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Isabel M. Kendall

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Crema Closing
Harvard Square

Crema Cafe to Leave Harvard Square in Late December

Crema Cafe, a Harvard Square fixture for the past ten years, will shutter its doors around December 17 after its landlord declined to renew the Cafe's contract.

Saloniki Greek Opening
Food and Drink

Saloniki Brings Greek Fare to Harvard Square

Saloniki — a casual Greek restaurant chain co-founded by award-winning Bostonian chefs — opened its doors last Wednesday in the Smith Campus Center.


Burglaries Down, Disciplinary Actions Up Last Year Per Annual Harvard Police Report

According to the 2017 report, there were 33 reported on-campus rapes and 47 reported cases of on-campus burglaries.

Harvard Yard Robberies

Harvard Police Investigating Two Break-Ins in Freshman Dorms, Again

Several Wigglesworth Hall residents reported that someone climbed through their first floor window while they were sleeping and stole “several laptops, wallets, and an iPhone,” Catalano wrote.


66-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed By Red Line Train

A 66-year-old man was struck and killed by a Red Line train at the Porter Square station Sunday morning around 7 a.m.


Suspect in Hit-and-Run Death of 80-Year-Old Woman Pleads Not Guilty

The Pembroke, Mass. woman arrested last week on the suspicion that she was responsible for a hit-and-run that left an 80-year-old woman dead pled not guilty at her arraignment in Cambridge District Court on Friday morning.

Hit and Run

80-Year-Old Woman Pushing Walker Dies After Hit-and-Run in Cambridge Parking Lot

An 80-year old woman died this afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run in a parking lot, spurring the Cambridge Police Department to spend hours seeking the driver responsible.

Quad Sound Studios

Four Thousand Dollars of Equipment Stolen from Quad Sound Studios

The Quad Sound Studios has yet to recover any of the recording and sound equipment—totaling more than $4,000 in value—that was stolen from their studio in late March.

Superintendent Ridealong
Cambridge Police

Superintendent Ridealong

Police Superintendent Christine A. Elow turns to chat during our ride along in Central Square.

Arrest Protest
The Scoop

Arresting, In Development

On a chilly March afternoon, weeks before the incident, FM met Cambridge Police Department Superintendent Christine A. Elow in her office. The space is just like any other career professional’s: kids’ drawings pasted on the walls, plaques and awards arranged tidily along the shelves. She’s the second highest ranking officer in the department and the first woman to ever hold her position. And she’s a local. She grew up in Cambridge, attended Cambridge public schools, and, after serving four years with the U.S. Navy, ended up back in her hometown with the CPD.




From Harvard to the Hill: Chuck Schumer’s Years at the College

Before he hobnobbed with the University's president, Schumer was just another undergraduate at the College.

Church Street

Ritual Remains Retrieved From Rubbish

Three boxes containing three pig heads, deer heads, and a bird, were found near the trash barrels on Church Street.


Crimes Clustered Around Square, River, Per Harvard Police Data

A Crimson analysis of data provided by the Harvard University Police Department on 581 reported crimes in 2017 reveals crime on campus generally occurs near the Charles River and Harvard Square.