Harvard Square

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.

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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.

By - 1/23/11 - 12:21 pm

Stealing a kiss

John Tammaro catches a couple in the act outside Charlie's Kitchen in Harvard Square one recent night.

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By - 1/11/11 - 5:40 am

The Crimson reports the demise of Arrow Street Crepes.

By - 1/7/11 - 9:03 pm

This is not TokyoThis is not Tokyo at rush hour.

Danforth Nicholas took some photos of the platform at Harvard station around 7 p.m.:

The train I was on had to push another disabled train into the station. And then they both emptied onto the platform.

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By - 1/6/11 - 11:22 am

The Feast reports a beret-clad guy upset with the quality of the print of "The Sound of Music" the Brattle Theatre was showing last night took his anger out on a theater cash register and destroyed it:

The enraged film snob decided to show his displeasure by vandalizing the lobby and terrorizing the staff.

Or as the Brattle itself tweeted:

Beret-man cuffed by

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By - 12/17/10 - 6:27 am

The Crimson reports a computer lab had to be evacuated when a student spilled some mercury:

The student had the mercury in his possession for no particular reason, according to Mathers. "It was something a friend gave him some time ago that he happened to have in his bag," he said.

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By - 12/15/10 - 8:40 am

The Crimson continues to stream news of the urine bottle and the library books: Officials now say the LGBT books were only accidentally given a golden shower when a worker noticed the bottle and knocked it over as he tried to remove it:

[I]t remains unclear why a bottle of urine was stowed in the library.

Out on the West Coast, states have a... Read more

By - 12/12/10 - 11:14 pm

With what appears to be urine, the Crimson reports.

UPDATE: It was urine, but it was also an accident - somebody peed in a bottle and somebody else managed to knock it over while trying to get rid of the bottle. See comments.

By - 12/10/10 - 7:46 am

So stationing burly men with boiling cauldrons of hot pitch above the gates is out as well. Instead, Harvard is looking at other ways to protect students following 10 robberies on or near campus since Nov. 1, the Crimson reports.

By - 12/4/10 - 11:02 am

Photos of a bygone Harvard Square, including the famous sign atop the subway entrance.

By - 12/3/10 - 9:22 pm

Colin Steele posts a photo of a mini-van driving through the Harvard Square bus tunnel tonight.

By - 11/24/10 - 7:04 am

The Boston Foodie spent Monday helping to bake pies at Harvard Square's Rialto for Thanksgiving delivery by Community Servings. You can buy some of their work until 4 p.m. at the Park Plaza castle.

By - 11/14/10 - 5:38 pm

Cambridge Police report a guy who'd just robbed three men at gunpoint on Brattle Street early Saturday took a shot at a pursuing police officer but was disarmed and captured when he fell down some stairs as he tried to flee.

Kai Robert Kruger, 21, of Grozier Road, was charged with armed robbery and assault with intent to murder after the 2 a.m. incident,... Read more

By - 11/12/10 - 8:19 am

The Crimson reports a man was held up at gunpoint near Thayer Hall around 2:45 a.m. on Thursday.

By - 11/9/10 - 5:07 pm

Tiny Urban Kitchen reports on a Monday talk at Harvard by a chef who spends considerable amounts of time figuring out out what to do with meat glue (exactly what it sounds like, only edible), such as making "pasta" out of a paste made from ground-up shrimp and gluing pieces of flank steak together to make a sort of flank-steak log.... Read more