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Recent Survey Finds Faith in Cambridge Covid-19 Response

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and longstanding issues such as an affordable housing shortage, Cambridge residents remain confident in the city government’s leadership, according to a recent survey.


City Councilors Call on Harvard to Extend Paid Leave Policy to Contracted Workers

Boston City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu ’07 and a group of Cambridge city councilors urged Harvard to extend its paid leave policy to contracted workers in letters addressed to University President Lawrence S. Bacow on Dec. 11 and Jan. 9, respectively.


Harvard Coop Closes Flagship Store for Renovations

The Harvard Cooperative Society announced in late December that its flagship Harvard Square store, located at 1400 Massachusetts Ave., will temporarily close for renovations, with plans to reopen in April.


As Covid-19 Rages, Cambridge’s Homeless Shelters Adapt

The City of Cambridge and local shelters have tailored their services to try to support the City’s homeless population during the global health crisis, which is extending into the frosty months of winter.


Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu ’07 Speaks with Harvard Student Organizations

Boston City Councilor and mayoral candidate Michelle Wu ’07 spoke about her background and public service work at a webinar hosted by several Harvard student organizations Thursday evening.


Local Businesses Fight for Revival of Harvard Square, Gear Up for Winter

With businesses across the country suffering during the pandemic, those in Cambridge are especially struggling with the loss of their typical student customer base and uncertainty about when they will ever return in full force.


City Council Urges Harvard to Extend Contracts for Custodians and Janitors

The Cambridge City Council unanimously passed a resolution in its meeting Monday supporting Harvard janitors and custodians currently seeking a contract extension.


Biden Wins the Presidency, Sending Harvard Students Celebrating in the Streets

Following five days of uncertainty and anticipation, Joseph R. Biden Jr. was declared the winner of the presidential race Saturday morning, bringing an end to a unique and divisive campaign that brought anxiety to Harvard students — and Americans — around the country.


Gov. Baker Announces Stay-At-Home Advisory, Mask Mandate, and Restaurant Curfew as COVID Cases Mount

Governor Charlie D. Baker ‘79 announced a number of initiatives to respond to rising coronavirus cases in Massachusetts, including a stay-at-home advisory, a mandate on mask-wearing in public spaces, and a curfew on restaurant service.


Election Day 2020 Has Arrived At Last. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Few things at Harvard have felt more salient than the 2020 election. With countless John F. Kennedy Jr. Forums, dining hall debates, and organizing pushes, it’s dominated discussions on campus — and Zoom — for over a year.


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