Metro News

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Harvard Square

Historical Commission Recommends Preserving Harvard Square Kiosk

Landmarking the kiosk building could help maintain its architecture in the $4.6 million revamp of the plaza headed its way.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Manager Proposes 2018 Property Tax Rate

For the thirteenth year in a row, most Cambridge residents will see little to no increase in their property tax rates, according to a report presented to the city Council Monday night.

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Food and Drink

&pizza Set to Move Forward in Harvard Square

The Washington, D.C.-based restaurant chain &pizza has finally gained approval to bring its make-your-own pizza pies to Harvard Square.

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Harvard Square

Local Businesses Look to Court to Block Potential Marijuana Dispensary

The lawsuit argues that because marijuana is still illegal under federal law, the proposed Winthrop St. dispensary should not be allowed to open.

Boston

Downtown Boston Rotary Holds Sock Drive For Local Homeless Shelters

“We cannot raise $50,000 to build new classrooms, but what we can do is get socks,” said an organizer of the drive.

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Cambridge City Council

Councillor Mazen Teases Congressional Run

Mazen recently filed a statement of candidacy that would have him running a campaign to fill the seat of retiring House Rep. Niki Tsongas.

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City Politics

City Council Announces Plan to Use Building for Cambridge Benefits

​After Cambridge City Council agreed to redevelop the Foundry Building outside of Kendall Square, the city manager appropriated $30 million to complete the project at the body’s meeting Monday night.

Crime

Harvard Officials Receive Non-Credible Bomb Threats

​Several University officials received emailed bomb threats Wednesday afternoon, though HUPD says they are not credible and no buildings have been evacuated.

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Harvard Square

Properties Housing Felipe's, Crema, and Cardullo's Up for Sale

The real estate deal could fetch more than $100 million and reshape the face of Harvard Square.

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Cambridge City Council

Dems, Union Endorse City Council Candidates

The College Democrats voted to endorse just one candidate: incumbent Jan Devereux. Local 26 chose to endorse six candidates, including three incumbents.

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City Politics

Harvard Democrats Host Cambridge City Council Forum

More than a dozen candidates for Cambridge City Council discussed how to make housing more affordable in the city at an event hosted by the Harvard College Democrats Tuesday night.

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Crime

Bicycle Thefts Increase as Students Return to Campus

Since the first freshmen arrived on campus for pre-orientation programs on August 15, the Harvard University Police Department has recorded 17 bike thefts or attempted bike thefts.

Metro News

Youth Homeless Center Could Close After Budget Cuts

After severe state budget cuts, youth homeless center Youth on Fire is at risk of shutting down if it does not receive more money from the government this month.

Crime

Boston Man Charged in Square Stabbings

​The Boston Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with two stabbings that occurred in Harvard Square last Saturday night.

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Cambridge City Council

Sophomores Seek Spots on Cambridge Municipal Boards

Will H. MacArthur ’20, a candidate for the School Committee, and Nadya T. Okamoto ’20, a candidate for City Council, launched their respective electoral efforts this year.