Crimson staff writer

Katherine M. Burstein

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Classes of 2020 and 2021

Life Post(grad) Pandemic

For the Classes of 2020 and 2021, leaving Harvard meant entering a pandemic-ridden post-grad world.

Harvard Square

Mapping Harvard Square’s Transformation, From the Last In-person Commencement to Today

Harvard Square will host the first in-person Commencement since 2019 on Thursday. With three classes set to graduate this week, Harvard Square is alive and bustling with students, families, friends, and tourists.

Primal Scream
Student Life

At Stroke of Midnight, Students Strip and Streak in Spring Primal Scream

At the stroke of midnight Wednesday, more than a hundred Harvard students shed their clothes and inhibitions to take a naked lap around Harvard Yard.

Charles Sumner Statue
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Hosts Cambridge For Ukraine Fundraiser

Roughly 200 people gathered at Harvard Square’s Sanctuary Theater on Sunday to watch Cambridge for Ukraine, a performance and fundraising event organized by José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre Dance for World Community following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Yoga Cafe
Harvard Square

Cafe and Yoga Studio Open Wellness Collaborative in Harvard Square

A new wellness collaborative between a yoga studio and a cafe opened in Harvard Square on Tuesday, offering meditation, massages, and meals at its location on John F. Kennedy Street.

College Life

Taco ’Bout News!: El Jefe’s Taqueria to Relocate Within Harvard Square

El Jefe’s Taqueria, a staple of Harvard Square, is set to move into a new location around the corner from its current storefront in August.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge Launches $2.5 Million Small Business Relief Program

The City of Cambridge announced a $2.5 million restaurant and nightlife relief grant program for businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this month.

Massachusetts Avenue
Harvard Square

Singh’s Dhaba Spices Up Mass. Ave.

Singh’s Dhaba, a North Indian restaurant owned by the creators of Singh’s Cafe and Bapu G’s, opened its doors on Massachusetts Avenue Friday.

The Garage
Harvard Square

Cambridge Planning Board Approves Special Permit for the Garage Renovation

The City of Cambridge’s Planning Board approved a special permit application for the Garage's renovation process Tuesday, clearing the path for the next step in the historic landmark’s redevelopment.

Harvard Square

Seasonings Change: Spyce to Close Harvard Square Location

Spyce, a robotic kitchen startup founded by MIT graduates, announced last Thursday it will close its Harvard Square location.

Brattle Street Florist
Harvard Square

Brattle Square Florist Returns to its Roots Under Ownership of Original Family

Days away from its scheduled Jan. 31 closure, Brattle Square Florist announced it will remain open with longtime store manager Stephen Zedros — a member of the Gomatos family who founded the shop — as the new owner.

Ben and Jerry's Move
Harvard Square

Today’s Scoop: Ben and Jerry’s Reopens in Harvard Square

Ben and Jerry's reopened its Harvard Square location in December 2021 following a nearly two-year-long hiatus. The new storefront, which opened on Dec. 21, is now located across the street at 35 JFK St, formerly David’s Tea.

Brattle Square Florist Owner
Harvard Square

Brattle Square Florist to Close After 104 Years

After more than a century in Harvard Square, Brattle Square Florist will close its iconic storefront at the end of the month.

HPR at Institute of Politics

National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy Addresses IOP on Biden Admin's Climate Policy

White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy spoke about looking at climate change activism as an opportunity for innovation at an IOP event.

Peabody Museum

Harvard Study Finds Human Resting Metabolic Rate Has Declined Since 1830

The human resting metabolic rate and levels of physical activity have declined in the United States since 1830, according to a recent study by researchers in Harvard’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology.