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Harvard in the City

An Emerging Hub: How Biotech Spread to Allston

Allston, an area which has long been known as a hub for college students, immigrant families, and mixed industrial uses is now emerging as a new hub for one of Boston’s most lucrative industries: biotech.

Allston Houses

Boston Police Say Crime Has Fallen, Pledge Transparency at Allston-Brighton Meeting

The Boston Police Department told Allston-Brighton residents that crime across the neighborhood fell significantly this year at a Tuesday meeting, despite upticks in mental health-related 911 calls and longer-running burglary issues in the area.

Aerial View of Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Council Asks City Staff to Launch Municipally-Funded Housing Vouchers Pilot

The Cambridge City Council asked the city’s Community Development Department to work toward a pilot program for municipally-funded housing vouchers.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Council Endorses Bill Allowing Cities to Require Payments From Large Nonprofits, Including Harvard

The Cambridge City Council voted on Tuesday to endorse a state bill that would allow the city to require large institutions like Harvard to pay 25 percent of their assessed property value through Payment in Lieu of Taxes payments.

Michelle Wu Election Night Event

Mayor Wu Says She Respects Decision of Student Groups to Withdraw Support From Harvard Talk

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 spoke out about a canceled Harvard talk scheduled for Tuesday after 11 student groups withdrew from sponsoring the event over her decision to use police to clear a pro-Palestine encampment at Emerson College

One Bus to Harvard at Widener Gate
City Politics

Fare-Free Route 1 Bus Proposal Unlikely Until Fiscal Year 2026, City Official Says

A proposal to make the Route 1 bus fare free championed by Cambridge city councilors is likely off the table until fiscal year 2026, a city official said in a Wednesday memo.

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City Politics

State Legislature Limits Emergency Assistance Shelter Stays

State legislators voted Thursday to pass a bill imposing a nine-month limit on families staying in state-run Emergency Assistance Shelters effective June 1.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu '07 at 2022 Class Day

Mayor Wu Cancels Harvard Event After Affinity Groups Withdraw Over Emerson Encampment Police Response

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 canceled an April 30 event at Harvard after at least 11 student organizations withdrew from co-sponsoring an event over her decision to send police to break up a pro-Palestine student encampment at Emerson College.

HAPF Ceremony

Harvard Distributes $200,000 in Grants to Allston-Brighton Organizations

Residents and local leaders gathered to mark Harvard’s annual distribution of $200,000 to Allston-Brighton organizations at the Harvard Ed Portal on Tuesday.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Science Retracts Paper by Dana-Farber President Over Discrepancies in Multiple Figures

The journal Science retracted a 2006 paper by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute President and CEO Laurie H. Glimcher ’72 on Thursday due to discrepancies in several figures.

Kevin L'Herrou
City Politics

Mayor Wu Taps Kevin L’Herrou For Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Liaison

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 named Kevin L’Herrou as the next Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Liaison after Frank Mendoza, his predecessor, was promoted to Deputy Director of the Office of Neighborhood Services.

Boston Marathon Runners

‘A Party for 26 Miles’: Harvard Students Run 2024 Boston Marathon

Tens of thousands of spectators cheered, played music, and held handmade signs at the 128th Boston Marathon on Monday. In 70 degree heat, runners — among them several Harvard College students and recent alumni — traversed a hilly 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to the Copley Square finish line.

Harvard Medical School
Student Life

Incoming BU President Melissa Gilliam Will Speak at Harvard Medical School’s Class Day

Melissa L. Gilliam, the incoming president of Boston University, will serve as the Harvard Medical School’s class day speaker next month.

Allston Houses
City Politics

Boston City Councilor Breadon Slams Proposed Capital Project Budget for Allston-Brighton

Boston City Councilor Elizabeth A. Breadon slammed the city’s fiscal year 2025 capital budget allocations for Allston-Brighton in an interview Thursday.

Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang '05
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 Elected Co-Chair of Metropolitan Mayors Coalition

Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 will serve as the co-chair of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, a group made up of the leaders of 16 municipalities in the urban core of Boston's metro area.