Shifra B. Mincer


The Battle Over Harvard’s Square

Three-hundred-and-seventy years ago, Harvard opened up its first buildings in an area surrounded by wood yards and cows. Today, the


New Grill Spices Up Mexican Food Fight

Felipe’s Taqueria will soon lose its monopoly on Mexican fast food in the Square. Qdoba Mexican Grill, a national chain


IHOP to Open By End of Month

The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is set to open in the Square on Nov. 20, a month earlier than


IHOP Won’t Open Until Year’s End

This holiday season will bring snowy streets, brightly-colored wrapping paper, and, finally, pancakes to Harvard Square. The International House of


Cambridge Plans Wireless Square

Harvard Square might no longer be Fleet, but it will soon be high-speed. At a public meeting yesterday, the city’s



In Settlement for Mass. Pricing Lawsuit, Staples Gives $7.50 Vouchers to Customers E-mails flew over house lists. The rumors spread


Camera Shop Shutters, Its Long Kodak Moment Over

Over half a century after he first opened the photography shop in Harvard Square, Anthony “Tony” C. Ferranti ’46 shut


Swan Song for Record Store

Hip-hop artist Michael J. Mure ’09 could lose $132—and Harvard Square will almost certainly lose a longtime landmark—when the Tower

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Familiar Stores Uprooted For Renovations

Five storefronts along Mass. Ave will undergo a massive overhaul this winter, forcing longtime Harvard Square landmarks to relocate or



Imported from Vermont, A Glittering Jewel Opens On Massachusetts Ave. It’s hard to miss the glittery shine of Zinnia, Mass


A Tempest of Hemp At The Hempest

Everything in this store is made from hemp—from skateboards, body lotions, and sandals to skirts, shirts, and a large American


Globe Bookstore Travels The Square

It closed its Church Street doors this past July, but reopened for its customers in a new location last Saturday.


Eat At Subway, No Token Required

Even University Market is not immune to the lure of national food chains. Subway opened a counter there two weeks


The 'Lush' Aroma of Spring

For a hypnotic aroma of freshly-made soaps, haircare, skin care, and bath products in the Square, enter Lush, set to


A Mouse in the House

“Eek! There’s a Mouse in the House,” wrote children’s book author Wong Herbert Yee. In Adams House, that is. City

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Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance