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Celeste M. Mendoza

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 Town Hall HUHS Meeting
College

College Solicits Student Input on Stillman Closure

Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde has convened a group of students and House administrators to discuss the upcoming closure of Stillman Infirmary and work with Harvard University Health Services administrators on the change.

Winthrop Park
Harvard Square

Historical Commission Approves Plans for Galeria Expansion

After months of delay, a proposal for a three-story addition to the Galeria requires just a special parking permit from the Cambridge Planning Board before construction can begin.

Finale Closing
Harvard Square

Finale Dessert Shop Closes Harvard Square Location

Harvard Square restaurant and deluxe dessert shop Finale suddenly shuttered its location in the Smith Campus Center on Saturday, posting a note on its doors thanking customers for their patronage throughout “12 great years here.”

Mike's Pastry
Harvard Square

North End Comes to the Square with Mike's Opening

The Harvard Square location, which is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., has “more of the express to go” style than the North End location, according to supervisor Danielle Papa.

Harvest
Food and Drink

Farm to Harvard Square: Harvest Turns 40

Establishments in Harvard Square and throughout the U.S. look to Harvest as a leader in the local food movement.

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.

Black Lives Matter Protester
Race

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium
Allston

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene
Crime

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"
College

The Top 10 Stories of 2014