Metro News

Harvard Square

En Boca Opening Brings Mediterranean Cuisine to the Square

The restaurant opened its doors at 8 Holyoke St. on Oct. 6. The venue was previously the home of Sandrine’s, a French bistro, until that restaurant closed its doors last March after 18 years in the Square.

 Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu
City Politics

Boston City Council Unanimously Endorses Strike

The Boston City Council unanimously voted to support the Harvard University Dining Services workers’ strike at their meeting on Wednesday in a resolution introduced with an impassioned plea by the Council’s president, an alumna of the College and Law School.


Students Grateful for Extra Crimson Cash

While students were happy to learn of their newfound Crimson Cash wealth, some were disappointed to learn that the service was temporarily unavailable at some Harvard Square locations.

Righting the Record

Panelists Debate Conservatism in Light of 2016 Campaign

A panel of commentators Monday evening discussed how current political and societal trends are affecting perceptions of conservatism.

b.good's Return
Food and Drink

B.good Brings Healthy Fast Food Back to Harvard Square

Some Harvard students are sizzling from excitement with the return of popular healthy fast food restaurant b.good to a new location in Harvard Square, following a six-month hiatus.

Cambridge Cycling
Cambridge City Council

Following Fatal Crashes, Cambridge City Council Passes Bike Safety Reforms

The Cambridge City Council on Monday unanimously adopted eight separate resolutions aimed at increasing bike safety, as dozens of avid cyclists crowded into Cambridge City Hall.

Visual Arts

GSD Lecturer Merges Art and Science in Cambridge Installation

Visitors can transform four large metal sculptures in Chuck Hoberman’s 10°, a new exhibit at Le Laboratoire in Cambridge.


SEAS Finalizes List of Academic Areas Moving to Allston

Four teaching areas as well as the soft materials and robotics units make up the final list of groups that will move to Allston.


As Strike Continues, Dining Halls Donate Less to Youth Homeless Shelter

Student volunteers at the Y2Y overnight homeless shelter in Harvard Square were concerned earlier this week by a reduction in food donations from Harvard’s dining halls because of the ongoing strike.

City Politics

Brookline Machine Site Planning Moves Forward, Slowly

Some Allstonians say the planning process for the proposed apartment building is moving too slowly.

Strike and Square Business

Students Flock to Square Eateries Amidst HUDS Strike

Many businesses in Harvard Square experienced a large spike in customer volume during peak lunch hours on Wednesday, the first day of a historic strike by HUDS workers.

Clery Article Graph

Harvard Sees Rise in Reported Rapes

Harvard leads the Ivy League with reported rapes by double digits, but that may indicate that more victims are aware of resources available to them.

City Politics

Boston Debuts App and Competition to Promote Safer Driving Habits

Boston city agencies have partnered with local driving analytics company Cambridge Mobile Telematics to launch the “Boston’s Safest Driver” mobile application and competition.

Tatte Bakery Opens

Tatte Brings the Smell of Fresh Bread to Harvard Square

The smell of freshly baked bread and pastries wafting through the air along Massachusetts Avenue will soon grow familiar to passersby with the opening of Tatte Bakery and Cafe​, a European-style establishment that features a baker on site 24/7.

City Politics

Boston Urban Planning Agency Gets Revamp

The Boston Redevelopment Authority announced a wide-ranging image revamp on Sept. 23 that includes a new website and a new name.