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Cambridge Residents Vote on $500,000 Participatory Budget

For the city's first participatory budget, Cambridge residents 12 and up will be able to vote on projects proposed by residents for city improvements.

City Politics

Officials Determine No Health Threat from Sewage Leak into Drinking Water Source

Due to the size of the Hobbs Brook Reservoir and the fact that the water goes through several stages of treatment, officials said, the raw sewage leak is of little concern for public safety.

MBTA Extension
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Boston City Councilors File Resolution in Support of Late-Night T

A one-year pilot phase of late-night T service, which keeps the T open Friday and Saturday nights up until 3 a.m., is set to expire in June unless the Massachusetts Department of Transportation decides to continue the service.

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City Council Votes To Cut Ties with TransCanada, Explore Sustainability

A unanimous Cambridge City Council vote requesting not to renew the city’s energy contract with the TransCanada Corporation might make Cambridge one of just a handful of American cities to pursue total independence from non-renewable energy sources.

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For 16th Year in a Row, Cambridge Receives AAA Credit Rating

Cambridge is one of only 34 municipalities across the country to earn the AAA rating from all three major U.S. credit rating agencies this year.

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Brian Murphy, Former Cambridge City Councillor and City Manager, Dies at 50

Brian P. Murphy ’86-’87, Cambridge’s assistant city manager for community development, passed away last Thursday. Colleagues recall Murphy's dedication and hard work ethic.

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Cambridge Residents Raise Concerns about Affordable Housing

Renters and homeowners said at a forum Saturday that low- and middle-income Cantabrigians face a shortage of affordable housing and are priced out of the city as a result.

On Campus


Tables are brought out at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum for #Hack4Congress. The hackathon ran from Friday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. 1.

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City Politics

Cambridge Council Discusses Citywide Plan

The plan was created in response to City Council interest earlier this year in an outline of goals and recommendations to guide future change in Cambridge.

Baker's lead slipping
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Baker's lead slipping

Although ultimately victorious, Baker did not seize the win easily. His lead momentarily slipped Tuesday night much to the despair of his supporters at the watch party in Seaport Hotel.

Charlie Baker Elected Massachusetts Governor

Decision 2014

Votes Coming In
City Politics

Close Races Hard to Come by in Cambridge

Cantabrigians entering voting booths around Harvard today can expect to cast ballots that will determine a contentious gubernatorial race and some ballot measures.

City Politics

Campaign Roundup: Baker Has Slight Lead in Gov. Race

With Election Day just ten days away, polls show Republican Charles D. Baker ’79 with a narrow lead over the veteran Massachusetts Democrat and Attorney General Martha M. Coakley in a heated race for governor.



Law School Professor Noah Feldman speaks about the ISIS Thursday afternoon at Austin Hall. Deborah Amos, NPR International Correspondent, and Kristen Stilt, moderator, joined for the discussion.

City Politics

City Council Discusses Discretionary Fund, Development at Meeting

The Cambridge City Council discussed the creation of a discretionary fund, issues related to municipal water billing, and a proposed requirement for developers to hold community sessions at their regular Monday meeting.

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction