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Baltazar A. Zavala ’11 & Melanie Johns

Texas natives Baltazar “Zar” A. Zavala ’11 and Melanie Johns first became friends in gym class during their freshman year ...

Student Groups

Doing Good With Lots o' Dough

Doing good is going to get a whole lot easier for the Phillips Brooks House Association. The omnipresent Harvard non-profit got a mid-finals period pick-me-up when it won $25,000 in the Chase Community Giving competition for being voted into the top 100 charities in the United States.


Red Line Train Derails

A derailed Red Line train near the Alewife Station interrupted T service around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Federal State Relations

Coakley, Brown Win Nominations To Run For Senate

Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley—a former Middlesex County district attorney—won the Democratic primary yesterday in the special elections to fill the United States Senate seat vacated after the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy ’54-’56.

Design Exhibit at the Old Crate and Barrel
Harvard Square

New Exhibit Celebrates Retro Designs

The 48 Brattle St. storefront, former home of Design Research, will light up the Square with bold frocks, patterned cushions, quirky furniture, and floor-to-ceiling tapestries.


Patient Stabs HMS Doctor

Jay Carciero, 37, was shot and killed by an off-duty security guard at a clinic located a few blocks away ...

City Sees Jobless Numbers Increase

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts rose to 9.3 percent for the month of September, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor ...

Harvard Square

Tavern to Open in Former Z Square

The 14 JFK St. space that previously housed Z Square has remained conspicuously empty for more than eight months since ...

Capuano Seeks Kennedy Senate Seat

Mass. Congressman Michael E. Capuano formally announced his bid for the vacant Senate seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy

Fro-Yo Stores Crowd Boston

With the grand opening of BoYo (“Bo”ston “Yo”gurt) in May, a third Berryline location flourishing in Fenway, and South Korean

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Getting Through the Stress of Choosing Your Concentration

Even though you won’t be declaring your concentration (or what every other normal college in the nation calls a “major”)

Getting Around Boston

Your parents have driven away and you’re stranded in an unfamiliar city teeming with other equally disoriented fellow first-years and

MBTA Considers Fare Hikes To Eliminate Debt

CORRECTION APPENDED The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced earlier this month that it may incre

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Four(teen)th of July (for France)

<p></p><p>America's Independence Day may be over, but those freedom-loving individuals wandering around Harvard Square this (surprisingly sunny and not rain-filled) Sunday were still able to indulge in another country's red, white, and blue. Bastille Day, France's national holiday commemorating the July 14th storming of the Bastille prison 220 years ago, came to Holyoke Street today as revelers scarfed down cheaper offerings from local restaurants such as Finale's and Rialto and downed alcohol in a roped off area in front of Cambridge Savings Bank designated the "Beer Garden."</p><p>Seven years ago, Sandrine's Bistro head chef and co-owner Raymond E. Ost conceived the idea of celebrating Bastille Day in his restaurant's neck of the woods because "people don't always come to this side of the square." (And also because no one ever turns down cheap finger food, live music, and the omnipresent free energy drink samples.) More French food after the jump.</p><p>



Bloco Afrobrazil plays onstage during Bastille Day celebrations in the Square on Sunday.