Harvard Square

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.

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.