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Jan Devereux
Cambridge City Council

Jan Devereux

Cambridge Vice Mayor Jan Devereux participates in a housing committee meeting on March 15.

First Parish Church
City Politics

Homeless Court’s Move To Harvard Square Brings Improved Accessibility

The Cambridge District Homeless Court has begun holding sessions at its new location in the First Parish Church, at the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Church Street.

Harvard Square

Square’s Andover Shop Up for Sale

The Andover Shop has been a Harvard Square staple since 1953 and a go-to formal wear shop for generations of Harvard students and Cantabrigians.

Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr.
Crime

Officers Who Arrested Black Student Had Not Taken Extra Training on Engaging Mentally Ill Individuals

Roughly one-third of CPD’s officers and all supervisors have taken the non-mandatory training to date. CPD's stated goal is to put "the entire department" through the program.

Crime

Cambridge Police Will Add Office to Monitor Racial Bias, Use of Force

Through the new office, which will be called the Office of Procedural Justice, Cambridge Police hopes to show a commitment to transparency and responsibility by analyzing citizens’ confrontations with the police.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City 2019 Budget Focuses on Affordable Housing

The budget focuses on affordable housing, transportation improvements, early childhood development, education, and public safety, among other initiatives.

Long Line for Pokeworks Grand Opening
Harvard Square

Customers Flock to Pokeworks for Grand Opening

A line of customers stretched out the door of Pokeworks on Saturday for the Irvine, Calif.-based chain’s “grand opening” in Harvard Square.

Church Street
Crime

Ritual Remains Retrieved From Rubbish

Three boxes containing three pig heads, deer heads, and a bird, were found near the trash barrels on Church Street.

Student Groups

Harvard Students Rally for Massachusetts Sexual Assault Bills

The rally—organized by the student-led Every Voice Coalition—supported two bills currently in House committees.

MFA Love Story
Visual Arts

‘Love Story,’ a Statement on Fame and the Refugee Experience, Comes to the MFA

“‘Love Story’ raises questions around how and where our attention is focused.” The exhibit follows the stories of six refugees, first as they are portrayed by Moore and Baldwin and then through their own voices. “What kind of stories are we willing to hear? What kind of stories move us?” Breitz’s website demands. “Why is it that the same audiences that are driven to tears by fictional blockbusters remain affectless in the face of actual human suffering?”

Cambridge Fire Department

Car Catches Fire on Linden Street

A car engine burst into flames on Linden St. Thursday evening and burned for roughly ten minutes before firefighters stopped the blaze.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Votes to Begin Autonomous Vehicle Testing

The Cambridge City Council unanimously voted to begin autonomous vehicle testing on city streets at a meeting Monday.

Wholesome Fresh
Harvard Square

Wholesome Fresh Opens in the Square, Replacing Seized Market

​Wholesome Fresh, a casual restaurant-convenience store hybrid that started in Rhode Island, opened its doors to Harvard Square Thursday morning in the property formerly occupied by Market in the Square.

Harvard Square Theater
City Politics

City Council Demands Schedule for Harvard Square Theater Development

Vice Mayor Jan Devereux and Cambridge City Councillor Dennis J. Carlone sponsored the legislation. The order is largely symbolic and has no power to force Chan’s hand.

Harvard Square

New Bagel Cafe To Go Before Licensing Committee

If approved, the eatery will join fellow building tenants Good Vibrations, Forty Winks, and the Boston Tea Stop.

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