Harvard Square

By - 9/25/18 - 3:24 pm

The Harvard Gazette reports on the recent opening of the Smith Campus Center in Harvard Square, which oldtimers might remember as the Holyoke Center. The brutalist concrete structure has been updated with more color and more hipsterish fare than the old Au Bon Pain.

By - 9/17/18 - 8:46 am

The Crimson reports six women were chosen to perform in this year's Hasty Pudding productions.

By - 9/6/18 - 4:33 pm

The MBTA reports an inbound train with "a power problem" at Harvard Square is causing 15-minute delays on the Red Line.

By - 8/29/18 - 6:46 pm

Cambridge Police report issuing tickets to three Boston cabbies spotted picking up fares in Harvard and Porter squares yesterday afternoon and evening. Police say it's part of a crackdown on non-Cambridge taxi drivers trying to steal business away from the locals.

By - 8/24/18 - 11:54 am
Turkey at a polling place

Roving reporter Christine April spotted this bird hurrying into the polling place at the Harvard Graduate School of Design this morning, only to slowly walk away with a dejected look after learning she'd have to return on Sept. 4 to vote. Read more.

By - 8/22/18 - 2:33 pm

Cambridge Police report a 27-year-old woman was beaten and robbed on JFK Street around 4:15 a.m. on Monday.

According to police: Read more.

By - 8/8/18 - 9:59 am
Winnie the Pooh's house in Harvard Square

Greg Cook tracks down and interviews George Eastman, who has been maintaining Pooh's home at the base of a tree (now just a stump) since the mid-1990s.

By - 7/19/18 - 10:41 pm

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative announced today that Theresa Lund, its executive director, has been put on leave for her interaction with another resident of a Harvard-owned apartment complex - in which Lund wondered whether the woman, who has a biracial daughter, lived in one of the "affordable units" and demanding to know her apartment number in a dispute over how loud the woman's daughter was while drawing with chalk outside. Read more.

By - 7/17/18 - 11:17 am
Toscano fire

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire erupted shortly after 10 a.m. at Toscano, 52 Brattle St. Read more.

By - 7/6/18 - 5:15 pm

Of course the signals go out in a sweltering Friday rush hour on the Red Line.

By - 6/29/18 - 12:17 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit by a woman who charged Harvard University failed to do enough to protect her from assaults and harassment by her ex-boyfriend and his pals while they were students there. Read more.

By - 6/24/18 - 6:09 pm

The MBTA is reporting various delays on the Red Line due to a train that expired at Harvard Square as well as some "ignited debris on the tracks."

By - 6/16/18 - 11:59 pm
Save EMF in Cambridge

Greg Cook explains why artists and musicians were protesting at an annual Harvard music festival today - the Harvard Square business association that organizes it is headed by the property owner who kicked them out of the EMF building in Central Square.

By - 6/11/18 - 9:22 am

The Crimson reports Breaktime, exact Harvard Square-ish location still under wraps, will feature Union Square donuts and vocational and mentoring programs for workers.

By - 6/9/18 - 7:34 pm

An Arizona man was arrested last night on charges he posted two comments on photos posted on Instagram by Harvard University Instagram photos last year in which he threatened to kill blacks planning a graduation ceremony at Harvard in May, 2017. Read more.

By - 5/25/18 - 3:39 pm
Ireland

Cambridge officials announced today the city has hired Roderick Ireland, retired chief justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court, to conduct an independent review of how Cambridge police officers arrested a 21-year-old Harvard student standing naked on a Massachusetts Avenue traffic island on April 13. Read more.

By - 5/21/18 - 10:17 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard has barred Roland Fryer from his own on-campus think tank during the investigation.

By - 5/17/18 - 12:52 pm
Old greasy spoon in Harvard Square

The Cambridge Historical Commission has been digitizing old photos, maps and documents, among them, this 1918 photo of the corner of Boylston Street (now JFK Street) and Mt. Auburn Street in Harvard Square, with this caption: Read more.

By - 5/14/18 - 2:15 pm
Turkey at Harvard University

Ray the roving UHub photographer spotted this tom peeping into a dorm room at Harvard (the Phillips Brooks House) today.