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Allston Construction
Harvard in the City

Harvard Highlights Allston Outreach at Task Force Meeting

In light of the fall 2020 opening of the new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences complex in Allston, Harvard has been ramping up its involvement in the local area.

Quentin Palfrey on Primary Night
Politics

From Harvard to Beacon Hill: Quentin Palfrey ’96 Makes a Bid for Lieutenant Governor

Quentin A. Palfrey ’96 always knew he wanted to serve others. Now, drawing on Harvard role models ranging from Theodore Roosevelt to his parents, he's running to serve as Massachusetts's next lieutenant governor.

New Target in Porter Square
Student Groups

Harvard Mainstay Keezer’s Clothing Reopens at New Location in Porter Square

Keezer’s Classic Clothing Store — a Harvard mainstay that bought and sold garments belonging to President John F. Kennedy Jr. '40 when he was a student — is once again open for business at a new location in Porter Square.

National Recovery Week
City Politics

Cambridge Recognizes National Recovery Month with Trainings, Events

National Recovery Month is sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and strives to educate people about substance abuse and recovery.

United States Capitol
City Politics

Ayanna Pressley Defeats Incumbent Congressman Michael Capuano

Running unopposed in November, Pressley, 44, will become the first African-American to represent the state in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jan Devereux
Cambridge City Council

Jan Devereux

Cambridge Vice Mayor Jan Devereux participates in a housing committee meeting on March 15.

Mayor Marc McGovern
Cambridge City Council

Mayor Marc McGovern

Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern, inaugurated this January, sits in his office.

First Parish Church
City Politics

Homeless Court’s Move To Harvard Square Brings Improved Accessibility

The Cambridge District Homeless Court has begun holding sessions at its new location in the First Parish Church, at the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Church Street.

Long Line for Pokeworks Grand Opening
Harvard Square

Customers Flock to Pokeworks for Grand Opening

A line of customers stretched out the door of Pokeworks on Saturday for the Irvine, Calif.-based chain’s “grand opening” in Harvard Square.

Church Street
Crime

Ritual Remains Retrieved From Rubbish

Three boxes containing three pig heads, deer heads, and a bird, were found near the trash barrels on Church Street.

Student Groups

Harvard Students Rally for Massachusetts Sexual Assault Bills

The rally—organized by the student-led Every Voice Coalition—supported two bills currently in House committees.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Votes to Begin Autonomous Vehicle Testing

The Cambridge City Council unanimously voted to begin autonomous vehicle testing on city streets at a meeting Monday.

Wholesome Fresh
Harvard Square

Wholesome Fresh Opens in the Square, Replacing Seized Market

​Wholesome Fresh, a casual restaurant-convenience store hybrid that started in Rhode Island, opened its doors to Harvard Square Thursday morning in the property formerly occupied by Market in the Square.

Harvard Square Theater
City Politics

City Council Demands Schedule for Harvard Square Theater Development

Vice Mayor Jan Devereux and Cambridge City Councillor Dennis J. Carlone sponsored the legislation. The order is largely symbolic and has no power to force Chan’s hand.

Harvard Square

New Bagel Cafe To Go Before Licensing Committee

If approved, the eatery will join fellow building tenants Good Vibrations, Forty Winks, and the Boston Tea Stop.

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