At 6:03 p.m., the MBTA posted on Twitter that trains would bypass the Harvard Square station “at the request of police.” Multiple vehicles from the Cambridge Police and Fire departments soon lined the intersection of JFK Street and Brattle Street, blocking vehicle traffic.
The plaza at the heart of Harvard Square is under construction to both renovate the elevator outside the Harvard Square T station and restore the historic Out of Town News kiosk.
The City of Cambridge celebrated Black History Month through a series of initiatives and events that recognized the achievements of African Americans.
In Jan. 2018, Harvard promised $50 million to fund West Station, a commuter rail stop on the Framingham-Worcester line, and up to $8 million to help construct another, interim transportation station in Allston.
In the wake of the University’s pledge some Allston and Brighton residents said they were thrilled by the promised influx of Harvard money. Others were less optimistic.
Standing by a congested intersection and braving 21 degree weather, Allstonians held up colorful signs to protest construction delays on West Station.
The UC's Finance Committee voted unanimously to increase the maximum transportation subsidy student organizations may receive in response to an increase in fares due to take effect July 1.
Harvard students said they were either unaware or ambivalent about the end of late-night service on the T on March 18, following a unanimous MBTA vote in February.
The cuts will end T service after midnight on Friday and Saturday nights and are slated to take effect on March 18. Currently, the T ceases operations at 2:00 a.m. on weekend nights.