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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."

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 9:39 am

Cambridge Police report that around 4 a.m., a car crashed through a fence and into a tree on Harvard grounds at 1270 Massachusetts Ave. in Harvard Square. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/19 - 5:34 pm

The Cambridge Fire Department reports firefighters responded to the Border Cafe, 32 Church St., at 1:06 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. The department reports it started in the restaurant ductwork.

By adamg - 11/29/19 - 4:08 pm

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a fire that went to two alarms was reported in a "a 3 1/2 story brick & wood classroom building" in Harvard Square around 11:45 a.m.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 10:19 pm

Don't go to BU for the annual Boston Anarchist Bookfair tomorrow - it's been moved to the Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St. in Cambridge, between noon and 5 p.m. In a statement organizers explained the sudden move: Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 4:42 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a former Shake Shack worker they say grew enraged when his final paycheck wasn't ready for him and threw "a plastic container filled with straws" at a manager - in addition to throwing "several items around the store, which included smashing a hot sauce bottle, customer's orders of burgers and fries on the floor and a tray with cup of sodas toward the kitchen work area." Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 8:57 am

The Harvard Gazette reports a scientist picked to judge a competition on the Food Network said his experience got him to thinking about applying ideas developed for regrowing new organs to lab-grown meat - and that now his lab has "grown rabbit and cow muscle cells on edible gelatin scaffolds that mimic the texture and consistency of meat, demonstrating that realistic meat products may eventually be produced without the need to raise and slaughter animals."

More details.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 9:58 pm

Cambridge Day reports Cambridge is giving at least temporary control of the soon to be emptied Harvard Square newsstand to a group that promises a series of pop-up events to make the space a "community living room," at least until something more permanent is slotted into the kiosk. Adirondack chairs are part of the short-term plans.

By adamg - 10/1/19 - 5:25 pm

The Harvard Crimson reports a federal judge in Boston has upheld Harvard's attempts to ensure diverse classes through "race-conscious admissions policies" are legal - and meet guidelines set down by the Supreme Court. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/19 - 11:06 am

Cambridge Police report arresting a homeless man on charges he hit a woman in the head with a pipe and took her purse on the 1300 block of Massachusetts Avenue around 5:40 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 7:53 am
Harvard Square crash scene

Post-crash scene, with the boom truck that was involved. Photo by Chris Devers.

Updated, 1:30 p.m.

Authorities report a woman in her 60s was hit and killed by a boom truck as she tried to cross the street in Harvard Square at 6:53 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 6:23 pm

UPDATE:. Suspicious package found, determined safe, service resumes.

Abandon all hope, basically.

By adamg - 9/2/19 - 7:48 pm

And will start classes tomorrow, the Harvard Crimson reports. The Crimson doesn't say how Harvard convinced the Trump administration to change its mind and let Ismail Ajjawi back into the US.

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.

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