Home of the Provost

Home of the Provost

The Provost's house at 15 Hawthorne Street in Cambridge. The house is one of many properties that have been donated to Harvard University.

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge FY17 Budget Includes Millions for Local Renovations

Cambridge city councillors lauded a recently proposed $574 million city budget for the 2017 fiscal year that appropriated millions of dollars for projects in Harvard Square, and increased educational funding while holding property taxes relatively steady.

Cambridge City Council

For Local Media, Small Staff Cover Busy Cambridge

​For a city of just over 100,00 residents, Cambridge boasts a surprising number of media outlets dedicated to covering local news, with little if any paid staff.

Nadeem Mazen at danger!awesome
City Politics

Call Him Nadeem: Cambridge's Unconventional Politician

One thing is certain: Nadeem A. Mazen is not a traditional politician.

Spare Change
Cambridge Schools

Students to Step Into Shoes of Homeless Newspaper Vendors

Two local high school students are planning the Empathy Project, an initiative to raise awareness of homeless newspaper vendors on May 7, with the support of the Harvard Square Business Association.

Harvard Yard During Visitas

Record Number of Prospective Freshmen Attend Visitas

Decked out in red Harvard bags and toting maps, brochures, and programs, a record number of prospective freshmen descended on Harvard Yard over weekend for Visitas.

Prospective Freshmen of Visitas 2016

Prospective Freshmen of Visitas 2016

Taking Care Of Business
Harvard in the City

Square Businesses Gear Up for Visitas

​As students prepare to welcome the Class of 2020 on campus for Visitas, Harvard’s weekend for its admitted students, local businesses are likewise gearing up for their arrival.

Mumps Timeline

Number of Harvard Mumps Cases Rises to 22

​Six weeks after Harvard University Health Services director Paul J. Barreira first alerted Harvard affiliates of two cases of mumps, the total number of confirmed cases at Harvard has risen to 22.


Police Still Investigating Church Street Stabbing

Cambridge Police are still awaiting video surveillance in connection with a stabbing that occurred on Church Street late last month, and an investigation into a shooting that occurred near Mount Auburn Hospital remains "open and active."

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Tackles State and National Politics

Cambridge City Council waded into broader state and national issues at its meeting this Monday, passing two resolutions—one questioning the Massachusetts State Seal and the other admonishing recent North Carolina legislation regarding the BGLTQ community.

First Parish

Church Stroll

Crimson photographer Cynthia Guo takes a stroll through churches in Cambridge.


No Progress Made Towards Funding Allston’s West Station

It remains unclear whether Boston University will follow through with funding a third of West Station in Allston alongside Harvard and the state government.

City Politics

Lobbying Bill Reveals City Council Split

​In a contentious debate harkening back to last year’s election, the Cambridge City Council sent a resolution to committee which could potentially institute municipal lobbying regulations.

Smith Center Construction
Harvard Square

Harvard Gives Smith Center Trees the Ax

​Public outcry has sprouted over Harvard’s recent removal of four large trees from the Smith Campus Center plaza as part of a larger renovation project.