City Politics

City Politics

Cambridge Officials Encourage More Bike Infrastructure

City officials and activists gathered in City Hall Wednesday to discuss bike safety in Cambridge.

Soldiers Field Road
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Stop & Shop Proposes 1,000 New Housing Units in Allston

Supermarket conglomerate Stop & Shop has proposed constructing up to 1,000 housing units about a mile away from Harvard’s science and engineering complex in Allston, prompting concerns from residents about potential demographic changes in the neighborhood.

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City Council Creates a Cambridge Tree Task Force

​Cambridge residents flocked to a City Council meeting by the dozens Monday, urging the body to create a new “tree task force.”

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Residents Express Planning Goals at Mass Pike Public Meeting

Hundreds gathered in Jackson Mann Community School’s gymnasium to give input on an ongoing effort to renovate the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Immigration Town Hall
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Immigration Town Hall

Harvard officials speak at a town hall in Science Center B Wednesday afternoon. The town hall addressed travel issues resulting from President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on immigration.

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Photos of the Day 02.01.17

The Mayor’s Speech
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Mayor and City Manager Call for Action in State of the City Address

Cambridge’s top officials called on residents to reject President Donald Trump’s “misguided and un-American” actions.

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City Council Moves to Vote on New Marijuana Regulations

​The Cambridge City Council moved to delay voting on a petition Monday that could increase Cambridge’s number of medical marijuana dispensaries.

Tokyo Taxicab
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Uber is Offering Free Rides on Election Day

You heard us correctly: Uber is offering free rides to polling locations around Boston on election day. Get out and vote!

Canvassing for Republican Party
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Canvassing for Republican Party

Kent K. Haeffner '17 (left) and Dustin L. Zacharias knock on a door in Laconia, New Hampshire, canvassing for the Republican Party. They were not canvassing in support of Donald Trump, however. Instead, they were rallying support for the New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte.

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Regardless of Question 4 Vote, Harvard Likely to Keep Marijuana Ban On Campus

Harvard students excited for the possibility of legalized marijuana in Massachusetts may find it sobering that, if Harvard follows the paths of other universities, the drug will likely remain banned on campus even if Massachusetts Ballot Question 4 passes.

Government Gourds
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Government Gourds

Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons prepares for Monday evening’s city council meeting at City Hall. Public commentary consisted of concern for biker safety as well as preserving the historical nature of Harvard Square.

With the Band
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With the Band

The Second Line Brass Band joined the Safe Streets, Safe City initiative at City Hall Monday to help promote bicycle safety outside the city council meeting. The group played a variety of tunes and donned festive Halloween costumes.

Out of Town News Stand
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University, Gerald Chan Will Be Asked to Attend Harvard Square Hearing

The Cambridge City Council passed three resolutions aimed at preserving the character of Harvard Square, including a proposed meeting with the University and other local stakeholders.

Mayor Walsh
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Mayor Walsh

Mayor Walsh outlines his efforts to drive inclusion in local government. The talk was moderated by Patricia S. Bellinger '83, the Executive Director of the Center for Public Leadership.