Harvard Square

By - 9/29/14 - 8:51 pm

Mariel Teves, 24, of Revere, was arraigned today on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after police found her boyfriend lying in the Old Burial Ground at Mass. Ave. and Garden Street early Saturday, bleeding from two stab wounds to the leg.

Police say the victim, a Medford resident, was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

Teves had bail set at $5,000 in Cambridge District Court.

By - 9/18/14 - 8:54 am

Well, seems Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in town today. And as befits somebody of his august position, naturally, he stayed at the Ritz and got a motorcade full of Escalades that, of course, got a full police escort and had Storrow Drive blocked at rush hour?

His public schedule.notes he and his entourage will do it all again tomorrow, starting at Harvard at 9 and then across the Charles back into Boston for an 11 a.m. grip-and-grin with Tom Menino and a bunch of college presidents at BU. River-road motorists take note.

By - 9/16/14 - 1:13 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on the second arrest of Roman Torgovitsky for trespassing related to his protests against Vladimir Putin, but mostly on how two Pussy Riot members at Harvard for a discussion on Russian politics went down to CPD with some other protesters to insist on his release - they actually got to the station before Torgovitsky.

By - 9/15/14 - 7:16 am

Seems the president of Venezuela doesn't like being called corrupt, so he went on national TV to threaten legal action against the Harvard professor who called him that. The professor, Kennedy School of Government professor Ricardo Hausmann, himself a pre-Chavez Venezuelan official, isn't too worried, the Crimson reports:

"I have the protection of the U.S.. I have the protection of Harvard. I feel a free man," Hausmann said.

Touchy Thais: Crimson pulls article offline after author's life is threatened

By - 8/20/14 - 6:42 pm

Jim Romenesko notes a Harvard Crimson article that criticized a proposed Thai program at Harvard as a potential propaganda mill for the country's military junta was taken offline "due to concerns about the personal safety of the author" - in the form of a rather specific threat from a Thai microbiologist at UCLA.

Thai king has a rather personal connection to Harvard.

By - 7/19/14 - 6:40 pm
Skillful chess player in Harvard Square

JB Parrett reports from Harvard Square this afternoon:

The boy won first two games, resigned the third. Impressive.

By - 7/13/14 - 7:21 pm

RoadTrip New England was there.

By - 7/5/14 - 10:35 am

UPDATE: At 1:15 p.m., Harvard reported the campus re-opened. See the comments for Cambridge PD statement.

Focus centers on the Science Center and Prescott Street, where a caller claimed to have put a bomb, Matthew George reports.

At 10:11, Nina Khosrowsalafi reported:

Just got evacuated from Harvard Yard due to bomb threat. Lots of police with guns out.

By - 7/2/14 - 8:25 am

Transit Police chalked up another victory for their "See Something, Say Something" campaign yesterday when an alert rider alerted them to a busker at Harvard who urinated in a cup, dumped the contents onto the tracks, then went right back to playing his music and soliciting donations.

By - 6/14/14 - 6:48 pm

Transit Police report officers arrested a homeless Boston man at the Harvard Square T stop around 8 p.m. yesterday after pulling him away from the teen, whom they say he was indecently assaulting.

The victim, an 18 year old autistic male, was not a willing participant and attempted to pull away from [the man].

Thomas Dabrikas, 60, was convicted of rape and abuse of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 in 1989.

He is scheduled for arraignment on Monday in Cambridge District Court.

By - 6/12/14 - 3:17 pm

The Crimson reports Jill Abramson will teach narrative non-fiction this fall. She's no stranger to Harvard, having graduated there in 1976.

By - 5/12/14 - 2:39 pm

The Globe reports Harvard President Drew Faust will let the extension school host a black mass tonight despite protests from Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

UPDATE: The Crimson reports the club bringing the publicity-seeking New Yorkers up here for the demon-stration decided late Monday to move the event off campus. Where, however, is unknown. They originally said the Middle East, but the Middle East says nope, not here, bub.

UPDATE UPDATE: The Globe reports they called the whole thing off.

By - 5/11/14 - 7:47 pm

Peter Muise takes us back to the 1640s, when some Harvard men decided to take advantage of President Henry Dunster's trip to Concord to raise some hell:

The students did succeed in raising Satan, but unfortunately were not able to control him. The Evil One proceeded to run amok on campus. In a panic, the students sent a message to Dunster that he needed to come back to campus immediately. Dunster mounted his horse and galloped back to campus to handle the rampaging demon. He was a well-trained minister and knew just what to do.

By - 5/10/14 - 8:45 pm

A Boston man was arrested yesterday for allegedly exposing his genitals to a woman on a Red Line train around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Transit Police report.

According to police, Henry Rojas, 59, aired his junk out in the direction of a woman on an outbound train heading into Harvard. She exited the train there, he stayed on, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 4/25/14 - 9:35 am

Boston Magazine reports on a Red Line bar crawl tomorrow sponsored by Future Boston to promote late-night T service. Well, to be exact, they'll start in a bar on Savin Hill, present CharlieCards for a ride to a bar downtown and then finish up with sushi in Harvard Square.

Ed. note: What would an Orange Line equivalent be? Start at Forest Hills, where the young'uns would start at the Dogwood or Eugene O'Neill's, the hardened barflies at JJ Foley's Fireside Tavern or the Drinking Fountain, but then where from there?

By - 4/8/14 - 9:34 am
Bundle up woman in Harvard Square

In early spring, of course, the Boston area becomes a land of contrast, where you'll see people in shorts and flip flops walking past people still prepared for a sudden polar vortex. Ed Hatfield photographed a woman determined to enjoy the fresh air in Harvard Square the other day.

Copyright Ed Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/3/14 - 11:19 am

Ed. note: I'm still not 100% convinced this is not a left-over April Fool's joke. But I learned about it through an ad in my Facebook news feed last night, and who actually spends money on a prank?

Bridj says it's getting up to launch an alternative to the T that will feature limo buses with plush seats, "an attendant who can provide you with a curated selection of snacks and beverages" and fees you might be able to deduct from your taxes.

By - 4/3/14 - 7:43 am

An outbound train breathed its last at Harvard Square around 7 a.m., causing non-expired trains to back up all the way down the line to Quincy.

Ashley stunned us:

I've been riding the T for 26 years and this is my first ever disabled train. I feel like I'm finally a real Bostonian!

By - 4/2/14 - 6:43 am

The Crimson reports two Harvard Law students have set up a startup that lets users send out self-destructing e-mail:

According to Gobaud and Lin, the system appears to have a large market since many want to avoid grammar errors and reply-all disasters. They also noted, however, that the system may benefit corporations looking to improve their email protection policies by automatically deleting old emails.