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By adamg - 3/22/20 - 2:10 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of 15 minutes on the Red Line due to a train that joined the choir eternal near Harvard.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 9:11 pm

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis. DePasquale announced today they're signing contracts with several restaurants in Harvard and Central squares to cook meals for the city's homeless population, at a time when local homeless shelters are having trouble with staffing for their own kitchens. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 8:50 am

The Harvard Crimson reports.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 4:14 pm

Andrew Facini was on hand for what might be "the closest thing to commencement they';re going to get this year:" Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 3:02 pm

The Harvard Art, Semitic and Natural History museums will all be closed "until further notice" starting tomorrow due to Covide-19 concerns.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 8:55 am

Harvard President Larry Bacow announced this morning that Harvard is moving to online classes for the rest of spring semester to reduce the risks of a Covid-19 outbreak. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/20 - 3:24 pm

Coro Allegro, which had scheduled a performance tomorrow of Robert Stern's oratorio, Shofar at the Sanders Theater at Harvard, has had to cancel the event because Harvard is no longer allowing large public gatherings on its campus due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/20 - 12:58 pm

Harvard University yesterday told students and staff at its Cambridge and Boston campuses that it's banned all school-related international travel and "non-essential domestic travel" due to Covid-19 concerrns - and that it might be a good idea to cancel any on-campus meetings of 100 people or more, although lecture classes will go on as usual. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 12:27 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Somerville woman on charges she snatched another woman's wallet on Holyoke Street in Harvard Square yesterday morning - an arrest made possible in part by the victim's discreet sleuthing skills: Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/20 - 9:09 am

At 8:05 a.m., the MBTA announced delays of up to ten minutes on the Red Line due to a train with "a mechanical problem" that had to be taken out back at Harvard.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 6:27 pm
Jammed Red Line station

Jam and cram at Park Street around 5:30 p.m. Photo by Cam DC.

The T reports Red Line delays of 10 minutes due to signal problems near Harvard - which is better than the 30-minute delays they were causing at the height of rush hour. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 5:03 pm

The MBTA reports that trains heading towards Alewife are just going to sit a spell because of signal problems at Harvard.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 1:51 pm

Updated with additional info from Cambridge PD.

Cambridge Police report a man upset at getting a ticket in Harvard Square yesterday afternoon expressed his displeasure by chasing after the parking officer who'd written the ticket, kicking him in the shins and shoving the ticket down the parking officer's jacket. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 1:45 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Dorchester man and a Lynn woman for a gun display during a Harvard Square altercation that led Harvard to tell students and staff to stay off the streets yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/20 - 3:47 pm

Harvard sent out alerts about "a report of a man with a gun in the area of Smith Campus Center" - formerly the Holyoke Center - in the heart of Harvard Square around 3:30 p.m. The alert was called off not long after - after Cambridge Police found and arrested the man. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 2:20 pm

Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor and Brookline resident, charges the New York Times committed "clickbait defamation" in a headline and lead paragraph that made it sound he was condoning MIT professors and administrators taking money from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein when, he says, he wasn't. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 9:13 pm
Blue and red at Harvard Square bus station

John Overholt is liking how the renovated upper busway at Harvard Square includes restored stained glass.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:24 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Tom's BaoBao, a Chinese steamed-bun place in Harvard Square, has closed, its owners dreams of opening 30 bao-bao places across the Northeast at an end.

By adamg - 12/9/19 - 9:54 am

Last Thursday, Tufts University announced it would remove the Sackler name everywhere it appears on its campuses, because of the family's ties to the opioid crisis.

The next day, the president of Harvard, who was previously the president of Tufts, said nope, doing what Tufts did would be "inappropriate."

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