The Square


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.


Out of Town News to Leave Town

Out of Town News has sold newspapers from around the globe to Cambridge residents, students, and celebrities. Famous patrons included poet Robert Frost, celebrity chef Julia Child, and Microsoft founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates.


Flat Patties

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


Black Ink

Harvard Square visitors stop to read the sign in front of Black Ink, which is shutting down amidst rising rent.


Stoked Pizza Grabs a Slice of Harvard Square Real Estate

Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Company will turn up the heat in the Harvard Square food scene in early 2020. The new Cambridge location will be Stoked’s second restaurant; it originally launched as a food truck in 2014 before opening a permanent location in Brookline two years later.


Boston Calling Music Festival Brings Business, Confuses Residents

As concert-goers swarmed Allston over the weekend for the annual Boston Calling music festival, local businesses and residents were divided on their feelings about the shows happening in their own backyard.


Goodbye Curious George

The Curious George Store in Harvard Square will soon relocate to a new location in Central Square.


Cambridge Planning Board Postpones Vote on Crimson Galeria Construction Proposal

The Cambridge Planning Board convened Tuesday evening to discuss plans for construction at the Crimson Galeria in Harvard Square, which were ultimately postponed.


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