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Allston residents say that cash-paying investors seeking to rent out properties swoop in and purchase newly available houses before potential homeowners have the chance to make a bid.
Of the 36,000 runners racing this year’s Boston Marathon on Monday, more than two dozen will come from Harvard, either as qualifying runners or through the Harvard College Marathon Challenge.
The 30th anniversary of Harvard’s CityStep inspired a flashback through time as dinosaurs, Greek heroes, and American explorers danced on stage in Sanders Theatre Friday and Saturday evening.
The afternoon event served as a gathering for her supporters, as well as a pre-game party for the NCAA men's basketball game later that evening.
An anodized aluminum records label hangs on a Wilson Elm tree on Bussey Hill at the Arnold Arboretum.
Schuett Oaks stand at the top of Bussey Hill at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston.
Bussey Creek lies at the entrance to the Arnold Arboretum in Boston.
The Happiness Project, a Harvard wellness group, has partnered with student organizations at MIT, UCLA, Wellesley, and Yale to expand the student health initiative The Happiness Challenge to those four college campuses this spring.
Samuel G. Greenberg ’14 and Sarah A. Rosenkrantz ’14, co-directors of the the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter’s Youth Initiative, appealed to the Harvard community Monday night for support in their campaign to open a youth homeless shelter in Harvard Square within the year.
Politicians, developers, and a University official gathered together last Wednesday to break ground for Harvard Square’s newest development project at 114 Mt. Auburn St. and the renovation of the historic Conductor’s Building next door.
Serious crime in Cambridge reached a 50-year low during 2013, according to the Cambridge Police Department’s annual crime review, which was released last week. In each of the past three years, serious crime in the city has dropped—2013 saw an 8 percent decline from 2012.
Before Facebook swept the globe and attracted more than one billion users, it got its start in a Kirkland House dorm room on Feb. 4, 2004 as an internal directory for Harvard undergraduates, running on a single server at a cost of $85 per month.