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Declan J. Knieriem

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The Garage
Harvard Square

Council Considers Changes to Square Business Zoning

The Cambridge City Council Ordinance Committee considered zoning changes aimed at increasing the amount of local businesses in Harvard Square at a meeting Wednesday night.

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GSAS

Harvard Departments Check Grad Student Strike Status, Prompting Union Backlash

Several academic departments across the University emailed graduate student teaching staff asking whether they are participating in the graduate student union’s strike this week, prompting anger among union members.

Cambridge Streets
City Politics

Cambridge Residents Begin Voting for Participatory Budget Proposals

Cambridge residents will cast ballots this week as part of the city’s participatory budgeting process, selecting their top five choices among 20 resident-submitted proposals.

City Hall
Harvard Square

Council Continues Debate Over Safety Improvements in Harvard Square

The Cambridge City Council debated measures to improve pedestrian safety in Harvard Square after testimony from the widower of a woman killed in a September crash.

Climate Protest Signs
College

Cambridge City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Harvard-Yale Divestment Protesters

The Cambridge City Council passed a resolution Monday evening in support of Harvard and Yale students arrested during a divestment protest at this weekend’s 136th edition of The Game.

Cambridge Streets
City Politics

Cambridge Affordable Housing Overlay Has Tentative Majority Approval Among Elected Councilors

A large enough majority of Cambridge City Councilors elected Nov. 5 support the city’s proposed affordable housing overlay in its current form that the council may now be able to pass the long-debated legislation into law.

Waiting for Results
City Politics

Preliminary Results Show Seven Incumbents, Two Challengers Elected in City Council Race

Preliminary vote counts show seven incumbents and two challengers were victorious in the race for Cambridge’s nine City Council seats, the Cambridge Election Commission announced late Tuesday night.

Cambridge City Hall
GSAS

Cambridge City Council Reiterates Support for Harvard Grad Union Contact

The Cambridge City Council unanimously voted — for the second time — to support Harvard’s graduate student union in its efforts to reach an agreement with Harvard, this time making its demands more urgent.

City Council Candidates Open Forum
City Politics

City Council Candidates Split on Affordable Housing Solution, Campaign Finance Ahead of Election

Ahead of the election, The Crimson surveyed this year’s slate on their personal backgrounds and policy positions.

Cambridge Candidates Climate Change Forum
City Politics

Harvard Grad Student Union Creates Voter Guide Ahead of Local Elections

Harvard’s graduate student union released a voting guide Thursday that includes information about candidates running in the upcoming municipal elections in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston, which take place Nov. 5.

Cambridge City Hall
Harvard in the City

With Less Than a Month to Election, Incumbents Hold Fundraising Advantage

Since the race officially began Aug. 1, incumbents have raised on average roughly $18,900, while the challengers have received average contributions of around $5,700, as of an Oct. 15 financial reporting deadline.

City Council Candidates Open Forum
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Candidates Return to Affordable Housing Debate at Forum

Ten of 22 candidates for Cambridge City Council made their case to voters Sunday night at an open forum, discussing issues from affordable housing to the state of businesses in Harvard Square.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Candidates Look to Woo Harvard Students

As Cambridge’s City Council election draws closer, some candidates have begun pitching their campaigns to Harvard students in the hopes that they might appeal to students’ interests and gain their support.

Harvard Police
Crime

HUPD Annual Security Report Notes Drop in Campus Crime

The total number of on-campus crimes numbered 163, down from 194 in 2017. The report indicated there were 43 reported on-campus burglaries in 2018, down from 48 burglaries in 2017.

Pedestrians
Harvard Square

Following Deadly Crash, Residents Reimagine Pedestrian Safety in Harvard Square

Cambridge residents and city officials have started to question the state of pedestrian safety after 67-year-old librarian Sharon Hamer was struck and killed last week crossing the street in Harvard Square outside of the crosswalk.

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