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‘No Other Choice’: Harvard Affiliates March With Thousands Across the Country for Gun Control

Harvard affiliates rallied with thousands across the country for gun control Saturday, calling for more robust state and federal legislation.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge’s Affordable Housing Waitlist is Over 20,000 Names Long. How Did the City Get Here?

According to the Community Development Department, in 2021, Cambridge contained about 57,500 homes. Of these, around 8,500, or about 15 percent, are considered income-restricted housing. And the waitlist for these affordable homes? More than 20,000 names long. How did Cambridge get here?

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Harvard in the City

Harvard Researchers Uncover Causes of Hyperinflammation Accompanying Severe Covid

A research team led by Harvard scientists discovered triggers for the hyperinflammation accompanying severe Covid-19 cases in a study published in Nature on April 6.

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Breaking Sports

‘Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience’: Students Run the 2022 Boston Marathon

More than a dozen Harvard affiliates ran the 126th Boston Marathon on Monday, joining the 30,000 other athletes who raced the city’s iconic 26.2-mile course.

Harvard Ed Portal
Harvard in the City

‘An Exceptional Job’: Allston Residents and Harvard Students Commend the Ed Portal

Amid longstanding tensions between Harvard and Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood, there is one University-run initiative that has been welcomed with open arms: the Harvard Ed Portal.

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Allston

Boston Planning and Development Agency Approves 90 Braintree St. Residential Project in Allston

The Boston Planning and Development Agency Board approved on March 10 a residential project at 90 Braintree St. in Allston that plans to replace an existing decades-old building.

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City Politics

‘Willing to Run a Marathon’: Allston-Brighton Residents Push Back on Harvard’s Expansion

The Coalition for a Just Allston and Brighton, a group of Allston-Brighton residents and non-profit organizations, led a protest condemning Harvard’s expansion plans in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood earlier this month.

Danielle Allen Campaign Launch
City Politics

Harvard Professors Discuss Black History at Cambridge Forum Event

Harvard Professor Danielle S. Allen, who unsuccessfully ran for governor of Massachusetts, spoke at a panel on Black history at the Cambridge Forum on Monday.

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Music

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Worcester-based stand up comic Sam Buck hosts an episode of the Bucked Up podcast.

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Cambridge

MBTA to Replace Route 71 and 73 Trolley Buses Next Week

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will replace the Route 71 and 73 trolley buses with diesel-hybrid buses beginning next week.

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City Politics

Chain of International Supermarkets in Boston Stops Stocking Russian Products

BazaAr Supermarkets, a small chain of international stores in and around Boston, has stopped stocking products imported from Russia in a show of support for Ukrainian people.

HUHS Director Giang Nguyen
House Life

Harvard Health Services Director Says University is Moving in the Right Direction Post-Omicron Surge

Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said in a Friday interview that school officials are discussing newly-relaxed state mask guidelines, but did not specify when — or if — the University will roll back its on-campus public health regulations.

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Harvard in the City

PILOT Action Group Hosts Forum to Call on Tax-Exempt Institutions to Invest in Cities

The Massachusetts “Payment in Lieu of Taxes” Action Group hosted a virtual statewide forum Tuesday to discuss the group’s commitment to calling on tax-exempt institutions to invest in city development.

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Harvard in the City

Harvard Art Museums and Jefferson Park Apartments Win Architecture Awards

Two Cambridge-based complexes — the Harvard Art Museums and Jefferson Park Apartments — received architectural awards from the Boston Society of Architecture last month.

MBTA Fare Changes
Cambridge City Council

City Officials Advocate for More Affordable MBTA Fares

MBTA officials and municipal policymakers are considering changing fare structures to increase access to public transportation services.

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