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Olivia W. Zheng

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New and Secondhand Bookstore Image
Arts

New and Secondhand Bookstore Image

A design of New and Secondhand Bookstore with plants and bricks.

New and Secondhand Bookstore Image
Arts

New and Secondhand Bookstore Image

A design of New and Secondhand Bookstore with plants and bricks.

AHO Developments in Cambridge

Cambridge City Hall in the Summer
City Politics

Cambridge’s Landmark Affordable Housing Policy, Explained

The 2019 election cycle in Cambridge was defined by the introduction of the Affordable Housing Overlay, an ambitious — and hotly contested — proposal to expand and expedite the construction of affordable housing across the city.

Governor Healey at Gay's Inauguration
Cambridge

Healey Administration Pledges $16 Million to 3 Cambridge Affordable Developments

The Massachusetts state government dedicated funding for 26 affordable housing projects, including three in Cambridge, according to an Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities press release last Monday.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge

Cambridge Nonprofit Presents Plans for 110-Unit Affordable Development

Non-profit housing developer B’nai B’rith Housing presented plans to create affordable units for senior Cambridge residents at a Planning Board Meeting on Tuesday.

Y2Y
Cambridge

Winter Puts Strain on Resources, Housing for Cambridge Unhoused Residents

As low February temperatures pose a hazard for unhoused Cambridge residents, shelters and service organizations are having to meet a growing demand for beds and winter resources.

Cambridge City Hall and Central Square
Harvard Square

An Emergency Shelter in Cambridge Was Meant To Be Transitory. Families Have Stayed for Weeks.

A temporary homeless shelter at the Cambridge Registry of Deeds building was only meant to house families for five to ten days. But a shortage of permanent shelter options means that most families have remained there since December.

Cambridge City Hall and Central Square
Cambridge

Healey Administration Opens Shelter for Unhoused Families in Cambridge Govt. Building

The Massachusetts state government opened an overnight shelter for unhoused families in the Registry of Deeds building in East Cambridge late last month.

Belfer Building at the Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Bezos Earth Fund Executive Leon Clarke Discusses Decarbonization, Climate Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

Leon Clarke, the director of decarbonization pathways at the Bezos Earth Fund, spoke about decarbonization and philanthropy at the Harvard Kennedy School on Monday.

Annenberg Overhead
College

Harvard Students Celebrate Thanksgiving on Campus with Holiday Dinner and Friendsgiving Gatherings

While many students returned home for Thanksgiving break, others celebrated the holiday on campus with events hosted by the College and organized by student groups.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Radcliffe Institute

Harvard Computer Science Professor Fernanda Viégas Addresses AI Bias in Radcliffe Institute Talk

Harvard Computer Science professor Fernanda B. Viégas spoke about bias in generative artificial intelligence at a talk hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Wednesday.

Chan School of Public Health
School of Public Health

Loneliness Expert Talks Individual and Societal Loneliness at Harvard School of Public Health Seminar

Louise C. Hawkley, a principal research scientist at the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center, delved into the individual and societal factors that contribute to loneliness at a Harvard School of Public Health seminar Wednesday.

Harvard Square at Night
Harvard Square

Hundreds Haunt Harvard Square for Halloween Block Party

A Halloween block party lit up Harvard Square over the weekend, bringing live artists, excited crowds, and glowing art installations to JFK Street ahead of the holiday.

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