Harvard Square

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.

Circus Coop Cafe
Food and Drink

Funny Business: Circus Cooperative Cafe Opens in Former Darwin’s Location in Cambridge

The Circus Cooperative Cafe — located in the recently closed Darwin’s cafe and run by some of its former employees — opened Sept. 12 on the outskirts of Harvard Square after a soft opening two days earlier for friends and family.

Harvard Square Faisal
Harvard Square

Eight Months On, Protesters Renew Calls of ‘Justice for Faisal’ at Harvard Square Rally

Dozens of protesters rallied in Harvard Square Sunday to renew calls for increased transparency from Cambridge officials on the January police killing of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal by a Cambridge Police officer.

Las Palmas
Harvard Square

Dominican Restaurant Las Palmas Puts Down New Roots in Former Jefe’s Location

Las Palmas, a restaurant serving up dishes inspired by the Dominican Republic, relocated this summer to a new space just one block away from its former home in Smith Campus Center.

Rodney's Bookstore
Harvard Square

Rodney’s Bookstore Turns a New Page in Harvard Square

Nearly three years after closing in Central Square in 2020, Rodney’s Bookstore has found its new home in Harvard Square.

Friendly Toast
Harvard Square

Friendly Toast Lands Butter Side Up In Harvard Square

Friendly Toast, an all-day brunch restaurant and bar, unveiled its new home in Harvard Square in late July.

Firefighters at Manhole Explosion
Harvard Square

Dual Manhole Explosions Shut Down Traffic in Harvard Square, Injure One Firefighter

Two manhole explosions on Brattle Street shut down traffic in Harvard Square amid undergraduate move-in Wednesday morning, according to the Cambridge Fire and Police departments.

Western Front Sign on Winthrop Street
Harvard Square

In Photos: Western Front Grand Opening

Cannabis dispensary Western Front celebrated the grand opening of its 98 Winthrop St. location, in partnership with the Harvard Square Business Association, on the evening of July 21.

Western Front Harvard Square Location
Harvard Square

With High Hopes, Western Front Cannabis Dispensary Opens in Harvard Square

Western Front blazed into Harvard Square last month, becoming the first cannabis dispensary to open in the neighborhood — nearly seven years after Massachusetts legalized recreational marijuana.

Harvard Students at Affirmative Action Rally in Yard

‘This Is What Diversity Looks Like’: Harvard Students Rally in Support of Affirmative Action After Supreme Court Ruling

Harvard students and onlookers rallied in support of affirmative action Saturday afternoon following the Supreme Court’s decision severely restricting the consideration of race in higher education admissions.

Harvard Square Post-Pandemic Graphic
Harvard Square

‘Stabilizing in the New Normal’: Harvard Square Adapts to Post-Pandemic Challenges

While Harvard Square has welcomed a bevy of new businesses in the last year — ranging from vintage clothing stores to boba tea shops to athletic facilities — a number of longstanding businesses continue to feel the lingering pains of the pandemic.

Jenna Cea-Curry, Owner of The Attic
Harvard Square

Reviving the Past: The Attic Brings 70s Fashion Back to Harvard Square

The Attic, a vintage store that boasts sustainability, opened earlier this month in hopes of adding more options to the retail clothing scene in Harvard Square.

Cava - 22 Brattle Street
Harvard Square

Pass the Pita: Cava Makes Harvard Square Debut

Cava opened its newest location Friday morning on Brattle Street, bringing a Mediterranean-themed fast-casual option to Harvard Square.

Madras Dosa
Harvard Square

Madras Dosa Co. Brings a Dose of Dosa to Harvard Square

Madras Dosa Co., a chain specializing in customizable dosas, opened its doors last Friday with the goal of bringing South Indian food to Harvard Square.

Harvard MBTA Utility Box Accident
Harvard Square

Woman Injured by Falling Equipment at Harvard Square T Station

A utility box and its supporting equipment fell out of place at the Harvard Square T station Monday afternoon, hitting a woman standing at a nearby column and sending her to the hospital for evaluation.