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The most popular guy in Harvard Square
Food and Drink

Behind the Counter

His name is Rigo, he works the night shift, and he is Instagram famous.

New Digs
Harvard Square

Oggi Will Move to Former Finale Dessert Location

Although the physical location will be different, the square footage will remain about the same and customers should expect almost everything else to remain unchanged, Oggi Manager Elvett Welch said.

Clover To Reopen
Harvard Square

Clover Will Move to Former Yenching Location

Clover Food Lab aficionados questioning the future of the Harvard Square storefront may fear no more: the beloved local vegetarian restaurant will be moving to the Massachusetts Avenue building previously home to Yenching restaurant.

What would we have done with only ONE Peet's Coffee in a 2-block radius?
Harvard Square

Overheard at the New Capital One Peet’s in Harvard Square

There's a new Peet's Coffee in Harvard Square. For those wondering, this Peet’s, which doubles as the front counter of a Capital One bank, now sits in the same block as the two Starbucks and two CVS’s in the area, and is within sight of the original Peet’s that sits on the opposite corner.

The Portland Loo
Harvard Square

Square Public Toilet Nears Opening

More than a year after the City of Cambridge formally began planning its construction, a new stand-alone public toilet in Harvard Square is finally close to flushing.

New Harvard Square 5
Harvard Square

Banking Cafe Opens in Harvard Square

Capital One Cafe, a restaurant affiliated with the national bank, opened up its fifth Boston-area cafe at 24 JFK St. earlier last month. Capital One spokesperson Laura DiLello described the cafe as “a store within a store.”

Yenching Closes
Harvard Square

Yenching Closes

Yenching Restaurant, pictured on Monday evening. The eatery, which has been serving Harvard Square for 40 years, closed on Sunday.

City Sports Closing Sale
Harvard Square

City Sports Closing Sale

City Sports advertises a going-out-of-business sale at its Brattle Street location on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

City Sports Closing Sale
Harvard Square

A Boston Fixture, City Sports Closing Its Doors

City Sports will close all 26 stores including its Harvard Square location.

Food and Drink

Harvard Square Welcomes El Jefe’s Taqueria

El Jefe’s owner John Schall said he wants to create a higher quality dining experience by using fresh ingredients in his taqueria, which replaced The Taco Truck at the 83 Mt. Auburn St. storefront.

Chelsea Clinton Signs Books at Harvard Bookstore
Books

Chelsea Clinton Signs Books at Harvard Bookstore

The line for Chelsea Clinton’s appearance at the Harvard Book Store wound around the block. Clinton signed copies of her new book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get Going!”, aimed at children and teens.

Rowing
Harvard Square

Head of the Charles Buoys Sales in Harvard Square

​This weekend’s Head of the Charles Regatta brought Harvard Square establishments a boom in sales and a change of pace from business as usual.

Smith Campus Center Front
Central Administration

Zoning Board Approves Revised Smith Center Plans

The board’s four-to-one vote comes after Harvard planners and architects met with the zoning board twice this summer in attempts to receive its approval, but a vote was delayed both times after pushback from local residents.

Construction Blocks Off Street
Harvard Square

Downpour Delays Mount Auburn Street Construction

Pedestrian traffic has been re-routed and motor vehicles limited to one lane of travel to make way for repairs on Mount Auburn Street sidewalks and roadways.

Al's Cafe
College

Popular Square Eateries’ Exodus Prompts Stir Among Students

Both Al’s and Clover are popular local institutions, and their forthcoming departure because of planned renovations to the Smith Campus Center, caused a stir among some students.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes