Harvard Square

By - 11/9/10 - 9:16 am

BostonZest reviews the new restaurant on Holyoke Street by the people behind the Clover food truck: "Love those rosemary fries!"

By - 11/8/10 - 9:13 pm

Cambridge Day reports the Harvard Square IHOP will soon have competition from a gourmet Belgian-waffle house called Zinneken’s on Winthrop Street.

By - 11/2/10 - 11:03 pm

AlertNewEngland reports an armed holdup at Walker and Shepard streets, one night after two people were robbed - and one stabbed - on the other side of Harvard Square. There have been several other similar robberies in the area over the past few weeks.... Read more

By - 10/28/10 - 10:53 am

In the main atrium of the Science Center (under the amino acid sculpture), walk down the stairs to the basement floor. Large men's and women's rooms are immediately ahead. Elevators are also available.

By - 10/23/10 - 4:59 pm

Head of the Charles

Paul Keleher watched the Head of the Charles Regatta today.

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

By - 10/22/10 - 7:45 am

More video.

Very excited Cassidy relates her Shaq encounter (actual Shaqness is around 2:35):

By - 10/13/10 - 7:48 am

The Crimson reports on the coming options, including a Pinkberry - which will open next to the Starbucks planned for the old Alpha Omega place.

By - 10/10/10 - 10:05 pm


Charlie Rosenberg took lots of photos of the Honk parade from Davis to Harvard Square today. Jeff Tamagini gave his shutter finger a workout as well:

Big honking wheels

And Greg... Read more

By - 10/5/10 - 7:01 am

The Crimson reports Harvard University recently spent $21 million to buy a 4,000-acre dairy farm in New Zealand.

By - 9/22/10 - 7:20 am

Starbucks is seeking Cambridge's permission to keep its planned new Harvard Square outlet open around the clock, Stephanie reports.

By - 9/18/10 - 3:41 pm

The Crimson reports on the morning incident:

Katherine C. Mentzinger '14, a resident of Thayer Hall, said that she saw the body from her friend’s room in the dorm and heard one gunshot.

"From my friend's window, I could see him in a pool of blood," she said.

... Read more
By - 9/17/10 - 1:19 pm

President Obama appoints Elizabeth Warren to establish and lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This is the boldest step Obama's taken so far to rein in the big Wall Street banks. And it's a major victory for grassroots progressives who rallied for Warren. MoveOn.org made a video of Warren's greatest hits from her appearances on the "Daily Show" and a list of five... Read more

By - 9/15/10 - 7:41 am

The Crimson reports Starbucks has filed paperwork to build a new outlet in the old Alpha-Omega jewelery store in Harvard Square, roughly 500 feet from two existing Starbucks.

Eerily prescient Onion story from 1998.

By - 9/14/10 - 7:17 am

The Crimson reports a male undergraduate walking down Garden Street early Sunday was taunted as "fag" and "queer" by three men, who then chased him down a side street and demanded his wallet and cell phone. According to a Harvard Police report, when the three saw the wallet was empty, they threw it and the phone on the ground, threw his keys over... Read more

By - 9/13/10 - 3:28 pm

To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.

IMAGE(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk143/nfsagan/Primary-Ballot.jpg)... Read more

By - 9/11/10 - 2:00 pm

AT&T yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against Cambridge because the Zoning Board wouldn't let it put up some antennas in Harvard Square.

In its lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Boston, the company says federal law gives it the right to do whatever it needs to to ensure "the provision of personal wireless services," local zoning ordinances be damned.

AT&T argues that 1558... Read more

By - 9/6/10 - 11:19 pm

If Cardullo's thought removing the large-screen TV from their front window would make their storefront safe for people with money to spend, they thought wrong. Karen Snyder reported from Harvard Square during the Sox/Rays game tonight:

Cardullos took away the TV for the Red Sox games. No problem ... There are 4 guys there with their own chairs and a radio!

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By - 8/31/10 - 6:07 pm

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cardullo's has removed the large-screen TV in its storefront. Seems the owners got tired of people sitting in front of the store watching Sox games instead of looking at window displays promoting the consumption of cheesey comestibles.

"A slap in the face," one disgruntled member of the chair club harrumphed.... Read more

By - 8/3/10 - 8:23 am

Iseut notes with amusement that one of the things for sale at the Charles Hotel farmers' market is purslane, at $4 a pound. Sure, it's crunchy and high in omega-3 fatty acids, but it's also a common weed around here:

... It flourishes everywhere. Gardeners pull it from their cultivated gardens as often as they weed. It pullulates in the cracks and crevices of

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By - 7/28/10 - 5:16 pm

The Crimson reports on the Monday-night attack near Ash Street.