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River Houses on the Charles
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Harvard Advocates for 'Robust Evaluation' of 'At Grade' Approach for Mass. Pike Section

As the Massachusetts Department of Transportation weighs its options for redesigning the Massachusetts Turnpike, University spokesperson Kevin Casey wrote in an emailed statement that the school hopes the state will thoroughly evaluate “an alternative all at grade approach.”

Town-Gown Graphic
City Politics

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Town and Gown Cooperate

As the coronavirus pandemic forces retailers to close and students to evacuate campus, the city of Cambridge must rely more heavily on the University to weather the pandemic.

Allston Home Damage
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Harvard Announces New Grant Program to Fund Local Nonprofits

Harvard is piloting a new grant program that will provide funding to Allston-Brighton nonprofit organizations working to address urgent needs exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, the University announced April 24.

Town Gown
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Town Gown

Harvard presented its infrastructure projects, sustainability initiatives, and neighborhood engagement initiatives to the Cambridge Planning Board at the annual Town Gown report meeting Tuesday.

ArtLab
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Harvard Expands into Allston

Harvard’s development in the Boston neighborhood of Allston has brought Harvard administrators, professors, and students face-to-face with a myriad of challenges, from the logistics of moving classes across the river to pushback from Allston residents.

Border Cafe Fire
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Border Cafe Fire

A fire broke out in the building that houses Border Cafe and Harvard Global Health Institute Sunday afternoon.

Sustainability Building
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Three Finalists Announced for Allston Enterprise Research Campus Development

Harvard has selected three development teams — Alexandria Real Estate Equities and National Development, the HYM Investment Group, and Breakthrough Properties — as finalists for a bid to develop the University’s new Enterprise Research Campus in Allston.

Sustainability Building
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Following $6.4 Million Renovation, Smith Playground Reopens in Allston

The renovated Smith Playground in Allston — boasting the City of Boston’s first pumptrack, a new multipurpose sports field, a street hockey rink, and an amphitheater — officially reopened to the public earlier this month.

Art & Soul
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Art & Soul

Billie Jo Joy and Annie P. Hoffman are the co-owners of Art & Soul, a Cambridge yoga studio that aims to unite the somatic with the spiritual.

Art & Soul 1
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Art & Soul 1

Before housing Art & Soul yoga studio, 91 Hampshire Street was home to Clayground, a pottery studio that the Cambridge Women’s Commission refers to as a “socialistic pottery business.”

City Council Candidates Open Forum
City Politics

City Council Candidates Split on Affordable Housing Solution, Campaign Finance Ahead of Election

Ahead of the election, The Crimson surveyed this year’s slate on their personal backgrounds and policy positions.

Nicola Williams
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Nicola Williams

Williams is running on a platform focused on affordable housing, an issue that has impacted her over her 31 years in Cambridge and that remains as salient as ever for local residents today.

Risa Mednick
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Risa Mednick

For the past ten years, Mednick has been the executive director of Transition House, an organization that offered the first shelter for domestic violence victims on the East Coast. She said in an interview that her leadership experience qualifies her for the City Council race and has shaped her platform, which centers around bringing more equity to the city.

Cambridge City Hall
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Burhan Azeem

Azeem is the youngest candidate running for office at 22 years old, but his campaign website and social media argue his experience with housing issues and environmental research have prepared him for the role.

Cambridge City Hall
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Jeffery McNary

At the center of McNary’s campaign is a focus on remodeling Cambridge’s housing system.

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