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Cambridge City Council

City Council Discusses 2022 Budget Allocations, Bike and Pedestrian Safety, and COVID-19 Cases in Cambridge

The City of Cambridge held a meeting Monday to discuss policy orders about the city budget and bike safety, as well as update residents on measures taken to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

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HUPD

City of Cambridge Publishes Manual on Trauma-Informed Policing Initiative

The City of Cambridge published a manual this month outlining its trauma-informed policing initiative and offering guidance on how to implement a similar program in municipalities around the country.

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Allston

Residents Push Community Involvement at Harvard-Allston Task Force Meeting

At the Harvard-Allston Task Force meeting Wednesday, Harvard representatives presented the University’s annual report about the various projects affecting the Allston neighborhood, including the Enterprise Research Campus and the Harvard Ed Portal.

Harvard Medical School
Research

Drug May Reduce COVID-19 Mortality Rates for Diabetic Patients, Study by HMS Professor Finds

The drug sitagliptin may reduce mortality rates for diabetic patients hospitalized with COVID-19, an observational study led by Paulo Fiorina, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, suggests.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Delays Entering Step Two of Phase Three of Mass. Reopening Plan

The City of Cambridge announced Friday it will delay entering Step Two of Phase Three of Massachusetts’s reopening plan, after determining it would likely lead to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Cambridge.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Holds Special Meeting for Pandemic Updates

The City of Cambridge held a special meeting Tuesday to update residents on its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cambridge

City of Cambridge Orders Restaurants Limit Party Size to Six

The City of Cambridge issued a temporary emergency order last week requiring additional safety standards for local restaurants beginning September 28.

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Food and Drink

Harvard Square Businesses Reckon with Fewer Customers on Campus

Weeks into the fall semester at Harvard, businesses in Harvard Square are grappling with a significantly smaller customer base.

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Food and Drink

Seafood Restaurant Summer Shack Pops Up in Harvard Square

Jasper White’s Summer Shack, a New England seafood restaurant, opened a pop-up location in Harvard Square last week.

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Square Business

Rodney’s Bookstore Turns the Page on Central Square Location

Rodney’s Bookstore in Central Square will close this fall and reopen at a new location yet to be determined, according to its owner, Shaw Taylor.

Cambridge Street
Health

West Nile Virus Emerges as a 'High Risk' in Cambridge, Newton, Somerville, and Watertown

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday four new human cases of West Nile virus in the state this year, bringing the state’s total case count in 2020 to seven.

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Cambridge

With Weeks Until Census Deadline, Cambridge Races to Collect Responses

As the country adapts to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the response deadline for the decennial U.S. census closes in, the self-response rate for Massachusetts sits just under 70 percent.

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College

Cambridge and Boston Residents Ambivalent about Harvard Students Returning to On- and Off-Campus Housing

As a limited number of students move into their dorms and others occupy apartments near campus, residents of the Greater Boston area are voicing concerns about the student population’s impact on their own health and safety.

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City Politics

Harvard Advocates for 'Robust Evaluation' of 'At Grade' Approach for Mass. Pike Section

As the Massachusetts Department of Transportation weighs its options for redesigning the Massachusetts Turnpike, University spokesperson Kevin Casey wrote in an emailed statement that the school hopes the state will thoroughly evaluate “an alternative all at grade approach.”

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Implements Dropboxes for Mail-In Ballots Amid U.S. Postal Service Turmoil

As the September Massachusetts state primary and the November presidential election approach, Cambridge officials said they are working to address concerns from residents about the security and safety of voting amid the coronavirus pandemic and growing controversies surrounding the United States Postal Service.

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