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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1996
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- If this fiercely independent city has a spiritual center, it is neither a church nor a synagogue nor a mosque. It is Harvard Square. As chain outlets and malls spread across the rest of the country, the small, independent merchants here shrugged, disdaining the accouterments of late 20th century capitalism.The Square is the half-dozen blocks near the confluence of Massachusetts Avenue and JFK Street. By the standards of the contemporary urban United States, it is a rare social leveler.
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By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,Tribune Newspapers | October 25, 2009
Hanging around in Cambridge, Mass., has its drawbacks. You may, for instance, feel undereducated, maybe even IQ-impaired. But spend the time anyway. This country's first college town is full of far more American history, smart shops, cool museums, inviting restaurants and all-around entertainment than your average city of 95,000. Harvard University sprawls on about 380 acres at one edge of Cambridge. Massachusetts Institute of Technology sits on 168 acres at another edge. The Charles River bends around both campuses, and the tree-lined streets should be exploding about now with red and gold leaves.
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By BOSTON GLOBE | March 28, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A Harvard University janitor charged in a recent series of sexual assaults in Cambridge has admitted to police that he groped more than 120 women, authorities said yesterday during a seminar on combating street crime. However, only five of Geremias Cruz Ramos' alleged victims reported the crime, and police want to know why. In a separate case earlier this year, police apprehended a male bicyclist who allegedly groped several women in the Harvard Square area. His build, clothing, and the antique bike he was riding matched exactly the women's description of the suspect.
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By BOSTON GLOBE | March 28, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A Harvard University janitor charged in a recent series of sexual assaults in Cambridge has admitted to police that he groped more than 120 women, authorities said yesterday during a seminar on combating street crime. However, only five of Geremias Cruz Ramos' alleged victims reported the crime, and police want to know why. In a separate case earlier this year, police apprehended a male bicyclist who allegedly groped several women in the Harvard Square area. His build, clothing, and the antique bike he was riding matched exactly the women's description of the suspect.
FEATURES
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 18, 1997
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The first lady may have made a killing on the commodities market a few years back, but she and President Clinton might have to start playing Lotto if daughter Chelsea accepts an invitation to attend Harvard University.The annual price tag for tuition, room and board and other fees is breathtaking enough at an estimated $31,395.But that doesn't begin to cover the real cost of joining the Harvard Class of 2001. A freshman woman might be run out of Cambridge, for example, without a proper navel piercing ($53)
TRAVEL
By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,Tribune Newspapers | October 25, 2009
Hanging around in Cambridge, Mass., has its drawbacks. You may, for instance, feel undereducated, maybe even IQ-impaired. But spend the time anyway. This country's first college town is full of far more American history, smart shops, cool museums, inviting restaurants and all-around entertainment than your average city of 95,000. Harvard University sprawls on about 380 acres at one edge of Cambridge. Massachusetts Institute of Technology sits on 168 acres at another edge. The Charles River bends around both campuses, and the tree-lined streets should be exploding about now with red and gold leaves.
BUSINESS
By BOSTON GLOBE | January 21, 2001
ROWLEY, Mass. - In 1975, Jack Schylling was a Harvard graduate peddling mechanical toy birds on the streets of Boston. "It was near Faneuil Hall," he recalls. "And when the office towers emptied out at lunch, there were some of my classmates in suits. My parents were a little bemused at how I had parlayed a Harvard degree into a street peddler's license." Twenty-six years later, after much growth and several evolutions, the company Schylling founded and runs with his two brothers is hoping to cash in on toys tied to the first Harry Potter movie, which is scheduled for release in November.
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By George F. Will | February 18, 2001
WASHINGTON -- The nation is preparing to celebrate, with automobile and appliance and mattress sales, tomorrow's national holiday, which, as every schoolchild knows, is Presidents Day. Feel the excitement. The excitement of the magical date -- this year -- of Feb. 19. Before 1971 the nation set aside two days -- the actual birthdays; what a concept -- to show reverence for the foremost founder of the republic and the man most responsible for preserving it. Washington's birthday (Feb. 22)
NEWS
February 5, 2007
Joe Hunter, 79 Motown bandleader Joe Hunter, a three-time Grammy winner with the Funk Brothers, died Friday in Detroit. The first hire of Motown legend Berry Gordy Jr., he backed up acts such as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles on piano in the late 1950s. Mr. Hunter also served as Motown's first bandleader in the early days. The Funk Brothers - celebrated in the 2002 documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown - played backup on many Motown recordings. Mr. Hunter's piano work was an integral part of such songs as Martha and the Vandellas' "Heat Wave" and Marvin Gaye's "Pride and Joy."
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By Elizabeth Mehren and Elizabeth Mehren,Tribune Newspapers | July 23, 2009
BOSTON - Blogs exploded Wednesday with people eager to weigh in on issues of race, class and police harassment and talk radio made room for little else as the Boston region buzzed with discussions about Harvard's prominent African-American studies professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., who was arrested after attempting to enter his own home. President Barack Obama unexpectedly injected himself into the national debate during his Wednesday night news conference, saying the Cambridge, Mass., police department acted "stupidly" in the arrest of Gates Jr.. In response to a question, Obama shied away from suggesting that Gates' race was the contributing factor to his arrest but linked the event to disparate treatment of minorities by police.
NEWS
By George F. Will | February 18, 2001
WASHINGTON -- The nation is preparing to celebrate, with automobile and appliance and mattress sales, tomorrow's national holiday, which, as every schoolchild knows, is Presidents Day. Feel the excitement. The excitement of the magical date -- this year -- of Feb. 19. Before 1971 the nation set aside two days -- the actual birthdays; what a concept -- to show reverence for the foremost founder of the republic and the man most responsible for preserving it. Washington's birthday (Feb. 22)
BUSINESS
By BOSTON GLOBE | January 21, 2001
ROWLEY, Mass. - In 1975, Jack Schylling was a Harvard graduate peddling mechanical toy birds on the streets of Boston. "It was near Faneuil Hall," he recalls. "And when the office towers emptied out at lunch, there were some of my classmates in suits. My parents were a little bemused at how I had parlayed a Harvard degree into a street peddler's license." Twenty-six years later, after much growth and several evolutions, the company Schylling founded and runs with his two brothers is hoping to cash in on toys tied to the first Harry Potter movie, which is scheduled for release in November.
FEATURES
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 18, 1997
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The first lady may have made a killing on the commodities market a few years back, but she and President Clinton might have to start playing Lotto if daughter Chelsea accepts an invitation to attend Harvard University.The annual price tag for tuition, room and board and other fees is breathtaking enough at an estimated $31,395.But that doesn't begin to cover the real cost of joining the Harvard Class of 2001. A freshman woman might be run out of Cambridge, for example, without a proper navel piercing ($53)
NEWS
By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1996
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- If this fiercely independent city has a spiritual center, it is neither a church nor a synagogue nor a mosque. It is Harvard Square. As chain outlets and malls spread across the rest of the country, the small, independent merchants here shrugged, disdaining the accouterments of late 20th century capitalism.The Square is the half-dozen blocks near the confluence of Massachusetts Avenue and JFK Street. By the standards of the contemporary urban United States, it is a rare social leveler.
NEWS
June 21, 1993
Jessup company wins luggage competitionDelsey, situated in Jessup, has been awarded the first and second prizes at the Product of the Year Awards, sponsored by the British Luggage Association, for its luggage.The top award went to Delsey's wheeled garment bag from its Hemisphere Softside Collection, and the company's new 30-inch, four-wheeled hard-side suitcase from the Hemisphere Hardside Collection.Gilchrest receives builders' awardAssociated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Anne Arundel/Southern Maryland Chapter, recently presented an "Eagle" Award to Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, R-1st.
FEATURES
By New York Times News Service | April 29, 1992
BOSTON -- WGBH, the Boston public television station that brings "Nova," "Masterpiece Theater" and "Evening at Pops" to America's living rooms, has opened a store in an effort to raise more money for its innovative television projects.The store, WGBH Learningsmith, has already become a popular stop in the affluent Chestnut Hill Mall in Newton, Mass., since it opened in October. It has been so successful that another store will open in Harvard Square in June, with a third store planned later this year.
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