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Tom’s BaoBao Bows Out of Harvard Square

Tom’s BaoBao — the fast-casual restaurant serving baozi, or Chinese steamed buns, on Winthrop Street — has closed its doors after more than three years of business on Harvard Square.


Harvard Allston Land Company Names 'Preferred Developer' for Enterprise Research Campus

Tishman Speyer will serve as the “preferred developer” for the initial phase of Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus in Allston, according to a Thursday morning press release from the Harvard Allston Land Company.


Three Finalists Announced for Allston Enterprise Research Campus Development

Harvard has selected three development teams — Alexandria Real Estate Equities and National Development, the HYM Investment Group, and Breakthrough Properties — as finalists for a bid to develop the University’s new Enterprise Research Campus in Allston.


The 2019 Cambridge City Council Election

Tuesday is the Cambridge City Council election. The Crimson sat down with the 22 contenders for nine seats on the Cambridge City Council to break down their views on affordable housing, transportation, climate change, and more.


With Less Than a Month to Election, Incumbents Hold Fundraising Advantage

Since the race officially began Aug. 1, incumbents have raised on average roughly $18,900, while the challengers have received average contributions of around $5,700, as of an Oct. 15 financial reporting deadline.


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


Following Deadly Crash, Residents Reimagine Pedestrian Safety in Harvard Square

Cambridge residents and city officials have started to question the state of pedestrian safety after 67-year-old librarian Sharon Hamer was struck and killed last week crossing the street in Harvard Square outside of the crosswalk.


Flat Patties Flips Out of Harvard Square

The restaurant has operated in this location since 2014, after migrating from its former locale in the Garage in Harvard Square. Flat Patties’ current retail space is owned by Asana Partners, the North Carolina-based development company that owns several retail storefronts on Brattle St.


Out of Town News to Leave Town

Out of Town News has sold newspapers from around the globe to Cambridge residents, students, and celebrities. Famous patrons included poet Robert Frost, celebrity chef Julia Child, and Microsoft founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates.


27th Annual Cambridge Carnival Cancelled Following Threats of Gun Violence

The 27th annual Cambridge Carnival will not occur this year due to heightened safety concerns. The decision shortly followed a series of shootings — one of which was fatal — that occurred within 10 hours of each other near Boston’s Caribbean Carnival Parade.


Truck Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in Harvard Square

A truck driver fatally struck a female pedestrian in her 60s early Tuesday morning on Brattle Street in Harvard Square, according to a statement released by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.


Cambridge City Council Votes Down Mixed Housing Development Amendment

Participants in Monday’s Cambridge City Council meeting disagreed over a controversial petition that would amend existing zoning plans on New Street to add affordable housing units.


Harvard Square Shut Down Due to a Suspicious Package in MBTA Station

At 6:03 p.m., the MBTA posted on Twitter that trains would bypass the Harvard Square station “at the request of police.” Multiple vehicles from the Cambridge Police and Fire departments soon lined the intersection of JFK Street and Brattle Street, blocking vehicle traffic.


Cambridge City Council Weighs Recreational Marijuana Legislation

The Cambridge Ordinance Committee heard public testimony on granting permits for recreational marijuana shops in Cambridge at a City Council hearing Thursday.


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