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City Politics

Cambridge Officials Encourage More Bike Infrastructure

City officials and activists gathered in City Hall Wednesday to discuss bike safety in Cambridge.

Good Vibrations
Harvard Square

Square Abuzz with Entry of Good Vibrations Sex Shop

Harvard Square is picking up Good Vibrations from a new sex shop at 52 JFK St.

Pinkberry Will Swirl No More
Food and Drink

Pinkberry Pressed Out Of Square by Juice Joint

Pinkberry has vacated its Harvard Square location to make way for Pressed Juicery, a California-based cold-pressed juice bar.

Soldiers Field Road
City Politics

Stop & Shop Proposes 1,000 New Housing Units in Allston

Supermarket conglomerate Stop & Shop has proposed constructing up to 1,000 housing units about a mile away from Harvard’s science and engineering complex in Allston, prompting concerns from residents about potential demographic changes in the neighborhood.

Cambridge City Council

City Council Modifies Medical Marijuana Zoning Regulations

​Cambridge City Councillors modified existing zoning ordinances regarding medical marijuana dispensaries, permitting the establishment of potentially “five or six” new dispensaries in the city, according to Vice Mayor Marc C. McGovern.

Harvard Square

Weekend Chili Cook-Off Heats Up Harvard Square

With hundreds of locals gathered Saturday afternoon, the competition was on. Beat Brasserie, Crema Cafe, El Jefe’s, Grendel’s Den, En Boca and the Sinclair were all after the same goal: the Harvard Square Chili Pot trophy.

HUPD at Divest 'Heat Week'

Laptops, Wallets Stolen from Lowell Saturday

​The Harvard University Police Department is investigating the theft of six laptops, a cell phone, and wallets from unlocked dorm rooms in Lowell House.

Amorino Gelato
Food and Drink

Amorino Gelato Looks to Scoop Into Harvard Square

​Sweet and savory flavors may be next to join the Harvard Square palette with the arrivals of Amorino Gelato and Sweet Pizza later this year.

Cambridge City Council

Bike Lane Advocates Crowd City Council Meeting

Dozens of Cambridge residents advocated for building more bike lanes around Cambridge at a City Council Monday.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Despite Order, Cambridge Will Not Drop ‘Sanctuary’ Label

Cambridge, a “sanctuary city" for undocumented immigrants, stands to lose funding from the federal government after an executive order from President Donald Trump.

Boston Calling

Allston Residents Concerned About Boston Calling Location

While music fans are snatching up tickets for this spring’s Boston Calling, some Allston residents are worried about the foot traffic the music festival will bring to their neighborhood.

Crimson Corner in Jeopardy
The Square

Crimson Corner in Jeopardy

Crimson Corner, a family-owned newsstand and souvenir shop, may close after 54 years in Harvard Square.

Crimson Corner in Jeopardy
Harvard Square

&pizza Eyes Harvard Square Location

The Cambridge zoning board will consider a bid this week to replace Harvard Square’s family-run newsstand and gift shop Crimson Corner with Washington, D.C.-based eatery &pizza.


Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Bank Robbery

Law enforcement officials arrested an escaped federal prisoner suspected of attempting to rob a bank in Central Square Thursday, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Harvard Square

In Tense Meeting, City Council Debates Square’s Future

A roundtable discussion at Cambridge City Hall turned tense at times as attendees discussed recent developments in Harvard Square with representatives from Harvard and other major property owners like Equity One and Gerald L. Chan.