The panhandlers, performers, and protestors of Harvard Square will soon compete with a new fusion of art and advertisement to win the attention of tourists and townies alike.
The taqueria with its floor covered in pictures of grass and walls splashed in bright colors offered, at best, a mediocre, overpriced menu, say those who explain why it flopped two years ago
October 17, 2005
The Brattle Theater, a legendary repertory house in Harvard Square that gave birth to the Bogart cult in the ’50s, has fallen on hard times. The operators of the non-profit theater have launched what they are calling the “Preserve the Brattle Legacy Campaign.”
Because of a reporting error, the first name of former Brattle co-director Connie White was incorrect in some editions of last Sunday’s Movies
Palmer Street, a dreary Harvard Square pass-through connecting Church and Brattle streets, is little more than a service alley, ”a dull, sunless corridor,” Jody Pinto and Keith Crawford write in their proposal to transform the street.
March 6, 2005
Phil Nini has seen the life pulse in and out of Harvard Square. From his 44-year perch at Nini’s Corner, the merchant watched the hubbub of small independent shops like his emerge in the ’60s; witnessed the extension of the MBTA Red Line northward from the square in the early 1980s; and cringed as big brand-name retailers plopped in and …
Janis Gebron spent six years managing the biggest event in Boston retailing — the semiannual Filene’s Basement bridal sale, where hundreds of women line up before dawn for first crack at discounted wedding dresses.