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Boston Pride Parade
Harvard in the City

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.

Crowds at Boston Calling

Boston Calling Music Festival Brings Business, Confuses Residents

As concert-goers swarmed Allston over the weekend for the annual Boston Calling music festival, local businesses and residents were divided on their feelings about the shows happening in their own backyard.

John Harvard"s
Harvard Square

Last Call for John Harvard’s Brewery: Beloved Square Restaurant to Close

As students head out of Harvard Square for the summer, another familiar place will be packing up too. John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House will leave its flagship location May 30th.


For the A.R.T., The Next Act

After a record-breaking donation, the American Repertory Theater is now in the spotlight.

Jillson's Office
Harvard Square

Denise Jillson Maps Harvard Square’s Future

The executive director of the Harvard Square Business Association works to navigate a challenging commercial landscape.

Cambridge Galeria
Harvard Square

Cambridge Planning Board Postpones Vote on Crimson Galeria Construction Proposal

The Cambridge Planning Board convened Tuesday evening to discuss plans for construction at the Crimson Galeria in Harvard Square, which were ultimately postponed.

Soldiers Field Road

Allston Workshop Designs Surrounding Open Spaces for I-90 Project

The Boston Society of Architects hosted an Allston Esplanade Design Workshop Thursday evening, encouraging public participation in designing open spaces around upcoming construction projects in the Allston area.

Printing the Mueller Report

Harvard Book Store Prints Copies of the Mueller Report

In a bid to satisfy Cambridge political junkies, the Harvard Book Store began printing copies of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s report on links between the Trump campaign and Russia Thursday, shortly after Attorney General William P. Barr released a redacted copy to the public.

Bike Lanes
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Cycling Safety Ordinance

The Cambridge City Council passed a law last week to establish a 20-mile network of protected bicycle lanes across the city and implement a five-year sidewalk and street construction plan.

Homeless Court in Cambridge

In Cambridge Homeless Court, Another Chance

Cambridge District Homeless Court offers monthly sessions to adjudicate on misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges, as well as outstanding warrants, against people experiencing homelessness in the Cambridge area.

The Historic Library

Cambridge Historical Society Talks Past Community Activism at Annual Meeting

The Cambridge Historical Society held its annual meeting Wednesday, kicking off their 2019 session introducing their theme for the year: “How Does Cambridge Engage.” The event featured guest speaker Karilyn Crockett, an MIT lecturer on public policy who spoke on the historical importance of community activism.

Allston Construction
City Politics

Allstonians Call on Harvard to Support Public Dog Park

The petition proposes a number of sites between Lincoln Street, which abuts the Massachusetts Turnpike, and the Charles River. This area includes Harvard Business School and the University's athletics complexes.

Cambridge Common Menorah

Cambridge Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime After Man Topples Harvard Chabad’s Menorah

Cambridge police are investigating a “possible hate crime” after witnesses say a man intentionally toppled over a large menorah.

Harvard's Enterprise Research Campus
City Politics

Harvard Will Form New Allston Land Company to Manage Planned Enterprise Research Campus

Business School dean Nitin Nohria will chair a governing board that will manage the new land company.

Bikes on Campus
Student Life

Harvard Wins 'Bicycle Friendly University' Award

The award, which is given by the League of American Bicyclists, recognizes universities for initiatives focused on bicycle safety and access.