The Cambridge Fire Department reports it will be doing training - complete with simulated smoke - at One Kendall Square, Cardinal Medeiros Ave. and Binney St. between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow (and will then repeat the training on Dec. 15, 19 and 20):
The exercise will include multiple fire trucks staging in the loading dock areas. This simulated smoke will likely be seen by people in the vicinity but will not be a hindrance to the public or traffic.
David Weininger reports that not only was this elf at Kendall Square on the Red Line playing an accordion this evening, she was playing "Paint It Black."
Cambridge Day reports the Planning Board considers the proposal - which is not part of MIT's plans for the Volpe land - on Tuesday.
Cambridge Day reports on the GSA's decision on the Volpe Center.
Nick Barber noticed the open doors on the wrong side of the train at Kendall Square around 7:20 a.m.
A power cable that caught fire at Charles/MGH around 1:40 a.m. meant no service between Kendall Square and Park Street first thing this morning. The T announced around 7 a.m. that repairs had been finished and service was resuming, but with "residual" delays.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on MIT's plans for new residences and retail space on what are now parking lots; will that be enough to transform the soulless collection of buildings into a neighborhood?
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.
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.
The Boston Cyclists Union did this video today on the first day the new sidewalk was open to bicycles on the Longfellow.
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.
Well, that would be something, wouldn't it? Instead, the state gave IBM a $2.5 million tax break to rent office space in Kendall Square. Kendall. Frickin'. Square.
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.
Cambridge firefighters are at Flat Top Johnny's in Kendall Square for what is now a two-alarm fire, Joe Brown reports.
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.
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.
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