Metro News

Crimson Corner in Jeopardy
The Square

Crimson Corner in Jeopardy

Crimson Corner, a family-owned newsstand and souvenir shop, may close after 54 years in Harvard Square.

Crimson Corner in Jeopardy
Harvard Square

&pizza Eyes Harvard Square Location

The Cambridge zoning board will consider a bid this week to replace Harvard Square’s family-run newsstand and gift shop Crimson Corner with Washington, D.C.-based eatery &pizza.


Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Bank Robbery

Law enforcement officials arrested an escaped federal prisoner suspected of attempting to rob a bank in Central Square Thursday, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Harvard Square

In Tense Meeting, City Council Debates Square’s Future

A roundtable discussion at Cambridge City Hall turned tense at times as attendees discussed recent developments in Harvard Square with representatives from Harvard and other major property owners like Equity One and Gerald L. Chan.

Cambridge City Council

City Raises 600K in Fundraising for Fire Victims

The City of Cambridge has raised more than $600,000 to help victims of last week’s devastating 10-alarm fire which displaced dozens of individuals and families..

November Project
Recreational Athletics

Climbing to New Heights

The November Project is a fitness movement that organizes early morning workouts each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday year-round

Food Markets in Harvard Square

The Cambridge Food Conundrum

Despite the variety of stores in Harvard Square, the surrounding area is largely devoid of grocery stores and supermarkets.


Harvard Yet to Green-Light Weed Ahead of Legalization

Recreational marijuana will be legal in Massachusetts starting Dec. 15, although the future of the drug on Harvard’s campus is uncertain as the University remains mum on changes to its drug and alcohol policy.

Harvard in the City

MassDOT Updates Plan to Straighten Highway on Harvard-Owned Land

Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation detailed updates to the agency’s plans for straightening a portion of Interstate 90 that will cross Harvard-owned land in Allston during a public meeting Thursday.

Pop-Up Chocolate Shop
Square Business

Somerville Chocolate Stores Come to Harvard Square

​Harvard Square just got a little sweeter with the opening of pop-up chocolate shop Somerville on the Charles.

Harvard in the City

Final Verdict on Curious George Store Delayed Again

The Cambridge City Historical Commission did not reach a final decision last Friday on whether to approve renovation plans for the historic Abbott Building in Harvard Square, after a previous iteration of developer Equity One’s plans was rejected by the Commission for being too disruptive to the surrounding neighborhood.

Fire in Cambridge Saturday Night

10-Alarm Fire Sets Buildings Ablaze in Cambridge

A 10-alarm fire broke out in Cambridge Saturday afternoon, and was contained to one building as of around 9 p.m.

Food and Drink

Benedetto Serves Up Italian Fare At Charles Hotel

The menu, which executive chef Michael Pagliarini said plans on regularly adjusting, includes offerings from braised duck leg to pasta made in-house.

Stein at the Million Student March

Harvard Profs Say Stein's Recount Effort Won't Affect Election Results

Jill E. Stein '72-73 is grabbing national headlines this week after she launched an effort to recount votes in three states Donald Trump won in the 2016 presidential election.

Men's Soccer

National Media Jumps On Men’s Soccer Story For Harvard Ties, ‘Locker Room Talk’

During a fall in which so-called “locker room talk” dominated national discourse, Harvard had its own story on the thread: the men's soccer team's annual lewd “scouting reports,” which ultimately led to the cancellation of their season.