John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse

Boston Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Fentanyl, Cocaine Delivered to Harvard Biology Lab

A Boston man was sentenced on Oct. 5 to 10 years in prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine — some of which was delivered to a Harvard biology lab.

Boston City Hall

Boston Approves $1.2 Billion Development in Fort Point

The city of Boston approved a $1.2 billion Fort Point development this month that is set to create residential, office, and biolab spaces as well as a large public park and amphitheater.

Boston City Hall

City of Boston to Study Potential New Community Center in Allston

Officials from the city of Boston presented initial plans on Thursday in the first of four scheduled meetings to discuss and conduct a study on the potential new community center in Allston.

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City Politics

For 11th Year in a Row, Harvard Falls Short of Boston’s PILOT Request

For the 11th consecutive year, Harvard did not pay the full amount requested by the City of Boston as part of a program in which nonprofits voluntarily give money to the city in lieu of taxes.

Barry's Corner

Allston Residents Express Opposition to Western Avenue Corridor Rezoning Plans

Allston residents expressed opposition to the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s rezoning plans for the Western Avenue Corridor at a public meeting on Thursday.

Cambridge City Hall

Cambridge Moves Toward Creating Committees Focused on Racial Equity

The Cambridge City Council discussed plans to create a pair of committees seeking to address issues affecting the city’s Black residents during a Thursday meeting.

Simmons University

Simmons University

David Kane, previously a preceptor at Harvard whose contract was not renewed after students alleged that he authored racist blog posts, was recently hired by Simmons University.

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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.

Cambridge Housing Crisis
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?

Harvard Medical School
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.

Marathon Monday
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.

Allston and Charles River

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.

Enterprise Research Campus
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.