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UMass Boston Wants to Build a New Harvard Square

What do you do if you’ve got a big plot of land in a pretty prime location of a booming city? If you’re UMass Boston, […]

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Out of Town News, Iconic Harvard Square Newsstand, Could Be Forced to Close

Out of Town News, the iconic newsstand at the heart of Harvard Square for decades, could soon be forced to close. The City of Cambridge […]

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Is a Secret Banksy Event Headed to Cambridge?

A secret event related to the notorious British street artist Banksy is, apparently, coming to Boston. And Banksy himself might, but probably won’t, be there. […]


Restaurant Review: Parsnip in Cambridge

Real estate mogul Gerald Chan resurrects a storied Harvard Square space. The results? A luxurious throwback that’s as starchy as its namesake.


Harvard Square Fast-Casual Chains Shutter, Relocate as Construction Starts

UPDATE, April 5, 1 p.m.: Clover has reopened at 1326 Mass. Ave. PREVIOUSLY: Lunch time in Harvard Square is going to look pretty different in the […]

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First Student-Run Homeless Shelter for Young Adults to Open in Harvard Square

When Jamila Bradley first arrived in Boston from her native Florida, it was the city’s countless brick buildings she noticed first—or, more accurately, their permanence. […]

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‘Scary Snowman’ Returns to Cambridge to ‘Terrorize’ Pedestrians for the Holidays

Jason Lichtenberger likes to spread Christmas fear. But he also just enjoys making people laugh. For the second year in a row, Lichtenberger returned to […]

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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Harvard Square’s Rialto

September 19 marks the 20th anniversary of the Harvard Square restaurant that turned chef-owner Jody Adams into a culinary superstar.

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Cirque du Soleil Performers Are Coming to Harvard Square

* Update, Tuesday, 6/3/2014: Due to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 18, 12-2 p.m. Cambridge is in for a special treat […]


Shake Shack Opens Its Doors In Harvard Square

A snowstorm won’t keep people from being able to grab a burger at Harvard Square’s newest restaurant. Shake Shack’s owners celebrated the official opening of […]

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Casey Affleck Would Like to Reopen the Harvard Square Movie Theater

A phone call between the owner of the vacant Harvard Square Theatre and actor Casey Affleck could change the fate of the niche Cambridge arts […]

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Watch How This Cambridge Shoe Company’s Exclusive Footwear Is Made

The Cambridge-based shoe company, Concepts, has been teaming up with some of the leading boot manufacturers around the country for years, bringing “sneaker heads” authentic […]

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‘Faith in Humanity Restored’: Man Discreetly Pays Tab for Woman Who Was ‘Diagnosed’

A waitress in Cambridge was overwhelmed with emotion this week when one of her customers decided to pay the tab for someone sitting nearby, after […]

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Harvard Square Likes Dem Apples, After All

Harvard Square nearly said goodbye to a Dunkin’ Donuts that played a minor role in the film “Good Will Hunting” and a leading role in […]

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Harvard Square Dunkin’ Donuts No Longer Likes Dem Apples

The Harvard Square Dunkin’ Donuts famed for its cameo in the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting” is closing down, according to the Harvard Crimson. It’s the […]