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Allston

Officials Announce $1 Billion Cost for Mass. Turnpike Project in Allston

The project to redesign the Massachusetts Turnpike in Allston may cost upwards of $1.2 billion and will likely break ground in 2020.

Marty Walsh
Politics

Walsh Elected for Second Mayoral Term

Boston residents have re-elected Martin J. Walsh for a second term as mayor on Tuesday in a victory over opponent Tito Jackson.

Allston

Harvard-Funded Program Boosting Allston Homeownership

Kevin Wong Wong Keet was getting frustrated. After watching his monthly rent rise for years, he had decided to look for a home in Allston-Brighton—but four times in a row, he had been outbid.

The Science and Engineering Fair
Student Groups

In Engineering Recruiting, Students Take Charge

As SEAS looks to boost its recruiting profile for engineering jobs, SEAS students are flocking to extracurricular groups to gain experience and professional connections.

Amazon Prime
Boston

Faust Supports Boston’s Bid for Amazon Second Headquarters

In her letter, Faust wrote that universities like Harvard play a critical role in making the Boston area “a competitive place for Amazon’s next venture."

Barry's Corner Today
Humanities Division

Harvard Plans Arts Facilities in Allston

The proposed “ArtLab” will house an audio recording studio, sound editing stations, and performance spaces.

Allston Groundbreaking
Allston

Faust and Mayor Walsh Break Ground at Allston's Smith Field

Harvard and the City of Boston have jointly funded the $6.5 million renovation of the Smith Field complex, which will include improved park amenities.

Crimson Corner & Tory Row
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.

SEAS
SEAS

With Six New Hires, SEAS Continues Growing Faculty

The SEAS has hired six new faculty members, the largest addition to the school’s faculty since it hired a “bumper crop” of eight professors in 2015.

Corned Beef
Food and Drink

Mavens Kosher Court

Maven—the Hebrew word for expert—easily describes Alan M. Dershowitz in the courtrooms where he has defended Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson, and Julian Assange. However, while his unwavering standards for quality pastrami on rye may be as staunch as his support for First Amendment rights, opening a deli was a case he had yet to encounter.

Trader No's
Student Life

Trader Joe's Transfers Liquor License

The Trader Joe’s on 748 Memorial Drive—frequented by Harvard undergraduates—will cease alcohol sales on Oct. 1.

Central Administration

Former U.S. Housing Sec. Appointed Senior Allston Advisor

​Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan ’87 has been appointed as an adviser to University President Drew G. Faust for the Allston campus.

Klarman Hall, Allston Construction
SEAS

Science and Engineering Complex Construction On Schedule

Construction on Harvard’s long-delayed Allston campus is on schedule, with the planned seven-story steel framework of the $1 billion Science and Engineering Complex due to be completed in December, according to a University spokesperson.

Politics

Rethinking Protest: Charles A. Murray's Campus Visit

Campus organizers debate disruption, protest, and free speech.

Louie's
College

Louie's

Cheng-san Chen, known to customers and students as "Louie," is the owner of Louie’s Superette near Mather House.