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Ellen M. Burstein

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Summer Postcard: Paris
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: The American Idea

It’s been interesting to see what this team means abroad. Back home, the American players have become veritable superstars: symbols of the fight for gender equality and a beacon of hope for an ever-divided nation.

Summer Postcard: Paris
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Paris

John Harvard"s
Harvard Square

Last Call for John Harvard’s Brewery: Beloved Square Restaurant to Close

As students head out of Harvard Square for the summer, another familiar place will be packing up too. John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House will leave its flagship location May 30th.

Jillson's Office
Harvard Square

Denise Jillson Maps Harvard Square’s Future

The executive director of the Harvard Square Business Association works to navigate a challenging commercial landscape.

Ethnic Studies Demonstrations
Commencement 2019

'Our Faces, Our Histories, Our Stories': The Push for Ethnic Studies

Amid a year of student activism and near the conclusion of a century of profound social change in America, students in 1994 renewed their efforts to create a formal program for ethnic studies at Harvard College.

Goodbye Curious George
Harvard Square

Curious George Store to Swing Over to New Home in Central Square

The “World’s Only Curious George Store,” a Harvard Square centerpiece, will close its doors on June 30 and relocate to Central Square following a change in ownership.

Night Market Closing
Harvard Square

Night Market is No More in Harvard Square

Denise Jillson, the executive director of the Harvard Square Business Association, said that Night Market had trouble drawing patrons in recent months, and cited broader trends in the restaurant industry.

El Jefe's Taqueria
Harvard Square

College Students Launch Debit Card Promising Harvard Square Discounts

Three College students recently launched a debit card capable of making rapid microtransactions and offering discounts to several popular Harvard Square stores in an effort to woo undergraduates.

Cambridge Galeria
Harvard 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.

LF Closing
Harvard Square

LF Has Left Harvard Square

LF, a fashion retailer based in Los Angeles, Calif., closed its Harvard Square store March 30 after operating at its Church Street location for seven years. The store’s closure comes as other businesses on Church Street have seen decreased foot traffic and shuttered as well.

Salt & Olive in the Garage
Food and Drink

Global Goods Come to the Garage: Salt & Olive to Open Next Month

Salt & Olive Market — which offers speciality foodstuffs characteristic of European cuisines — will open on April 1 and fill the vacancy left by the departure of Starbucks earlier this year. The market will sell olive oil, cheese and charcuterie, fresh pasta and sauces, beer and wine, and organic spices and teas.

Heights Opening
Student Life

Smith Center Dining Climbs to New Heights with Latest Restaurant Opening

Excitement peaked at the Smith Campus Center on Monday afternoon as Harvard affiliates celebrated the grand opening of the Center’s newest restaurant, The Heights. Located on the top floor of the Smith Center, The Heights allows Harvard ID-holder and their guests to dine while admiring sweeping views of Cambridge and Boston.

Garage's Starbucks Closing
Harvard Square

A Grande Loss for the Garage: Another Harvard Square Starbucks to Close

The Starbucks located at the Garage in Harvard Square is set to close this Friday at 9:30 p.m. after more than 20 years in business.

Darwin's Ltd
Food and Drink

Bye-Bye to Petsi Pies: Beloved Putnam Avenue Bakery Closes

Petsi Pies, a bakery beloved by College students and Cantabrigians alike, closed this week after 13 years at its 31 Putnam Ave. location. Darwin’s — a chain sandwich shop based in Cambridge — moved into Petsi’s old building Saturday.

Construction Preparation
Harvard Square

Businesses Prepare for Harvard Square Construction

The Cambridge Community Development Department hosted a workshop in the Smith Campus Center to prepare Harvard Square business owners for an oncoming influx of local construction projects on Wednesday afternoon.

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