Harvard Square


Proposal to Limit Memorial Drive Weekend Closures to Sundays Sparks Resident Backlash

Cambridge City Councilors debated a proposed policy order limiting the weekend closures of Memorial Drive to Sundays during its meeting Monday night. In advance of the meeting, a petition circulated by Cambridge Bicycle Safety collected nearly 2,200 signatures in opposition to the change.


TD Bank Robbery

A TD Bank branch in Harvard Square was robbed Monday afternoon for the third time in the last month.


Bring on the Boba: Gong Cha to Open in Harvard Square

Gong Cha — an international bubble tea chain — is set to bubble into Harvard Square in early June. The store will take over the previous Dado Tea location at 50 Church St. and will be the latest addition to the Square’s boba tea collection, alongside Kung Fu Tea located at 1160 Massachusetts Ave. Boston Tea Stop, another Harvard Square staple that served bubble tea, closed last year.


Cambridge City Councilors Debate, Delay Vote on Mass. Ave. Bike Lane Proposal

On Monday, the Cambridge City Council discussed a proposal to construct bike lanes on parts of Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard Square and North Cambridge, ultimately delaying a vote until later in the month.


Harvard Square Hosts Cambridge For Ukraine Fundraiser

Roughly 200 people gathered at Harvard Square’s Sanctuary Theater on Sunday to watch Cambridge for Ukraine, a performance and fundraising event organized by José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre Dance for World Community following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


Singh’s Dhaba Spices Up Mass. Ave.

Singh’s Dhaba, a North Indian restaurant owned by the creators of Singh’s Cafe and Bapu G’s, opened its doors on Massachusetts Avenue Friday.


Brattle Street Florist

Brattle Square Florist was expected to close at the end of this month, but will now remain in operation under the ownership of Stephen Zedros.


Today’s Scoop: Ben and Jerry’s Reopens in Harvard Square

Ben and Jerry's reopened its Harvard Square location in December 2021 following a nearly two-year-long hiatus. The new storefront, which opened on Dec. 21, is now located across the street at 35 JFK St, formerly David’s Tea.


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