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By adamg - 8/10/19 - 10:56 am

A federal judge yesterday ruled that two Harvard undergraduates can continue their federal lawsuit that the school is ruining their futures and discriminating against them by effectively barring them from membership in male-only "finals" clubs in Harvard Square, but only if they drop their "John Doe" pseudonyms and reveal their true names. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/19 - 2:54 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit against Harvard and the Harvard Law Review by groups that claim they want to restore "meritocracy" to American higher education because their suit failed to provide the most minimal of details that even a first-year law student should have included. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 12:19 pm
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Heavy police presence. Photo by Davina.

Wanted man

People working or living near JFK and Eliot streets in Harvard Square were told to shelter in place as police conducted what turned into a successful hunt for a man wanted for murdering his father in Philadelphia. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 9:11 am

Transit Police report tips from riders led them to a South Boston woman for an incident last Wednesday in which a disabled person was physically assaulted and spit on at the Harvard Square T station.

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By adamg - 8/2/19 - 11:22 am
Wanted woman

Transit Police have released photos of a woman they say attacked a disabled person at the Harvard Square T stop around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/19 - 10:08 pm

A Red Line train up and died at Harvard and while it has since been removed to wherever dead trains are sent, the MBTA reports continuing delays of up to 15 minutes - on top, of course, of whatever delays are still due to the signal problems at JFK/UMass.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 10:38 am

Boston Magazine reports that the Wachusett Brewing Company will open a brewery and taproom where John Harvard's in Cambridge used to be, and that it will also feature "a pizza-focused food program."

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.

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