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Laura K. Reston

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City Politics

Reeves '72 Wins Fundraising Game but Loses City Council Election

Despite finishing in eleventh place in the Nov. 5 Cambridge City Council Election, Kenneth E. Reeves ’72 outspent every other candidate, according to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign & Political Finance.

City Politics

City Council Hopefuls Consider Recount Prior to Final Vote Tally

As Cambridge awaits the final results of last week’s City Council election, multiple rounds of vote tabulation have steadily narrowed the margin between the nine leading candidates and the rest of the field. Yet, even before the vote count is announced on Friday, some candidates are already considering a recount.

Walsh Wins Mayoral Election

Walsh Edges Connolly in Boston Mayoral Race

State Representative Martin J. Walsh, a Dorchester Democrat, won a hotly contested race to replace outgoing Mayor Thomas M. Menino Tuesday night, edging out fellow progressive Democrat and Boston City Councillor at-large John R. Connolly ’95.

Business in Cambridge
Harvard Square

City Council Candidates Grapple with Changing Face of Square Business

Many City Council candidates have continued to emphasize that Cambridge must work to preserve the eclectic flavor that makes Harvard Square so unique.

An Evolving Relationship
City Politics

An Evolving Relationship

Cambridge and Harvard have been partners for nearly four centuries.

An Evolving Relationship
City Politics

Town and Gown

Each of the Cambridge City Council candidates is looking to negotiate town and gown relations in a city that is said to be best-known for its universities.

City Politics

Walsh, Connolly Win Primary, Will Face Off in Next Round of Boston Mayoral Race

Extensive field teams likely helped Walsh and Connolly turn out voters to the polls.

State Politics

Charles Baker Expected To Run for Massachusetts Governor

Charles D. Baker ’79, a Massachusetts politician and businessman and the Republican gubernatorial nominee four years ago, will announce Wednesday that he plans to run for governor of Massachusetts next year, the Boston Globe reported yesterday.


After Bombings, Senate Candidates Resume Campaigning for Primary

With next week’s primary election looming, Massachusetts politicians vying to fill the state’s open U.S. Senate seat found themselves grappling with an uncomfortable question this week: how soon is too soon to get back on the campaign trail after a devastating tragedy?


Harvard to Give $500,000 to Allston Non-Profits

Harvard has decided to extend the Harvard Allston Paternship Fund, an organization that gives grants to non-profits in the Brighton-Allston community, by allocating $500,000 in new funds and granting its support for another five years to supplement the existing program.


Red Line Service To Be Interrupted on Some Weekends

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority plans to replace a portion of the Red Line train service with buses from Kendall to Park Station for 25 weekends, starting this summer and continuing to the fall of 2016.

College Life

Harvard Square Businesses Prepare for Junior Parents Weekend

As parents of students in the Class of 2014 pack their bags and finalize travel arrangements for Junior Parents Weekend this coming Friday and Saturday, Harvard Square establishments are preparing for a flood of visitors by hiring extra staff and hiking up prices.


HMS Lecturer Considers Gubernatorial Run

Two weeks after Donald M. Berwick ’68 confirmed that he has been contemplating running for governor of Massachusetts in 2014, he said he plans to embark on a “listening tour” of the state in the coming weeks.

Harvard in the City

Letters Express Concern Over Environmental Impact of Harvard in Allston

Letters to the Boston Redevelopment Authority about Harvard’s Institutional Master Plan Notification Form (IMPNF)—a rough draft of the University’s plans for Allston—ask Harvard to look for ways to protect the area against floods and rising sea levels.

Students React to the Presidential Election
Student Groups

Barack Obama Reelected, Prompting Celebrations Across Campus

President Barack Obama swept to victory on Tuesday night, sparking celebrations across campus among Harvard students thrilled to see the president reelected.

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard