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Cambridge Police Car
Crime

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.

Weeks Bridge
Cambridge

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.

Allston Sign
Allston

At BPDA Meeting, Harvard Affordability and Green Space Commitments Draw Skepticism from Some Allston Residents

An agreement announced Tuesday that will allow Harvard to move forward with the first stage of its developments in Allston is similar to a proposal the University unveiled at a public meeting on June 30, which some residents said wasn’t enough to address their concerns.

Allston and Charles River
Harvard in the City

Harvard Reaches Agreement on First Stage of Allston Development, Clearing Path for Approval

Harvard University has agreed to increase its commitment to affordable housing construction in the first phase of its proposed campus expansion in Allston, earning the support of key Boston officials and clearing the way for the city to approve the opening stage of the school’s vast expansion plans in the neighborhood.

Rita Hester mural
City Politics

‘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.

Pit-A-Palooza
Harvard Square

Ahead of Demolition, One Last Hurrah for the Harvard Square Pit at Pit-A-Palooza

Harvard Square’s Pit — the slightly submerged area located behind the T station entrance — is set to be demolished in July, but for one last time on Saturday, it was transformed into a circle pit.

Dragon Boat Festival 2
Cambridge

43rd Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival Draws Thousands to Charles River For First Time in Two Years

Thousands of Cambridge residents, tourists, and volunteers convened at Boston’s 43rd annual Dragon Boat Festival Sunday to celebrate the traditional Chinese holiday through vibrant festivities and boat racing on the Charles River.

City Council Meeting
City Politics

Norman Khumalo

City Manager Finalist Norman Khumalo said he is driven to Cambridge as a “community in transition” in his candidate questionnaire. Cambridge, he wrote, is “pursuing contemporary ideals and in some cases losing ground on gains achieved in the past.”

Cambridge City Hall

Meet the Finalists to Become Cambridge’s Next City Manager

With the upcoming departure of Louis A. DePasquale in July, the search for the next Cambridge city manager — the most influential government post in the city — is well underway. The Initial Screening Committee, composed of four City Councilors and 15 Cambridge residents, has narrowed down its list of potential candidates to four finalists. The City Council will publicly interview each of the candidates on June 1 and will vote on the next city manager during its meeting on June 6.

Yi-An Huang
City Politics

Yi-An Huang

City Manager Finalist Yi-An Huang ’05 — if appointed in June — said he hopes to spur Cambridge to “be more ambitious and act with greater urgency.”

Cheryl Watson Fisher
City Politics

Cheryl Watson Fisher

Affordable housing, climate change, universal pre-K, and equity — these are just a few of the issues that Cambridge City Manager Finalist Cheryl Watson Fisher said she hopes to tackle if appointed in June.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Iram Farooq

City Manager Finalist Iram Farooq — the only candidate currently working in the city government — describes Cambridge in her candidate questionnaire as “a mecca of learning, an engine of innovation, of commerce, and economic opportunity.” All of this, she writes, makes Cambridge “uniquely positioned to lead.”

HUPD YIR Graphic
College

Can HUPD Reform?

Nearly a year after HUPD Chief Victor A. Clay took over the department on a pledge to reform, he faces fundamental questions about the department’s role on campus.

Mary E. Larosee
Allston

Mary E. Larosee

Mary E. Larosee.

Anthony P. “Tony” D’Isidoro
Allston

Anthony P. “Tony” D’Isidoro

Anthony P. “Tony” D’Isidoro.

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