Massachusetts Turnpike

Allston Residents React to Mass. Turnpike Realignment

As local and state officials await federal funds for the I-90 Multimodal Project, a long-running conversation is growing about just how the project should transform the neighborhood.

Massachusetts Turnpike

Boston Begins Planning New Neighborhood on Harvard-Owned Land in Allston

The city of Boston is undergoing a planning process for Beacon Park Yard – a large tract of Harvard-owned land in Allston — which is set to be the site of a large highway and transit project.

Allston and Charles River

Allston Residents Voice Frustration Over Harvard-Funded BPDA Needs Assessment

The Boston Planning and Development Agency last Thursday approved the final version of the Allston-Brighton Needs Assessment, an analysis of the Allston-Brighton area for use by residents, developers, and service organizations.

Construction in Allston

Harvard Presents New 10-Year Plan for Allston Campus at City Meeting

Harvard began the yearlong process of filing a new Institutional Master Plan for its Allston holdings last Tuesday, sketching out major renovation and construction plans for the next decade.

Pat Iverson and Kathryn Black at Allston Makers Market

In Photos: From Microphotography to Metalworking, Allston Makers Show their Craft at Winter Market

Local artists, craftspeople, and creators gathered to exhibit and sell their work at the Artisans Asylum in Allston this past Saturday. The event, the Winter Makers Market, welcomed residents to purchase works from the artists and ask them about their work.

Construction in Allston

With Harvard Allston Campus Construction Underway, Residents Complain of Traffic, Lack of Communication

With construction on the first phase of Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus entering its sixth month, Allston residents voiced criticisms of the development and the impact it will have on the neighborhood.

American Repertory Theater Rendering

New American Repertory Theater Development Plan Unanimously Approved by BPDA

The Boston Planning and Development Agency unanimously approved development plans Thursday for relocating Harvard’s American Repertory Theater from its Brattle Street location into Allston, alongside construction of new affiliate housing.


USPS Announces Plans to Reopen Allston Post Office After Four Years

The United States Postal Service plans to re-establish the Allston post office on Harvard Avenue after it closed four years ago. In 2019, USPS shut down the Allston post office, citing structural damages at the site. Now, Boston-based developer Eden Properties is working with the USPS to re-establish the Allston post office.

BPDA Halloween Allston SEC Event

At BPDA Halloween Event, Fun, Frights, and Feedback on Municipal Planning

The Boston Planning and Development Agency hosted a Halloween celebration on Saturday to provide information and seek feedback from residents on the construction of Harvard’s campus expansion in the neighborhood.

Allston Welcome Center

‘We Feel Overwhelmed’: Allston Struggles to Support Migrant Families Amid Record Influx

As the Massachusetts shelter system strains to accommodate record numbers of arriving families, Allston expanded services in June with the opening of a new family welcome center — though the neighborhood continues to struggle to meet the needs of all.

Rocking at the Beer Garden
Food and Drink

‘A Great Atmosphere’: Aeronaut Beer Garden Closes Out Summer in Allston at Harvard’s Zone 3

Each summer since 2016, Somerville-based brewery Aeronaut brings life to an otherwise austere block with yard games, lights, music, and libations as part of its seasonal beer garden pop-up at Harvard’s Zone 3.

Soldiers Field Road
Harvard in the City

Harvard Increases Funding Pledge for Allston I-90 Multimodal Project to $90M as Part of State’s New Financing Plan

Harvard has added $32 million to its pledged cash contribution for the Allston I-90 Multimodal Project — the infrastructure plan poised to transform Allston over at least the coming decade — as part of a new, detailed plan for financing the project unveiled last week.

Allston Enterprise Research Campus Construction Entrance
Harvard in the City

Construction on Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus in Allston is Set to Begin

Construction for the first phase of Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus in Allston is set to begin this week, after developer Tishman Speyer announced that it secured financing for the project last Friday.

Alma Mater Accountability Graphic
City Politics

A Crimson Commonwealth: The Harvard Alumni Who Run Massachusetts

As Harvard affiliates continue to interact with and fill the Massachusetts government, it often falls to the University’s own to create policy and settle disagreements that directly affect Harvard. How does their time at the University influence the way they approach these disputes, and what is the effect of Harvard’s impact on Massachusetts leaders?

Allston Enterprise Research Campus Overhead
Harvard in the City

Harvard Awards $200,000 in Grants to Allston Nonprofits in 15th Year of Partnership Fund

Harvard announced grants totaling $200,000 to 20 different organizations and programs in Allston as part of the Harvard-Allston Partnership Fund at a ceremony last Thursday.