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Cambridge Mayor Siddiqui Talks COVID-19 Response at Fast Forum

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui spoke about the challenges of leading through a crisis — as well as the “supportive” response of the City of Cambridge — in a virtual forum at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Thursday.


Cambridge Forms Committee to Advise Business Reopening

The City of Cambridge announced Thursday that a Small Business Advisory Committee will advise city policymakers on how the city can safely reopen businesses forced to close amid the coronavirus pandemic.


More Than 500 Local Restaurants Sign Letter to Governor Baker for Emergency Relief

More than 500 Greater Boston area restaurateurs have signed onto a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 requesting emergency relief for restaurants whose profits are suffering amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Harvard Book Store Moves Sales, Events Online

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Harvard Book Store — an independent bookseller and Cambridge landmark founded in 1932 — has moved all book talks, events, and sales to virtual platforms.


Harvard Square Businesses Engage Customers with Virtual Programming Amid Pandemic

As non-essential establishments in Massachusetts shut their doors in compliance with Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79’s stay-at-home advisory, several Harvard Square businesses and organizations are offering virtual programming to engage locals.


‘The Great Unknown’: Cambridge Non-Essential Businesses Forced to Close

As restaurants, grocery stores, and other essential establishments continue to operate around Harvard Square, salons and other non-essential businesses have shuttered, provoking deep uncertainty for store owners who face the possibility of months without revenue.


Cambridge Barber Shop

Central Barber Shop is located on Mass Ave. and is often frequented by Harvard Law School students due to its proximity to the Law School.


Square Businesses Brace for Impact As Harvard Students Prepare to Move Out

Harvard Square businesses are preparing for an economic hit as University students — who make up a significant portion of the area clientele — are set to leave campus indefinitely due to the global coronavirus outbreak.


Loss of Square Business

Many business in Harvard Square expect that they will be affected students leaving campus halfway through the semester.


Topdrawer Will Slide Open in Harvard Square

Topdrawer — a lifestyle accessory store geared toward “creative nomads” — is set to open in Harvard Square in April.


Ray Bans Opens In Square

Ray-Ban, a premium eyewear company, opened last September in the Square.


Veggie Grill Building

Veggie Grill is a vegetarian restaurant chain based in California, which seeks to bring a new take on comfort food to Harvard Square.


Boba Bubbles Up in Harvard Square with Kung Fu Tea Opening

Kung Fu Tea — a bubble tea chain with locations in the United States, Australia, Taiwan, Cambodia, Japan, and Canada — opened at 1160 Massachusetts Avenue, filling a space previously occupied by Salt & Olive.


Kung Fu Tea

Kung Fu Tea opened this past week with deals up to 50 percent off.


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