Kendall Square

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

By - 11/27/13 - 8:23 am

MikeHeXt tweets:

Ugh Disabled southbound Red Line train at Kendall causing northbound delays too. Here we sit.

By - 10/22/13 - 2:24 pm

UPDATE: Service came back on shortly after 4 p.m.

Matt Robbins reports:

Verizon data conduit damaged last night at 800 Boylston. Major outage for downtown Boston

800 Boylston is the Prudential Center. One frustrated network administrator says the outage is going on 15+ hours:

Affecting hundreds of companies in Boston and Cambridge. Worst outage I've seen in 7 years of working in

... Read more
By - 10/17/13 - 9:31 am

Outbound at Kendall, just as rush hour was ending.

By - 10/10/13 - 5:07 pm

Seacoast Online reports the owner of Friendly Toast has sold the place to a pair of New Hampshire entrepreneurs, who plan "culinary-driven" enhancements for the restaurant, which serves other breakfast goods besides toast.

Via Eater Boston.

By - 9/16/13 - 9:31 am

MIT is reporting a gas leak at Building 48, Main and Albany streets this morning.

Stephanie E reports:

All of Kendall smells... I'm on a bus and it's overpowering.

By - 9/8/13 - 9:53 pm

Feather guy.

Greg Cook took lots of photos at the annual Cambridge Carnival International parade from Central Square to Kendall Square today.... Read more

By - 7/29/13 - 10:58 am

MIT guy Cambridge Police report they are looking for this guy for a bank holdup in Kendall Square last Thursday afternoon.

Police say he gave a teller a note, then fled into Kendall Square after getting some money.

He's described as 5'8" or 5'9" and about 180 lbs. He was... Read more

By - 7/21/13 - 4:44 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports the woman, 80, died Sunday night.

Crowds are growing along the Red Line as riders queue up for promised shuttle buses after the line was shut down around 4 p.m. due to a woman getting hit by a train at Kendall station.

Katy Radoll tweeted:

Evacuated from train in Kendall. Conductor said "someone might be under it". Very terrified

... Read more
By - 7/9/13 - 8:20 am

There's been an outbreak of young folks sipping their iced coffee from Mason and pickle jars as they ride the Green and Red lines.

Matt Aromando tweets from the Green Line:

This is the most Allston thing I've seen in a while.

Hnasko replies:

Hipster with pickle jar full of iced coffee spotted on MBTA at Kenmore. Not just an allston phenomena.

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By - 6/28/13 - 2:44 pm

Charles swimmer

The folks at Prompt Boston looked out the windows of their 14th-floor offices in Kendall Square this afternoon to spot "one brave man swimming the Charles River."... Read more

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