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The new initiative was formalized and kicked off by Peter K. Bol during a lecture Monday night.
Approximately 200 community members, transportation officials, and elected representatives gathered to voice their opinions and goals for the $260 million Allston interchange project Thursday evening. The project will impact Harvard-owned land.
With the first community meeting regarding the Massachusetts Turnpike realignment scheduled for next Thursday, Allston residents said they hope the $260 million construction project will produce positive changes in the community.
Harvard College and Harvard Kennedy School students joined workers and local community members in protesting the Doubletree Hotel in Allston on Thursday, March 27.
Harvard College and Harvard Kennedy School students help posters to protest against the DoubleTree Hotel in Allston.
Alex L. Chen ’16 leads a chant across the John W. Weeks Bridge for protesters on Thursday March 27. Students from Harvard College and Harvard Kennedy School called for a boycott for the DoubleTree Hotel in Allston.
Alex L. Chen '16 chants in front of the John Harvard Statue on Thursday March 27. Chen was part of an organized protest against the DoubleTree Hotel in Allston.
Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who has worked closely with Harvard on its projects in Allston and the Longwood Medical Area, has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer that has spread to his liver and lymph nodes.
Allston residents have voiced concerns about the makeup of the Harvard-Allston Task Force, particularly concerning the age, gender, and race of its members.
The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning will more than double the size of its staff and open a number of satellite offices across the Harvard campus, including one in Allston, with funds raised in the Harvard Campaign for Arts and Sciences, the center’s faculty director, Robert A. Lue, said Tuesday afternoon.
With construction beginning in Allston this spring, the verdict on Harvard’s multimillion dollar investment in the neighborhood across the Charles is still out.
Members of the Harvard University band perform at the opening of the new ceramic studio in Allston.
Jack Megan, the director of the Office for the Arts at Harvard, provides the introductory speech for the opening of the new ceramic studio.