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The Barry's Corner of Yesterday
Allston

Lessons From Barry's Corner

Whether Harvard can successfully transform this quiet corner into the “engaging public realm” it envisions may provide a blueprint for the University’s future across the Charles.

Copley Protest
Allston

Allston and Brighton Forum Fields Immigration Concerns

A panel aimed at helping service providers to Allston and Brighton immigrants respond to President Donald Trump’s recent immigration policies convened last Thursday at the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center.

City Politics

Developers Gather Input on Planned Redevelopment of Brighton Church Site

Real estate developer Cabot, Cabot & Forbes intends to build 679 student housing units on Brighton's abandoned St. Gabriel’s Church and Monastery site.

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.

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.

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.

City Politics

Residents Express Planning Goals at Mass Pike Public Meeting

Hundreds gathered in Jackson Mann Community School’s gymnasium to give input on an ongoing effort to renovate the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Boston Calling
Allston

Allston Residents Concerned About Boston Calling Location

While music fans are snatching up tickets for this spring’s Boston Calling, some Allston residents are worried about the foot traffic the music festival will bring to their neighborhood.

Soldiers Field Road
Allston

Harvard to Fund Footpaths Over Allston's Soldiers Field Road

​As part of a community benefits package negotiated with the Boston Planning & Development Agency, Harvard will spend up to $3.5 million constructing two bicycle and pedestrian crossings over Soldiers Field Road in North Allston-Brighton.

Scholars at Risk
Humanities Division

Scholars at Risk

Beekan Erena in the library of The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, which hosted him as a Scholars at Risk Fellow last year.

Scholars at Risk
Humanities Division

Scholars at Risk

Mahmoud Hariri working at his desk in the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative office as a current Scholars at Risk fellow.

Scholars at Risk
Academics

A Safe Haven for Scholars at Risk

While the fellowship only lasts 10 months, those involved with the Scholars at Risk program aim to make their time as productive as possible and set up scholars for success after Harvard.

Harvard Law School

Historian Connects Frederick Douglass to Presidential Election

David Blight, professor of American History at Yale University, connected Frederick Douglass's life and work to the 2016 presidential election at the Harvard Law School Wednesday.

Cambridge

‘Extreme Drought’ Forces Cambridge to Purchase $3.6 Million of Water

Reduced rainfall in Massachusetts and parts of the Northeast since May has pushed Cambridge’s local reservoirs to their lowest volume in at least 10 years, driving the city to purchase millions of dollars of water.

City Politics

Mayor Martin Walsh Discusses Efforts to Promote Diversity in Boston Governance

Reflecting on his nearly three years as Boston’s mayor, Martin J. Walsh discussed his initiatives to advance diversity in government and his goals for the future of local governance, particularly in light of his bid for reelection in 2017, at the Kennedy School of Government on Monday night.