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Four(teen)th of July (for France)

America's Independence Day may be over, but those freedom-loving individuals wandering around Harvard Square this (surprisingly sunny and not rain-filled)

Mass. Students Get $300 Million

The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) will make $300 million in fixed-interest loans available to families with undergraduate and graduate

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Rising Rents Cause Shop to Close Down

Alo, a high-end women’s clothing boutique, is closing its doors permanently after nearly nine years in Harvard Square. Owner Marie

CHA Gets $40 Million from Federal Stimulus Funds

The Harvard-affiliated Cambridge Health Alliance will receive $40 million in federal funding next month, more than halving its $70 million

MBTA May Up T Fare if Bill Goes Down

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is anticipating a potential 30 percent increase in fares for T rides if the Governor’s

Cambridge Center Parties Scrutinized

Harvard students looking to rent party space from the Cambridge Center for Adult Education will face intensified scrutiny from the

Store Closing As Sales Plummet

The colorful t-shirts of Everything’s Jake still proclaim that “Life is Good,” but the harsh business climate has not borne

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Pizza Joint Remains Closed

Three Aces Pizza on Mass Ave., a favorite haunt of quadlings and graduate students, remains closed despite a sign that

New Café To Open In the Square

A café called Tory Row is slated to open at the end of the month on Brattle Street in the

Yoon To Challenge Menino

America saw its first Asian American mayor in San Jose, California in 1971, just a year after Kennedy School alum

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Qdoba Hosts Eating Contest

While Harvard hockey teams competed at the Beanpot Hockey Tournament earlier this week, teams of hungry College students stuffed their

Barker Center Ends Free Coffee Program

Sleepy students looking for their weekly Friday dose of free coffee from the Barker Center Café will instead now be

Candlelight Vigil Held For Victims of Gaza Violence

About 70 members of the Harvard community gathered last night in a snowy Hillel courtyard for a candlelight vigil mourning

Businesses Push Shopping Locally

Harvard Square shops and restaurants are staying afloat despite grim prospects for the holiday shopping season nationally. Still, the Square

Human Services Face Budget Cuts

Cambridge’s Department of Human Services Programs is among the areas hit hardest by the recent statewide budget cuts announced early