:47 pm
Kendall Square

JB Parrett captured the shadows at sunset at 101 Main St. in Kendall Square today.

By - 3/8/15 - 10:44 pm
Sunset over the Longfellow

JB Parrett enjoyed the sunset over the Longfellow, the Charles and Kendall Square this evening.

By - 2/21/15 - 11:52 am
Cambridge water-main break near Kendall Square.

Note the marina dock savers on the left.

Chelsie Ouellette shows us the water-main break on Portland Street at Harvard Street in Cambridge, which she reports has been gushing since 7 a.m.

Bridgette Hylton wonders when it will be frozen enough for a skating party.... Read more

By - 1/3/15 - 1:11 am
Firefighters in Cambridge due to gas leak

Firefighters at Mass. Ave. and Brookline Street. Photo by Justin Fyles.

Two separate natural-gas incidents sent Cambridge firefighters scrambling along Mass. Ave., from Albany Street to Brookline Street.

Around 11:30 p.m., a gas main began leaking at Albany Street, possibly because a construction crew hit it. Then, around the same time, firefighters had to evacuate 8 Brookline St., several blocks away, due to high gas readings.... Read more

By - 12/30/14 - 9:49 am

Cambridge Day reports what it knows about possible reuse of the 14-acre Volpe Transportation Center parcel in Kendall Square, which could include zoning for buildings up to 300 feet high. But both the federal government, which owns the land, and city planners, have turned very shy.

By - 11/21/14 - 11:23 pm
Wanted

Cambridge Police report seven break-ins at two Kendall Square garages - one on Broadway, one at Cambridge Center - since Oct. 29.

In four of the break-ins, the thief or thieves made off with laptops or tablets. In six of the cases, car windows were smashed in.

The break-ins are happening on Wednesdays and Thursday, typically between 4 and 8 p.m. Police released a... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 2:36 pm
Kendall Square in Cambridge with no people

This is not an architect's rendering of some new development. JB Parrett reports:

Kendall Square at lunch. Beautiful but everyone is inside.

By - 9/24/14 - 6:02 pm
Red Line train offloaded at Park Street

Outbound Red Line train offloaded at Park. Photo by Chuck Giroux.

So there's a defunct train at Charles/MGH. Or maybe it's the train that was offloaded at Kendall. Whatevs, the Red Line is a hot rush-hour mess this evening.

UPDATE: By 6:12, trains were slowly running again, but the problem was they were running so full that people on platforms couldn't get in, given that we don't have any of those Tokyo pushers around here, as... Read more

By - 9/7/14 - 11:10 pm
Fruit lady in Cambridge Caribbean parade.

JB Parrett took in the Caribbean Festival in Cambridge today.

By - 9/2/14 - 4:51 pm
Rainbow in Kendall Square

Saul Blum captured the rainbow in Kendall Square around 4:40 p.m. No word if he found the leprechaun with gold at the end.

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.

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