The Square

Central Square
Food and Drink

Battle of the Squares: Central Square

“Imma let you finish, but Central Square is the greatest square of all time,” Kanye West once said. Okay, that's not exactly what he said, but the point is that Central Square is seriously cool and deserves to be called one of the greatest Squares of Cambridge.

Club Passim Open Mic Night
Music

Club Passim Open Mic Night

Colleen Goodsell performs an original song at the Club Passim Open Mic Night on Tuesday night. Writing the song allowed Goodsell to work through tough times as “guitar is [her] therapy”.

#savegeorge
Harvard Square

#savegeorge

A sign outside the iconic Curious George Store encourages people to sign a petition to reject the proposal to remodel the building, in an effort to save the store from eviction.

Literary Discussion
Harvard Square

Literary Discussion

Audience members at the Harvard Book Store follow along in their copies as author John Freeman reads from the latest addition of his literary biannual Freeman's.

Open Press Night
Adams

Open Press Night

Visitors to the Bow and Arrow Press sort through metal spaces during Open Press Night at the shop, located in the B-entry of Adams House basement.

Bookstore Talk on Monet
Books

Bookstore Talk on Monet

Gary Ross, author of Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies, talks about the life of the artist and his move to an indoor studio as part of his talk at the Harvard Bookstore Tuesday night.

Ending In Fire and Ice
Harvard Square

Ending In Fire and Ice

The well-known Harvard Square restaurant FiRE+iCE, closed permanently on Sunday after two decades in Cambridge.

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.

Hill's Nix
Books

Hill's Nix

Author Nathan Hill reads excerpts from his debut novel, "The Nix" at a book signing at the Harvard Book Store Wednesday evening. Hill and his work have garnered widespread acclaim since its publication in August.

Curious George Store Closing
Harvard Square

Curious George Store Closing

Pedestrians walk by the first Curious George store, a well-known spot in Harvard Square that is now closing down business.

Construction in the Square
Harvard Square

Construction in the Square

A worker hovers above Mt. Auburn St. as work continues on the construction site.

Relocation of b.good
College

Relocation of b.good

The Harvard Square eatery b.good, which closed this March due to Smith Campus Center construction, will reopen in a new location this month. The new location will be at 1 Eliot St.

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.

Taking Care Of Business
College

Fall Semester Brings New Businesses to Harvard Square

​Students returning to campus for classes were welcomed by several changes to the local business landscape.