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Sustainability Building
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Three Finalists Announced for Allston Enterprise Research Campus Development

Harvard has selected three development teams — Alexandria Real Estate Equities and National Development, the HYM Investment Group, and Breakthrough Properties — as finalists for a bid to develop the University’s new Enterprise Research Campus in Allston.

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Following $6.4 Million Renovation, Smith Playground Reopens in Allston

The renovated Smith Playground in Allston — boasting the City of Boston’s first pumptrack, a new multipurpose sports field, a street hockey rink, and an amphitheater — officially reopened to the public earlier this month.

Art & Soul
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Art & Soul

Billie Jo Joy and Annie P. Hoffman are the co-owners of Art & Soul, a Cambridge yoga studio that aims to unite the somatic with the spiritual.

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Art & Soul 1

Before housing Art & Soul yoga studio, 91 Hampshire Street was home to Clayground, a pottery studio that the Cambridge Women’s Commission refers to as a “socialistic pottery business.”

City Council Candidates Open Forum
City Politics

City Council Candidates Split on Affordable Housing Solution, Campaign Finance Ahead of Election

Ahead of the election, The Crimson surveyed this year’s slate on their personal backgrounds and policy positions.

Nicola Williams
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Nicola Williams

Williams is running on a platform focused on affordable housing, an issue that has impacted her over her 31 years in Cambridge and that remains as salient as ever for local residents today.

Risa Mednick
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Risa Mednick

For the past ten years, Mednick has been the executive director of Transition House, an organization that offered the first shelter for domestic violence victims on the East Coast. She said in an interview that her leadership experience qualifies her for the City Council race and has shaped her platform, which centers around bringing more equity to the city.

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Burhan Azeem

Azeem is the youngest candidate running for office at 22 years old, but his campaign website and social media argue his experience with housing issues and environmental research have prepared him for the role.

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Jeffery McNary

At the center of McNary’s campaign is a focus on remodeling Cambridge’s housing system.

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Sukia Akiba

Sukia Akiba, a first time candidate running for Cambridge City Council, said she plans to use her knowledge of the city to address the problems she said have changed the Cambridge she once knew.

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With Less Than a Month to Election, Incumbents Hold Fundraising Advantage

Since the race officially began Aug. 1, incumbents have raised on average roughly $18,900, while the challengers have received average contributions of around $5,700, as of an Oct. 15 financial reporting deadline.

Out of Town News
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Out of Town News Kiosk Space to Host CultureHouse

CultureHouse, a non-profit organization that hosts social events and artistic performances, will fill the kiosk currently housing Out of Town News, which will close at the end of October after 64 years in operation.

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Crime

HUPD Annual Security Report Notes Drop in Campus Crime

The total number of on-campus crimes numbered 163, down from 194 in 2017. The report indicated there were 43 reported on-campus burglaries in 2018, down from 48 burglaries in 2017.

SEAS Progress
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Allston Land Company CEO Discusses Vision for Harvard's Enterprise Research Campus

Allston Land Company CEO Thomas P. Glynn III said Harvard hopes to emulate successes — and learn from challenges — with Kendall Square's recent development boom in planning for Harvard's Enterprise Research Campus.

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As Cambridge’s Municipal Election Approaches, A Look at the Candidates and Issues

A variety of hotly contested issues are at stake this election cycle, and candidates have sought to differentiate themselves in a crowded field with a nonpartisan municipal ballot.

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