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Michal Goldstein

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People of Allston-Brighton

The People of Allston-Brighton

This piece profiles five residents from Allston and Brighton who are actively dealing with these challenges and envisioning a better future for their neighborhoods. They provide a snapshot of the character of Allston-Brighton, the lives of the people within it — and the way those lives are changing.

Harvard Square

Mapping Harvard Square’s Transformation, From the Last In-person Commencement to Today

Harvard Square will host the first in-person Commencement since 2019 on Thursday. With three classes set to graduate this week, Harvard Square is alive and bustling with students, families, friends, and tourists.

Allston and Charles River
City Politics

Mass. State Rep. Calls on University VP to Increase Transparency for Allston Multimodal Project

Earlier this month, Massachusetts State Representative Michael J. Moran and University Executive Vice President Katherine N. “Katie” Lapp exchanged a pair of letters discussing Harvard’s communication with Allston residents about its plans for the Department of Transportation’s I-90/Allston Multimodal project.

Dear Freshman Year 4

Dear Freshman Year

That was always the comparison: life before you and life after you. I could not fathom how much had changed. I had gone from a year of stillness and solitude to the most socially and intellectually stimulating experience of my life. And that was only the beginning.

Harvard Ed Portal

Harvard Ed Portal

The Harvard Ed Portal is located at 224 Western Ave in Allston.

Harvard Ed Portal
Harvard in the City

‘An Exceptional Job’: Allston Residents and Harvard Students Commend the Ed Portal

Amid longstanding tensions between Harvard and Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood, there is one University-run initiative that has been welcomed with open arms: the Harvard Ed Portal.

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The Scoop

Rewriting the Boundaries of Creative Writing

An organization called the Harvard Creative Writing Collective, founded in the summer of 2021, works to combat the exclusivity of creative writing at Harvard. The group’s mission statement declares a dedication to “creating a radically inclusive community of writers on campus.”

Allston and Charles River

Boston Planning and Development Agency Approves 90 Braintree St. Residential Project in Allston

The Boston Planning and Development Agency Board approved on March 10 a residential project at 90 Braintree St. in Allston that plans to replace an existing decades-old building.

Enterprise Research Campus
City Politics

‘Willing to Run a Marathon’: Allston-Brighton Residents Push Back on Harvard’s Expansion

The Coalition for a Just Allston and Brighton, a group of Allston-Brighton residents and non-profit organizations, led a protest condemning Harvard’s expansion plans in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood earlier this month.

Allston and Charles River
City Politics

Chain of International Supermarkets in Boston Stops Stocking Russian Products

BazaAr Supermarkets, a small chain of international stores in and around Boston, has stopped stocking products imported from Russia in a show of support for Ukrainian people.

Humanities Scrut Header

Humanities and The “Battle of the University”

“What are the unique values that the sciences and humanities bring? And how can we put them in conversation together to solve big questions?”

Harvard hit by Snowstorm

Developer to Finance Brighton-Based Sound Museum’s Relocation

The Sound Museum, a music rehearsal space and recording studio in Brighton, will move to a new location after life science developer IQHQ offered to finance its relocation.

Massachusetts Hall

Harvard-Allston Partnership Fund Awards $100,000 to Local Non-Profits

Harvard announced the grant recipients of the 14th Annual Harvard-Allston Partnership Fund, which awards a total of $100,000 to local nonprofits, on Monday.

Allston and Charles River

Boston Residents Voice Opposition to New Allston Residential Project at BPDA Meeting

Boston residents expressed opposition to construction plans for a new residential project in Allston that will replace an existing decades-old building at a Thursday Boston Planning and Development Agency meeting.

Q Guide

Who Is the Q Guide For?

The Q Guide — a database including nearly 1,000 courses — is a critical resource for students selecting classes. But, for graduate students, the Q system can impact an academic career.