The Square


Harvard Square Community Fridge Targets Food Insecurity in Cambridge

The Harvard Square Business Association collaborated with the mutual aid initiative Cambridge Community Fridge to bring a community fridge to Harvard Square in early January.


Cambridge Leaders Look to Biden Administration for Renewed Local Support in Growing Crises

During a tumultuous four years under the administration of Donald J. Trump, local leaders have dealt with the fallout of how its policies trickled down into the lives of Cambridge residents. While Covid-19 and economic fallout raged nationally, the city’s top issues — homelessness, food insecurity, and small business erosion — have all been exacerbated.


Harvard Coop Closes Flagship Store for Renovations

The Harvard Cooperative Society announced in late December that its flagship Harvard Square store, located at 1400 Massachusetts Ave., will temporarily close for renovations, with plans to reopen in April.


Local Businesses Fight for Revival of Harvard Square, Gear Up for Winter

With businesses across the country suffering during the pandemic, those in Cambridge are especially struggling with the loss of their typical student customer base and uncertainty about when they will ever return in full force.


Cyclist Victim Identified in Fatal Harvard Square Collision

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr. have identified the victim of a fatal traffic accident in Harvard Square last month as 55-year-old Darryl Willis.


Tractor-Trailer Fatally Strikes Bicyclist in Harvard Square

A tractor-trailer fatally struck a male bicyclist in Harvard Square Tuesday morning, according to CPD spokesperson Jeremy Warnick.


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.


Tom’s BaoBao Bows Out of Harvard Square

Tom’s BaoBao — the fast-casual restaurant serving baozi, or Chinese steamed buns, on Winthrop Street — has closed its doors after more than three years of business on Harvard Square.


Two-Alarm Fire Sweeps Through Border Cafe and Global Health Institute Building

The Cambridge Police Department diverted traffic in the nearby blocks of the surrounding area. CPD warned in a tweet at approximately 2:07 p.m. that residents should expect traffic impacts in Harvard Square during the response to the fire.


Flat Patties

Flat Patties, a local burger restaurant in Harvard Square, is scheduled to close by the end of 2019.


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