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Facing A Longstanding Racial Achievement Gap, Cambridge Moves to Standardize School Curricula

As Cambridge Public Schools takes broad steps toward ensuring students receive equal instruction with a new, standardized English curriculum, the district has found itself in a greater statewide debate about reading standards, mandating curricula, and teacher and school autonomy.

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Harvard in the City

An Emerging Hub: How Biotech Spread to Allston

Allston, an area which has long been known as a hub for college students, immigrant families, and mixed industrial uses is now emerging as a new hub for one of Boston’s most lucrative industries: biotech.

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Large Police Response at Harvard Graduate School of Education After 2 People Fall Off Balcony

Two people fell approximately 20 feet after leaning on a railing that gave way outside the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Larsen Hall, according to Cambridge Police Department spokesperson Robert Goulston.

Clover Harvard Square
Food and Drink

Clover to Keep All Cambridge Locations Open After Surviving Bankruptcy

All of Clover Food Lab’s locations will stay open following a corporate restructuring after the company declared bankruptcy in November, Clover CEO Julia Wrin Piper said Friday.

Allston Houses

Boston Police Say Crime Has Fallen, Pledge Transparency at Allston-Brighton Meeting

The Boston Police Department told Allston-Brighton residents that crime across the neighborhood fell significantly this year at a Tuesday meeting, despite upticks in mental health-related 911 calls and longer-running burglary issues in the area.

City Council Meeting 3/4/24
City Politics

Council Approves Cambridge Public School Budget, Including $1 Million For Standardized English Curriculum

The Cambridge City Council voted unanimously to approve Cambridge Public Schools’ $268 million budget for fiscal year 2025, including $1 million to implement a new aligned English Language Arts curriculum across all elementary schools next fall.

Cambridge City Hall Participatory Budgeting
City Politics

Cambridge To Consider Developing Overdose Prevention Centers

The City Council unanimously adopted a policy order on Monday supporting state legislation to legalize overdose prevention centers statewide and asked City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 to determine the city’s “willingness to consider hosting an OPC in Cambridge.”

Harvard Students at Pro-Palestine MIT Encampment
City Politics

MIT Police Arrest 9 Students Blocking Parking Garage in Pro-Palestine Protest

MIT Police Department officers arrested nine students involved in blocking the MIT Stata Center parking garage, the school announced in an alert to affiliates on Thursday evening.

Harvard Chabad House
Student Life

Proposed Harvard Chabad Expansion Faces Opposition From Cambridge Zoning Board, Neighbors

A proposal to dramatically expand Harvard Chabad’s Banks Street headquarters failed to win approval from the Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeals during a contentious Thursday public hearing.

Zoning Laws City Hall
City Politics

Proposal to Abolish Single-Family Zoning in Cambridge Moves Forward

The proposal to abolish single-family zoning in Cambridge is moving forward through the City Council, heralding a radical shift in the city’s housing policy.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge Schools

‘Avoidable’: Cambridge Officials Address Accidental Firearm Discharge at CRLS

Cambridge officials pledged accountability during a Tuesday School Committee meeting for a police officer’s accidental discharge of a gun in a Cambridge Rindge and Latin School bathroom.

Harvard University Police Outside Widener Gate to Harvard Yard

Police Observed 2 College Students ‘Passing Supplies’ Over Harvard Yard Gate

Cambridge Police Department officers observed two Harvard undergraduates “passing supplies” from a vehicle to individuals who had climbed over the Harvard Yard fence Monday night.

Aerial View of Cambridge City Hall

Cambridge City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Pro-Palestine Protesters at Harvard, MIT

The Cambridge City Council passed a resolution urging Harvard, MIT, and the Cambridge Police Department to respect the right of pro-Palestine students to protest during a Monday meeting.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge Schools

Boston, Cambridge-Area High School Students Block Mass. Ave. in Support of MIT Encampment

Approximately 50 student Boston-area high school students blocked Massachusetts Avenue in front of MIT on Monday afternoon for at least four hours as part of a pro-Palestine protest.

Cambridge City Council Meeting 3/4/24
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Manager Unveils Nearly $1 Billion 2025 Operating City Budget Proposal

City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 presented the city’s nearly $1 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2025, along with $36 million in loan order requests and an approximately $74 million capital budget.