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Declan J. Knieriem

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Housing Overlay Roundtable
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Debates Affordable Housing Policy in Five Hour Meeting

The Cambridge City Council Ordinance Committee met Tuesday to discuss a sweeping affordable housing proposal, the latest step in the city’s plan to implement affordable housing zoning reform.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Weighs Recreational Marijuana Legislation

The Cambridge Ordinance Committee heard public testimony on granting permits for recreational marijuana shops in Cambridge at a City Council hearing Thursday.

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Harvard, Boston Area Graduate Students Testify at Boston City Council Hearing on Student-Worker Labor

Boston City Council hosted a hearing Thursday night for members of local graduate student workers — including members of Harvard’s graduate student union — to discuss their efforts to gain recognition and negotiate contracts at their respective schools.

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Speakers Call for Leadership, Bravery, and Climate Change Activism at Harvard Graduate School Class Days

Across Harvard’s campus, graduate students gathered Wednesday under cloudy skies for Class Day ceremonies ahead of Commencement Thursday.

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Harvard Students Attend Graduation Ceremonies for Latinx and Black Seniors

College students gathered Tuesday evening for two commencement ceremonies for students from underrepresented backgrounds, one for Latinx students and another for black students.

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Powerless: When Harvard Housing Fails

The vast majority of students have positive experiences with Harvard housing, but some say that when it goes wrong, it can go very wrong.

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Commencement 2019

‘Haunted by the War’: Remembering The University Hall Takeover of 1969

In the early morning hours of April 10, 1969, several hundred Harvard affiliates huddled inside University Hall while some 400 police officers assembled outside, prepared to storm the building.

Housing Overlay Roundtable
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Adopts 2020 Budget After Heated Debate Over School Funding

The Cambridge City Council voted at its meeting Monday to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2020 that represents the largest spending increase in city history.

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'Gentleman Jack' Explores the Fascinating Life of Anne Lister

The series premiere of “Gentleman Jack” aired on HBO April 22, establishing itself as one of the more unusual dramas recently produced, both in premise and in execution.

Housing Overlay Roundtable
City Politics

City Council Lauds 2020 Budget Proposal

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale submitted a budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 to the City Council Monday, with the largest allocations directed toward education and public safety.

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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 Fights
City Politics

Local Residents, Harvard Affiliates Debate Cambridge Affordable Housing Proposal

Residents of Cambridge and neighboring cities, including several Harvard affiliates, testified in front of the Cambridge City Council Housing Committee on its proposed “100% Affordable Housing Zoning Overlay” at City Hall Tuesday.

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.

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Unpopular Opinion: The State of Political Dramas

Too often, political dramas devolve into romantic soap operas, in which the characters’ love lives are somehow more important than anything else.