Crimson staff writer
Dylan H. Phan
MBTA in ‘Crisis’: Mass Slowdowns Frustrate Riders, Add to T’s Woes
Boston-area commuters are facing a slew of new slowdowns and service disruptions on the T as a regular state inspection of the Red Line track in early March led to emergency, system-wide speed restrictions.
Boston Appoints New ‘Night Czar’ to Improve Nightlife, But Skepticism Remains Over City’s Social Scene
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 appointed Corean Reynolds as Boston’s first director of nightlife economy in February, calling the new position a part of her administration’s plan to help the city’s economy bounce back from the challenges of the pandemic.
Harvard Graduate School of Design Graduate Tapped as Vice Chair of Civic Design Commission
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 announced the appointment of Linda Eastley, an alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, to the vice chair of the Boston Civic Design Commission in late February.
MBTA Ceiling Panel Falls and Nearly Strikes Rider, Prompting System-Wide Inspection
After a ceiling panel fell and nearly hit a rider at the Harvard Square station on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Red Line Wednesday afternoon, the transit system began an audit of all similar panels on Friday.
‘Evolving’ Boston Pride Returns Under New Leadership
Boston Pride for the People will be hosting the first Boston Pride parade and festival since 2019 this June, bringing back the event after the previous group — the Boston Pride Committee — dissolved and left the city without a parade in 2022.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 Names Members of City Reparations Task Force
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 announced the 10 members of the newly-formed Reparations Task Force to “study the lasting impacts of slavery in Boston,” according to a Feb. 7 press release.
Lech and Specht Vow to ‘Free Harvard’ if Elected
Harvard Undergraduate Association presidential candidates Zachary J. Lech ’24 and Ivan O.A. Specht ’24 said, if elected, they aim to “free Harvard” by improving mental health resources, affordability, and social life.
Allston Residents Express Skepticism over Wu’s BPDA Reforms
Following a Jan. 25 announcement by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 of her plans to reform the Boston Planning and Development Agency, Allston advocates expressed skepticism over whether the changes would substantially benefit their neighborhood.
Academics and Advocates Discuss Reparations for Slavery at Harvard IOP Forum
Scholars and activists discussed reparatory justice movements for Black Americans and the legacy of reparations pioneer Callie House at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday evening.
Harvard Dining to Offer Expanded Meal Options in Spring Semester in Response to Survey
Harvard University Dining Services announced on Tuesday that it will roll out an array of updates to meal offerings for the spring semester, including new lunch options and international-themed brunches and dinners.