Two longtime task force members offered their resignations and Allston residents heard the first details about the new Trader Joe’s slated to open on Western Ave. next year in an action-packed meeting of the Harvard-Allston Task Force on Monday night.
The Harvard Life Lab, a new biotech research and enterprise facility in Allston, has selected 11 young companies to take up residence in advance of its November opening.
Harvard Business School officials dedicated the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center last week, marking the first time in Harvard’s history that a campus building has been named after a woman and a person of Asian-American descent.
Harvard could expand its undergraduate enrollment and construct new Houses in Allston in the future, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith said in an interview Thursday.
Backed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the BRA is seeking a facelift after reforming its management structure, neighborhood planning, and community outreach.
A collection of trash and recycle bins sit behind the construction site for the "Gateway project." Construction on the building will continue through 2016, though University administrators are unsure at this point whether to dedicate it for academic purposes, or use it as a “mixed use institutional building” as originally intended.
A chain-link fence surrounds a sign for the Harvard Innovation Lab. The University is currently constructing the Harvard Life Lab, slated to open in September 2016, a modular biotech addition to the existing i-lab dedicated to supporting student research and enterprise in biotechnology.