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From research and teaching partnerships to smartphone apps and projects analyzing how to improve city services, city officials and Harvard faculty say, the New Urban Mechanics are redefining what civic innovation means in the 21st century.
Menino worked alongside four Harvard presidents and countless University employees assigned to massage Harvard’s relationship with the city. On Thursday, many of those Harvard officials remembered Menino as a unique politician.
Local government officials criticized the University for failing to fulfill the whole request, referring to what can feel like a “one-sided” sense of appreciation.
The participants—including a Harvard contingent of around a dozen students and affiliates—marched the perimeter of the Common before listening to several speakers.
Fans gather to take a photo with Paralympic rower Andrew Johnson at the Boston 2024 Olympic Organizing Committee's tent.
The Boston 2024 Olympic Organizing Committee collected email addresses over the weekend. The committee hopes to spread awareness and promote Boston as a potential host city for the 2024 Olympics.
One of the decorative flying chairs at the Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville. This brewery and bar opened in late June and makes quality craft beers from locally sourced ingredients.
Shining steel brewing machinery, fully visible from the bar area, at the Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville. This brewery and bar opened in late June and makes quality craft beers from locally sourced ingredients.
Half of the wooden-letter signthat greets customers at the entrance to the Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville. This brewery and bar opened in late June and makes quality craft beers from locally sourced ingredients.
Ronn Friedlander, one of co-founders of the Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville, discusses his brewing philosophy. Friedlander, a graduate of MIT, co-founded this brewery and bar with two of his friends, also graduates of MIT.
Nathaniel A. Reynolds of Something GUD, one of the organic and locally-sourced food startups attached to the Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville, shows off some of his products. Something GUD is a locally-sourced farm-to-table grocery store that delivers.