Harvard Square

By - 8/27/12 - 12:13 pm

The MBTA reports a potential bioterror germ attack alert system starts getting tested after the last train of the night on Wednesday at Davis, Porter and Harvard stations on the Red Line.

The Department of Homeland Security has installed monitors in the stations designed to detect the release of certain types of potentially lethal bacteria. To test the monitors, researchers will spray B. subtilis... Read more

By - 8/25/12 - 1:34 am

Bread & Puppet Theater: The Circus of the Possibilitarians. Held outdoors on Sunday, September 2nd at 3 pm on the Cambridge Common, near the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Garden St., Cambridge. Free performance [pass-the-hat donations welcome], rain or shine. For further details, call the Boston-area Bread & Puppet Theater information line 617-286-6694 or log onto www.breadandpuppet.org.

Soon to begin celebrating... Read more

By - 8/22/12 - 10:38 am

Bread & Puppet Theater: The Circus of the Possibilitarians . Held outdoors on Sunday, September 2nd at 3 pm on the Cambridge Common, near the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Garden St., Cambridge, 02138. Free performance [pass-the-hat donations welcome], rain or shine. For further details, call the Boston-area Bread & Puppet Theater information line 617-286-6694 or log onto www.breadandpuppet.org.

Soon to... Read more

By - 8/17/12 - 3:01 pm

Harvard University Police say a woman reported being raped around 11 p.m. on Tuesday at Kirkland and Oxford streets.

The woman, who initially reported the attack to Somerville Police, described the man as white, in his mid 20s, 5'6" with a thin build and dark, spikey hair. He wore dark pants.

The rape happened just four days after another woman reported being... Read more

By - 8/10/12 - 2:07 pm

Harvard University Police report a woman was raped in the Yard around 3:15 a.m. today.

The victim was grabbed as she entered the Yard through the Johnston Gate and was pulled behind Massachusetts Hall and attacked.

The victim described the offender as a very tanned, possible Hispanic male, mid-twenties, 5'7" in height, medium build, dark hair, wearing a white shirt.

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By - 7/22/12 - 11:05 am

The Harvard University police log has the following entry for July 18:

Officer dispatched to take a report of a stolen unattended and unsecured pair of fruit of the Loom underwear valued at $5.00.

By - 7/17/12 - 8:22 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that four men convicted of first-degree murder for the beating and stabbing death of Io Nachtwey in 2001 got a fair trial.

The ruling means the four men - all frequent visitors to the area behind the Harvard Square T stop, as was their victim - will spend the rest of their lives in prison for murdering Nachtwey on... Read more

By - 6/21/12 - 6:45 am

The Crimson reports the Loews chain is shutting the Harvard Square movie theater forever on July 8.

Drew muses:

Great opportunity for Kendall or Davis theaters to step up for the Rocky Horror kids. Much needed social outlet for many teens.

By - 6/20/12 - 8:28 am

Oh, Harvard: The Crimson reports a construction company doing work on campus has taken down a sign asking workers to "show respect for Harvard" and refrain from swearing, drinking and drug use while on the job, after future 1%ers protested that the sign was just so patronizing and patriarchal.

Avinaash Subramaniam '14 said that he was "shocked" by the sign and that it held

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By - 6/19/12 - 8:05 am

Around 8:15 p.m. yesterday, Rachel Zarrell spotted Sob Story Guy getting on the Orange Line at Chinatown:

Needed money to get to Worcester to "treat his staph infection." Was pretty gross.

But by 11, he'd either gotten it looked at or had just become resigned to it. Colin Steele reported from the Red Line near Harvard:

No story this time, just "anybody? Anybody?"

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By - 6/14/12 - 2:08 pm

AlertNewEngland reports a large pile of paper on Red Line tracks near Harvard Square burst into flames around 1:40 p.m., forcing a shutdown of train service so Cambridge firefighters could douse the fire. The T shut all service north of Harvard and terminated service on the other side at Park Street.

By - 6/1/12 - 8:52 pm

Sad PoohRoving UHub reporter Charles Bahne stumbled across some distressing news by the Harvard Science Center today:

The tree that has served as Winnie the Pooh's home for many years is scheduled to be cut down tomorrow.

Bahne reports an official looking sign - complete with an official Harvard University... Read more

By - 5/24/12 - 7:39 am

The Crimson reports on some ambitious plans for the land behind the Out of Town News stand and the T stop: A complete overhaul of the Pit that would feature patio tables and chairs, stadium seating around it, LED floor lights and a giant flat-screen TV. Bonus: The plan would turn the Out of Town News kiosk into "a glass-walled information center with interactive... Read more

By - 5/14/12 - 12:21 pm

Forbes interviews the Harvard Book Store's new owner, Jeff Mayersohn.

I respected his mission, even if I didn’t quite believe in its future. So, Jeff shocked me a couple of weeks ago, when he told me with a certain amount of pride and pleasure that he has been seeing double digit sales growth month by month over the last year.

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By - 4/19/12 - 8:12 am

The Crimson reports on debates over the future of the school's libraries in this digital age, provides one professor's reason for preferring having to scoot around the university to do research:

Some of the books Staehli uses measure more than six feet in height, and the experience of handling these unique, highly-detailed books cannot be replicated on a computer screen, he says.

While it

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By - 4/18/12 - 11:11 am

J. Smith reports Curious George is festooned with "Now Open" banners.

By - 4/12/12 - 3:14 pm

Jason Mihalko recounts an unpleasant interaction with a Cambridge cop near Harvard Square yesterday:

"Officer can I ask you for some help?"

He responded "no" and proceeded to roll up the window of his cruiser and started to read the Kindle that was resting in his lap.

By - 3/28/12 - 3:18 pm
Turkey in Harvard Square, Cambridge

Don't you just want to gobble her up?

Dan K. stumbled upon a turkey with places to go on Eliot Street this morning.

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