Harvard Square

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.

By - 5/6/18 - 1:03 pm
Chalk artists in Harvard Square

Teddy Kokoros watched chalk artists at work, as part of the Harvard Square MayFair.

By - 5/4/18 - 10:54 am

The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to 30 minutes because an inbound train is experiencing "a mechanical problem" approaching Harvard.

By - 4/27/18 - 12:29 pm
Bunch of dicks at Harvard

Chip Goines spotted this procession near Harvard Square today. Whole bunch of people lost a bet? We don't know!

By - 4/23/18 - 8:47 am

A Red Line train heading inbound breathed its last at Harvard Square at the height of rush hour, causing 30-minute delays. The carcass has finally been hauled away, but the MBTA reports there are still residual delays of 10 to 15 minutes.

By - 3/4/18 - 8:10 pm
Tough turkeys in Harvard Square

JP Shipley was boxed in this morning on Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square by a trio of turkey toughs, one of which turned to give a look that said "you wanna piece of me?"

By - 2/20/18 - 10:37 pm
Turkey at Harvard University

John Overholt spotted this Crimson turkey today.

Of course, you know what they say: You can always tell a Harvard turkey; you just can't tell it much.

By - 2/13/18 - 9:29 am

The Crimson reports Harvard is leasing space to seven different food spots for its revamped Smith Center at Mass. Ave. and Dunster Street - although one, Oggi Gourmet was already open in another part of what used to be the Holyoke Center.

By - 2/11/18 - 3:55 pm

White smoke wafted above the steeples of Harvard Yard today as Harvard announced its new president: Lawrence Bacow, who spent ten years as president of nearby Tufts and 24 years as a professor at nearby MIT.

He is the university's 29th president in its 381-year history.

By - 2/9/18 - 8:45 am

The Crimson reports that after reducing the speed limit in city squares from 30 to 25 in 2016, Cambridge will lower the square speed again, to 20, as part of an effort to reduce traffic collisions and fatalities.

By - 2/8/18 - 5:57 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line because of signal problems between Harvard and Central.

By - 1/26/18 - 8:52 am
Mila Kunis in Harvard Square

Kunis on parade.

Greg Cook took photos at yesterday's Hasty Pudding parade with Mila Kunis yesterday, reports the drag club has agreed to let women perform with the men.

By - 1/25/18 - 10:16 am

Marc Ebuña shows us an inbound Red Line train that was barely able to get out of Harvard Square because the incline past the station proved just too tough. The train finally realized that no matter how many times it muttered "I think I can, I think I can," it really couldn't and had to be taken out on a stretcher at Central Square. And now the MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays.

By - 1/8/18 - 8:43 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train that flunked out at Harvard.

By - 12/17/17 - 5:51 pm

Just 36 minutes after announcing the resumption of Red Line service after the end of the weekend's Longfellow Bridge work, the MBTA announced "minor" delays on the Red Line towards Alewife due to a train passing through the Pearly Gates at Harvard.

By - 12/3/17 - 6:21 pm

The Cambridge Fire Department reports one person required a trip to the hospital after somebody started spraying a canister of pepper spray on the ramp between the two Red Line platforms shortly before 6 p.m. Read more.

By - 11/26/17 - 1:36 pm
Turkey in Harvard Square

Tracy Strauss found the Destiny's Child of turkeys in Harvard Square today.

By - 11/20/17 - 3:40 pm

Cambridge Day reports on a deal that will keep the Curious George bookstore in Harvard Square, rather than crushed under the weight of the square's incessant luxury chainification.