Harvard Square

By - 10/24/16 - 5:40 pm
Harvard students occupy Harvard builidng in support of striking workers

Carlos Aramayo shows us the scene inside 124 Mt. Auburn St. in Cambridge, home to Harvard's HR department. The Crimson has more.

By - 10/23/16 - 9:01 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Cafe Algiers is closing for good today.

By - 10/21/16 - 9:23 am

The Crimson interviews some of the small number of Harvard food-services workers who have gone back to work.

By - 10/14/16 - 9:20 am

Wonder if the researchers will look at the impact of paying workers a living wage on reducing poverty rates.

By - 10/13/16 - 11:08 pm

Dee Dee W. attended the memorial in Harvard Square tonight for the king of Thailand, who died this week. Area Thais gathered at the monument honoring the king's birth at Mount Auburn Hospital.

By - 10/6/16 - 3:16 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today tossed a lawsuit by Harvard students who wanted a judge to make Harvard sell off its endowment's holding in fossil-fuel companies. Read more.

By - 10/5/16 - 8:30 am

Crimson reporter Hannah Natanson is posting updates from the front lines.

By - 9/30/16 - 9:20 am

The Crimson reports on a blackout late last night and early this morning in the greater Harvard Square area.

By - 9/16/16 - 5:18 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the workers voted overwhelmingly to walk off the job in two weeks if their union and the university can't come to a contract agreement. Workers are seeking annual salaries of at least $35,000 and more affordable health insurance.

By - 9/13/16 - 8:23 am

The Crimson reports 12 Harvard women tried out for Hasty Pudding Theatricals's cast for its annual celebrity roasts but that none received callbacks. The Crimson notes Hasty Pudding prefers men to play women because it "challenges traditional perceptions of masculinity."

Separately, the Crimson reports one of those male-only "finals" clubs has hired Harvey Silverglate in its bid to remain the preserve of he-men.

By - 9/6/16 - 11:55 pm

The Crimson reports Uno has shut its doors because the rent is too damn high.

By - 9/6/16 - 2:45 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Harvard Square restaurant is closing its doors on Monday.

By - 9/4/16 - 2:14 pm
Proposed remake of block between Brattle and JFK streets in Harvard Square

Architect's rendering.

Developer Equity One goes before the Cambridge Historical Commission on Thursday for permission to gut the buildings that house Curious George and Urban Outfitters and add three new floors to create a mall called the Harvard Collection. Read more.

By - 8/30/16 - 9:39 am

The Crimson reports on the life of Buoy Lee, who took a chance and opened the Hong Kong restaurant in what was then a quiet little place called Harvard Square in 1954. She died earlier this month at 90.

By - 8/25/16 - 10:47 pm

First Lanes & Games, now this: The Globe reports Cambridge officials haven't included the venerable newsstand in their plans for a $4.6-million re-do of the Harvard Square plaza. The business sits in a kiosk - a former Red Line entrance - owned by the city.

By - 8/4/16 - 4:49 pm

The Crimson reports the Harvard Republican Club - "the largest conservative group at Harvard" - announced that not only is it not supporting the Republican candidate for president, it's urging Republican leaders to withdraw their support for this "threat to the survival of the Republic."

By - 8/4/16 - 2:29 pm
Mystery bride after wedding in Harvard Square

UPDATE: Bride and photographer found each other in the comments below!

A little more than a year ago, Gregory Ralich was in Harvard Square when he spotted this cool old white Rolls-Royce. Then he saw the bride in it:

She was super bubbly and glowing and I asked if i could take her picture and she said yes.

He got back the pictures a few weeks later (yes, he had a film camera) - and he's been trying ever since to find the woman: Read more.

By - 8/2/16 - 10:49 am
Travis Artist

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man they say attacked a cop at Harvard Square station around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Police say the officer stopped Travis Artist after spotting him going through a fare gate without paying. The cop wrote him a citation and then Artist mouthed off, at which point the cop told him he was now trespassing and ordered him out of the station. Read more.