Metro News

CollegeFest 2016
Boston

Fenway Park Hosts Local Students for CollegeFest 2016

Instead of the usual peanuts and baseball fans, on Saturday afternoon the baseball stadium was filled with flocks of local college students.

Lev Laptops
Crime

Thousands of Dollars Worth of Laptops Stolen Across Campus

Ten laptops, together worth thousands of dollars, were stolen from dorm rooms across campus last weekend, and the Harvard University Police Department continues its investigation.

City Politics

Trader Joe’s to Open Store in Allston

​With Harvard’s help, grocery chain Trader Joe’s will open a new store in Allston next year at Continuum, a residential and retail complex built on Harvard-owned land.

SEAS

Allston Task Force Returns from Summer Break with Two Resignations

Two longtime task force members offered their resignations and Allston residents heard the first details about the new Trader Joe’s slated to open on Western Ave. next year in an action-packed meeting of the Harvard-Allston Task Force on Monday night.

Cambridge Cycling
Cambridge City Council

New Harvard Students to Receive City-Mandated Bike Info

The resolutions requested that the City Manager’s office work with the city and local colleges to provide new residents and students respectively, with relevant bicycle safety information.

Berning Questions
Politics

Harvard’s Bernie Supporters Rally Behind Clinton

Political commentators have questioned whether Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’s young progressive followers will line up to vote for Hillary R. Clinton come election day. At Harvard, it seems like yes.

Ending In Fire and Ice
Student Life

FiRE+iCE Extinguishes Flame at Harvard Square Restaurant

​Longtime Harvard Square restaurant FiRE+iCE closed its doors for the last time on Sunday after nearly 20 years in business.

September Agendas
City Politics

City Council Slows Down Cambridge With Lower Speed Limits

The Cambridge City Council also passed a resolution to investigate the Harvard Square Conservation District during an ambitious and lengthy session.

Mass Goes To The Polls
Cambridge

Incumbents, Harvard Alumni Victorious in State Primary

Incumbents were overwhelmingly victorious in Thursday’s state primaries, including in a hotly contested local race between Cambridge City Councillor Leland Cheung and the incumbent of 11 years, State Senator Patricia D. Jehlen.

Curious George Store Closing
City Politics

Vote Delayed, Famous Curious George Store to Stay—For Now

​The Cambridge Historical Commission voted to delay debate on a proposal from real estate firm Equity One to remodel the famed building in Harvard Square which houses the Curious George store.

Curious George Store Closing
City Politics

Curious George, Urban Outfitters Could Face Closures

​A number of Harvard Square retailers including the Curious George store and Urban Outfitters face likely eviction, as the owner of their iconic building seeks to transform it into a pedestrian mall.

Uno's Closing
Harvard in the City

Uno Leaves Pizza-Sized Hole in Harvard Square

​Fans of Chicago deep-dish pizza and cheap appetizers will have a harder time finding culinary satisfaction in Harvard Square now that Uno Pizzeria and Grill has closed its local restaurant.

Relocation of b.good
Food and Drink

B.good Returning to Square Later This Month

Burger chain b.good will return to Harvard Square in the former home of O Sushi, on Eliot Street.

The Need for Affordable Housing
City Politics

With Bike Locks, Activists Chain Themselves to City Hall at Demonstration

Black Lives Matter activists and allies gathered to demand increased affordable housing levels in Cambridge.

Out of Town Going Out of Town
On Campus

Out of Town Going Out of Town

Upcoming renovations to the Harvard Square main plaza may force the removal of the iconic Out Of Town News news vendor. The $4.6 million renovation is set to begin in 2017.