Harvard Square

Harvard Square

By - 7/23/15 - 9:07 am
In search of a Murakami novel that was lost on the Red Line at Harvard

Deborah Kaplan spotted this plaintive flier posted at Harvard on the Red Line this morning.

By - 7/18/15 - 11:10 am

Left Bank of the Charles posts a photo of an angry flier posted on a utility pole on the Harvard Square street about how the person who is poisoning squirrels, possibly in an attempt to poison rats and raccoons, should knock it off.

By - 7/9/15 - 11:50 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on city planning to make the kiosk - the former entrance to the Red Line - more inviting.

By - 7/6/15 - 4:51 pm

And is the number who are so full of themselves they actually call themselves "renowned" even smaller than that? The question arises because of this Craigslist ad:

Read more.

By - 7/3/15 - 12:35 pm
Math problem as graffiti in Harvard Square

iFnLvBos wonders about the meaning of this scrawl at the Harvard Square T stop.

John Ruch points us to the infamous P versus NP problem:

Informally, it asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly verified by a computer can also be quickly solved by a computer. It was essentially first mentioned in a 1956 letter written by Kurt Gödel to John von Neumann.

By - 7/3/15 - 10:45 am

UPDATE: May be linked to attacks in Brookline, Boston.

Cambridge Police report they are looking for suspects for gunpoint holdups on at Putnam Avenue and Franklin Street and Arrow Street early this morning.

Police say two roommates were held up around 2:30 a.m. at Putnam and Franklin: Read more.

By - 6/16/15 - 6:00 pm
New Jersey driver in the Harvard busway

Eheff was in the upper busway at Harvard Square this afternoon when somebody from New Jersey not only drove into the busway, but drove into it from the wrong direction.

Earlier:
Excuse me, is this Hahvahd Yahd? We want to pahk our cah.

By - 5/28/15 - 7:31 am

The Harvard Gazette tells the story of some of the church bells across Cambridge that will be rung this morning after Harvard commencement.

The bells will begin to ring at 11:30 a.m., just after the sheriff of Middlesex County declares the Commencement Exercises adjourned. They will ring for approximately 15 minutes.

By - 5/22/15 - 5:09 pm
Pan flute is driving somebody in Cambirdge insane

Jennifer noticed this notice by somebody driven mad by months of pan-flute playing on Broadway near Harvard Square today.

Master of the pan flute: Read more.

By - 5/10/15 - 8:58 pm
Jumping into the Charles River near Harvard Square

Louis Gudema watched people jumping into the Charles from the Weeks Bridge at sunset this evening.

By - 4/21/15 - 1:22 pm

The Harvard Gazette reports:

For the next week, Daniel Chester French’s iconic work will be animated by the faces, voices, and gestures of Harvard students as part of “John Harvard Projection,” a video installation created by artist and Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko.

By - 2/24/15 - 9:52 pm
Truck stuck in snow on JFK Street in Cambridge

Will snapped the big truck stuck in a snowbank on JFK Street in Harvard Square around 9:45 p.m.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:26 pm

Stephen Bronstein give's us a drone's eye view of Harvard Square (also see Harvard Yard from the air).

By - 12/20/14 - 5:31 pm
Cambridge firetruck on the Anderson Bridge over the Charles River

CFD on the bridge. Photo by RoadTripNE.

UPDATE, 7 p.m. Boston Fire reports no body found.

State Police have shut the Anderson Bridge between JFK Street in Cambridge and North Harvard Street in Allston so firefighters can comb the Charles for somebody a 911 caller said jumped into the river around 5 p.m.

By - 12/6/14 - 12:31 pm

The Harvard Gazette reports on an effort to scan in old ornithology journals using crowdsourcing to convert the hand-written journals into text and then gaming software to verify the accuracy of that transcription - critical when you're talking about possibly obscure scientific names:

First versions of the video games should be ready by early next year, Flanagan said. One is aimed at the more altruistic volunteer, who will want a minimum of gameplay features. The second will have more of those features, such as the ability to track progress, gain points for correct transcriptions, and lose them for incorrect ones.

The challenge, according to Flanagan and TiltFactor game designer Max Seidman, is to create gameplay that is interesting enough to stand by itself and even attract players who might not be interested in natural history, birds, or the broader societal benefit of their high scores.

By - 12/5/14 - 6:25 pm
Die-in in Central Square, Cambridge

Central Square die-in. Photo by Central Square.

Protesters started at Tufts University, blocked up Davis Square, where the T shut down the subway station, then moved down Mass. Ave. to Porter and onto Harvard, where a large contingent of T cops blocked the portal into the busway and then had the gates to the main pedestrian entrance to the station locked. As protesters moved down JFK Street, the entrance was re-opened.

Around 6:25 p.m., the vanguard of protesters was approaching Central Square.

By - 12/5/14 - 10:11 am
Hawk with fresh squirrel

The squirrel's dilemma: put on weight for winter or stay nimble enough to avoid becoming something's lunch?

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