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Laura K. Reston

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Organist Christian Lane

The Organist

In a balcony overlooking the nave of Memorial Church, Christian M. Lane hunches over three keyboards, passionately pounding chords.

Memorial Church Debuts New Organ
Memorial Church

Memorial Church Debuts New Organ

After five years, thirty-three thousand hours of manpower, and several million dollars, Memorial Church debuted its new pipe organ during an hour-long prelude before Easter service this Sunday.

Student Life

Students React to 7-Eleven's Departure

Many students expressed dismay in response to 7-Eleven’s anticipated departure from Harvard Square this fall, when they will make way for a new branch of the Boston burger restaurant, Tasty Burger.

Taco Truck
Food and Drink

Taco Truck Generates Competition for Mexican Joints in Harvard Square

With the new taco truck outside the Science Center, Mexican restaurant owners in Harvard Square now face more competition than ever before.

Student Life

Panera to Open on Mass. Ave.

Panera Bread has set a date for their grand opening: Friday, April 13. With new table service on both floors, Harvard students can snack on Panera's signature soups and breads without moving from the second floor armchairs overlooking Widener.

Food and Drink

Tasty Burger To Replace 7-Eleven

Tasty Burger, a burger restaurant in Boston, will open a second branch in Harvard Square this fall, replacing the current 7-Eleven at 40 JFK Street.

Food and Drink

b.good Burger Chain To Open Franchises

b.good, a Boston burger chain with a location on Dunster Street in Harvard Square, announced on Wednesday that it would begin to franchise later this year.

Harvard Square

IHOP To Offer Free Pancakes Tomorrow

IHOP will offer patrons the chance to indulge in a free stack of its traditional buttermilk pancakes tomorrow, Feb. 28, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event marks the 7th annual IHOP National Pancake Day.

Harvard Square

Toscano To Open Second Location in Harvard Square

Toscano, a neighborhood Italian restaurant in Beacon Hill, will open a second location in Harvard Square this fall, replacing Café ...

Curious George Shop to re-open

Curious George To Reopen Doors

Curious George & Friends, a beloved children’s bookstore prominently located in Harvard Square, will reopen under new management this spring after it closed this past June.

Food and Drink

New Restaurant Has a Long History

First Printer Restaurant opened its doors last week, boasting a menu of upscale American fare. A plaque identifies the 15 Dunster Street address as the site of America’s first printing press, which was used to publish religious tracts for nearby Harvard College.

Food and Drink

The Latest on Panera Bread

As many of you may remember, back in July Panera Bread announced that it would be opening a new location in Harvard Square, next to Qdoba and in the spot where Bob Slate Stationer used to be.


Freshman O’Dorney Juggles Math and Music

Evan M. O’Dorney ’15 scribbles on a white board in a cramped Canaday single strewn with laundry and empty peanut butter jars. His face lights up as he demonstrates how to identify patterns using colorful, maze-like diagrams that he has constructed.

Food and Drink

New Restaurant Orinoco Opens in Harvard Square

Venezuelan restaurant Orinoco, which has locations in the South End and Brookline, opened its third eatery in Harvard Square last week.


World Bank President Robert Zoellick Speaks at Harvard IOP

President of the World Bank Robert B. Zoellick discussed the modernization of the international financial institution at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Tuesday evening.