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By adamg - 3/28/24 - 9:37 am

The Crimson reports the university, after long and careful consideration of the sort only Harvard can mount after ten years of criticism, has "removed the human skin binding from a book held in Houghton Library and apologized for 'past failures in its stewardship of the book'." Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/24 - 9:53 am

Cambridge Day reports the university is looking at new ways to make Palmer Street better. One proposal: Retractable bollards on timers to be raised at key times to keep ride-share drivers out.

By adamg - 3/7/24 - 6:14 pm

The Crimson reports German professor Eric Rentschler did something so horrible - exactly what, the U isn't yet saying - that he not only can't teach for two years, he's not even allowed to show his face on campus.

By adamg - 2/12/24 - 8:53 am
Red car parked in the Harvard Square busway

George S. couldn't help but notice how somebody (with Mass. plates, no less) wound up parked in the Harvard Square busway around 7:45 p.m. yesterday.

Earlier: Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/24 - 4:11 pm

The Harvard Book Store announced today it just couldn't make the numbers work and has called off plans to open a second shop across the river at the Prudential Center: Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/24 - 11:53 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard and Cambridge police responded to a law-school building after getting a report of a bomb there around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. There was no bomb there.

By adamg - 1/22/24 - 4:15 pm

At 1:44 p.m., the MBTA reported delays of up to 15 minutes on the Red Line due to signal problems at Harvard.

By adamg - 1/10/24 - 11:49 pm

A group of Jewish students have sued Harvard University, alleging discrimination from top to bottom against Jews. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/24 - 10:35 pm
Giordani carrying explosives and wires onto Havard Science Center plaza

Webcam captured Giordani carrying explosives and wires onto Havard Science Center plaza.

A New Hampshire man who said he was answering a Craigslist ad to deliver items to a man's son at Harvard University pleaded guilty today to a federal charge that he knew he was involved in something illegal but failed to alert authorities. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/24 - 3:11 pm
Shabazz in Dodgers cap and with platinum-blond hair

Surveillance photos via FBI.

A Jamaica Plain man who wore a Brooklyn Dodgers cap over his platinum-blond hair was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison last week for robbing a TD Bank branch on Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square on May 2, 2022. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/23 - 9:19 am
Sandbagged storefront in Harvard Square

Carol Beggy found that at least one Harvard Square property owner was ready for flooding.

By adamg - 11/29/23 - 9:45 pm

Henry Kissinger, who earned BA, MA and PhD degrees at Harvard then stayed on as professor of government and international affairs before leaving for a job in the Nixon administration, where he helped overthrow a democratically elected government in one country and oversaw B-52 carpet bombing in another, died today.

By Sasha Patkin - 11/22/23 - 9:35 am
Adrian Todd Zuniga hosting Boston's 17th Literary Death Match

Adrian Todd Zuniga hosting Boston's 17th Literary Death Match.

When I think of a literary reading, I think of cardigan sweaters, stuffy rooms, and restrained academic earnestness. When I think of a death match, I think of an all-out, no holds barred, brutal and unholy spectacle.

So if I hear of something called a "Literary Death Match," there's a 100 percent chance I'll attend. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/23 - 9:34 am

The Crimson reports on the status of plans to rebuild the venerable Garage mall into a six-story, mostly office building: The owner is waiting to find somebody who wants to lease a good chunk of the office space first, which is proving more difficult in these post-pandemic days.

By adamg - 11/15/23 - 12:21 pm

Sure, Harvard station filled with smoke shortly after 8 a.m., but after getting the offending train out of the station, the MBTA responded to several people alarmed by the possibility they were on or near a flaming train: Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/23 - 11:39 am

Cambridge Police report a man followed a woman through Harvard Square and the Lesley University campus before sexually attacking her on St. John's Road around 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 23. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 4:12 pm

Harvard University today sued its insurance broker, which it says is to blame for the failure to notify one of its legal insurers in time to get reimbursed for all the legal help it needed in a nine-year, ultimately unsuccessful, effort to fend off a lawsuit - and still ongoing federal investigation - involving its affirmative-action policies for student admissions. Read more.

By Sasha Patkin - 10/20/23 - 9:37 am
Arepa Jardinera

Arepa Jardinera.

We'd heard many good things lately about Orinoco, a Latin kitchen inspired by "taguaritas," rustic, family-run eateries found along Venezuelan roadsides, so we decided to drop by and check their array of Venezuelan and Latin American cuisines for ourselves. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/23 - 9:49 am

Cockerel Video 2

Drone video of the more damaged side, by First Church.

The leaders of First Church in Cambridge plan to take down the "golden cockerel" weathervane that has topped the church spire since 1873 for repairs. But in discussions set to begin this Sunday, parishioners will consider whether the church should then put the historic rooster back atop the spire - or sell it. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/23 - 10:01 am

The MBTA had to shut Red Line service inbound from Harvard Square after paper in rubbish barrels along the tracks underneath Quincy Street caught fire around 9:30 a.m. Read more.

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