Nikki D. Erlick
The surge of late-night options has catered to the desire for a more robust nighttime culture and satiated the stomachs of students and residents, but it has also increased competition for existing businesses that have long been open after midnight. As new late-night eateries continue to emerge, Harvard Square is poised to play host to an even more vibrant nightlife.
There's a striking difference between the logo of The Upper Crust pizzeria and that of its replacement on Brattle Street, The Just Crust. While The Upper Crust sign depicted the elite image of a butler figure carrying pizza, the door now features the emblem of a worker triumphantly holding up the sign for The Just Crust.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, many Harvard Square restaurants and businesses are donating portions of their sales to help victims of the attacks.
Choosing where to eat among the many options in Harvard Square can be challenging. The decision is even more difficult for those with dietary restrictions. In the past few decades, doctors have started to diagnose celiac disease—an autoimmune disease related to gluten—at greater rates, and researchers have theorized that causes of the disease may be genetic. Now, Harvard Square eateries are making a push to help their gluten-intolerant customers.
A recent addition to local dining options brings a taste of Tuscany to Harvard Square.
The Harvard Square Business Association has partnered with Cambridge-based technology start-up Leaf Holdings, Inc. to begin collecting in-store donations this month to help the homeless, the HSBA announced last Friday.
For more than 40 years, Oona’s Experienced Clothing has cultivated a reputation as an old-fashioned vintage clothing seller tucked away on Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square. But since it came under new ownership two years ago, the store has begun to move in a new, more modern direction.
Harvard Square’s Upper Crust Pizzeria, which closed in the wake of a company-wide legal scandal last November , will reopen as the renamed and partially worker-owned The Just Crust, ushering in a new era for employees of the embattled chain.
Local chef Michael Scelfo plans to open his own establishment in the space on Brattle Street previously occupied by the Mediterranean restaurant Casablanca, Boston Magazine reported last week.
In 1640 in Cambridge, Mass., the Bay Psalm Book became the first book to be printed in British North America. Centuries later, and about 100 yards from the original site, the Harvard Book Store christened its newfangled print-on-demand machine by producing the Bay Psalm Book once more.
The Undergraduate Council dramatically increased funding allocated to student groups for Wintersession programming, doling out $20,000 for workshops, trips, and creative projects.
As they face off against three other tickets, Raghuveer and Zhu are hoping that their organized campaign, diverse experience, and promise to make the UC more relevant will be enough to win them the election.
When audience members at “Evening of Ventures” were asked if they hoped to become entrepreneurs, an overwhelming majority of the hands in the room shot up.
Sooni Taraporevala ’79 bought her first camera with money she borrowed from her roommate. Decades later, she has returned to Harvard for the opening of her photography exhibition.
With midterm season underway and constant reminders of imminent finals, stumbling across an empty reading room is often a welcome discovery.