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Harvard Square

Ahead of Demolition, One Last Hurrah for the Harvard Square Pit at Pit-A-Palooza

Harvard Square’s Pit — the slightly submerged area located behind the T station entrance — is set to be demolished in July, but for one last time on Saturday, it was transformed into a circle pit.

Harvard Square

Mapping Harvard Square’s Transformation, From the Last In-person Commencement to Today

Harvard Square will host the first in-person Commencement since 2019 on Thursday. With three classes set to graduate this week, Harvard Square is alive and bustling with students, families, friends, and tourists.

Yoga Cafe
The Square

Yoga Cafe

A combined yoga studio and cafe has opened in Harvard Square.

Jefe's
College Life

Taco ’Bout News!: El Jefe’s Taqueria to Relocate Within Harvard Square

El Jefe’s Taqueria, a staple of Harvard Square, is set to move into a new location around the corner from its current storefront in August.

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Harvard Square

Harvard Shuttle Crashes into Tasty Burger on JFK Street; No Injuries Reported

An electric Harvard shuttle crashed onto the sidewalk in front of Tasty Burger and the Garage on John F. Kennedy Street at approximately 6:43 p.m. Wednesday.

Spyce
Harvard Square

Seasonings Change: Spyce to Close Harvard Square Location

Spyce, a robotic kitchen startup founded by MIT graduates, announced last Thursday it will close its Harvard Square location.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust Approves $7 Million Expenditure on Neighborhood Nine Development

The Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust approved a funding request of nearly $7.4 million for an affordable housing development in the Neighborhood Nine area of Cambridge in a virtual meeting Thursday afternoon.

Student Life

‘Back to Our Roots’: Plant-Based Cafe Mother Juice to Open in Smith Center in March

Mother Juice, a plant-based cafe with Boston roots, is set to open a fourth location in the Smith Campus Center in March 2022.

Comedy Studio
Harvard Square

Comedy Club to Move Into Vacant Curious George Store Space in 2022

The Comedy Studio will relocate from Somerville to Harvard Square in 2022, taking over the space on JFK Street that was formerly occupied by the Curious George Store.

Las Palmas
Food and Drink

Dominican Restaurant Las Palmas Opens in Harvard Square

Family-owned Dominican restaurant Las Palmas Restaurant & Catering celebrated the opening of its third location two weeks ago, joining Blackbird Doughnuts and Sally’s Sandwiches in the Smith Campus Center’s remodeled arcade.

Cambridge Uncommon Pop-Up Shop
Harvard Square

Cambridge Uncommon Pop-Up Store Debuts in Harvard Square

Cambridge Uncommon, a local e-commerce start-up, opened its first ever pop-up shop on the second floor of the Cambridge Savings Bank building on Oct. 21.

Oktoberfest Harvard Square 2021
Harvard Square

Oktoberfest Harvard Square 2021

The 42nd annual Oktoberfest festival returned to Harvard Square this past Sunday. The festival featured live music, crafts, food, and beer gardens.

Chinese Restaurant Wusong Road
Food and Drink

Wusong Road, Chinese American Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Slated for Late Fall Harvard Square Debut

Harvard Square will soon welcome Wusong Road, a newly established Chinese American restaurant and tiki bar headed by chef Jason Doo and Thomas Brush, the owner of Felipe’s Taqueria.

Rats
College

‘Is That What We Think It Is?’: Rodents Infest Cambridge, Harvard Square

A rising rat population in Harvard Square is pestering students and city officials alike, as Cambridge tries to address the influx of unwelcome rodentia.

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Harvard Square

Chase Bank Branch to Open in Center of Harvard Square in 2022

The business will be housed at 9 JFK St. — across from CVS — and is part of a 60 branch expansion into New England that Chase announced in 2018, per JPMorgan Chase spokesperson Briana Curran. Currently, Chase’s only presence in the Square is an ATM in the Harvard Square MBTA station.

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