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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Councilors Propose Amendment to Loosen Height Limits on Affordable Housing

Just two years after the Cambridge City Council ordained the 100 Percent Affordable Housing Overlay, an ambitious zoning reform to incentivize affordable housing, a group of city councilors have introduced an amendment seeking to think bigger — literally.

Boston City Hall
Boston

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.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Becomes First Massachusetts City to Fully Abolish Parking Minimums

The Cambridge City Council on Monday eliminated all minimum parking space requirements from the city’s zoning code, citing declining car ownership and the need for more open space and housing construction.

Barry's Corner
Allston

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.

Cronkhite Housing
Quad

Students Living in Cronkhite Overflow Housing Sign Petition for a Dining Hall

More than 30 undergraduates living in Cronkhite Center, a former graduate student dormitory currently serving as overflow housing, have signed onto a petition urging administrators to serve hot food within the building’s dining hall.

Cambridge City Council Chambers
Cambridge

Under New Manager, Cambridge City Council Once Again Sets Sights on Housing

As Cambridge’s new city manager Yi-An Huang ’05 assumes leadership over city government and the City Council resumes regular meetings after the summer, councilors have set their sights once again on a contentious issue: multifamily housing.

Leverett House McKinlock Hall
College

Khurana Maintains Importance of College’s House System Amid Leverett Deans’ Early Departure

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana declined to comment on the early exit of Leverett House’s former faculty deans but affirmed the importance of Harvard’s house system in a Monday interview.

Eliot Exterior 2021
College

Some Students in Summer, Bridge Housing Report Poor Communication from Harvard

Harvard students who lived on campus over the summer reported poor communication and a lack of support regarding housing logistics from administrators.

Chronkhite Center
House Life

Overflow Housing Draws Mixed Reviews from Upperclassmen

Students across 11 of Harvard's 12 upperclassman houses had mixed reactions to spending the year in overflow housing as a result of larger sophomore and senior classes following gap years during the pandemic.

Chronkhite Center
Housing

Chronkhite Center

The three houses in the Radcliffe Quadrangle are using the Chronkhite Center, located on Brattle Street, for overflow student housing this school year.

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?

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College

‘I Had to Speak’: Harvard Affiliates Decry War in Ukraine Amid Disappointment in University Response

Harvard affiliates with close ties to Ukraine or Russia were determined to support Ukraine following the February invasion by Russia. But their drive to speak out against the invasion has been coupled with growing disappointment in Harvard, which some students say has fallen short of its promises to support affected affiliates.

Cronkhite Housing
College

Harvard Students in 11 Undergraduate Houses Will Be Assigned to Overflow Housing

All but one of Harvard College’s 12 upperclassman houses will place students in overflow housing next year as the school’s oversized freshman class moves out of dormitories in Harvard Yard.

Cronkhite Housing
Housing

Cronkhite Housing

The Cronkhite Center is located at 84 Brattle St.

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Features

Visitas Do’s and Don'ts For Prefrosh and Hosts

In-person Visitas is back, bringing many lucky prefrosh to campus! Several pre-frosh will brave dorm life and stay with current undergrads, who will graciously host them for the weekend. Here’s Flyby Blog’s do’s and don’ts list for prefrosh and their hosts to avoid any and all drama.

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