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Jacqueline P. Patel

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Allston Who?

Ever wondered how Allston got its name?

Barry's Corner Today

Boston's Urban Planning Body to Study Allston Transit

Boston’s urban planning agency will pursue a large-scale study of Allston transit in response to locals’ concerns over new construction and traffic congestion.

Allston Construction

Harvard Affiliates Praise the University’s West Station Pledge

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.

Allston Construction
City Politics

In Allston, Mixed Feelings Over Univ. Funding for West Station

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.

Honk if You Hate Traffic

Allstonians Brainstorm Solutions to Traffic Congestion

State officials hosted ameeting to give Allstonians a chance to suggest possible solutions to traffic concerns surrounding Windom Street.

Honk if You Hate Traffic

Allstonians Rally to Protest Against West Station Delay

Standing by a congested intersection and braving 21 degree weather, Allstonians held up colorful signs to protest construction delays on West Station.

Harvard's Enterprise Research Campus
City Politics

Harvard Increases Funding for West Station to $50 Million

The University also promised up to $8 million to help construct another, interim transportation station in Allston in a letter sent to the Mass. Dept. of Transportation.

Harvard Ed Portal
Harvard in the City

Harvard, Allston Students to Create Augmented Reality Mural

Muralist Paul Deo will collaborate with Allston high schoolers and Harvard students this spring to create an augmented reality mural at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston.

Soldiers Field Road
Harvard in the City

Allstonians Worry Harvard’s Plans Privilege Vehicle Transit

At a meeting Monday, residents said they worry Harvard’s plans for Allston prioritize automobiles over pedestrians and public transportation.

Unveiling West Station

Politicians Ask Univ. to Pay Nearly ‘Entire Cost’ of West Station

Massachusetts politicians called on Harvard to pay “almost the entire cost” of a nearly $100-million proposed transportation station in Allston in a public letter released Wednesday.

SEAS Allston Construction

Harvard’s New Allston Plans Face Weeks of Review

Harvard officially filed a master plan for a segment of its Allston properties with Boston’s urban planning agency in early December—but the document will likely remain under review for weeks to come.

SEAS Allston Construction

Filings Offer Clues to Harvard’s Vision for Allston ‘Enterprise’ Campus

“What has been an impenetrable, impervious, vehicular-oriented superblock will soon undergo transformation,” the filings read.

Cabot Science Library

For Reading Period, Lamont Adjusts Weekend Hours

Some libraries on campus are changing their hours and accessibility to accommodate the deluge of cranky students cramming at the last minute before their exams.

Classroom to Table
Student Life

‘Classroom to Table’ Program Returns for a Third Year

Classroom to Table has returned for another year, but with slight modificiations.

Facebook at Puzzle Day

CS50 Sees Uptick in Sat/Unsat Students After Policy Change

The new policy was one of many sweeping changes made to the class this year after more than 60 students appeared before the College’s Honor Council in 2016.