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Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe Employee

An employee at Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe on Brattle Street prepares fresh bread by the deli counter. Cardullo’s has remained open, despite the pandemic, to provide gourmet delicacies and gifts, as it has since 1950.

Rally against AAPI Violence in Boston Common

The Rally against AAPI Violence was held in Boston Common to call out hate crimes committed against members of the AAPI community, which have increased since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Smith Center During the Pandemic

Strict coronavirus restrictions left students who wanted to visit the Smith Campus Center this spring limited to socially distanced tables available by reservation.

An Empty Annenberg Dining Hall

Annenberg Dining Hall remained mostly empty during the pandemic, with students only entering for a few minutes at a time to pick up bagged to-go meals.

Move-In Dining

Upon arriving on campus in the fall 2020 semester, undergraduates had to pick up a day’s worth of pre-packaged meals from the Science Center Plaza for their mandatory quarantine period.

Pinocchio's Ivan and Israel

Two chefs, Ivan and Israel, prepare pizza behind the counter at Pinnochio’s Pizza and Subs on Winthrop Street. Pinnochio’s has often been a late-night favorite in Harvard Square, but as of late November 2021, only take-out orders can be placed after 9:30 p.m.

Paramount Theater

Paramount Theatre is a theater in Boston on Washington Street. Though arts landmarks in the Boston area were forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, many quickly learned to adapt through virtual programming and live streaming.

Hynes Convention Center Vaccine Site

When Massachusetts opened vaccines to all adults on April 19, Boston-area residents quickly flocked to nearby vaccination sites. The site at Hynes Convention Center in Boston administered up to 7,000 shots per day.

Biden Victory in Harvard Square

Celebrations break out in Harvard Square after Joseph R. Biden Jr. is declared the winner of the 2020 presidential race, defeating President Donald J. Trump.