A Crimson Commonwealth: The Harvard Alumni Who Run Massachusetts
As Harvard affiliates continue to interact with and fill the Massachusetts government, it often falls to the University’s own to create policy and settle disagreements that directly affect Harvard. How does their time at the University influence the way they approach these disputes, and what is the effect of Harvard’s impact on Massachusetts leaders?
Harvard Awards $200,000 in Grants to Allston Nonprofits in 15th Year of Partnership Fund
Harvard announced grants totaling $200,000 to 20 different organizations and programs in Allston as part of the Harvard-Allston Partnership Fund at a ceremony last Thursday.
In Photos: Art Springs to Life on Allston's Western Ave.
Promoted by Harvard, Zone 3 Western Avenue is an arts project for Allston’s Western Ave. that seeks to bring public art, creative events, and shops to the area.
Advocates Call for Greater Accountability for Harvard, Other Nonprofits at PILOT Hearing
The Boston City Council held a hearing to review its payment in lieu of taxes program Friday, hearing testimony from residents and advocates on drawbacks and potential updates to the program that Boston has run since 2011.
Allston-Brighton Residents Excited to Host American Repertory Theater
Allston-Brighton residents said they are looking forward to the arrival of the award-winning American Repertory Theaeter at 175 North Harvard St., part of a new Harvard development that will also offer housing for affiliates.
Allston-Brighton Adds Affordable Housing, But Artists Raise Displacement Concerns
The Boston Planning and Development Agency approved a slew of affordable housing across four sites in Allston-Brighton last week, though some local artists took issue with the displacement of studio space.
Outgoing Harvard SEAS Dean Talks School’s Future, Says He’ll ‘Watch With Envy’ From Post at Brown
Dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Francis J. Doyle III reflected on his tenure and his transition to Brown University amid the search for his successor in a Wednesday interview.
BPDA Approves Plans for 176 Lincoln St. Development on Harvard-Owned Land
The Boston Planning and Development Agency board officially approved the plans for a development on Harvard-owned land at 176 Lincoln St. on Feb. 16 — a key step in the city’s review process prior to breaking ground.
With Sound Museum Set to Close, Allston-Brighton Musicians Seek New Stage
As Allston-Brighton’s Sound Museum prepares to close in late February, neighborhood musicians are seeking alternative rehearsal spaces.
Allston Residents Express Skepticism over Wu’s BPDA Reforms
Following a Jan. 25 announcement by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 of her plans to reform the Boston Planning and Development Agency, Allston advocates expressed skepticism over whether the changes would substantially benefit their neighborhood.
U.S. Department of Transportation Rejects Funding Request for Mass. Pike Realignment Project
The Massachusetts Turnpike realignment effort in Allston has hit a temporary roadblock following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s rejection of a request from the city and state for $1.2 billion to help fund the $2 billion project.
Harvard to Establish David Rubenstein Treehouse as University-Wide Conference Center on Allston Campus
Harvard will establish the David Rubenstein Treehouse as the school’s first University-wide conference center and a welcome area for the proposed Enterprise Research Campus in Allston, the University announced Wednesday.
BPDA Discusses Zoning Guidelines for Soldiers Field Road Development
The Boston Planning and Development Agency discussed how its construction project on Soldiers Field Road will adhere to recently approved Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning guidelines on Wednesday.
City of Boston Outlines Plans for Life Science Campus Along Beacon Street
The Boston Planning and Development Agency discussed the construction of a life science campus along 155 North Beacon St. with Allston-Brighton residents and the Impact Advisory Group during a Tuesday webinar.
City of Boston to Study Potential New Community Center in Allston
Officials from the city of Boston presented initial plans on Thursday in the first of four scheduled meetings to discuss and conduct a study on the potential new community center in Allston.
Students, Residents, Artists Laud the Harvard Ceramics Program
Amid the many prominent attractions on Harvard’s Allston campus, including the $1 billion Science and Engineering Complex and the Harvard Business School, a small creative haven took root at Barry’s Corner decades ago: the Harvard Ceramics Studio.
For 11th Year in a Row, Harvard Falls Short of Boston’s PILOT Request
For the 11th consecutive year, Harvard did not pay the full amount requested by the City of Boston as part of a program in which nonprofits voluntarily give money to the city in lieu of taxes.
Allston Residents Express Opposition to Western Avenue Corridor Rezoning Plans
Allston residents expressed opposition to the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s rezoning plans for the Western Avenue Corridor at a public meeting on Thursday.
State Outlines Plans to Improve Herter Park in Allston
Massachusetts state officials outlined plans on Wednesday to revitalize Herter Park in Allston by improving access to the Charles River and narrowing Soldier’s Field Road to create space for “green transportation.”
Harvard Proposes New Site for the American Repertory Theater in Allston
Harvard proposed a new site for its American Repertory Theater in Allston on Thursday, asking members of the Harvard Allston Task Force to weigh in on a prospective location near its athletic complex.
Allston Enterprise Research Campus Construction Entrance
Harvard's Enterprise Research Campus will be located at 100-112 Western Avenue.
How Harvard Moved Into Allston
Roughly one-third of Allston's land belongs to Harvard. But the University faces a decades-old distrust among some residents.
Allston Enterprise Research Campus Overhead
The future site of Harvard's Enterprise Research Campus in Allston.
Charles River Advocacy Group Discusses I-90 Project Flood Risks
In a Tuesday webinar, the Charles River Watershed Association urged Allston-Brighton residents to advocate for a review of flood risks in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Allston Multimodal I-90 Project.
City of Boston Approves First Phase of Harvard’s Allston Campus Expansion
The city of Boston on Thursday approved the first phase of Harvard’s proposed campus expansion in Allston, a major advancement in the University’s efforts to build a vast development complex in the neighborhood, where it has run into vocal opposition.