Harvard Square

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

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

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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.