Kendall Square

By - 4/14/16 - 10:01 am

Josh Wardell watched in amazement this morning as the warning lights came on where the train tracks cross Main Street in Cambridge and drivers said "screw that" and just kept on going.

By - 4/7/16 - 8:46 am

Updated, 1 p.m.

Authorities say a 70-year-old Framingham man fired from his job at a Cambridge health insurer returned around 7:45 this morning and began shooting at the man he blamed for his firing when he spotted the man outside.

But Kermit Hooks Jr.'s intended victim used his suitcase to shield himself outside Senior Whole Health, 58 Charles St.; he is expected to survive getting facial injuries, Cambridge Police and the Middlesex County District Attorney's office say.

After shooting his victim, 58, Hooks turned his gun on himself and fatally shot himself, police and the DA's office report.

By - 3/9/16 - 1:48 pm
Now open for winter in Kendall Square

David Weininger spotted this sign outside MexiCali Burrito in Kendall Square today.

By - 2/11/16 - 10:21 pm

The Boston Cyclists Union did this video today on the first day the new sidewalk was open to bicycles on the Longfellow.

By - 1/15/16 - 7:28 am

The T is warning of "moderate" delays in both directions on the Red Line due to a track problem between Kendall Square and Charles/MGH (which would be, what, the Longfellow?).

UPDATE: At 8:20, the T reported delays southbound due to a train that met its maker at Alewife.

By - 9/13/15 - 4:50 pm

Scene in Back Bay. Photo by Paula Tennyson.

Cambridge Police report somebody was shot as the Caribbean parade wound down in Kendall Square this afternoon.

The victim, a 25-year-old woman from Roxbury, was shot in the leg but is expected to survive, police say. Read more.

By - 8/30/15 - 9:00 pm
Scene at 1 Kendall Square in Cambridge

1 Kendall Square scene. Photo by Jason Richardson.

Cambridge firefighters are at Flat Top Johnny's in Kendall Square for what is now a two-alarm fire, Joe Brown reports.

By - 8/12/15 - 9:15 pm

UPDATE: Police identify victim as Rasaun Nichols, 31, of Cambridge.

Cambridge Police report a passenger in a car leaving the Newtowne Court project at Main and Winsor streets was shot around 8:40 p.m. According to police: Read more.

By - 8/6/15 - 8:04 am
Dead train at Kendall Square

Richard Rininger shows us the scene at Kendall around 7:40 a.m., when a Braintree train gasped its last:

Train broken at Kendall, everyone told to get off.

By - 8/2/15 - 1:21 pm
Wanted for Kendall Square indecent assault

Photo via Cambridge PD.

Cambridge Police report a woman exiting the Kendall Square Red Line station around 7:20 a.m. yesterday was approached by a man who, after a brief conversation, "grabbed the woman's buttocks."

The female yelled then punched the suspect in the face. This seemed to startle the male who then walked away.

He's described as black, medium build with dreadlocks and wearing a red shirt and black pants.

By - 7/21/15 - 4:04 pm

Around 3:45 p.m. on an inbound train at Kendall. The spitter will face a charge of assault and battery if found.

By - 6/27/15 - 12:53 pm
Birds of prey in Cambridge

The other day, LadyLazerJ spotted these two hawks perched outside her office on Hampshire Street in Kendall Square - where they stayed for about two hours.

They were seriously pissing off the blue jays.

Copyright LadyLazerJ. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/24/15 - 7:54 am

N. Anthony Coles, who recently returned to head up a biotech startup (based on work at MIT, natch), writes about the area's emergence as the world's leading innovation center in the field:

It has become an almost utopian community, where intellect knows no bounds, and science always trumps difficult disease treatment problems, cracking code after code to derive new state-of-the-art therapies with space-age technologies.

By - 6/23/15 - 3:32 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on Councilor Leland Cheung's idea to let a developer put a 1,000-foot tower on the land now occupied by the comparatively puny Volpe transportation building.

By - 6/8/15 - 8:20 am

Xconomy reports that Spero Therapeutics today announces a $30-million round of investments for its search to find new drugs to fight bacteria that have gained resistance to current antibiotics.

By - 6/3/15 - 7:31 am

Cambridge Day reports the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority was intrigued by the idea to turn a lot at Binney and Third streets in Kendall Square into a collection of Japanese-style vending machines, but ultimately decided to try to figure out how to turn the space into a food-truck corral.

By - 5/29/15 - 11:20 am
Car on its roof in Kendall Square

Jackie Geilfuss looked down from her Kendall Square office around 11 a.m. to see a car turned turtle on Broadway.

Cambridge Police report: Read more.

By - 5/28/15 - 12:50 pm

Cambridge Police say there won't be anything to be alarmed about on Saturday when you see large clouds of steam erupting out of the Veolia power plant in Kendall Square on Saturday.

Veolia Energy will be conducting a procedure known as steam blowing Saturday, May 30, between 8:00am-6:00pm. ... This operation involves flowing steam through a pipe for the purpose of pipe cleaning. The cleaning will result in large clouds of steam, which may cause curiosity and/or phone calls from the general public.