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

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.

Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr.
Cambridge Police

Cambridge Police Don’t Know When They’ll Finish Reviewing Controversial Arrest of Black Harvard Student

Cambridge police have yet to determine a timeline for an internal probe into the conduct of officers involved in the arrest of a black Harvard student.


Suspect in Hit-and-Run Death of 80-Year-Old Woman Pleads Not Guilty

The Pembroke, Mass. woman arrested last week on the suspicion that she was responsible for a hit-and-run that left an 80-year-old woman dead pled not guilty at her arraignment in Cambridge District Court on Friday morning.


66-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed By Red Line Train

A 66-year-old man was struck and killed by a Red Line train at the Porter Square station Sunday morning around 7 a.m.

Hit and Run

80-Year-Old Woman Pushing Walker Dies After Hit-and-Run in Cambridge Parking Lot

An 80-year old woman died this afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run in a parking lot, spurring the Cambridge Police Department to spend hours seeking the driver responsible.

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.

J. Press
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Icon J. Press to Close Cambridge Store

Historic men’s clothing boutique J. Press — a Harvard Square fixture for 86 years — is closing its Mt. Auburn St. store at the end of August, citing increasing rents in the past several years.

Mayor Marc McGovern

Cambridge City Council to Sponsor Diversity Discussions In Response to Viral Video of Harvard Employee

​The Cambridge City Council plans to sponsor “community conversations” focused on diversity in response to a viral video that depicted a Harvard employee asking a neighbor with a biracial daughter if she lived in affordable housing.

Harvard Square
Harvard Square

For Square Shops, Summer Tourists Fail to Offset Students’ Departures

Despite the annual increase of tourists during the summer months, local shop owners say the departure of College students for the summer is noticeable for their bottom lines.

56 JFK Street
Harvard Square

Bagel Cafe Opens in the Square

The mom and pop breakfast and lunch cafe, located on 56 John F. Kennedy St., offers 18 bagel varieties, a number of sandwiches and drinks, and a full espresso bar.

Harvard Square

Gelato 'Boutique' Amorino to Open in Harvard Square

Amorino, a high-end gelato chain, will open in Harvard Square just in time for the summer.

Cambridge Housing Statistics Infographic
City Politics

Cambridge Housing Statistics Infographic