Harvard Square

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.

By - 7/31/16 - 9:56 am
Hogwarts Square in Cambridge

Teddy Kokoros journeyed to Hogwarts Square in Cambridge last night for the release of the latest Harry Potter book.

By - 7/23/16 - 8:25 pm
Tree down on Massachusetts Avenue near Harvard Square

Harvard Cycling spotted this downed tree on Mass. Ave. near Harvard Law School.

Ben Henry looked out his window at a tree down on West Springfield Street in the South End: Read more.

By - 7/6/16 - 11:33 pm

Revolution Books, 1158 Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square, is closing for good on July 23. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 11:21 am
Galatis

Transit Police report arresting a Medford man they say threatened to kill T workers who caught him trying to evade his fare at Harvard Square and then punched a T cop before he was brought under control yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 6/6/16 - 6:14 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk says the end is nigh for the restaurant.

By - 5/25/16 - 6:01 pm
Chicken car in Harvard Square in Cambridge

Steven Cappy rolled up behind this car in Harvard Square today - imagine being cooped up in that all the way from Illinois.

By - 5/6/16 - 1:20 pm

The Crimson reports on new Harvard policies aimed at making off-campus clubs and Greek organizations accept members of the opposite sex. Starting with the class of 2021, anybody who signs up for one will be blocked from becoming captain of a sports team, a leader of any student organization or getting a college endorsement for any scholarships, including the Rhodes.

By - 4/26/16 - 6:26 am

The Crimson reports, quotes the head of health services as saying he's more concerned than ever now, and that he blames irresponsible students for the continuing spread.

By - 4/17/16 - 11:25 pm

The Crimson reports that not only did Charlie Storey resign his post as graduate president of the Porcellian Club, he apologized for his initial apology, saying his original comments about women maybe getting sexually attacked if they were admitted to the club were just wrong and he feels terrible he ever wrote them.

By - 4/13/16 - 3:31 pm

UPDATE: Turns out the letter writer is also the president of Harpoon Brewery, who serves as a graduate official of the club. He's written an apology, says he didn't really mean what he wrote, but then says people misinterpreted what he wrote, but in any case, whatever it is he wrote shouldn't reflect on Harpoon.

Yes, indeed, you can always tell a Harvard man, you just can't tell him much: In a note to the Crimson, the graduate president of the Harvardiest of the Harvard "final clubs" is telling the school to back the hell off and stop trying to make it accept women students as members because, among other things:

Forcing single gender organizations to accept members of the opposite sex could potentially increase, not decrease the potential for sexual misconduct.

Read more.

By - 4/8/16 - 7:56 am
Red Line crowd

Plenty of space if you're going outbound from Davis. Photo by Mark Novak.

The Grim Reaper harvested a train at Harvard Square this morning and now hundreds of Red Line riders are stacking up like cordwood waiting for inbound trains that just aren't coming.

Meaghan O'Malley reports she got on at Davis at 7:30 a.m. and hadn't even reached Harvard by 7:57.

By - 4/5/16 - 7:43 am

The Crimson reports the U is looking at how to give students enough time to get from Class A to Class B when the undergraduate campus extends across two counties. One proposal includes simply spacing out classes more in general through "de-compression of the instructional week" - ending the current practice of scheduling as few classes on Fridays as possible.

By - 3/31/16 - 6:14 pm
Au Bon Pain in Harvard Square is no more

Ron Newman watched workers begin to take apart the Au Bon Pain minutes after it closed forever at 2 p.m. today.

In addition to shutting the sandwich place, Harvard has also chopped down the trees in the little plaza and plans to get rid of the chess tables as it prepares to embiggen what oldtimers still call the Holyoke Center.

By - 3/25/16 - 9:00 am

The Crimson reports a total of 16 confirmed mumps cases at Harvard, with some cases now also reported at Tufts and BU.