Kendall Square

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.

The Globe... Read more

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.

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.

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.

By - 4/25/11 - 10:56 am

Outside the Novartis building at 100 Technology Square, shortly before 10:30 a.m., Amy Pritchard tweets. Mike Munsell took this photo of the robot shortly before 10:26, when he tweeted:

BOOOOOOMMMMM

UPDATE: Wicked Local Cambridge reports the box contained laboratory materials sent to the wrong address.... Read more

By - 4/11/11 - 10:30 am

Bang a gong. Photo from MBTA.Soon you'll be able to get it on and bang a gong - again. Photo by the MBTA.

The MBTA reports some MIT students got up wicked early on Sunday to begin re-installing the tubular-bells part of Paul Matisse's aural sculpture at... Read more

By - 4/10/11 - 1:27 pm

Like, say, this one, from Copley Square to Kendall Square, as described by Colleen Cunningham.

By - 4/5/11 - 6:27 am

The Crimson reports Cambridge officials want to use some money from MIT to study ways to turn Kendall Square into a nighttime destination. The Tech has more, says the study area will actually stretch from Kendall Square to Central Square.

By - 2/1/11 - 4:57 pm

Avalance in the making

And for heaven's sake, nobody start yelling when exiting the station! Ana stays a safe distance away.

7:15 p.m. UPDATE: The MBTA reports the snow has been removed.

Copyright Ana. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 1/7/11 - 9:03 pm

This is not TokyoThis is not Tokyo at rush hour.

Danforth Nicholas took some photos of the platform at Harvard station around 7 p.m.:

The train I was on had to push another disabled train into the station. And then they both emptied onto the platform.

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By - 12/23/10 - 9:50 am

So the city better be snappy with those permissions, Cambridge Day reports:

“We want to create this space as quickly as possible,” Owu said.

By - 12/10/10 - 11:17 am

The Tech reports on MIT plans for the area around its campus, starting with construction of a new $100-million, five-story R&D facility at 298 Mass. Ave. next year and continuing with a decade-long effort to add up to 1 million square feet of office sapce and 100,000 square feet of retail to Kendall Square. A key part of the school's Kendall plans is... Read more

By - 11/29/10 - 11:29 am

1:30 update: Scene cleared, full service resuming.

12:45 update: Red Line service restored between Park and Broadway. Busing continues between Park and Harvard.

Service is stopped in both directions as rescue crews extricate the body of the victim from underneath the inbound train.

Finn reports he was in the first car of the train:

The driver honked and yelled "No!" and then slammed

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