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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.

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Cambridge Considers Reykjavik, Iceland as Sister City

Cambridge officials have begun the process of forming a sister city relationship with Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, after the passage of a City Council order last month.

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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

Harvard-Allston Task Force Meeting
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Allston Task Force Leadership Change Rekindles Debate

A recent leadership change in the Harvard-Allston Task Force, a neighborhood advisory body on issues related to Harvard’s development projects in Allston, has rekindled debate over the transparency of the group’s member selection process.

199 Allston
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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.

Devereux's Concerns
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Devereux's Concerns

Cambridge City Councilor Jan Devereux joined over 25 Boston area residents in criticising planned cuts to late-night MBTA service during a public hearing held in Cambridge City Hall Wednesday night. Among the public’s concerns were the needs of workers who depend on the service, as well as the desire for a reliable transit system as Boston develops.

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Organization Looks to Support ‘Service Veterans’ Seeking Office

The non-partisan organization, New Politics, is guiding 13 candidates, at least five of whom have ties to Harvard, through elections for a wide range of political offices.

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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.

Nadeem A. Mazen
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City Councillor Leads Effort Advocating $15 Minimum Wage

Cambridge City Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen is spearheading an effort to raise Cambridge’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, though it remains unclear whether such a policy shift would affect Harvard.

At the Voting Booth
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At the Voting Booth

Cambridge Municipal Election
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Cambridge Municipal Election

The Cambridge Municipal Election draws to a close outside of a Salvation Army in Central Cambridge on Tuesday evening.

Cambridge Municipal Election
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Cambridge Municipal Election

Quincy House served as one of the voting locations for the Cambridge Municipal election on Tuesday.

Cambridge Municipal Election
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Preliminary Council Results Show Eight Incumbents Returning

Jan Devereux, a first-time candidate for City Council, will be the only newcomer to the body, replacing current vice mayor Dennis A. Benzan.

Cambridge City Council Poster
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Cambridge City Council Poster

Cambridge City Council posters promoting the election on Tues. November 3 line houses along Shepard Street.

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Polls Open Tuesday for Cambridge City Council Races

Harvard students with roots in Cambridge said their city has a particularly active local politics scene, but they differed in their interest in voting this cycle.

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