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Celeste M. Mendoza

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Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Regatta Tourists Buoy Local Businesses

Last weekend’s Head of the Charles Regatta brought with it throngs of visitors and the usual bump in sales for Harvard Square businesses.

Gerald T. Chan Gift
Harvard Square

Changes Slowly Taking Shape for Many of Chan's Properties

Though Gerald Chan’s record-breaking $350 million donation to Harvard’s School of Public Health grabbed headlines, he’s also been quietly developing his large portfolio of properties in Harvard Square.

Harvard Square

Transportation Startup Beta Tests in Square

Founded by Middlebury College alumnus Matthew George, Bridj is a smart transit system that uses data to produce flexible bus routes.

Food and Drink

Ramen Shop To Open in Square

The eatery will be located at 1 Bow St., the former location of Dunkin’ Donuts; its hours have not yet been determined.

Kennedy's on the Square
Harvard Square

Kennedy’s on the Square Opens Doors

The 94-seat restaurant features a late-night menu and a bar, adding another location to the Boston area chain.

Harvard Square

Cambridge Moves Forward with Public Toilet in Harvard Square

The toilet will be located between Harvard Yard and the Old Burying Ground and is expected to open later this fall or early next year.

LIQUOR LICENSES
Harvard Square

Liquor Licenses Prove Critical for Local Restaurants

Though the process of obtaining a liquor license can be long and arduous, business owners are often willing to wait weeks, wading through multiple levels of red tape, to obtain a permit.

Coop Election
Books

Low Voter Turnout in Coop Elections is Concerning but Familiar

With a week left until the end of elections for the Harvard Coop’s board of directors on April 24, candidates and Coop management remain uncertain whether enough members will ultimately vote in the elections.

Food and Drink

The Taco Truck Will Move into Old Felipe's Site

Students may be familiar with The Taco Truck from its current mobile location outside the Science Center.

Anderson Memorial Bridge
City Politics

Charles Conservancy Advocates for Bridge Underpasses

The Charles River Conservancy has initiated a movement to petition the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to build underpasses under the Anderson Memorial, Western Ave., and River St. bridges along the Charles.

Felipe's
Harvard Square

Due to Construction Delays, Felipe’s Temporarily Moves to Flat Patties

Amid delays in construction of the new location of Felipe’s, a popular late night Mexican restaurant, students and Cambridge residents can satisfy their burrito cravings at Flat Patties, where Felipe’s will operate until the grand opening of its new home at 21 Brattle St.

Winthrop Square Developments
Harvard Square

Cambridge Votes Down Proposed Winthrop Square Development

Cambridge developer Raj Dhanda will be allowed to submit a new plan for three stories of residential microunits on top of the existing Galeria building.

Winthrop Square Developments
Cambridge City Council

Harvard Square Developer Sets off Opposition Over Historic Park

A new proposal from developer Raj Dhanda to build a three-story addition on the 57 JFK St. building next door has brought renewed attention—and controversy—to the small plot of land has played an outsized role in American history.

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Tourists
Square Business

Harvard Square Businesses Devise Strategy To Appeal to Chinese Tourists

Though Harvard Square is already a popular tourist attraction, local businesses are working to bring in even more visitors, particularly targeting Chinese travelers.

Hockey
Men's Ice Hockey

Hockey Preview 2014

The Oval
Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint
Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?