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Allston Sign
City Politics

Harvard Enterprise Research Campus Developer Pledges Transportation Improvements

As the Boston Planning and Development Agency proceeds with its review of Harvard’s proposed Enterprise Research Campus, developers, University representatives, and Allston residents met virtually Tuesday to discuss plans to improve local transportation.

Cambridge City Council Meeting
Cambridge City Council

City Council Passes Policy Orders on the Future of the City's Mask Mandate, BGLTQ Housing

The Cambridge City Council unanimously passed three policy orders to reevaluate the City’s mask mandate, expand BGLTQ-friendly housing in Cambridge, and to recognize the efforts of the worker’s union for small business coffee chain Darwin’s at a Monday meeting.

Grendels
Harvard Law School

‘Hummus with a Side of Justice’: Local Pub Grendel’s Den Could Help Overturn Texas Abortion Law

A 1982 Supreme Court decision involving Harvard Square restaurant Grendel’s Den could serve as legal precedent to overturn Texas’s recent law banning most abortions, Harvard emeritus professors Laurence H. Tribe ’62 and David Rosenberg wrote in a Boston Globe opinion piece last week.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Lauds Data-Driven Governance, Affordable Housing in Annual Report

The City of Cambridge highlighted its national recognition for excellence in data-driven local governance and its work to improve housing affordability, boost access to economic and educational opportunities, and combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Students at SEC
Harvard in the City

Allston Residents Conflicted Over Appearance, Impact of Harvard’s New SEAS Campus

Local residents offered mixed opinions of Harvard’s Science and Engineering Complex in Allston following its official opening to students on September 2.

Y2Y
Harvard Square

Student-Run Homeless Shelters to Operate at Reduced Capacity This Winter

As Harvard students returned en masse to Cambridge earlier this month, Harvard student-run homeless shelters have made plans to operate at reduced bed capacity for overnight guests this fall and winter.

HSQ Assaults
Crime

Three Harvard Affiliates Assaulted in Separate Harvard Square Incidents

Three Harvard affiliates were separately assaulted near Harvard Square in the past week, though none required medical attention, according to police.

Allston
Central Administration

‘Grossly Insufficient’: Allston Politicians Claim Poor Harvard Outreach, Call on City Hall to Halt Development

Citing poor outreach by Harvard, several state and local legislators submitted a letter to acting Boston Mayor Kim M. Janey last month requesting a moratorium on “all decision-making processes” related to development of two Harvard-related projects in Allston.

Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr.
City Politics

CPD Commissioner Leaves With Mixed Reviews, Steps Into Role Heading Controversial New Police Force

As Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. leaves the department for Johns Hopkins University, Cambridge residents and City Council members recalled a tenure of mixed results.

Hasty Pudding
Harvard Square

Seafood Chain Boiling Crab Scuttles Into Harvard Square

The Boiling Crab, a seafood chain originally from Garden Grove, Calif., plans on debuting its first Massachusetts location in Harvard Square early next year.

Agassiz neighborhood
City Politics

City Council Approves Baldwin Neighborhood Name, Replacing Agassiz

The Cambridge City Council on Aug. 2 unanimously approved the renaming of the Agassiz neighborhood north of Harvard to honor Maria L. Baldwin, the first Black female principal in the Northeast.

Enterprise Research Campus
Allston

Enterprise Research Campus Developer Ups Affordable Housing, Pledges Diversity, Sustainability in Recent Filing

Tishman Speyer, the firm leading Harvard’s efforts to develop an Enterprise Research Campus in Allston, filed a 900-page report with the Boston Planning and Development Agency Wednesday with updated plans for the project’s affordability, diversity, sustainability, and open space.

Menya Jiro
Cambridge

Award-Winning Ramen Chain Menya Jiro Expands into Harvard Square

Award-winning Japanese ramen brand Menya Jiro celebrated the grand opening of its first Boston location in Harvard Square on July 14.

Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr.
City Politics

Cambridge Police Commissioner Bard to Leave Department for Johns Hopkins University

Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. is leaving the department for Johns Hopkins University, where he will lead the school’s security department as its new vice president for public safety.

Charles River
Cambridge

Planning for an ‘Uncertain’ Future, Cambridge Unveils Climate Resilience Plan

The City of Cambridge released a report on the effects of climate change on the city and long-term recommendations for climate resilience.

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