Demanding Answers for Sayed Faisal’s Killing by Police, Protesters Again Disrupt Cambridge City Council
Protesters interrupted the Cambridge City Council’s regular meeting at City Hall Monday evening to demand accountability for the Cambridge Police Department officers involved in the police killing of Sayed Faisal last month.
Harvard-Affiliated Consulting Group to Conduct ‘Equity Audit’ of Cambridge Schools’ Budgeting Process
The Cambridge City Council and Cambridge School Committee discussed plans for an “equity audit” by a Harvard-affiliated consulting group at a joint budget meeting Monday.
U.S. Department of Transportation Rejects Funding Request for Mass. Pike Realignment Project
The Massachusetts Turnpike realignment effort in Allston has hit a temporary roadblock following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s rejection of a request from the city and state for $1.2 billion to help fund the $2 billion project.
BPDA Discusses Zoning Guidelines for Soldiers Field Road Development
The Boston Planning and Development Agency discussed how its construction project on Soldiers Field Road will adhere to recently approved Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning guidelines on Wednesday.
Massachusetts Voters Approve Millionaire Tax, Legalize Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
Massachusetts voters narrowly approved ballot questions that will substantially raise taxes on millionaires and legalize driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in the midterm elections on Tuesday.
City of Boston Outlines Plans for Life Science Campus Along Beacon Street
The Boston Planning and Development Agency discussed the construction of a life science campus along 155 North Beacon St. with Allston-Brighton residents and the Impact Advisory Group during a Tuesday webinar.
For 11th Year in a Row, Harvard Falls Short of Boston’s PILOT Request
For the 11th consecutive year, Harvard did not pay the full amount requested by the City of Boston as part of a program in which nonprofits voluntarily give money to the city in lieu of taxes.
State Outlines Plans to Improve Herter Park in Allston
Massachusetts state officials outlined plans on Wednesday to revitalize Herter Park in Allston by improving access to the Charles River and narrowing Soldier’s Field Road to create space for “green transportation.”
Harvard Proposes New Site for the American Repertory Theater in Allston
Harvard proposed a new site for its American Repertory Theater in Allston on Thursday, asking members of the Harvard Allston Task Force to weigh in on a prospective location near its athletic complex.
Constitutional Questions Arise as Cambridge Tries to Ban Crisis Pregnancy Centers
The Cambridge City Council resolved to ban the licensing of limited-services pregnancy centers, though legal and constitutional questions remain.
Baking News: Le Macaron French Pastries Opens in Harvard Square
Harvard Square officially welcomed Le Macaron French Pastries in a grand opening event Saturday.
Charles River Advocacy Group Discusses I-90 Project Flood Risks
In a Tuesday webinar, the Charles River Watershed Association urged Allston-Brighton residents to advocate for a review of flood risks in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Allston Multimodal I-90 Project.
Cambridge Police Officer Arrested After Allegedly Driving Drunk, Striking Three Motorcyclists
An off-duty Cambridge Police officer was arrested Monday morning for driving while intoxicated following a crash with three motorcyclists.
Police Investigating Death of 32-Year-Old Woman After Body Recovered from Charles River
A 32-year-old woman’s body was recovered from the Charles River on Wednesday after a three-hour search, according to the Massachusetts State Police.
‘These Are Our Stories’: New Allston Mural Honors Rita Hester, Whose Life and Murder Inspired Transgender Day of Remembrance
Last week, the City of Boston unveiled a mural depicting Rita Hester, a transgender woman whose murder in Allston in November 1998 sparked the creation of Transgender Day of Remembrance.