Kendall Square

By - 6/21/12 - 9:46 am

A third-rail problem on the Kendall side of the Longfellow means delays in both directions on the Red Line, as in, power had to be shut off between Park and Kendall so workers can fix it. At 9:41 a.m., Alice B tweeted:

Just deboarded at Central. Red line inbound not moving due to 3rd rail fail at Kendall. No inbound trains for at least

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By - 6/14/12 - 2:46 pm

Leroy "Hitman" Martin, 34, of Brighton, was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail at his arraignment on a variety of charges related to a high-chase from Revere to Cambridge that ended with him under arrest in the Kendall Square T stop.

Martin was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on charges that include unlawful possession of a firearm, improper sale of a firearm, unlicensed...Read more

By - 6/13/12 - 5:05 pm

A car chase that started on the Tobin Bridge this afternoon ended in Kendall Square after a state trooper fired at the alleged suspect, who drove away only to crash his car on the other side of the Longfellow, got out of the car, boarded the Red Line at Charles/MGH and then was pulled off the train at Kendall by waiting state troopers.

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By - 5/24/12 - 11:20 am

Power out. Cambridge Police tweet they are diverting cars away from the area at Third and Charles, Third and Binney and Main and Ames.Read more

By - 5/14/12 - 9:08 am

Rush Hour Race pitted the three transportation modes in a battle to the death, um, fastest commute this morning between Davis Square and Kendall Square. LivableStreets reports bike won, followed nine minutes later by the T. The car sputtered in last.

Steve Annear reports that, yes, the bicyclist stopped for all red lights....Read more

By - 5/4/12 - 9:14 am

The Tech reports on MIT's latest plans for the area around its campus, from extending the Infinite Corridor to building a new residential tower on Sidney Street. Also in the works: A "river walk" from Kendall Square to the Charles.Read more

By - 4/27/12 - 7:25 am

Cambridge Day reports on a chat between city councilors and a consultant who says Kendall Square could do with another 3 million square feet of office and research space, some more retail and up to 2,500 housing units. Obviously, the only way to achieve all that is through taller buildings (even if the feds do give up the grassy fields of the Volpe Center);...Read more

By - 4/4/12 - 7:23 am

Now that Google's decided to stay in Cambridge (sorry, Innovation District), will be tracking the changes that will mean for the area.Read more

By - 3/9/12 - 6:39 am

Megan checks out Kika Tapas in Kendall Square and vows to return:

A dish you can't go wrong with is the queso de cabra montanes (baked goat cheese in tomato basil sauce). We slathered the sauce and cheese on fresh bread. It made for a rich, comforting combination (and reminded us of when we were roommates, living about a block away from Dali,

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By - 2/29/12 - 6:44 am

Cambridge Day reports Google's Kendall Square landlord wants to give the search company more room by building atop a parking garage that now features a rooftop garden. Landlord proposed replacing the lost skypark with a new, larger park elsewhere, but Cantabrigians were outraged and the city council put at least a temporary hold on the whole thing....Read more

By - 2/2/12 - 8:38 am

Street Fight interviews Mike Conley, director of marketing at Sebastians Cafe, which now has 2,200 people signed up for its phone-based payment and loyalty programs - customers use their phones rather than old-fashioned cash or credit cards to pay for lunch. Naturally, the chain started with its Kendall Square location first.

It's just an easier, great way to pay. I forgot my wallet

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By - 12/12/11 - 9:44 am

A Harvard manA Harvard manTransit Police have made an arrest for a November incident in which a guy allegedly poked a woman's crotch with a finger as their Red Line train pulled into Kendall Square.

Bradley J. Spencer, 36, was arrested Friday, Transit Police report.

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By - 11/30/11 - 2:08 pm

Crotch pokerMBTA Transit Police say they're looking for a 40ish guy for an indecent attack on an inbound Red Line train pulling into Kendall station on Monday.

According to police, the man intentionally poked a female passenger in the crotch with his finger - and then stayed on the train until Park...Read more

By - 11/29/11 - 7:14 am

MassDOT reports a truck got stuck under the Longfellow on Memorial Drive around 6:00 a.m., shutting the road, of course. And not just any truck: A big-ass truck.Read more

By - 11/14/11 - 7:18 am

Welina Farah reviews the weekly Venture Cafe at the Cambridge Innovation Center, which serves as a sort of welcome party for Kendall Square's technopreneurs:

The overall feel of the Café is one that puts a kind of nervous college student walking into a room full of established women and men doing what she one day aspires to do- at ease. I look forward to

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By - 11/1/11 - 12:14 pm

Forget Wall Street and Whole Foods - this is important: A group of users of Google Reader are planning "a wake" outside Google's Cambridge offices at 5:30 p.m.

We'll be mourning together outside the closest Google office, in Cambridge, near Kendall Square, where perhaps a Google employee or two will briefly notice our useless grief.

Bring flowers or signs or memes or

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By - 9/24/11 - 9:03 am

Dubai plate

Joe spotted this plate on Binney Street near Kendall Square last night (so anyone know a sultanette attending MIT?).

Compare to this plate from Guam, once spotted at the Burlington Mall....Read more

By - 9/14/11 - 1:31 pm

The Friendly Toast is for sale as the owner gets ready to move to Detroit, with which she and her husband have fallen in love.Read more

By - 7/6/11 - 7:28 pm

Turkey babies

Jess Riley reports a turkey and her seven poults (that's babies to you) have taken up residence in front of 55 Broadway in Kendall Square. Kendall Square, you grizzled turkey veterans may recall, was home to Mr. Gobbles, back in the day when turkeys were still...Read more

By - 4/30/11 - 3:43 pm

The MBTA posted this video from the re-dedication of the Kendall Band at the Kendall Square Red Line stop today.Read more