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Cambridge

With Weeks Until Census Deadline, Cambridge Races to Collect Responses

As the country adapts to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the response deadline for the decennial U.S. census closes in, the self-response rate for Massachusetts sits just under 70 percent.

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College

Cambridge and Boston Residents Ambivalent about Harvard Students Returning to On- and Off-Campus Housing

As a limited number of students move into their dorms and others occupy apartments near campus, residents of the Greater Boston area are voicing concerns about the student population’s impact on their own health and safety.

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College

Shut Out of Campus Dorms, Harvard Students Flock to Boston and Cambridge Rentals

A sublet in Somerville. A condo in Cambridge. An apartment in Allston. Denied the opportunity to live in Harvard dorms, some upperclassmen at the College have returned to the Boston area anyway.

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City Politics

A Guide to Tuesday's Massachusetts Primaries

A primary season that has been full of unwelcome surprises will come to a much-anticipated conclusion Tuesday — although just shy of 1 million voters have already cast their ballots.

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PBHA

PBHA Boston-Based Summer Urban Program Convenes Virtually

Phillips Brooks House Association’s Summer Urban Program will begin virtually this Monday for roughly 550 young Boston and Cambridge students.

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Boston

Greater Boston Legal Services

Greater Boston Legal Services provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance and representation to low-income people in Boston and thirty-one surrounding cities and towns.

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Health

‘Virtually Empty’ Harvard Shuttles Switch to On-Demand Service

Harvard Transportation and Parking stopped running its shuttles Monday, shifting to an on-demand van service to serve the University’s mostly empty campus.

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Events

Ticket Service Outings and Innings Cancels Sales, Shifts to Publicizing Virtual Events Amid Coronavirus

In response to health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Outings and Innings — a service that offers discounted event tickets to Harvard affiliates — will halt ticket sales until further notice.

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Harvard Square

Mass. Closes Restaurants for Dining In, Bans Gatherings of 25 or More

Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 ordered all restaurants and bars to close on-premise consumption beginning Tuesday, marking one of the most drastic measures yet taken by the state to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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Politics

In Super Tuesday Surprise, Biden Wins Massachusetts Democratic Primary

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. pulled off a shocking victory in the Massachusetts Democratic primary Tuesday, where he finished ahead of United States Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Tuesday.

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Music

In Photos: Echosmith in Concert

American indie pop band Echosmith, formed in 2009 in California, held a concert at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston on Feb. 14, 2020. Experience the evening through photos.

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Cambridge

Prison Divestment Press Conference

A group of Harvard students advocating divestment from private prisons filed a lawsuit against the University today in Massachusetts state court.

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Allston

Mass. Department of Transportation Updates Allston Residents on Infrastructure Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Fiscal and Management Control Board held a meeting on Feb. 10 to update Allston residents and address public concern surrounding its ten-year infrastructure plan for the area.

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City Politics

PILOT Program

Boston's PILOT, or 'payment in lieu of taxes,' program encourages medical, educational, and cultural institutions to make voluntary contributions to make up for the fact they they are exempt from property taxes.

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Boston

For Eighth Year in a Row, Harvard Fails to Meet Boston PILOT Program Request

For the eighth consecutive year, Harvard’s financial contribution to the City of Boston fell short of the amount city officials requested as part of a program in which nonprofits voluntarily give funds to the city instead of paying taxes.

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