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Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Food and Drink

Here’s the Scoop: Van Leeuwen’s to Open in Harvard Square

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream will look to be the cherry on top of ice cream selections in Harvard Square as it is set to open a Cambridge location in the near future.

Irving House
Harvard Square

Rachael Solem, Longtime Irving House Proprietor, Remembered for Her Impact on Local Businesses

Rachael Solem, a founding member of the Cambridge Local First business organization, was remembered by Cambridge residents and leaders for her commitment to the city’s small businesses and nonprofits.

Cambridge City Hall Tower
Harvard Square

As Cambridge Emergency Shelter Struggles to Meet Needs, Chelsea Nonprofit Provides Resources to Families

La Colaborativa, an immigrant social service organization in Chelsea, opened a walk-in day services center on Tuesday for families staying in the state-run emergency homeless shelter in Cambridge, which has struggled to transition its residents into permanent housing.

Achilito's
Food and Drink

Fans, Critics Spill the Beans on New Mexican Restaurant Achilito’s

Achilito’s, a small chain of Mexican restaurants based around Massachusetts, opened its newest location in Harvard Square earlier this year.

Cambridge City Hall and Central Square
Food and Drink

Cambridge Chefs Named James Beard Award Semifinalists

Three Cambridge chefs — Tracy Chang of PAGU, Conor Dennehy of Talulla, and Patricia Estorino of Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar — were nominated as semifinalists for the James Beard Award for best chef in the Northeast region.

Cambridge City Hall and Central Square
Harvard Square

An Emergency Shelter in Cambridge Was Meant To Be Transitory. Families Have Stayed for Weeks.

A temporary homeless shelter at the Cambridge Registry of Deeds building was only meant to house families for five to ten days. But a shortage of permanent shelter options means that most families have remained there since December.

33 Dunster Street
Food and Drink

Event Space ‘Dx’ Dances into Harvard Square

Dx @Dunster, an event space coming to the former location of John Harvard’s Brewery, is set to open next month.

Flat Top Johnny's Mural
Harvard Square

‘Flat Top Johnny’s’ Gives It Another Shot in Kendall Square

Flat Top Johnny’s, a Kendall Square hangout offering pool, pinball, pub fare, and drinks reopened Friday after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Painted Burro
Harvard Square

Latin American Restaurant Painted Burro Gallops Into Harvard Square

Painted Burro, a Latin American restaurant and tequila bar, opened its third location in Harvard Square last Monday.

Blank Street Coffee
Harvard Square

Blank Street Coffee Brews Up a Stir in Harvard Square

Blank Street Coffee, a chain known for its efficiency and lower-priced coffee, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday with $2 drinks and lines spilling out into the Square.

The Garage
Harvard Square

Renovations to the Garage Mall in Harvard Square Stalled Until ‘Major, Quality Tenant’ Identified

Since unveiling plans to completely transform the Garage in 2021, the developer’s president said the company is “choosing not to proceed” with the building’s redevelopment until it finds a “major, quality tenant.”

Harvard Square at Night
Harvard Square

Hundreds Haunt Harvard Square for Halloween Block Party

A Halloween block party lit up Harvard Square over the weekend, bringing live artists, excited crowds, and glowing art installations to JFK Street ahead of the holiday.

Union Square Donuts
Food and Drink

Donut Miss Out: Union Square Donuts Rolls into Harvard Square

Boston-based donut chain Union Square Donuts made its debut in Harvard Square last Saturday.

Oktoberfest and Honk! 2023
Music

‘We Love the Atmosphere’: Harvard Square Celebrates Oktoberfest and Honk!

Harvard Square filled with live music, food trucks, and people on Sunday to celebrate the 44th annual Harvard Square Oktoberfest and 18th annual Honk! Parade.

Joe's Pizza
Food and Drink

Joe’s Pizza Expands its Dough-main into Harvard Square

New York-based chain Joe’s Pizza welcomed customers on Sept. 15, bringing the iconic taste of its NYC-style pizza to Harvard Square.

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