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Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

City Council Scrutinizes Short-Term Rental Proposal

​Cantabrigians called for the City Council to take steps to continue to increase the availability of housing in Cambridge at the body's weekly meeting.

American Apparel
Harvard Square

Square's American Apparel to Shutter Amid National Closures

After 11 years at its Brattle St. corner, American Apparel will close it doors March 26—neon spandex and all—following nationwide bankruptcy suits.

The Hong Kong Restaurant
Crime

Marijuana Gummy Incident Briefly Closes Kong

Scorpions bowls weren’t the only intoxicating substance distributed at the Hong Kong Restaurant in October 2016.

Harvard Square

City Council Pressures Harvard Square Theater Owner to Make Plans for Property

Cambridge city officials are pushing the owners of the long-vacant Harvard Square Theater to come up with a plan for its future soon—and threatening to seize the site if they do not.

Curious George Store Closing
Harvard Square

Cambridge City Council Talks Curious George Store, Credit Rating

Cambridge City Councillors formally requested that the Cambridge Historical Commission considering designating the Abbott Building in Harvard Square as a historical landmark at its weekly meeting Monday.

Allston

Committee Discusses Revised Allston Renovation Proposal

​The Harvard-Allston Flexible Fund Executive Committee debated the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s revised grant application for the $1.9 million renovation of Smith Field.

Cambridge

Cambridge Begins Search for Police Commissioner

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale invited the public to assist city officials in the search for a new police commissioner in an announcement Wednesday.

Securitas
Crime

Security Committee Looks to Prevent Dorm Room Thefts

After a string of dorm room thefts, a College committee looking to ramp up security met with the UC to discuss specific security efforts.

Boston Calling Allston
Allston

Boston Calling Organizer Addresses Allstonians’ Concerns

The director of Boston Calling is "spending a lot of time in the Allston community" in an effort to ensure the music festival's success.

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.