Harvard Square

By - 1/6/14 - 8:21 am

Dead trains at JFK/UMass and Harvard creating all sorts of fun for commuters this morning.

Various commuter-rail lines into North Station also having various issues. The Fitchburg Line has major delays because the 6:55 train hit somebody near Snake Hill Road in Ayer. The MBTA reports the person's injuries are not considered life threatening.

By - 1/4/14 - 11:28 am

R.S.Y. Buchanan photographed the Old Cambridge Burying Ground yesterday.

Copyright R.S.Y. Buchanan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/3/14 - 10:33 am
Sparrow in a CVS

So how cold is it? It's so cold even the birds are flocking inside to stay warm, as Eric Maki discovered in the Harvard Square CVS.

By - 12/17/13 - 6:20 pm

A Harvard sophomore allegedly got his wish: He didn't have to take finals yesterday. But Eldo Kim might be facing a sterner test: He's been charged with calling in the bomb threats that shut four Harvard buildings where finals were being given.

According to one profile of him, from last term, Kim was helping a professor analyze taunting:

Eldo Kim is a freshman

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By - 12/16/13 - 9:18 am

Harvard University sent out an alert around 9:10 a.m.:

Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now.

By - 12/3/13 - 8:12 pm

No, not Lake Woebegon, but Harvard, where the Crimson reports the median undergraduate grade is A-, and:

The most frequently awarded mark is an A, Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said on Tuesday afternoon, supporting suspicions that the College employs a softer grading standard than many of its peer institutions.

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By - 11/18/13 - 8:17 am
Harvard Square turkey

Bobbi Fox reports a turkey was perched outside the Dunkin' Donuts at Eliot and JFK this morning.

By - 11/16/13 - 5:59 pm

And the building best known for the Au Bon Pain and the outside chess tables will get an extensive, if unspecified, remake.

By - 11/3/13 - 5:13 pm

Cambridge Police report they are investigating 20 housebreaks in apartment buildings along Mass. Ave.:

In a high percentage of these incidents the point of entry has been through an unlocked window between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

By - 10/28/13 - 2:31 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the downstairs neighbor of Upstairs on the Square in Harvard Square, which is moving out.

By - 10/28/13 - 7:56 am

The deceased train is at Harvard; platforms at other stations are filling rapidly.

Green Line trolleys, meanwhile, died at Coolidge Corner and near Copley Square.

By - 10/15/13 - 10:06 am
Big yellow chicken

Rob Bellinger watched Honk in the culmination of its annual weekend - a march wending through Somerville and Cambridge yesterday on its annual joyful-noise way from Davis Square to Harvard Square.

Greg Cook also took plenty of Honk photos:

Honk parade

Mike Ball took Honk photos, as well:

By - 10/13/13 - 12:10 pm
Breakfast drinks

The Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square has rolled out some new drinks: Apple Jacks infused AppleJack, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Mudslides, Cocoa Puff Smashes and Golden Graham Manhattans.

By - 10/1/13 - 8:47 am
Harvard station around 8:40 a.m.

Harvard station around 8:40 a.m. Photo by Anachronistique.

UPDATE: Now there are problems on the Orange Line, where somebody managed to get his foot stuck between a train and the platform at North Station.

It's Dead Train Day on the Red Line. And it's so bad, the MBTA has broken out a rare "severe" delay warning.

Among those affected: Alexandra Elizabeth, who sent out a tweet for help around 8:30:

Hoooray. The

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By - 9/24/13 - 2:13 pm

The Crimson reports the Harvard Square Dunkie's made famous in "Good Will Hunting" isn't closing. How do ya like them apples?

By - 9/8/13 - 9:26 pm

Stabbed three times around 9 p.m. at JFK and Mem. Drive, according to Joe Morrissey and Ruddy S., who say the suspect then ran down Mem. Drive towards Mt. Auburn.

UPDATE: Wicked Local Cambridge reports a Vermont man is in custody and that he allegedly began stabbing after yelling something about being robbed in Oregon.... Read more

By - 8/24/13 - 11:35 pm

Jackson and Cheung

David Day captured the scene tonight at the Sinclair in Harvard Square, where Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson (l) and Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung faced off in an epic Hometown DJ Throwdown to benefit homeless LGBT youth.... Read more

By - 7/25/13 - 1:33 pm

Line at Clover.

Michael Etzel was among those queuing up outside Clover in Harvard Square today when it re-opened after several days of disinfecting due to that whole salmonella thing.... Read more

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