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Ellen M. Burstein

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LF Closing
Harvard Square

LF Has Left Harvard Square

LF, a fashion retailer based in Los Angeles, Calif., closed its Harvard Square store March 30 after operating at its Church Street location for seven years. The store’s closure comes as other businesses on Church Street have seen decreased foot traffic and shuttered as well.

Salt & Olive in the Garage
Food and Drink

Global Goods Come to the Garage: Salt & Olive to Open Next Month

Salt & Olive Market — which offers speciality foodstuffs characteristic of European cuisines — will open on April 1 and fill the vacancy left by the departure of Starbucks earlier this year. The market will sell olive oil, cheese and charcuterie, fresh pasta and sauces, beer and wine, and organic spices and teas.

Heights Opening
Student Life

Smith Center Dining Climbs to New Heights with Latest Restaurant Opening

Excitement peaked at the Smith Campus Center on Monday afternoon as Harvard affiliates celebrated the grand opening of the Center’s newest restaurant, The Heights. Located on the top floor of the Smith Center, The Heights allows Harvard ID-holder and their guests to dine while admiring sweeping views of Cambridge and Boston.

Garage's Starbucks Closing
Harvard Square

A Grande Loss for the Garage: Another Harvard Square Starbucks to Close

The Starbucks located at the Garage in Harvard Square is set to close this Friday at 9:30 p.m. after more than 20 years in business.

Darwin's Ltd
Food and Drink

Bye-Bye to Petsi Pies: Beloved Putnam Avenue Bakery Closes

Petsi Pies, a bakery beloved by College students and Cantabrigians alike, closed this week after 13 years at its 31 Putnam Ave. location. Darwin’s — a chain sandwich shop based in Cambridge — moved into Petsi’s old building Saturday.

Construction Preparation
Harvard Square

Businesses Prepare for Harvard Square Construction

The Cambridge Community Development Department hosted a workshop in the Smith Campus Center to prepare Harvard Square business owners for an oncoming influx of local construction projects on Wednesday afternoon.

Pizza and Milk Opening
Harvard Square

Lining Up For “Milkquakes” and $5 Pizza, Hundreds Flock to Milk Bar and &pizza Opening

Crowds of students, locals, and tourists braved frosty temperatures for $1 soft serve ice cream and $5 pizza at the grand opening of Milk Bar Bakery and &pizza in Harvard Square Saturday. The new combo store sits at 1-3 Brattle St., filling the long-time vacancy left by the departures of Tory Row and Crimson Corner.

Yard Sale
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Business Association Holds Charity Yard Sale for Homeless Shelter

Square residents ventured out in the cold to Brattle Street Saturday to shop and support their neighbors at a charity yard sale for the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. The event, which was organized by the Harvard Square Business Association, raised nearly $2,000 for the homeless shelter.

Chocolate in the Square
Food and Drink

A Sweet Saturday in Cambridge: Harvard Square Chocolate Festival Attracts Hordes

Harvard students and Cambridge residents flooded Harvard Square to sample free treats at the Chocolate Tasting Event Saturday, part of the weekend’s 11th Annual Taste of Chocolate Festival.

Alden & Harlow

The Longfellow Bar Opens on Brattle Street Amid a Sea of Closings

Harvard Square diners disappointed by the recent slew of restaurant closings finally have a new place to dig in — the Longfellow Bar at Alden & Harlow opened its doors on Brattle Street Saturday.

Year in Review - Diversity: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters and Sweet Bakery Close Ahead of Building Renovations

Urban Outfitters and Sweet Bakery in Harvard Square closed their doors earlier this month ahead of planned renovations to the Brattle Street building that housed them.

BSOC Protest One

Arrest Sparks Allegations of Police Brutality

After Cambridge police officers forcibly arrested a black undergraduate in mid-April, students and administrators spoke out against the officers' actions, and the University put together a task force to examine what went wrong the night of the arrest.

Fall in Harvard Yard

Ten Harvard Affiliates Win Schwarzman Scholarships

For several of Harvard’s newly minted scholars, the opportunity to combine their academic interests with an international experience made the Schwarzman Scholars fellowship particularly appealing.

Langdell Hall

Activists Talk ‘Race, Racism, and Mental Health’ at Harvard Law School

Community organizers from the Boston area and across the United States convened this weekend for a two-day conference on “Race, Racism and Mental Health” hosted by at the Harvard Law School.

Memorial Church

Philosophy Department Honors Late Professor Emeritus Stanley L. Cavell

Harvard’s Philosophy Department held a tribute at Memorial Church followed by an all-day conference on Friday and Saturday.