Metro News


10-Alarm Fire Sets Buildings Ablaze in Cambridge

A 10-alarm fire broke out in Cambridge Saturday afternoon, and was contained to one building as of around 9 p.m.

Food and Drink

Benedetto Serves Up Italian Fare At Charles Hotel

The menu, which executive chef Michael Pagliarini said plans on regularly adjusting, includes offerings from braised duck leg to pasta made in-house.

Stein at the Million Student March

Harvard Profs Say Stein's Recount Effort Won't Affect Election Results

Jill E. Stein '72-73 is grabbing national headlines this week after she launched an effort to recount votes in three states Donald Trump won in the 2016 presidential election.

Men's Soccer

National Media Jumps On Men’s Soccer Story For Harvard Ties, ‘Locker Room Talk’

During a fall in which so-called “locker room talk” dominated national discourse, Harvard had its own story on the thread: the men's soccer team's annual lewd “scouting reports,” which ultimately led to the cancellation of their season.

Harvard Square

Sweetgreen Prepares for Tuesday Opening

After months of anticipation, eager Sweetgreen fans flocked to the chain’s new Harvard Square location last week to attend “soft opening” events in preparation for the salad chain’s official opening Tuesday.

Food and Drink

Alumni Duo to Bring a Taste of Hawaii to Somerville

Manoa’s signature menu item will be a traditional poke bowl with rice or quinoa and fish.

Boston March Against Trump

Thousands Protest Trump in Boston

Thousands of people, many of them students, poured into the streets of downtown Boston Wednesday night to protest Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election.


Absentee Voting Issues Spur Students to Travel, or Not Vote

Students who did not receive their absentee ballots were left with few options; some chose to travel home to vote while others were resigned to not voting at all.

State Politics

Massachusetts Legalizes Marijuana, Denies Expansion for Charter Schools

Massachusetts voters opted to legalize marijuana and denied a proposed lift in the state's charter school cap that was contentious among state Democrats, along with handing Hillary Clinton an overwhelming majority in the state.


Democrats Hold Majority in Mass. State Legislature

Democrats maintained their majority in the Massachusetts State Legislature on Election Day Tuesday.


Democrats Poised to Dominate Election in Cambridge

Voters in Cambridge Tuesday have the opportunity to both determine policy with four Massachusetts ballot questions and also reinstate a number of incumbent Democrats running in uncontested races.

Algiers Reopening
Harvard Square

Algiers Coffee House Reopens in the Square

After a brief closure, Algiers Coffee House opened its doors again to patrons hoping to sip on the cafe’s popular mint tea.


E-Tolling Paves Way for I-90 Realignment in Allston

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation switched to all-electronic tolling on the Mass. Turnpike last week, paving the way for the realignment of the I-90 interchange in Allston and opening up land for potential Harvard development.

Harvard Kennedy School

Mass. Early Voting Draws More than 20 Percent of Registered Voters

More than one million Massachusetts residents cast ballots between Oct. 24 and Nov. 4, marking the Bay State’s first time allowing early voting in a presidential election.

Out of Town News Stand
City Politics

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.