Harvard in the City


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.


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 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.”


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

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.


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.


Jeffery McNary

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


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.


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.


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.


Boston Pride Parade

A group of Harvard students marched down Boylston Street as a part of the Boston Pride Parade last Saturday afternoon. This year's theme was "Looking Back, Loving Forward" in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.


Harvard Affiliates March in 49th Annual Boston Pride Parade

Decked out in rainbow flags, clothes, and facepaint, a group of roughly 30 Harvard affiliates marched representing the University in Boston’s 49th Pride Parade Saturday afternoon.


Graduate Student Union to Air National TV Ads on Harvard Sexual Harassment Protections

The thirty-second advertisement — which will air on channels including CNN, MSNBC, and ESPN — opens with a narrator saying Harvard has a “world-class reputation, and a world-class #MeToo problem.” The campaign will also extend to billboards, radio, and digital media, according to the press release.


Graduate School of Design Lecture

Kimberly Dowdell explains how administering equity in architecture can be redemptive. Citing the work that she has done in Detroit, Mich., Dowdell points out that purchasing vacant homes and then rehabbing them allows for those properties to host families that believe in the future of the city.


kiosk event

Cambridge residents gathered in the Smith Campus Center Thursday to view preliminary sketches of a redesigned Harvard Square Kiosk. The kiosk has housed a newsstand since 1984.


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