The Crimson reports Schoenhof's, founded in Boston in 1856, will close forever on March 25, although it will continue to sell books online. High Harvard Square rents meant the store could no longer continue in the age of Amazon.
Candelaria Silva has long enjoyed being able to sit alone at a restaurant, with just her thoughts, her food and, often, a good book:
Two other favorites were in Harvard Square - Hong Kong Restaurant - the Chinese food there was very different from what I’d had in my home town of St. Louis - and Wursthaus, a German restaurant. I can’t remember what I ate there but I remember it was delicious and I was thrilled with the feeling of seclusion I had while there.
Dead train at Harvard Square is leaving plenty of commuters saying mean things about the T this afternoon.
The Crimson reports two Iranian sisters, one headed to do mathematical work, the other to study philosophy, were barred from a flight from London on Sunday despite having visas. They were denied seats on three other flights as well. The two have a sister who is already in Cambridge, working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Update, 4:20 p.m. Power back on.
Reports are coming in of power outages from Harvard Yard to MIT buildings.
Possibly related: A fire on Trowbridge Street.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports.
Cambridge Day reports Crimson Corner, the former Nini's Corner, is now slated to become a pizzeria - one of numerous changes in Harvard Square that would leave people visiting for the first time in awhile wondering what happened to the square they used to know. Out of Town News, of course, is already facing a possible eviction by its landlord, the city of Cambridge.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
The Crimson reports hackers apparently connected to the Russian government put some malware in a hacked up copy of a Kennedy School paper on the problems with American elections, then sent it out to addresses at American think tanks and non-profit groups, in the hopes people would open up the alleged document and infect their computers.
"Moderate" delays towards Alewife on the Red Line, the T says.
There was a medical emergency on a train between Central and Kendall, but the severe delays on the Red Line this rush hour are also due to signal problems near Harvard, the T and riders advise.
Somebody in Harvard Square (of course) is looking for an amanuensis:
Eccentric Harvard Square CEO of private equity/foundation seeks Tiro who has brains to burn and an ability to juggle projects around the globe. Oresteia a plus. Of course, you have outstanding communication skills (written oral)... and decline to understand number, case, and gender. ABD even better. Much flexibility for the right person (f/t, flex for family etc).
Send cv and salary requirements, in confidence...
p.s. If you know Faulty Towers, more Basil than Manuel (may he RIP).
John Overholt managed to flee in advance of the avian onslaught on Mass. Ave. this morning.
Greg Cook braved the rain for last night's anti-Bannon, anti-Nazi protest outside the Kennedy School in Harvard Square.
The note to Sanford Levinson is every bit as charming as you'd expect. Mailed from England.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on an incident at the Hong Kong.
Ed. note: Longtime Boston Licensing Board fans will note a familiar name, now doing similar work in Cambridge.
Jessica Chapel reports Abby here will be in Harvard Square tonight and tomorrow for all those poor Trump supporters.
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