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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Discusses Assaults and Playground Renovation

In a short meeting Monday night, the Cambridge City Council discussed resolutions regarding an information system for incidents of assault in the area, a decrepit playground, and traffic safety regulations.

City Politics

City Council Discusses Discretionary Fund, Development at Meeting

The Cambridge City Council discussed the creation of a discretionary fund, issues related to municipal water billing, and a proposed requirement for developers to hold community sessions at their regular Monday meeting.

Crime

Two Charged for Robbery of Harvard Employee

Boston resident Radeat Abate and homeless man Daishaun Lawrence reportedly pinned down the victim at gunpoint on Aug. 19, according to a Cambridge Police Department report.

Harvard Square

Youth Homeless Shelter Initiative Secures Funding

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Youth Initiative, aimed at launching the first overnight shelter for youth in Cambridge, has received a grant that will support its operating costs for the next 15 years.

Crime

Homeless Man Arrested after Assault in Sq.

Harvard University Police Department arrested a homeless man who reportedly assaulted a group of individuals outside Johnston Gate last week.

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Devotes Funds to Housing

The policy order, which was proposed by City Manager Richard C. Rossi, stipulates that 80 percent of community preservation funds be spent on housing, 10 percent on open spaces, and 10 percent on historic preservation.

Harvard Square

Cambridge Moves Forward with Public Toilet in Harvard Square

The toilet will be located between Harvard Yard and the Old Burying Ground and is expected to open later this fall or early next year.

Politics

Former Kirkland House Tutor Wins Democratic Nomination in Western Mass.

Eric P. Lesser ’07 secured the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts State Senate seat for the 1st Hampden and Hampshire District.

Meet and Greet
City Politics

Harvard Candidates Fare Well on Mass. Primary Day

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charles Baker '79 won their respective primaries in the Massachusetts gubernatorial race.

Cambridge City Council

City Council Discusses Watershed Protection, Cycling Promotion

The Cambridge City Council discussed the Silver Maple Forest preservation and a bicycle counter interface at their meeting Monday evening.

Politics

Voters Headed to Polls for Numerous Primaries on Tuesday

Primaries for the state of Massachusetts take place on Tuesday.

Allston

Univ. Offers Detailed Plans for Expanded Allston Community Programming, Facility

The new facility will house much of the “transformative” programming promised by the University last fall.

Cambridge

Cambridge License Commission Discusses Crackdown on Ridesharing Services

The drafted regulations would require services like Uber to obtain city-sanctioned licenses and limit which devices may be used to calculate fares, among other rules.

Clinton Signs "Hard Choices"
Books

At Harvard Book Store, Hillary Clinton Draws 1,000

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary D. Rodham Clinton attracted thousands to the Harvard Book Store on Monday evening for a signing of her new book, “Hard Choices,” which has captured the attention of the national media since its release last week.

Dunkin Donuts on Bow St.
Harvard Square

Bow Street Dunkin’ Donuts Firms Up Plans for New Location

The store, whose facade made an appearance in the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting,” will make the move from its current location at 1 Bow St. to its new location at 1001 Mass. Ave. in early June.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board