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City Council Votes to Begin Developing Marijuana Regulations

​The Cambridge City Council voted unanimously to begin working on new laws and regulations regarding recreational cannabis at a meeting Monday.

Immigration protest
City Politics

Mayor McGovern Establishes Immigration Defense Fund

Mayor Marc C. McGovern and the Cambridge Community Foundation announced the creation of the Cambridge Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants Monday afternoon.

The Mayor’s Speech
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Adopts Black History Policy Order

The City of Cambridge celebrated Black History Month through a series of initiatives and events that recognized the achievements of African Americans.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Two City Councillors Start ‘Women Are Here’ Podcast

In the podcast, Mallon and Siddiqui shared their experiences as women legislators.

One's Old Home

One's Old Home

Parisian Dingos

Parisian Dingos

Harvard Square Traffic

Cambridge Again Decreases Speed Limit in Square

​Despite a speed limit decrease only a year ago, traffic in Harvard Square will become even slower starting this March.

The Council Meets
City Politics

Despite Resident Discontent, Gore St. Construction to Continue

Despite Cambridge residents’ frustrations surrounding construction plans to renovate Gore St., City Council announced Monday that construction would proceed as planned.

Central Square
Cambridge City Council

City Council Pursues Business Improvement District in Central Square

The City Council voted to explore funding options for a Business Improvement District in Central Square.

Marc C. McGovern
Cambridge City Council

City Council Elects McGovern Mayor, Devereux Vice Mayor

“My hope for this term is that we really take steps forward to become the socially and economically just community that we truly claim to be and want to be,” McGovern said.

Ladner and Wyville
Student Life

Due South: Southern Students Post-Harvard

Students say a number of factors—including job scarcity and political concerns—deter them from making the trek back down South. Others see an opportunity to return to change their home states for the better.

The Safe Way
Metro News

Cambridge and Harvard Invest In Pedestrian Safety Initiatives

Students strolling the streets of Cambridge can exercise their pedestrian right-of-way a little more safely.

Gwen Volmar

Gwen Volmar

Gwen T. Volmar is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships at Harvard College.

Grafton Street Pub & Grill

Restaurants Notice Boost With Classroom to Table Revival

With the return of Classroom to Table this semester, participating restaurants are welcoming the increase in traffic.

Green Banks in New England

Panelists Talk Green Energy Financing

Panelists at the Kennedy School described the potential impact of “green banks,” institutions which seek to finance renewable energy initiatives, at an event Thursday.