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By adamg - 5/3/21 - 6:22 pm
Turkeys in Harvard Square

With few people left, the turkeys, including these red, white and blue-faced behemoths, have colonized Harvard Square, Ron Newman discovered today.

By bostonpads - 4/19/21 - 3:42 pm

Over the past month, most of Greater Boston’s largest Universities have made announcements that they plan to significantly scale down remote learning for the Fall 2021 semester. The much anticipated news was greeted with a collective sigh of relief from thousands of Boston professors and college students, most of whom have been struggling with remote learning. The announcements also bodes well for the off-campus housing market in Boston and the thousands of businesses that rely on the student population for business.

By adamg - 4/2/21 - 2:13 pm
Fighter jets and a tanker plane

Roman Lilligren captured the two F-15 fighter jets from the New Hampshire Air National Guard and a KC-46 Pegasus refueling plane over Harvard Square. They were in town to fly over Fenway Park for Opening Day.

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 3:20 pm
Part of Harvard Square made up to look like Yale

Eric Weinberger reports from New Haven on the Charles that some movie maker has recast an area near Harvard to look like Yale.

Earlier:
When Boston was made to look like New York.

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By adamg - 2/10/21 - 10:40 pm

Cambridge Day reports a fire hurt it, and the pandemic killed it.

By adamg - 1/29/21 - 3:48 pm

Cambridge Day reports the arrest of a Boston man for the Nov. 23 robbery.

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 9:14 pm
Bernie Sanders as statue of John Harvard

Bernie Sanders sits in for John Harvard in Harvard Yard, at least as imagined by kevinguiney.

By adamg - 12/12/20 - 1:05 pm

The Crimson reports the U made the decision to ensure people playing by Harvard Covid-19 rules on campus can use school facilities in reasonable safety.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 11:40 am

Cambridge Police report the TD Bank branch at 1270 Massachusetts Ave. in Harvard Square was held up around 4 p.m. on Monday, by a man who showed a note and then fled even further into the square. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 12:05 pm

Transit Police report an officer on patrol at the Harvard Square Red Line station last night spotted a guy push his way through a fare gate and when the officer came after him, the man rushed upstairs and into Harvard Yard - where he tried to hide a gun in a pile of leaves. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 11:53 am

Peter Brand, 67, of Cambridge, and Jie "Jack" Zhao, 61, of Potomac, MD, were arrested by federal agents today on a charge of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery over bribes Zhao allegedly paid Brand and charities he controlled to get Zhao's sons accepted to Harvard. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 9:08 pm

Tom Lehrer - Fight Fiercely Harvard

The Crimson reports the presidents of the eight Ivy League schools have called off all winter sporting events due to escalating Covid-19 numbers, that the fall season will not be rescheduled for the spring and that spring events, if they happen at all, will not start until the end of February.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 11:54 am

A federal appeals court in Boston ruled today that Harvard's "race-conscious admissions program" does not violate federal law. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 11/7/20 - 11:54 am
People celebrating Biden win at Boylston and Charles street

Celebraton at Boylston and Charles continued for hours. Photo by Edward Orde.

John Hayden reports from Jamaica Plain this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/20 - 9:41 am

A federal judge yesterday dismissed Eric Clopper's libel suit against the Harvard Crimson over the way it covered the controversy surrounding his one-day performance at Sanders Theatre over the evils of circumcision. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 1:43 pm
Bennett

Transit Police report arresting a Lynn man on charges he tried to carve somebody up with a knife at the Harvard Square T stop around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/20 - 9:48 am

A federal judge ruled yesterday that Harvard University was within its rights to turn up the lights in Sanders Theater and end an employee's performance while he was nude and having intercourse with a sex doll on stage and a video played showing him ejaculating in the doll's mouth, all somehow connected to his argument that Jewish circumcision is evil. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 10:20 am

The Crimson reports the three freshmen were ordered to leave their on-campus dorms after hosting a gathering with three other people despite Harvard rules against such things in an age of pandemic. The move means they're still enrolled, but have to take all their classes remotely.

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