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Bye Bye Au Bon Pain
Cambridge

Former Patrons Pained by Harvard Square Au Bon Pain Closing

Amid a sea of closings, Harvard Square bid adieu to its nearest Au Bon Pain last week. The restaurant announced its departure in a Jan. 4 email, joining Crema Cafe, Chipotle, Tealuxe, Urban Outfitters, and Sweet Bakery in departing from long-held locations in the Square since the start of December.

Year in Review - Diversity: Urban Outfitters
Cambridge

Urban Outfitters and Sweet Bakery Close Ahead of Building Renovations

Urban Outfitters and Sweet Bakery in Harvard Square closed their doors earlier this month ahead of planned renovations to the Brattle Street building that housed them.

Soldiers Field Road
Allston

Mass. Turnpike To Undergo Major Renovations in Allston

The $1.1 billion project — which may not begin for a few years and may take up to eight years to complete — will lower the Mass. Turnpike to ground level in Allston and elevate Soldiers Field Road along the Charles River onto a new viaduct above the highway.

Migos
Music

Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott, and Tame Impala to Headline 10th Boston Calling

Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott, and Tame Impala will headline this year’s Boston Calling music festival Memorial Day weekend in “a lineup of epic proportions.”

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.

Bacow in Allston
Allston

Allston Ed Portal Bridges Town-Gown Gap

This was Bacow’s first visit to the Ed Portal, where he spent roughly 30 minutes greeting mentors and mentees. Mentees excitedly showed Bacow around their science lab.

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.

Graphic Midterm Elections
Politics

Midterms See Mass. Incumbents Re-elected, Democrats Win Control of House

Incumbent Mass. Governor Charlie Baker and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren cruised to victory, while Democrats gained a U.S. House majority.

Capitol Building
City Politics

Mass. Candidate Pressley Talks Warren, Sexual Assault at Media Roundtable

Pressley said rhetoric surrounding Massachusetts Senator Warren’s Native American ancestry deflects attention from more important conversations.

HUB Week
Cambridge

For Fourth Year, HUBweek Encourages Innovation

HUBweek, a week-long “ideas festival” founded by Harvard, MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Boston Globe, ran from Oct. 8 to Oct. 14.

Smith Campus Center
On Campus

Whole Heart Serves Up Meat-Free Grub To Smith Center Diners

The branch is the plant-based restaurant chain’s third location.

Oktoberfest
Cambridge City Council

City of Cambridge Urges Residents to Recycle, Compost As Part of 'Zero Waste' Initiative

“Zero Waste importantly does not mean zero trash, but it does try to bring us to a more sustainable waste diversion and recycling and reduction practice,” said Vice Mayor Jan Devereux.

Cambridge

Cambridge Pedestrian Killed in Truck Accident Friday

A woman was killed in a truck accident at the corner of Magazine Street and Putnam Avenue Friday.

HUPD
Crime

Burglaries Down, Disciplinary Actions Up Last Year Per Annual Harvard Police Report

According to the 2017 report, there were 33 reported on-campus rapes and 47 reported cases of on-campus burglaries.

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