Harvard Square

By - 11/5/15 - 8:04 am

The Harvard Gazette reports the U will expand stately Winthrop House with a brick tower instead of the gray-panel facade originally proposed by its architects, following protests from students and Cambridge residents.

The addition will adhere to the school's "slipper rule:"

Marissa Segala '17 said: "The idea that you can get anywhere in the House in your slippers without having to get dressed means I can just go downstairs and eat breakfast in the dining room as if I were home."

By - 10/24/15 - 11:40 pm
Jimmy Fallon in Harvard Square

617 Images watched Jimmy Fallon in a chariot procession through Harvard Square before being honored by the Harvard Lampoon as "Emperor of Comedy."

Photographynatalia has more photos.

By - 10/21/15 - 9:58 am

Peggy McClellan captured an interesting performance at the Harvard Square T stop yesterday.

By - 9/27/15 - 11:42 pm

Cambridge Day reports on Harvard's revised plans for the space.

By - 9/9/15 - 6:50 pm

Cambridge Police report a woman groped in Harvard Square around 8:30 p.m. yesterday is the latest victim of what may be a serial groper in the area. Read more.

By - 9/2/15 - 9:20 am

The Harvard Art Museums have put together an exhibit on Corita Kent, the artist who gave us the world's largest representation of Ho Chi Minh.

By - 8/31/15 - 7:13 pm

A Bedford man was charged with attacking two women on Mass. Ave. near Harvard Square around 7:20 p.m. yesterday, Cambridge Police report. Read more.

By - 8/18/15 - 9:52 am

State Police report a Boston woman walking by the Weld Boathouse near JFK Street was attacked early this morning: Read more.

By - 8/17/15 - 8:42 am

It's like regular yoga, except with face paint and glow sticks. WBUR reports.

Like most yoga classes, this one ends with everyone in corpse poses - releasing their thoughts and stresses with deep breathing and mediation. But there’s a twist, as glitter confetti drops from above.

By - 8/11/15 - 10:13 am

The TD Bank branch at 1270 Mass. Ave. (corner of Plympton) was held up around 10 a.m. by a black male in his late 20s, wearing a Redskins cap and a white-collared shirt. He fled down Plympton. Not long after, police halted a Red Line train at Central to search for him.

By - 8/10/15 - 9:54 am

Berk's, which opened in Harvard Square in 1980, is announcing its imminent demise - at the end of the month:

It's a sad day for us and a sad day for Cambridge as we watch yet again another small business fall. From the bottom of hearts thank you all so much. Please SHOP SMALL, SHOP LOCAL & whenever you can please SHOP INDEPENDENT. A friend made a great analogy to me yesterday that rings very true. When you shop at a corporation you're lining the pockets of folks buying new cars/houses. When you shop local/independent your lining the pockets of of folks getting dance/music lessons for their children. You can see the difference.

By - 8/7/15 - 12:19 am

Brandon Constant reports water was gushing out of a water main at the Larz Anderson Bridge and JFK Street around 11 p.m. on Thursday.

Photo of the rushing waters from the 36-inch main.

By - 7/23/15 - 9:07 am
In search of a Murakami novel that was lost on the Red Line at Harvard

Deborah Kaplan spotted this plaintive flier posted at Harvard on the Red Line this morning.

By - 7/18/15 - 11:10 am

Left Bank of the Charles posts a photo of an angry flier posted on a utility pole on the Harvard Square street about how the person who is poisoning squirrels, possibly in an attempt to poison rats and raccoons, should knock it off.

By - 7/9/15 - 11:50 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on city planning to make the kiosk - the former entrance to the Red Line - more inviting.

By - 7/6/15 - 4:51 pm

And is the number who are so full of themselves they actually call themselves "renowned" even smaller than that? The question arises because of this Craigslist ad:

Read more.

By - 7/3/15 - 12:35 pm
Math problem as graffiti in Harvard Square

iFnLvBos wonders about the meaning of this scrawl at the Harvard Square T stop.

John Ruch points us to the infamous P versus NP problem:

Informally, it asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly verified by a computer can also be quickly solved by a computer. It was essentially first mentioned in a 1956 letter written by Kurt Gödel to John von Neumann.

By - 7/3/15 - 10:45 am

UPDATE: May be linked to attacks in Brookline, Boston.

Cambridge Police report they are looking for suspects for gunpoint holdups on at Putnam Avenue and Franklin Street and Arrow Street early this morning.

Police say two roommates were held up around 2:30 a.m. at Putnam and Franklin: Read more.

By - 6/16/15 - 6:00 pm
New Jersey driver in the Harvard busway

Eheff was in the upper busway at Harvard Square this afternoon when somebody from New Jersey not only drove into the busway, but drove into it from the wrong direction.

Earlier:
Excuse me, is this Hahvahd Yahd? We want to pahk our cah.