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Boston Globe

At Bar Enza, old Harvard Square is new again

The restaurant has been much anticipated both because of the prime real estate and also because of the chef: Mark Ladner, who was for years one of Mario Batali’s biggest assets in New York City

Some restaurant nights are pure magic. In the right space and time, you can slip into suspended reality for a couple of hours and shed your quotidian coils. The mood, the lighting, the hum of shared humanity, and of course the food: When it hits, it hits. You’re not you for a little bit — or, if the drinks are strong, you’re an even better version of you — and that feels good. Especially now.

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Renewable Energy Magazine

Trinity Property and Solar Design Associates Partner on Harvard Square PV Project

The project, at Trinity’s 50 Church Street property, will allow the building’s atrium and roof to generate up to 66 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic energy while maintaining open views to the sky from the atrium area. The project also ensures far more effective year-round temperature control in the popular space, which provides additional meeting and work space for the office tenants and provides a venue for several community events and functions.

Designed by architects Bruner/Cott & Associates, the renovation at 50 Church resolved several longstanding challenges with the building simultaneously:

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Harvard Crimson

Harvard Square Celebrates Oktoberfest

Live performances, arts and crafts, and street food spilled into Harvard Square Sunday as the Harvard Square Business Association hosted its 42nd Annual Oktoberfest.

After organizing a four-day virtual event last year, the HSBA celebrated the yearly tradition in person this year, with the goal of spotlighting Square businesses still recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic.

While the time-honored HONK! Parade – which typically accompanies Oktoberfest – did not take place this year due to health and safety concerns, Oktoberfest still drew a large crowd.

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2021/10/12/oktoberfest-hsq-2021/

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The Harvard Crimson

Wusong Road, Chinese American Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Slated for Late Fall Harvard Square Debut

Harvard Square will soon welcome Wusong Road, a newly established Chinese American restaurant and tiki bar headed by chef Jason Doo and Thomas Brush, the owner of Felipe’s Taqueria.

Wusong Road is aiming for a “late fall” opening on 112 Mt. Auburn St., the historic building where French restaurant Les Sablons used to be, Doo said in an interview. The new restaurant is located near Flour Bakery and the Harvard Square Hotel.

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2021/10/7/wusong-road-opening-soon/

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Broadway World

Passim All-Stars Return For One Night Of Music November 21, 2021


More than 50 years ago, Bill Staines, Mason Daring & Jeanie Stahl, Billy Novick & Guy Van Duser, and Stuart Shulman were up-and-coming artists playing clubs across New England and beyond. They have all gone on to achieve success. Now, the Passim All-Stars are returning to one of the spots where it all began, Club Passim Sunday, November 21st at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available online now at www.passim.org.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/vermont/article/Passim-All-Stars-Return-For-One-Night-Of-Music-November-21-2021-20010101

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WCVB

At Source in Harvard Square and Capo in South Boston, dine on wood fired pizza perfection

What’s better than a fresh pizza straight out of the oven? We head to Source and Capo both places are kicking up the traditional pizza up a notch

NEEDHAM, Mass. —Source is a new restaurant in Harvard Square that procures the majority of its menu items from within 100 miles. Executive Chef Brian Kevorkian crafts Neapolitan-style pizza crust from a sourdough starter that he started working on three years ago. Some of the unique pizza pairings they offer are artichoke hearts and crispy shallots on top of a smoked white sauce, buffalo chicken with a creamy blue cheese base and pickled celery root, and the classic cupped pepperoni pizza with a vincotto drizzle.

https://www.wcvb.com/article/crescent-hotel-haunted-arkansas/37901981

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Harvard Crimson

Employees at Local Coffee Shops Forge Ahead With Unionization Efforts

Employees at Harvard Square coffee chains Pavement Coffeehouse and Darwin’s Ltd. have moved to unionize in recent months as the stores seek to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Workers at both Pavement and Darwin’s declared their intentions to unionize after delivering a letter to their companies in June and September, respectively.

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2021/10/1/darwins-pavement-unionization/

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Harvard Crimson

Chase Bank Branch to Open in Center of Harvard Square in 2022

JPMorgan Chase will be the next big bank to cash in on Harvard Square, with a 5,000-square-foot branch slated to open in 2022.

The business will be housed at 9 JFK St. — across from CVS — and is part of a 60 branch expansion into New England that Chase announced in 2018, per JPMorgan Chase spokesperson Briana Curran. Currently, Chase’s only presence in the Square is an ATM in the Harvard Square MBTA station.

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2021/9/29/chase-opens-harvard-square-branch/

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Harvard Independent

Jefe’s vs. Felipe’s

It’s 12 AM on a bustling Friday night. Whether you just stepped out of Lamont Library or the basement of a fraternity, your stomach uproars in protest. Starving, you amble around the streets in Cambridge looking for some form of sustenance that calls your name. You stand with a group of people who split into two groups: Jefe’s and Felipe’s. It’s only your first week on campus and you don’t know in which direction to go. Ironically, this is the biggest test you’ve had all semester. Jefe’s or Felipe’s? Which one will satisfy your biggest cravings? No need to worry: The Harvard Independent is here to help you make an informed decision about your burrito consumption in Harvard Square.