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Student Life

‘Back to Our Roots’: Plant-Based Cafe Mother Juice to Open in Smith Center in March

Mother Juice, a plant-based cafe with Boston roots, is set to open a fourth location in the Smith Campus Center in March 2022.

Rats in Cambridge
City Politics

City of Cambridge Searches for Rat Liaison to Combat Rodent Scourge

The Cambridge City Council is seeking a rodent control liaison to spearhead a response to the rising rodent population in the city.

Derrick Neal
Cambridge City Council

City of Cambridge Names Derrick Neal as Chief Public Health Officer

As chief public health officer, Neal, a Texas health administrator with more than 30 years of experience in public health, will oversee the Cambridge City Public Health Department.

Starbucks Closing
Harvard in the City

Matcha Devastation as Students Venti About HSQ Starbucks’ Unexpected Closing

Ten years after debuting in Harvard Square, the Starbucks located at 1380 Massachusetts Avenue closed on Sunday, with the Harvard Shop set to take its place in 2022.

Cambridge Chronicle
City Politics

Decimated by Corporate Cutdowns, Cambridge Chronicle Loses Veteran Editor

Following the departure last month of the Cambridge Chronicle’s editor and only full-time journalist, Amy Saltzman, former employees and residents have expressed doubts about the future of the U.S.’s oldest surviving weekly newspaper.

City Council Meeting
Cambridge City Council

Recently-Elected Cambridge City Councilors Discuss Priorities

Ahead of their inauguration in January 2022, recently-elected Cambridge City Council members said in interviews that their priorities include addressing climate change and tackling inequity in the city.

Cambridge Vaccination Rates Graphic
Metro News

Community Groups Promote Vaccine Awareness Among Cambridge Residents of Color

Cambridge has reported vaccination rates for residents of color that defy national trends: as of Nov. 18, 74 percent of Black residents and 59 percent of Latinx residents are fully vaccinated, while only 33 percent of Black people and 36 percent of Latinx people are fully vaccinated nationwide.

Wu Sworn in
City Politics

Michelle Wu ’07 Inaugurated as Boston’s 56th Mayor

Michelle Wu ’07 was sworn in as the first female and person of color elected mayor by the city of Boston during a brief ceremony in the Boston City Council chamber Tuesday.

Allston and Charles River
Politics

With Wu’s Inauguration, Allston Residents Look to the Future of the Neighborhood

Allston residents said they are optimistic about Michelle Wu's plans to reconfigure urban development and city planning in Boston will positively benefit the neighborhood as it handles an influx of Harvard development projects.

Wu Profile
Politics

Harvard’s Mayor: The ‘Foundational’ College Experience That Shaped Michelle Wu ’07

A daughter of Taiwanese immigrants born on Chicago’s South Side, Wu had never truly been away from her family before coming to Cambridge in August 2003. Her entire family — including her parents, and her three siblings — made the nearly 1,000 mile drive from Chicago to Harvard Yard in a minivan together.

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.

Polling Place
City Politics

City Council Debates Contentious Measure to Limit Campaign Donations by Developers

The Cambridge City Council debated the latest proposed changes to campaign finance in city politics on Monday night.

Stabbing near Mather House
Crime

Police Searching for 3 Male Suspects After Stabbing Near Mather House Friday Night

Cambridge police are searching for three unidentified male suspects involved in a stabbing that occurred near Mather House Friday night.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Future Looks ‘Bright’ for Cambridge Post-Election, Residents and Councilors Say

Following the conclusion of a contentious campaign for Cambridge City Council, candidates and residents said they are optimistic about the future of the city’s leadership.

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.

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