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Soldiers Field Road
Allston

Federal Highway Administrators Present at MassPike Project Meeting

In the meeting, officials went over a draft of an environmental impact scoping report for the $1.1 billion project, which will lower the Mass. Turnpike to ground level in Allston and elevate Soldiers Field Road along the Charles River onto a new viaduct.

Soldiers Field Road
Allston

Construction on Pedestrian Crossings Over Soldiers Field Fall Behind Schedule

Long-running Harvard-funded efforts to build and renovate pedestrian crossings over Soldiers Field Road in Allston have fallen behind their scheduling projections. The designs of the crossings are currently at only 25 percent completion

SEAS Progress
Harvard in the City

Allston Land Company CEO Discusses Vision for Harvard's Enterprise Research Campus

Allston Land Company CEO Thomas P. Glynn III said Harvard hopes to emulate successes — and learn from challenges — with Kendall Square's recent development boom in planning for Harvard's Enterprise Research Campus.

Andrew Yang Rally #2
Politics

Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Draws Hundreds in Cambridge Common Rally

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang spoke to a crowd of hundreds at a rally in Cambridge Common Monday evening, during which he discussed his proposal for universal basic income.

Renovations on Harvard Hall
Freshmen

Harvard Hall Renovations to Last Through Fall Semester

Major interior and exterior renovations began June 4 on Harvard Hall — one of the oldest and most historic buildings in Harvard Yard — and will continue through the start of second semester, according to Faculty of Arts and Sciences spokesperson Rachael Dane.

Harvard Ed Portal
Allston

Bacow Speaks at Allston Grant Awards Ceremony

University President Lawrence S. Bacow honored 16 grant recipients of the Harvard Allston Partnership Fund — a program that supports neighborhood improvement projects and educational programming for Allston-Brighton residents — at a ceremony Monday afternoon.

Soldiers Field Road
Allston

Allston Workshop Designs Surrounding Open Spaces for I-90 Project

The Boston Society of Architects hosted an Allston Esplanade Design Workshop Thursday evening, encouraging public participation in designing open spaces around upcoming construction projects in the Allston area.

ArtLab
Graduate School of Design

Allston ArtLab to Open in September

Harvard’s ArtLab in Allston is expected to open in mid-September 2019. When finished, the 9,000 square foot space, which is designed to be carbon net-zero, will feature eight rooms for artistic use including an artist workshop and a recording studio.

The Oberon
Theater

American Repertory Theater Receives $100 Million Gift For New Space in Allston

Hedge-fund manager David E. Goel ’93 and Stacey L. Goel donated $100 million to Harvard for an arts research and performance space in Allston, the University announced Thursday.

Bartley's Lawsuit
Harvard Square

Bartley’s, Harvard Sued for Alleged Disability Discrimination

A local man filed a lawsuit against Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage and Harvard, which owns the restaurant’s building, earlier this month, alleging that the restaurant violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Soldiers Field Road
Allston

Mass. Turnpike To Undergo Major Renovations in Allston

The $1.1 billion project — which may not begin for a few years and may take up to eight years to complete — will lower the Mass. Turnpike to ground level in Allston and elevate Soldiers Field Road along the Charles River onto a new viaduct above the highway.

Year in Review - Diversity: Urban Outfitters
Cambridge

Urban Outfitters and Sweet Bakery Close Ahead of Building Renovations

Urban Outfitters and Sweet Bakery in Harvard Square closed their doors earlier this month ahead of planned renovations to the Brattle Street building that housed them.

Bryan Stevenson at the IOP
IOP

Bryan Stevenson Shares Stories of Sorrow and Success in Call for Criminal Justice Reform

Stevenson stressed his conviction that to make maximal change, one must spend time in the places where the problem exists—rather than in elite spheres of academia or politics.

Bikes on Campus
Student Life

Harvard Wins 'Bicycle Friendly University' Award

The award, which is given by the League of American Bicyclists, recognizes universities for initiatives focused on bicycle safety and access.

HKS New Campus
IOP

Bipartisan IOP Panel Assesses Impact of Midterms on American Politics

The panelists advanced dueling analyses of the recent election cycle, in which Republicans extended their majority in the Senate and Democrats won the House of Representatives.

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