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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.

Opposition to Cookies
Harvard Square

Opposition Mounts to Cookies Cannabis Store in Harvard Square

Cookies, a cannabis store, was given the green light to come to Cambridge in September, but some residents are unhappy about the visibility of the real estate the dispensary will occupy in Harvard Square.

Commonwealth Wine School
Harvard Square

Commonwealth Wine School Splashes into Harvard Square

Commonwealth Wine School — which offers wine classes ranging from tastings to multi-year certification programs — opened for in-person classes this month at the Garage in Harvard Square.

Harvard Square Accident
Harvard Square

Safety Advocates Hold 'Ghost Bike' Memorial Service for Square Cycling Victim

Bicycle safety activists held a memorial service for Darryl Willis, the victim of a fatal August cycling accident in Harvard Square, on Saturday.

Harvard Square Accident
Crime

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.

Playa Bowls
Harvard Square

Playa Bowls Surfs into Harvard Square

Playa Bowls, an açaí bowl shop, opened its first Cambridge location on Mt. Auburn Street Saturday.

Harvard Square Accident
Crime

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
The Square

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.

Louie's Superette
House Life

New Owner Takes Over at Former Louie’s Superette Site

Ravi Patel has taken over the popular convenience store Louie’s Superette after purchasing it from longtime proprietor Cheng-San Chen.

Speed Limit Update
Harvard Square

Speed Limit Update

The city of Cambridge is lowering speed limits for most of its streets to 20 miles per hour in an effort to increase safety.

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Harvard Square

Harvard Square Papyrus Folds Following Stationary Sales

Papyrus, a stationery store on John F. Kennedy Street in Harvard Square, will permanently shutter its doors.

Flat Patties
Harvard Square

Asian Sandwich Shop Fóumami to Replace Flat Patties

The new Square location is an expansion of the original Fóumami, which opened in 2010 and occupies a space at 225 Franklin Street in Boston’s Financial District.

Tom's Baobao
Harvard 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.

Car Crash
Harvard Square

One Killed, One Injured in Harvard Square Car Crash

A car crashed near one of Harvard’s freshman dorms early Thursday morning, leaving the driver dead and the one passenger in critical condition, according to the Cambridge Police Department.

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Cambridge

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.

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