Harvard Square

By - 10/17/11 - 7:46 pm

Bob Slate has re-opened in Harvard Square. They're even on Twitter.

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.

George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.

By - 10/3/11 - 8:29 am

More, more and more.

Greg Cook has photos. And if you live in Cambridge, this guy deserves your vote for his obvious support of the arts:

By - 9/29/11 - 7:21 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the long-time Harvard Square place can be yours for the right price.

By - 9/27/11 - 7:54 am

Hacked Harvard.  As seen on TV (well, YouTube).Hacked Harvard. As seen on TV (well, YouTube).

By - 9/22/11 - 2:30 pm

Harvard Square, 1912.Harvard Square, 1912. Larger.

Photo from the Library of Congress.

By - 9/22/11 - 11:31 am

UPDATE: Body found, death ruled accidental.

Missing

Kolajo Paul Afolabi hasn't been seen since Wednesday morning, when he left his Providence home for a run.

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 of extracting the silver in the films.

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 - 8/23/11 - 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:

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?

By - 7/30/11 - 9:22 pm

Voldemort for President

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

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.

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, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.

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 the oppressive Artas, artificial life forms who control humankind through torture, brainwashing, and Facebook. But judging by the complacence of her lover Dehnise Compuserve and the general apathy of her fellow humans, it may be too late.

This near futuristic dystopian cyberpunk musical comedy returns to the stage featuring its original cast of local artists: Kamela Dolinova, Katie Drexel, Julia Lunetta, Timothy Hoover, John Deschene, Kay Coughlin, Ginger Lazarus, Emily Taradash and Will Todisco.

Inspired by the performance space at Oberon, The Unreliable Narrator Theater Group and The Pluto Tapes will update this fan favorite with new songs, staging, and interactive elements known as the MC’s Hall of Interactive Hideousity.

This production will feature the FAC2010: Post-Show Dance Party featuring the DJ stylings of The Pluto Tapes. Music and Lyrics are still by Andy Hicks, Book still by Carl Danielson and now featuring Choreography by Alex Nemiroski.

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