Harvard Square

By - 3/4/18 - 8:10 pm
Tough turkeys in Harvard Square

JP Shipley was boxed in this morning on Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square by a trio of turkey toughs, one of which turned to give a look that said "you wanna piece of me?"

By - 2/20/18 - 10:37 pm
Turkey at Harvard University

John Overholt spotted this Crimson turkey today.

Of course, you know what they say: You can always tell a Harvard turkey; you just can't tell it much.

By - 2/13/18 - 9:29 am

The Crimson reports Harvard is leasing space to seven different food spots for its revamped Smith Center at Mass. Ave. and Dunster Street - although one, Oggi Gourmet was already open in another part of what used to be the Holyoke Center.

By - 2/11/18 - 3:55 pm

White smoke wafted above the steeples of Harvard Yard today as Harvard announced its new president: Lawrence Bacow, who spent ten years as president of nearby Tufts and 24 years as a professor at nearby MIT.

He is the university's 29th president in its 381-year history.

By - 2/9/18 - 8:45 am

The Crimson reports that after reducing the speed limit in city squares from 30 to 25 in 2016, Cambridge will lower the square speed again, to 20, as part of an effort to reduce traffic collisions and fatalities.

By - 2/8/18 - 5:57 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line because of signal problems between Harvard and Central.

By - 1/26/18 - 8:52 am
Mila Kunis in Harvard Square

Kunis on parade.

Greg Cook took photos at yesterday's Hasty Pudding parade with Mila Kunis yesterday, reports the drag club has agreed to let women perform with the men.

By - 1/25/18 - 10:16 am

Marc Ebuña shows us an inbound Red Line train that was barely able to get out of Harvard Square because the incline past the station proved just too tough. The train finally realized that no matter how many times it muttered "I think I can, I think I can," it really couldn't and had to be taken out on a stretcher at Central Square. And now the MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays.

By - 1/8/18 - 8:43 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train that flunked out at Harvard.

By - 12/17/17 - 5:51 pm

Just 36 minutes after announcing the resumption of Red Line service after the end of the weekend's Longfellow Bridge work, the MBTA announced "minor" delays on the Red Line towards Alewife due to a train passing through the Pearly Gates at Harvard.

By - 12/3/17 - 6:21 pm

The Cambridge Fire Department reports one person required a trip to the hospital after somebody started spraying a canister of pepper spray on the ramp between the two Red Line platforms shortly before 6 p.m. Read more.

By - 11/26/17 - 1:36 pm
Turkey in Harvard Square

Tracy Strauss found the Destiny's Child of turkeys in Harvard Square today.

By - 11/20/17 - 3:40 pm

Cambridge Day reports on a deal that will keep the Curious George bookstore in Harvard Square, rather than crushed under the weight of the square's incessant luxury chainification.

By - 11/9/17 - 4:56 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line outbound between Harvard and Alewife because of a train that kicked the bucket.

By - 11/3/17 - 10:48 pm
Turkey reader in Harvard Square

Katherine Ferguson watched one of Harvard Square's more feathered residents contemplating a selection at the Harvard Book Store.

Compare to the had-enough-of-your-crap turkey Tracey Strauss spotted elsewhere in Cambridge today: Read more.

By - 11/2/17 - 1:05 pm

Cambridge Day has the details on the newly seized and shuttered Market in the Square, which another grocer will soon re-open with the same 24-hour service, but without the sale of alcohol.

By - 10/30/17 - 8:23 am
Wet turkey in Harvard Square

Lee McGuire spotted this bedraggled Meleagris gallopavo in Harvard Square this morning - and reports he wasn't alone.

By - 10/7/17 - 7:09 pm

Opponents of a pizzeria planned for Harvard Square are now accusing the place of fostering a race war and encouraging people to mainline heroin, Cambridge Day reports.

By - 10/5/17 - 1:02 pm

Everybody knows about the glass flowers at Harvard's Museum of Natural History, but unless you've actually been there, you may not realize just how many of the sculptures include pests and pestilence. The Harvard Gazette alerts us to a new display:

The group of 78 specimens, marvels of scabbing and rot, also includes pears, plums, and apricots. Only a few of the bunch have been out of storage this century.

By - 9/12/17 - 8:19 am

The Crimson reports on several cases of the virus, which can cause rashes and mouth sores.