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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.

Master Planning

Harvard Updates Allston Development Plans

Over the last two weeks, the Boston Redevelopment Authority has published two online amendments to Harvard’s Institutional Master Plan, the University’s blueprint for its Allston developments.


Allston Rental Rates Decrease in 2015

Rental prices in Allston have gone down over the course of the past year, according to a recent report, and Harvard may have helped.


Ahead of New Hampshire Primaries, Professors Predict Wins for Trump and Sanders

Professors stand firmly by polls' predictions for Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary election in New Hampshire, a make-or-break moment for many presidential candidates.


Police Remove Body Found in Charles River

Massachusetts State Police found the body of an unidentified male in the Charles River near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Thursday morning.

Traffic in Harvard Square
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Rental Prices Spike in 2015

​Cambridge residents saw double digit percentage increases in property values and rent for homes and apartments last year—a sharp rise that has City Council officials debating how to soften the blow.

Smith Campus Center Renovations

Smith Center Renovations Displace Harvard Offices

​With construction on the Smith Campus Center set to ramp up later this year, Harvard administrative offices and businesses displaced by the renovations have recently moved to new temporary locations.

New Digs
Harvard Square

Oggi Will Move to Former Finale Dessert Location

Although the physical location will be different, the square footage will remain about the same and customers should expect almost everything else to remain unchanged, Oggi Manager Elvett Welch said.

Harvard Square

Cambridge Shelters Team Up to Address Homelessness

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and the newly opened Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter introduced a joint volunteer recruiting initiative in an effort to share resources in their combined mission of combating homelessness in Cambridge​

Unveiling West Station

BRA Eyes Allston Railyard Planning in Shadow of Harvard

The Boston Redevelopment Authority gave a public presentation Wednesday night to discuss plans for Harvard-owned land in Allston, soon to be a site of tumultuous activity as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation straightens the portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike running through the land parcel.

Allston Task Force Meeting Locations Graph

Allstonians Frustrated with New Location of Meetings

​As Harvard marches forward with Allston construction, some local residents say getting to Harvard-Allston Task Force meetings to make their voices heard is too much of a hike.

Future Harvard Innovation Wet Lab Building

Harvard to Construct Biotech ‘Life Lab’ in Allston

Pending approval by the City of Boston, the proposed Life Lab will feature 36 lab benches, fume hoods, tissue culture and microscopy facilities, a private faculty-in-residence lab suite, conference rooms, and co-working spaces to support team planning.

Allston Update Map

Breaking Ground: New Allston Projects Underway

As Harvard breaks ground on new projects and continues with others, Allston residents can expect years of construction in their neighborhood.

Devereux's Concerns
Harvard Square

Students, Alumni Concerned Over Potential MBTA Cuts

Students and alumni expressed concern for the potential shuttering of MBTA late night service following last week’s public meeting at Cambridge City Hall.

Harvard-Allston Task Force Meeting
City Politics

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.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes