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Declan J. Knieriem

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Cambridge City Council

Harvard Summarizes Campus Development and Statistics in Annual Town Gown Report

Harvard presented its annual Town Gown report to the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday, outlining 2018 campus infrastructure projects, University initiatives, and affiliate statistics.

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Harvard Square

City Hosts Forum on Harvard Square Kiosk Renovation

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Harvard Square’s daily life, ongoing plans for a complete transformation of the central Harvard Square Kiosk and its surrounding plaza are underway. Designers, architects, and citizens mingled at a public showcase Thursday to view and discuss the project’s progress.

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City Politics

City Council Delays Vote on Tree Removal Moratorium

Dozens of Cambridge residents spoke out in favor of a moratorium on cutting down trees at a City Council meeting Monday, prompting an hours-long debate.

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MLK Photo 2

Cambridge residents make scarves and blankets at the city's annual day of service. Presidential candidate and Harvard Law School professor emerita Elizabeth A. Warren attended the event.

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MLK Photo 1

Volunteers mill around Cambridge City Hall during the city's annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, held Monday.

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Cambridge City Council

Thousands of Cambridge Residents Attend MLK Day Community Service Event

Braving strong winds and sub-freezing temperatures, more than two thousand Cambridge residents descended on City Hall and Central Square Monday for Cambridge’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

Bye Bye Au Bon Pain

Former Patrons Pained by Harvard Square Au Bon Pain Closing

Amid a sea of closings, Harvard Square bid adieu to its nearest Au Bon Pain last week. The restaurant announced its departure in a Jan. 4 email, joining Crema Cafe, Chipotle, Tealuxe, Urban Outfitters, and Sweet Bakery in departing from long-held locations in the Square since the start of December.

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Food and Drink

Chipotle Wraps Up Business in Harvard Square

Chipotle Mexican Grill will no longer be an option for students seeking to satisfy their burrito cravings. The fast casual Mexican restaurant closed down its Harvard Square location earlier this month.


English Professor Jorie Graham to Receive National Prize for Poetry

The Library of Congress will award Harvard English professor Jorie Graham a national prize for poetry in December, the library announced last week.


Economists Advocate For The 'Next Big Economic Idea' at Harvard IOP

Four economists proposed policy changes to promote economic equality — including universal basic income, a federal job guarantee, and job incentives — at a panel held at the Institute of Politics Thursday.

Galactic Panspermia Authors

New Harvard Study ‘Galactic Panspermia’ Posits Transfer of Life Between Planets

Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics recently released a study about an astronomical theory called panspermia.

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The ‘Pod’ Has Come to Save America

Transitioning from a podcast to a TV show, “Pod Save America” puts a new spin on politics for a new audience.

Boston Chamber Music Society Arlington

A Classical Saturday: Mozart and Ravel in Back Bay

The concert at its heart was a performance of contrasts.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Hosts Discussion Honoring 70th Anniversary of Human Rights Declaration

Wednesday’s discussion — hosted by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy — focused on the history and modern significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Cool Kids

‘The Cool Kids’ is Fresh, But Not Funny

Premiering on Fox this fall, ‘The Cool Kids’ ultimately falls short of a quality pilot, lacking an interesting plot and consistently clever comedy.