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Harvard Square

New 24-Hour CVS To Open in April, Replacing Existing JFK Location

A new 24-hour CVS location at 6 JFK St., a space previously occupied by Citizens Bank. The new location will be a little more than 300 feet away from another CVS on Massachusetts Avenue.

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Harvard Square

Shelters Prepare To Accommodate Homeless During Blizzard

The Cambridge Police Department will coordinate with area shelters to ensure the safety of Cambridge’s homeless population, facilitating “proper transportation if needed."

Salt
Harvard in the City

University Monitors 'Potentially Historic' Blizzard

The National Weather Service predicts a “crippling and potentially historic” 20 to 30 inches of snow for the Boston area, with snowfall accumulation at rates from 2 to 4 inches per hour.

Ed School

GSE Prof. Argues for Standardized Testing Before Congress

Professor Martin W. West urged members of Congress not to lose sight of the positive impacts of standardized testing requirements introduced by the No Child Left Behind Act, which some members of Congress hope to dismantle.

Michael J. Davidson
Harvard Medical School

Davidson, Trailblazing Surgeon, Remembered for Compassion

Michael J. Davidson, an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s director of endovascular cardiac surgery, died Tuesday after being shot at the Brigham.

Black Lives Matter Protester
Race

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

More than 200 demonstrators joined together to march through Central Square Wednesday evening, along the way staging two die-ins in protest of racial prejudice in the criminal justice system.

Harvard Stadium
Allston

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Bid documents, released Wednesday, include plans for Harvard venues to host aquatics, fencing, field hockey, tennis, and water polo for the Olympic Games, as well as five others for the Paralympic Games.

Federal State Relations

Coakley Reportedly May Take Fellowship at Harvard

Coakley filed a disclosure with the State Ethics Commission on Dec. 22 saying that she was being considered for a fellowship at a university in Massachusetts—people familiar with the plan told the Boston Globe that that university is Harvard.

Harvard Stadium
Harvard in the City

Boston Captures U.S. Bid for 2024 Olympics

Harvard Stadium could serve as a venue should Boston beat out other contenders when the final decision is made in 2017.

HUBweek Press Conference
Boston

Faust, Boston Leaders Announce Plans for Innovation Week

The weeklong festival called HUBweek, scheduled for Oct. 3 through Oct. 10 next fall, will include hackathons, conferences, art exhibits, cultural performances, and other activities.

Winthrop Park
Harvard Square

Historical Commission Approves Plans for Galeria Expansion

After months of delay, a proposal for a three-story addition to the Galeria requires just a special parking permit from the Cambridge Planning Board before construction can begin.

Crime

Cambridge Police Investigating Unarmed Robbery of Grad Student

The 26-year-old white woman told police that she was struck from behind by an unknown male while walking on Banks Street at 1:30 a.m.

#IndictAmerica Protest
Race

Hundreds Fill Cambridge Streets as Protests Continue

Photos from the #IndictAmerica student-led march following the decision not to indict in the Eric Garner case.

Metro News

Following Long Island Closure, Local Homeless Shelters Struggle with Demand

The Long Island Shelter was the Boston area’s largest, housing more than 700 people a night. When Boston city officials closed the only bridge servicing the shelter, these people were left without a place to live.

Eric Lesser
Harvard Law School

Lesser Is More Than Meets the Eye

Since his days as an undergraduate at Harvard, Eric P. Lesser ’07 has worked on the Obama presidential campaign and at the White House, securing a spot in the State Senate last month.

Black Lives Matter Protester
Race

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium
Allston

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene
Crime

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"
College

The Top 10 Stories of 2014