Doing good is going to get a whole lot easier for the Phillips Brooks House Association. The omnipresent Harvard non-profit got a mid-finals period pick-me-up when it won $25,000 in the Chase Community Giving competition for being voted into the top 100 charities in the United States.
Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley—a former Middlesex County district attorney—won the Democratic primary yesterday in the special elections to fill the United States Senate seat vacated after the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy ’54-’56.
<p></p><p>America's Independence Day may be over, but those freedom-loving individuals wandering around Harvard Square this (surprisingly sunny and not rain-filled) Sunday were still able to indulge in another country's red, white, and blue. Bastille Day, France's national holiday commemorating the July 14th storming of the Bastille prison 220 years ago, came to Holyoke Street today as revelers scarfed down cheaper offerings from local restaurants such as Finale's and Rialto and downed alcohol in a roped off area in front of Cambridge Savings Bank designated the "Beer Garden."</p><p>Seven years ago, Sandrine's Bistro head chef and co-owner Raymond E. Ost conceived the idea of celebrating Bastille Day in his restaurant's neck of the woods because "people don't always come to this side of the square." (And also because no one ever turns down cheap finger food, live music, and the omnipresent free energy drink samples.) More French food after the jump.</p><p>