Harvard Square

By - 1/4/17 - 3:29 pm

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.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

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.

By - 12/19/16 - 8:21 am

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.

By - 12/8/16 - 8:29 am

"Moderate" delays towards Alewife on the Red Line, the T says.

By - 12/7/16 - 8:46 am

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.

By - 12/6/16 - 11:42 am

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).

By - 12/2/16 - 9:21 am
Turkeys on Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square

John Overholt managed to flee in advance of the avian onslaught on Mass. Ave. this morning.

By - 12/1/16 - 9:09 am
Anti-Trump protesters in Harvard Square

Greg Cook braved the rain for last night's anti-Bannon, anti-Nazi protest outside the Kennedy School in Harvard Square.

By - 11/29/16 - 8:07 pm

The Crimson reports. Don't worry, the protest is still on.

By - 11/29/16 - 12:53 pm
Elhalabi

Transit Police report arresting a Canton man for an incident at Harvard Square station around midnight on Nov. 18:

The male took exception to the victim's complaint and proceeded strike him in the face with a closed fist.

Read more.

By - 11/22/16 - 4:46 pm

The note to Sanford Levinson is every bit as charming as you'd expect. Mailed from England.

By - 11/21/16 - 7:27 pm

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.

By - 11/12/16 - 9:56 pm

Erik P. Kraft reports the copter hovering over Harvard Square today was hired by the university to take infrared images of 46 of its buildings. Why would they do that? To find roof leaks, he says.

By - 11/10/16 - 6:37 pm
Looking for Trump in all the wrong places

Jessica Chapel reports Abby here will be in Harvard Square tonight and tomorrow for all those poor Trump supporters.

By - 11/6/16 - 12:49 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Cafe Algiers isn't dead yet.

By - 11/6/16 - 10:21 am

The Crimson reports the Harvard men's cross-country team keeps a spreadsheet about women athletes, but that it no longer includes notes on specific physical attributes or which women seem to be getting which kind of dick.

"We have really changed the team culture since then, and now the spreadsheet is clean and we try to refrain from making comments like that," [the current team captain] said.

By - 11/3/16 - 8:20 pm

The Crimson reports administrators made the decision after discovering the lewd rating of women athletes that started in 2012 continued right through this year.

By - 10/31/16 - 5:33 pm

Today's tales from the underground involve delays caused by signal problems at Harvard.