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By adamg - 6/12/19 - 12:41 pm

Scout Cambridge reports the Cambridge Artists Cooperative is decamping after 31 years in Harvard Square and is now looking for help to move to either Central or Porter squares. There's just not enough foot traffic to justify the high Harvard Square rents anymore, a cooperative official says.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 11:45 am

Cambridge Police did what they had to do and did not use excessive force to subdue a naked, black Harvard student standing on a Massachusetts Avenue traffic island screaming and making what appeared to be threatening motions on April 13 of last year, retired Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick Ireland concludes. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/19 - 12:30 pm

Police in Cambridge and Somerville today announced three arrests for a shooting in Harvard Square early Sunday that sent a local man to the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 9:10 am

The Harvard Lampoon vows to be more careful in the next school year, the Harvard Crimson reports.

By adamg - 5/14/19 - 3:29 pm

Boston Magazine reports that John Harvard's on Dunster Street will shut forever at the end of this month.

By adamg - 5/12/19 - 1:32 pm

Cambridge Police report roving fights between two groups of men in several locations around Harvard Square ended with an 18-year-old man getting shot in the area of Eliot and JFK streets around 3:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/19 - 10:25 pm
Jane Krakowski


Photographynatalia loves Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, so she couldn't possibly miss the Duck Boat ride some of the cast took through Harvard Square on Thursday night as part of an honor from the Harvard Lampoon, including Jane Krakowski.

By P2501 - 4/25/19 - 10:24 pm

A bald eagle was enjoying the sunset this evening by the Weeks bridge just outside of Harvard Square. Despite the views it only stayed for a moment before flying further up river, pursued by an aggressive crow and the constant honking of panicked geese

By adamg - 4/11/19 - 10:47 am

Cambridge Police report a security guard at a Harvard Square bank faces a charge of larceny from a building for an incident around 2 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/19 - 9:10 am
Sackler Building at Harvard with new, temporary name

Ray noticed a new, if temporary, name for Harvard's Arthur M. Sackler Building, named for the donor and patriarch of the Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/19 - 8:06 am

The Harvard Crimson reports the U has decided the dining hall at Lowell House will no longer feature a portrait of Abbott Lawrence Lowell, who banned black students from Harvard Yard residences, instituted a quota for Jews and led a purge of gay students. But actually renaming Lowell House? Nah.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/21/19 - 8:31 pm

Matthew S. Schwartz of NPR reports on a lawsuit against the Ol' Crimson brought by one Tamara Lanier. Per Lanier "Papa Renty" is the patriarch of her family. And in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, she says Harvard is using those photos without permission — and in so doing, profiting from photos taken by a racist professor determined to prove the inferiority of black people."

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/20/19 - 10:04 am

A federal complaint filed on behalf of a Harvard College student is shedding light on how the school handles disability rights and accommodations for Harvard students with disabilities.

By adamg - 1/26/19 - 11:41 am
Foggy bus station in Harvard Square

Maria M. captured the mood in the Harvard Square bus station when things got all fogged up on Thursday.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 12/14/18 - 12:04 pm

Cambridge Police report officers were dispatched to a location on the 1100 block of Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square and to companies on Memorial Drive and First Street yesterday for bomb threats that turned out to be part of a national wave of bomb threats.

By adamg - 12/11/18 - 5:21 pm

The Crimson reports on an incident on Plympton Street around 12:45 a.m. The woman screamed and escaped.

By adamg - 12/10/18 - 8:56 am

The Crimson reports Tealuxe is leaving Harvard Square on Dec. 23. The news comes days after the Crema coffeehouse announced its demise.

By adamg - 12/8/18 - 6:20 pm
New Hampshire dude with stickers

Several people report spotting some pickup plastered with MAGAcrap - and boasting a plow - being driven around areas today where it's sure to make people cry, like Brighton and Cambridge. Joe Wright got a picture of the pickup and the man behind the stickers in Cambridge, between Harvard and Porter squares. He adds: Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/18 - 10:23 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Harold Parker's first-degree murder conviction for the 2001 murder of Io Nachtwey, a homeless woman from Hawaii who was stabbed and then beaten in the head with nunchucks before her body was dumped into the Charles from the Grand Junction railroad bridge over the Charles River. Read more.

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