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By adamg - 8/31/20 - 1:21 pm

The Friendly Toast in Kendall Square announced today it will not be re-opening after its Covid-19-forced shutdown earlier this year.

Via Boston Attitude.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 9:12 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of Flat Top Johnny's.

By adamg - 4/13/20 - 9:56 am
Arrested for allegedly being lewd and crude

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man on various charges at Kendall Square station Thursday night after, they say, he committed "a lewd act with his genitals fully exposed to everyone on the train." Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 3:03 pm

Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury, who own the Shanti restaurants on Dorchester Avenue and in Roslindale Square and Kendall Square, alerted their customers today that they've temporarily closed the restaurants: Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 6:14 pm
No masks at local CVS

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., Tim found this scene in Cambridge.

Bad news for last-minute plague-preppers at the Galleria mall CVS.

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By adamg - 12/13/19 - 7:14 pm
People waiting for the Red Line

It's pretty bad when people are camped out on the steps at Downtown Crossing.

A ride on the Red Line became a nightmare after a train developed one of those "mechanical problems" on the inbound tracks after pulling out of Kendall around 7:15 p.m.

Jed Hresko saw the horde recreating a Beckett play on the southbound side of Downtown Crossing, then walked away. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/19 - 9:15 am
Empty train at Kendall Square

Tom was among the passengers ordered off an inbound Red Line train at Kendall Square around 8 a.m. because the train just couldn't take it anymore. "Smells of burning rubber/oil," he reported. The T reported the newly ill train caused delays of up to ten minutes southbound.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 8:51 pm
Blowing the shofar against ICE

Blowing a shofar against ICE at 101 Main St., Kendall Square. Photo by Ron Newman.

Jewish protesters and their allies marched across the Longfellow Bridge during the evening rush hour for a protest against companies that sell technology to ICE, including Amazon, whose Kendall Square lobby at 101 Main St. was briefly occupied before police arrested 13 of the Never Again Action demonstrators. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 11:22 am

Cambridge Police report on an incident shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday in Kendall Square, involving a motorized scooter and a driver who "failed to stop and was observed from a distance operating in a reckless manner while making obscene hand gestures at officers." Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 6:21 pm

The MBTA reports the Red Line is not quite deader than a doorknob, but it's getting there, this time due to a train with "low air pressure" at Kendall/MIT, which we suspect isn't something you can fix with a bicycle air pump.

By adamg - 7/22/19 - 9:00 am
Carn turned over in Kendall Square in Cambridge

Carty Castaldi ran across this flipped over car around 8:10 a.m. at 3rd and Binney streets in Cambridge.

Wicked Local Cambridge reports two people were injured in the crash, which involved another vehicle.

By adamg - 7/14/19 - 10:02 am

Cambridge Police report a woman walking on Loughery Walkway was "struck in the head with a blunt object" by a guy on a bicycle around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. A passerby found her bleeding from the head and called police. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/19 - 2:16 pm
Hawk outside Friendly Toast in Cambridge

Serge spotted this rather odd looking pigeon hanging out outside the Friendly Toast in Cambridge's Tech Square today.

C. Scott Ananian had to show he didn't have any succulent mice in his order: Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/19 - 10:43 pm

The MBTA reports Alewife-bound delays of up to 20 minutes due to a train that has gone to meet its maker at Kendall Square.

By adamg - 1/20/19 - 7:17 pm
Smoke in Kendall Square station

Hazed and confused at Kendall. Photo by Luke Ward.

The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a train with "mechanical issues" at Kendall that belched a lot of smoke.

By adamg - 12/4/18 - 12:51 pm

Following this morning's delayapalooza on the Red Line, the MBTA reports new delays on the Red Line, of up to 15 minutes, due to a train that kicked the bucket at Kendall. Well, more like a train that got just a tiny bit out of Kendall, then expired, as Tyler E. reports:

Redline 747 sitting at Kendall waiting to back up for >10mins now? Get us off this train, I’ll walk from here, at least that’s reliable.

By adamg - 5/31/18 - 12:50 pm
Longfellow Bridge in 1908

The Cambridge Historical Commission shows us what the new Longfellow Bridge looked like in 1908 - a couple years after it opened - as the Cambridge Bridge. Look at those gasometers in Kendall Square on the Cambridge side. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/18 - 11:13 am
Blue Bikes in Kendall Square

Blue Bikes, the renamed Hubway, began unleashing its new blue bikes today, as Stephen M discovered on Main Street in Kendall Square. The renaming comes via an infusion of cash from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Also in the works: More bikes and bike-rental stations.

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