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By adamg - 5/22/22 - 12:04 pm
Stuffed capybara at Harvard museum

Unfortunately, it looks like Chuckie won't be roaming the streets of Charlestown anymore, since he's been stuffed and mounted in a display case at Harvard's Museum of Natural History, as Cycle Happiness discovered.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 2:18 pm

In a new report out today, Harvard University acknowledges a history that included being run by slaveholders right from the start: Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/22 - 12:23 pm

The Harvard Crimson reports campus police are investigating two slur-filled signs posted on the Adams House door of the Asian-American president of the undergraduate council. Separately, the Crimson reports "ongoing graffiti and offensive notes left in the elevator and on bulletin boards, windowsills, and walls," some of it racist, at Quincy House.

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By adamg - 2/14/22 - 10:21 am
Harvard Square mammoth

Matt met Michelle the Mammoth in Harvard Square yesterday. OK, she's actually Michelle the Blue Elephant, but she seemed more mammothy in the snow yesterday.

By adamg - 2/9/22 - 3:01 pm
Bank robber

Cambridge Police report they are looking for a guy who held up a bank in Brattle Square shortly after 1 p.m. today.
Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/22 - 10:18 am

WCVB reports on the lawsuit, which focuses on actions of Professor John Comaroff.

Read the whole complaint: Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/22 - 6:32 pm

Update: Transit Police say the person jumped in front of the train and died.

The MBTA reported the incident at 5:23 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/22 - 3:10 pm
Happy greetings at Harvard Square

John Overholt shows us the pillar of happiness at the Harvard Square T stop this morning.

By adamg - 12/27/21 - 2:34 pm

The Brattle Square Florist, open for more than 100 years, will close next month.

Owner Randy Ricker, who bought the Brattle Street shop nine years ago, says he's reached a business and personal breaking point, with a pandemic on top of everything: Read more.

By adamg - 12/26/21 - 11:12 pm

The Crimson won't be playing in Kansas on Wednesay because of what the team calls "COVID-19 concerns and safety protocols within the Harvard men's basketball program."

By adamg - 12/17/21 - 7:42 pm

Harvard Book Store owners Jeff Mayersohn and Linda Seamonson told customers today that Red Sox and Globe owner John Henry "will be making a series of investments" in the Harvard Square institution. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 4:42 pm

Harvard officials today notified students and staff that the school will require them to show proof of a Covid-19 booster for the spring semester. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/21 - 10:24 am

A Red Line train is experiencing the dreaded "mechanical" problems at Harvard Square, so bad that all the other trains might be asked to "stand by at stations," the MBTA reports.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 12:37 pm

Nobody evah said anything about not drunkenly driving yah pickup theyah. The Crimson reports.

By adamg - 10/31/21 - 2:28 pm

A worshipper at Christ Church on Garden Street reports she came out of services today to something you don't expect to see: Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 1:46 pm

Cambridge Police report the bomb squad responded to the Johnston Gate on Mass. Ave. around midnight yesterday on a report of a strange sound coming from a trash can there.

Upon arrival, officers set up a perimeter and conducted an investigation that was determined to be a wrist-watch alarm sounding. The watch was removed and disposed of.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 9:48 am

The Crimson reports.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 2:53 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard has shut its eponymous Yard to the public between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. through Oct. 11, partly for Covid-19 concerns, but more to provide some respite for the tender Harvard freshmen who live on the Yard.

The ban on non-Harvard students in those hours even applies to parents - the Crimson quotes one frosh who came back from a Target run with her parents only to learn they couldn't come up to her dorm with her, forcing to carry all of her purchases to her room by herself.

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