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City Politics

Allston Task Force Chair Opens First Meeting of 2016

Harvard detailed two updates to its Allston plans Thursday at a mostly conflict-free Harvard-Allston Task Force meeting.

Traffic in Harvard Square
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Rental Prices Spike in 2015

​Cambridge residents saw double digit percentage increases in property values and rent for homes and apartments last year—a sharp rise that has City Council officials debating how to soften the blow.

Kerry Washington Woman of the Year 2016
College

Kerry Washington Woman of the Year 2016

Harvard Square

Cambridge Shelters Team Up to Address Homelessness

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and the newly opened Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter introduced a joint volunteer recruiting initiative in an effort to share resources in their combined mission of combating homelessness in Cambridge​

City Politics

City Council Tables Resolution to Rename Columbus Day

​The Cambridge City Council tabled a resolution to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the third time this year in as many meetings, on Monday

Devereux's Concerns
Harvard Square

Students, Alumni Concerned Over Potential MBTA Cuts

Students and alumni expressed concern for the potential shuttering of MBTA late night service following last week’s public meeting at Cambridge City Hall.

199 Allston
City Politics

In Allston, Lucky 42 Offered Dibs on Housing on Harvard Land

Forty-two applicants were chosen on Monday from a lottery pool of 386 to rent affordable housing units constructed in a residential and retail complex located on Harvard-owned land in Allston.

First Day of Class
College

Photos of the Day (01/25/16)

The Portland Loo
On Campus

The Portland Loo

The Cambridge Department of Public Works anticipates that a stand-alone public toilet in Harvard Square will be complete in the next few weeks.

John Harvard Statue in the Snow
College

Photos of the Day (01/24/16)

City Politics

Cambridge City Council Denounces Right-Wing Media Outlet

In a resolution passed last month, Cambridge’s City Council publicly denounced the right-wing media organization Breitbart.com for spreading what it called “anti-Muslim libel” after the outlet published an article asserting that a City councillor has ties to the Islamic militant group Hamas.

By the Charles
Cambridge

By the Charles

The weather was unseasonably warm on Tuesday, Dec. 15 on the banks of the Charles River. Recently, Cambridge has experienced temperatures ten degrees higher than historical averages.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Report Assesses Cambridge’s Climate Change Vulnerability

By 2030, Cambridge could experience triple the number of days each year with temperatures above 90 degrees due to effects from climate change, according to a recent report.

Shopping in the Square
Harvard Square

Holiday Fair Draws Loyal Shoppers and Vendors

Many customers said they are drawn to the fair because of the personal shopping experience and the unique handmade products, which include body products, clothing, glassware, ceramics, and prints.

College

Cambridge Council, Students Resolve To Support Refugees

The Cambridge City Council voted on a resolution several weeks ago condemning Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker ’79 for his public statement against the state allowing Syrian refugees to enter.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes