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
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... Read more
MBTA 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
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 CafĂ© 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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
The MBTA posted this video from the re-dedication of the Kendall Band at the Kendall Square Red Line stop today.
Like, say, this one, from Copley Square to Kendall Square, as described by Colleen Cunningham.
So the city better be snappy with those permissions, Cambridge Day reports:
â€śWe want to create this space as quickly as possible,â€ť Owu said.
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
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... Read more