Harvard Square


Cambridge Chefs Named James Beard Award Semifinalists

Three Cambridge chefs — Tracy Chang of PAGU, Conor Dennehy of Talulla, and Patricia Estorino of Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar — were nominated as semifinalists for the James Beard Award for best chef in the Northeast region.


An Emergency Shelter in Cambridge Was Meant To Be Transitory. Families Have Stayed for Weeks.

A temporary homeless shelter at the Cambridge Registry of Deeds building was only meant to house families for five to ten days. But a shortage of permanent shelter options means that most families have remained there since December.


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.


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.


‘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.


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