Harvard Square

By - 9/17/11 - 9:59 am

The Crimson reports the guy was nabbed in Newburyport earlier this month on charges he went on an X-ray theft binge across Massachusetts and New Hampshire - including a stop in Harvard Square. He allegedly posed as an employee of a company that recycles old X-rays - in Harvard's case, images of bone fractures from a few years ago - with the intention... Read more

By - 9/9/11 - 12:45 pm

Wanted man

Harvard University Police report this guy pretended to be from a medical and dental recycling company and made off with 500 to 600 pounds of old X-ray film from a Harvard Square location last week. Police report there's silver in them thar films - enough to risk... Read more

By - 9/7/11 - 5:00 pm

AlertNewEngland reports the TD Bank in Central Square was held up around 4:30 p.m. And since T-riding bank robbers seems to prefer the Red Line, the T held up Red Line service to let police search for him.

By - 8/24/11 - 8:44 am

Harvard Klan

The Boston Public Library has posted a ton of Leslie Jones photos from Harvard, MIT and Wellesley, including this June, 1924 charmer, titled, "Harvard Class Day: Harvard Klass Kow & Klans - students having fun on Class Day."

Some context: The Klan was in the news... Read more

By - 8/23/11 - 9:23 am

Shaun Engstrom reports this morning:

BREAKING NEWS: Coraline stop motion ad between Harvard & Central Sq replaced w/ Blue Man Group. It's been 2 years, praise the MBTA gods.

By - 8/12/11 - 11:59 pm

A group of about 50 teens spontaneously started brawling around 10:30 p.m. in the area of Mass. Ave. and Church Street. At least 15 Cambridge and Harvard police cruisers responded; people tweeting there were arrests. Photo.

By - 8/9/11 - 4:15 pm

Similar manhole cover, near MIT. Photo by Liz Coffey.Similar manhole cover, near MIT. Photo by Liz Coffey.

Liz Coffey forwards a copy of a note she dashed off to the Cambridge Historical Commission:

I noticed yesterday my favorite catch basin cover, dated 1875 (or 1873?),... Read more
By - 8/1/11 - 9:22 am

Kerry McDonald posts an FAQ about schooling your kids at home in a Cambridge condo:

Q. Don't you want to live in a big house with a big yard and plentiful parking?

A: We like our cozy home and we rarely drive our car in the city so assigned parking isn't a necessity for us. And who needs a big yard when we have

... Read more
By - 7/30/11 - 9:22 pm

Voldemort for President

Teddyballgame1983 was at the Harry and the Potters concert in Harvard Square last night.

Copyright Teddyballgame1983. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 7/29/11 - 5:01 pm

Bob Slate, which shut earlier this year, is announcing plans to re-open this fall at 30 Brattle St. under new ownership.

The new owner is working closely with Mallory & Justin Slate to create that signature Slate shopping experience. We hope that you will come by to tell us about your favorite products so that we can try to source them for you.

... Read more
By - 7/20/11 - 1:42 pm

Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.

The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process,... Read more

By - 7/14/11 - 4:26 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on a Harvard Square incident.

By - 7/13/11 - 10:39 pm

The biggest. most raucous production of this show yet.

"2010: Our Hideous Future," is coming to Oberon, and excitement is high. Have you seen that place? It's pretty much the future right there.

THE WAY, FAR DISTANT FUTURE, A.D. 2010, EAST COAST METRO ZONE A, NEW MALDEN: a time of techno-studded blechhiness. Lonely human freedom fighter Kate Brick plans a last stand against... Read more

By - 6/16/11 - 5:38 pm

Orange Line melting in the dark? T says this is the heat kink near MaldenAn Orange Line problem Ray Davies would love. Photo by MBTA.

A "heat kink" in the tracks near Malden (above) is wreaking all sorts... Read more

By - 6/5/11 - 10:20 pm

Publishers Weekly writes the final chapter, just a few days after also informing us that the Globe Corner Bookstore is going away this month as well.

By - 6/5/11 - 6:08 pm


Really, what other line would they ride? This guy and his parrot are apparently Red Line regulars. He came down to the inbound side of Harvard this afternoon with Polly on his shoulder, then sat as the bird moved to the handle of his shopping cart. He asked a busker... Read more

By - 6/1/11 - 10:21 am

Publishers Weekly posts the impending obit for the Harvard Square store, which goes out of business at the end of this month, several years after it left the Downtown Crossing location that gave it its name. The owner says he couldn't find anybody to buy the place; will continue to operate globecorner.com.

Via Chris Klein.... Read more

By - 5/6/11 - 7:29 am

The Crimson reports on the traditional end-of-semester naked run around Harvard Yard:

Alongside urinating on the John Harvard statue and having sex in the stacks of Widener Library, Primal Scream is one of the three tasks that Harvard students should complete before graduation, according to undergraduate lore.

By - 4/27/11 - 10:19 pm

Charles River bridge

Downtown traffic

Historygradguy captured the Weeks Footbridge over the Charles, while Greg MacKay shot the scene where the Central Artery used to be.

Copyright Historygradguy and Greg MacKay... Read more

By - 4/27/11 - 7:24 am

The Crimson reports the student was held up at gunpoint around 10:30 p.m. Monday on Linnaean Street - and that Cambridge Police arrested a suspect.