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