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Harvard in the City

Allston
City Politics

‘Deeply Disappointed’: Harvard-Allston Task Force Calls on Bacow to Increase Collaboration

The Harvard-Allston task force penned a letter Wednesday to University President Lawrence S. Bacow calling for greater “accountability” and outreach around Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus development.

Michelle Wu Election Night Event
City Politics

Harvard Alum Michelle Wu ’07 Elected Boston’s 56th Mayor

Boston City Councilor and Harvard alum Michelle Wu ’07 will become Boston’s 56th mayor, the first woman and person of color elected in the city’s history, following a decisive victory over City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George Tuesday.

Lanier Appeal Hearing
Harvard in the City

Lanier Appeal Hearing

Attorneys Josh D. Koskoff, left, and Ben L. Crump, right, accompany Tamara K. Lanier on her way to a press conference after their hearing before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston in November 2021.

Lanier Versus Harvard
Harvard in the City

Lanier Versus Harvard

Civil rights attorney Benjamin L. Crump, right, alongside Tamara K. Lanier at a press conference Monday after a hearing before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston.

Boston City Hall
City Politics

Harvard-Allston Task Force Raises Concerns over Enterprise Research Campus Development

The Harvard-Allston task force filed a 25-page comment letter with the Boston Planning Development Agency last week raising concerns over the development of Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus project in Allston.

Cambridge City Hall

City Council Election Voter’s Guide 2021

Cambridge residents will head to the polls Nov. 2 to elect nine city councilors through a ranked choice voting system. Nineteen candidates, including eight incumbents and 11 challengers, are vying for one of the nine at-large seats. The Crimson broke down their views on affordable housing, transportation, climate change, and more.

Quinton Y. Zondervan
City Politics

Incumbent Quinton Zondervan Looks to Continue Diversity, Climate Work in Third Term

After two terms on the City Council and a decade in activism, Quinton Y. Zondervan is seeking reelection to continue pursuing his diversity, equity, and green initiative goals in Cambridge.

City Councilor Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler.
City Politics

Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler Seeks Second Term, Prioritizing Housing, Public Transit, and Climate

Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, an incumbent member of the Cambridge City Council, hopes to highlight affordable housing, public transportation, and climate policy as he seeks a second term in office this November.

Marc C. McGovern
City Politics

Seeking a Fifth Term, Marc McGovern Focuses on His Housing Victories

Marc C. McGovern — who has served four terms on the City Council, including one as mayor — is one of eight incumbents seeking reelection to the nine-seat council.

Boston Marathon 2021
College

‘Resilience and Renaissance’: Marathon Returns to Boston, Challenges Harvard Runners

Harvard affiliates made a triumphant return to the streets of Boston Monday as they competed in the 125th running of the Boston Marathon and the first to take place in person since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Massachusetts Turnpike
Harvard in the City

Mass. Turnpike Redesign to Clear Path for Harvard Development in Allston

Almost 100 acres of Harvard-owned land in Allston currently occupied by the Massachusetts Turnpike will be made available for development, thanks to a turnpike redesign plan selected by the Mass. Department of Transportation last week after eight years of deliberation.

Allston Housing
Harvard in the City

‘Just Not Fair’: As Allston’s Housing Costs Rise, Residents Turn to Harvard for Answers

Dominated by stockyards and rail lines before 1900, the 20th century transformed Allston: waves of immigration made it one of Boston’s most diverse neighborhoods, filled with single- and multi-family homes.

Muddy Pond Protest
Scrutiny

Muddy Pond Protest

Students for a Democratic Society members tail and shout at Sargeant Kennedy ’28, the Harvard Corporation secretary, through Harvard Yard. Ira D. Helfand ’71 is pictured holding a bullhorn.

Muddy Pond Bulldozer
Scrutiny

Muddy Pond Bulldozer

Muddy Pond Demonstration 1
Scrutiny

Muddy Pond Demonstration 1

A handbill distributed by the Students for a Democratic Society which advertised a march on campus demanding Harvard fill in Muddy Pond. SDS members were convinced that the courts would not otherwise find the University liable to fill it in.

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