Harvard Square

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.

By - 4/27/11 - 6:57 am

And John Carroll for one will be there "to make Gottfried feel more sorry than he currently does."

By - 4/22/11 - 9:45 am

Dead train means down time for Red Line commuters this morning.

At 9:37, Geoff Mamlet tweeted:

Red line Harvard Sq platform packed like sardines. 2 trains taken out of service. 30 min delay.

At 9:38, Angie tweeted:

Current commuting time from Davis to Porter: 40 minutes. I hate you, mbta.

It was so bad, even the five-star-day train driver got in the... Read more

By - 4/22/11 - 9:36 am

The Crimson reports it happened around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday on Prescott Street, across from the Harvard Faculty Club:

The shorter suspect rummaged through the victim's backpack while the taller suspect asked whether the victim had anything else on him.

By - 4/5/11 - 7:13 am

The Finance Foodie reports on the 40th-anniversary dinner at Grendel's Den in Harvard Square, which included a speech by longtime eater and constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe:

To be honest, I kind of tuned out as the Prof waxed poetic because the spinach pie that I had as my main course was massive and delicious -- and required much concentration to eat!

... Read more
By - 4/2/11 - 6:23 pm

Pooh wallops Tigger

Rob Sheppard witnessed the carnage at the annual pillow fight on Cambridge Common today.

Meanwhile, people gathered in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square for, well, you know why:

Tigger photo posted... Read more

By - 4/1/11 - 7:53 am

It's a Harvard thingIt's a Harvard thing.

There's a two-day conference that starts tonight by some group that wants to restore Harvard to its 17th-century role as a Christian theology school.

Sure, sure, back then, Massachusetts office holders had to swear an oath that they were... Read more

By - 4/1/11 - 7:23 am

Weeks Bridge in the snow

Historygradguy went for a walk last night and photographed the Weeks Bridge in the snow.

Copyright Historygradguy. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/17/11 - 10:35 am

Limeduck displays what he bought at the Church Street store, which is closing forever this Sunday (to be followed quickly by the other two Bob Slates).

By - 2/27/11 - 3:42 am

"We won't pay for your crisis"

If you have $3 in your wallet, you have more money than Bank of America paid in corporate taxes last year. On Saturday, USuncut took peaceful action against the Bank of America branch in Harvard Square by protesting the unfair tax code and drawing attention to that fact this... Read more

By - 2/10/11 - 5:58 pm

A notice was taped in the window of the Mass. Ave. store in Harvard Square making the announcement about the store, which has two locations in Harvard Square and one in Porter Square, an alert correspondent reports.

In 2009, the two Slate brothers announced they would try to sell the store started by their father, Robert, more than 75 years ago. Apparently, they were... Read more

By - 2/7/11 - 10:02 am

And in the stomach, around 2:45 a.m. Saturday, Wicked Local Cambridge reports, adding one arrest was made.

By - 1/30/11 - 12:10 pm

Harvard Square meteor

Brad Kelly was in the right place at the right time last night.

Copyright Brad Kelly Films. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.... Read more

By - 1/28/11 - 5:24 pm

Squonktweets captured an elusive snow koala at JFK and Mt. Auburn this afternoon:

Snow koala ... Read more

By - 1/27/11 - 12:08 am

The Crimson reports on changes at the venerable Harvard Square sandwich/pastry shop, which is adding a salad bar and a soup bar.

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