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Theater

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

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

Harvard-Radcliffe Merge
Commencement 2019

When Harvard Met Radcliffe

Though neither Harvard nor Radcliffe set a date on the books, they confirmed what had been a long time coming: a merger between the two schools would be inevitable. After much back-and-forth, Radcliffe made a public commitment in February 1969 to uniting with its neighbor in the foreseeable future.

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.

Housing Overlay Roundtable
City Politics

Mayor McGovern Defends Cambridge’s Sanctuary City Status on ‘Fox and Friends’

His comments follow various public statements from Trump that have proposed to release migrant detainees from the United States-Mexico border into sanctuary cities, areas where law enforcement do not actively pursue or detain undocumented immigrants living in the community.

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Digs Deeper Into Affordable Housing Proposal

The Cambridge City Council Housing Committee discussed the Affordable Housing Overlay proposal at their Tuesday meeting, the latest step in an ongoing process to create more affordable housing in the city.

Housing Overlay
City Politics

City Council Backs 100 Percent-Affordable Housing Zoning Overlay

After years of discussions about how to combat Cambridge’s enduring challenges with a lack of affordable housing, City Councillors plan to push for legislation enacting a “100%-Affordable Housing Zoning Overlay” plan in the coming weeks.

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Harvard Square

Pressley Leads Protest Against Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

United States Representative Ayanna S. Pressley (D-Mass.) joined protesters in Harvard Square in condemning President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall and other immigration policies during a President’s Day rally Monday afternoon.

Smith Campus Center
Cambridge City Council

Harvard Summarizes Campus Development and Statistics in Annual Town Gown Report

Harvard presented its annual Town Gown report to the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday, outlining 2018 campus infrastructure projects, University initiatives, and affiliate statistics.

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Harvard Square

City Hosts Forum on Harvard Square Kiosk Renovation

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Harvard Square’s daily life, ongoing plans for a complete transformation of the central Harvard Square Kiosk and its surrounding plaza are underway. Designers, architects, and citizens mingled at a public showcase Thursday to view and discuss the project’s progress.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

City Council Delays Vote on Tree Removal Moratorium

Dozens of Cambridge residents spoke out in favor of a moratorium on cutting down trees at a City Council meeting Monday, prompting an hours-long debate.

Boston Women's March speeches
City Politics

Boston Women's March speeches

Attendees hold signs aloft as they listen to speakers at the Boston Women's March. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley delivered the keynote speech.

Boston Women's March protesters
Boston

Protesters Brave Sub-Freezing Temperature to Attend Boston’s Third Women’s March

Thousands of protestors donning bright pink hats and scarves braved sub-freezing temperatures to converge on Boston Commons Saturday for the Boston Women’s March – turning out alongside hundreds of other “sister” marches across the country.

Boston Women's March protesters
Boston

Boston Women's March protesters

Protesters at the 2019 Boston Women's March wield colorful signs as they march from Boston Common.

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City Politics

protester at Women's March

Attendees at the Boston Women's March gather in Boston Common to hear speeches from leaders of various local advocacy groups including the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and the Boston branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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.

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