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Police Remove Body Found in Charles River

Massachusetts State Police found the body of an unidentified male in the Charles River near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Thursday morning.

Traffic in Harvard Square
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Rental Prices Spike in 2015

​Cambridge residents saw double digit percentage increases in property values and rent for homes and apartments last year—a sharp rise that has City Council officials debating how to soften the blow.

Smith Campus Center Renovations

Smith Center Renovations Displace Harvard Offices

​With construction on the Smith Campus Center set to ramp up later this year, Harvard administrative offices and businesses displaced by the renovations have recently moved to new temporary locations.

New Digs
Harvard Square

Oggi Will Move to Former Finale Dessert Location

Although the physical location will be different, the square footage will remain about the same and customers should expect almost everything else to remain unchanged, Oggi Manager Elvett Welch said.

Harvard Square

Cambridge Shelters Team Up to Address Homelessness

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and the newly opened Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter introduced a joint volunteer recruiting initiative in an effort to share resources in their combined mission of combating homelessness in Cambridge​

Unveiling West Station

BRA Eyes Allston Railyard Planning in Shadow of Harvard

The Boston Redevelopment Authority gave a public presentation Wednesday night to discuss plans for Harvard-owned land in Allston, soon to be a site of tumultuous activity as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation straightens the portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike running through the land parcel.

Allston Task Force Meeting Locations Graph

Allstonians Frustrated with New Location of Meetings

​As Harvard marches forward with Allston construction, some local residents say getting to Harvard-Allston Task Force meetings to make their voices heard is too much of a hike.

Future Harvard Innovation Wet Lab Building

Harvard to Construct Biotech ‘Life Lab’ in Allston

Pending approval by the City of Boston, the proposed Life Lab will feature 36 lab benches, fume hoods, tissue culture and microscopy facilities, a private faculty-in-residence lab suite, conference rooms, and co-working spaces to support team planning.

Allston Update Map

Breaking Ground: New Allston Projects Underway

As Harvard breaks ground on new projects and continues with others, Allston residents can expect years of construction in their neighborhood.

Devereux's Concerns
Harvard Square

Students, Alumni Concerned Over Potential MBTA Cuts

Students and alumni expressed concern for the potential shuttering of MBTA late night service following last week’s public meeting at Cambridge City Hall.

Harvard-Allston Task Force Meeting
City Politics

Allston Task Force Leadership Change Rekindles Debate

A recent leadership change in the Harvard-Allston Task Force, a neighborhood advisory body on issues related to Harvard’s development projects in Allston, has rekindled debate over the transparency of the group’s member selection process.

Harvard Square

Cambridge Homeless Prepare for Winter

​Though the fear of winter is ever-present for Cambridge’s homeless population, shelters, including the new student-run initiative Y2Y Harvard Square, aim to mitigate the additional strains felt during winter months with increased resources.

199 Allston

199 Allston

The Allston complex known as Continuum will house forty-two residents after the affordable housing units were distributed in a lottery.

199 Allston
City Politics

In Allston, Lucky 42 Offered Dibs on Housing on Harvard Land

Forty-two applicants were chosen on Monday from a lottery pool of 386 to rent affordable housing units constructed in a residential and retail complex located on Harvard-owned land in Allston.

The Portland Loo
Harvard Square

Square Public Toilet Nears Opening

More than a year after the City of Cambridge formally began planning its construction, a new stand-alone public toilet in Harvard Square is finally close to flushing.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes