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

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.

By - 3/31/14 - 1:47 pm

A Harvard student recounts events after what she writes was a sexual assault by another student in her Harvard residence.

By - 3/12/14 - 10:32 am

Greg Cook takes us on a tour of the museums, which plan to re-open on Nov. 16.

By - 3/7/14 - 7:32 am

The Crimson reports Harvard, Cambridge and State Police will be patrolling the areas around Harvard upperclass residences next Wednesday to keep freshmen from getting bombed as part of the annual celebration of housing assignments:

Dingman cited safety as a primary motivation for the increased security, recalling dangerous acts performed by intoxicated students in recent years. He further criticized the role River Run plays in perpetuating a negative stereotype of the Quad Houses.

By - 3/6/14 - 7:30 am

Signal problems mean the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line between Harvard and JFK/UMass this morning.

Lisa reports:

That has to be a new record... Took 45 minutes to get from Davis Square to Kendall Square.

By - 3/4/14 - 7:48 pm

Elizabeth reports:

Harvard just sent notice that most of Harvard Sq will be closed to cars 4-6:30pm tomorrow. Major traffic issues expected.

The president will be in town for fundraisers.

By - 2/26/14 - 7:48 am

WBUR reports on a gubernatorial forum at Harvard.

By - 2/22/14 - 7:46 pm

The Crimson reports somebody's had a stern talking-to by the people in charge of a powerful Harvard research computer network after managers noticed it was being used to "mine" or create dogecoins, a Bitcoin-ish "cryptocurrency."

By - 2/15/14 - 10:16 pm
Helping a gentleman in Harvard Square

Ed Hatfield provides the context for the photo he took before the storm started near Harvard Square today:

The elderly gentleman was having a tough time walking on the ice when the woman walked past him. After a few steps she stopped, turned around and offered her help which he quickly accepted.

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

By - 2/7/14 - 11:46 am

UPDATE: Marilyn Hausammann, VP for human resources, sent out a new memo to staffers today: Harvard will reimburse them for excess 2009 and 2010 taxes, with interest, and pay for tax-prep help for filing amended returns for later years. Her memo is attached.

Harvard recently notified 11,000 current and former employees that a mistake in the way it calculated the value of supplemental life insurance meant they probably paid too much in income tax between 2009 and 2013, because in many cases, the life insurance was listed on their W-2 forms as taxable income, when it wasn't.

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