Harvard Square

By - 8/18/15 - 9:52 am

State Police report a Boston woman walking by the Weld Boathouse near JFK Street was attacked early this morning: Read more.

By - 8/17/15 - 8:42 am

It's like regular yoga, except with face paint and glow sticks. WBUR reports.

Like most yoga classes, this one ends with everyone in corpse poses - releasing their thoughts and stresses with deep breathing and mediation. But there’s a twist, as glitter confetti drops from above.

By - 8/11/15 - 10:13 am

The TD Bank branch at 1270 Mass. Ave. (corner of Plympton) was held up around 10 a.m. by a black male in his late 20s, wearing a Redskins cap and a white-collared shirt. He fled down Plympton. Not long after, police halted a Red Line train at Central to search for him.

By - 8/10/15 - 9:54 am

Berk's, which opened in Harvard Square in 1980, is announcing its imminent demise - at the end of the month:

It's a sad day for us and a sad day for Cambridge as we watch yet again another small business fall. From the bottom of hearts thank you all so much. Please SHOP SMALL, SHOP LOCAL & whenever you can please SHOP INDEPENDENT. A friend made a great analogy to me yesterday that rings very true. When you shop at a corporation you're lining the pockets of folks buying new cars/houses. When you shop local/independent your lining the pockets of of folks getting dance/music lessons for their children. You can see the difference.

By - 8/7/15 - 12:19 am

Brandon Constant reports water was gushing out of a water main at the Larz Anderson Bridge and JFK Street around 11 p.m. on Thursday.

Photo of the rushing waters from the 36-inch main.

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).

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