Harvard Square

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.

By - 3/24/16 - 12:47 pm

This morning I witnessed a person assaulted on Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square. It happened on Mass Ave. inbound near the intersection of Everett St arond 8:50 am. The driver got out of his car and punched the bicyclist hard in the face. The victim was covered in blood, and sent to the hospital. Police showed up and took multiple statements. Read more.

By - 3/24/16 - 12:25 pm

This morning I witnessed a person assaulted on Mass Ave. It happened on Mass Ave. inbound near the intersection of Everett St arond 8:50 am. The driver got out of his car and punched the bicyclist hard in the face. The victim was covered in blood, and sent to the hospital. Police showed up and took multiple statements.

This was an act of road rage. The driver yelled at the bicyclist as the bike passed his car (which was parked). Not sure what happened before that, but another witness said they saw the driver try to drive the bicyclist into the curb.

By - 3/16/16 - 2:01 pm

On March 22, 2016 the New England Diversity Council will be hosting their Women in Leadership Symposium at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.

By - 3/3/16 - 8:07 am

In addition to the six cases confirmed as mumps, Harvard has another 14 suspected cases of the viral infection, according to Dr. Philip Lederer, who adds:

The six confirmed cases have documentation of two doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and the majority of the suspected cases are believed to have had two doses of MMR.

By - 3/2/16 - 6:07 pm

Harvard now has a total of six mumps cases, the university reported in a memo to the campus community. Read more.