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By adamg - 9/23/22 - 9:28 am

The Crimson reports on problems electing a student government at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 12:55 pm
Turkey on steps of church rectory in Cambridge

Roving UHub photographer Melissa Hirshson spotted this bird seeking a chance to speak about her Lord and Savior, or maybe to ask to see an electric bill or even to seek a donation for GBH, at the main entrance to the rectory of Christ Church in Harvard Square this morning (bonus: Note the boot scraper on the step).

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 12:44 pm
Jacob Pimentel, allegedly

Surveillance photo via Brookline PD.

A Dorchester man already behind bars awaiting trial for a Harvard Square bank robbery now faces up to 20 years in federal prison for that and bank robberies in Boston and Brookline. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 2:25 pm

The Harvard Crimson reports that Bill De Blasio, who went to Cambridge Rindge and Latin before becoming the second straight New York mayor from the Boston area, will be a "visiting fellow" at the Harvard Institute of Politics this fall.

By adamg - 8/23/22 - 8:47 am

And, yes, they have glassware that looks like you'd expect at a tiki bar. Richard Auffrey reports he likes Wusong Road, vows to return, says next time he might even try the New England Chop Suey - "Ma La spice, grilled tomato 'bolognese', home-made shanxi maoerduo noodles, spring onions, crispy garlic chips and Thai basil."

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 3:07 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a woman who sued Harvard University both to gain possession of four daguerreotypes of two of her ancestors ordered stripped half naked in 1850 by professor Louis Agassiz, whose contributions to geology were matched by the depths of his racism, has no right to the images, but that she does have the right to try to convince a jury that Harvard committed "negligent and indeed reckless infliction of emotional distress" by continuing to use the images for its own purposes even after she objected. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 9:44 am

The Harvard Gazette reports a global shortage of helium, caused in large part by sanctions on Russia, which ships much of the world's supply, is beginning to affect research in physics, engineering, chemistry, biology and medical research, all of which use the gas to cool things down to temperatures way, way below freezing. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/22 - 4:46 pm
Jamall Copeland at work

From FBI affidavit.

A Boston man arrested for holding up a TD Bank branch in Harvard Square in April was indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of bank robbery, which could mean a 20-year prison sentence if he's convicted. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 6:07 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Boston man who robbed the TD Bank branch at 1270 Massachusetts Ave. - before he could get into a taxi at the cab stand near Harvard's Smith Center to try to flee the area. Read more.

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.

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.

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