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Kenzie Bok ’11

Kenzie Bok ’11 Talks Path from Harvard Student and Teacher to City Councilor

In an interview with The Crimson, Kenzie Bok ’11 described the formative influence of her time at Harvard — both as a student and lecturer — on her career, including both her policy and her political philosophy.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Announces Launch of Direct Payment Program for Eligible Low-Income Families

The City of Cambridge announced the launch of “Rise Up Cambridge,” a direct cash program to combat family poverty and income inequality, at a news conference Tuesday.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Manager Unveils $882 Million Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Proposal

The Cambridge City Council discussed the fiscal year 2024 budget and a policy order requesting a zoning petition at a meeting Monday.

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MBTA in ‘Crisis’: Mass Slowdowns Frustrate Riders, Add to T’s Woes

Boston-area commuters are facing a slew of new slowdowns and service disruptions on the T as a regular state inspection of the Red Line track in early March led to emergency, system-wide speed restrictions.

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Allston-Brighton Adds Affordable Housing, But Artists Raise Displacement Concerns

The Boston Planning and Development Agency approved a slew of affordable housing across four sites in Allston-Brighton last week, though some local artists took issue with the displacement of studio space.

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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public School Committee Reiterates Commitment to AP African American Studies Amid National Strife

Amid national controversy surrounding Advanced Placement African American Studies, Cambridge Public School Committee unanimously passed a motion reemphasizing the district’s commitment to the course at a meeting Tuesday.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Approves Flood Resilience Standards, Memorial Drive Closure Extension

Cambridge city councilors approved new amendments to local flood resilience standards and continued debate on the weekend traffic closings on Memorial Drive at a City Council meeting Monday.

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Cambridge Police

Demanding Answers for Sayed Faisal’s Killing by Police, Protesters Again Disrupt Cambridge City Council

Protesters interrupted the Cambridge City Council’s regular meeting at City Hall Monday evening to demand accountability for the Cambridge Police Department officers involved in the police killing of Sayed Faisal last month.

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Cambridge City Council

Harvard-Affiliated Consulting Group to Conduct ‘Equity Audit’ of Cambridge Schools’ Budgeting Process

The Cambridge City Council and Cambridge School Committee discussed plans for an “equity audit” by a Harvard-affiliated consulting group at a joint budget meeting Monday.

Massachusetts Turnpike

U.S. Department of Transportation Rejects Funding Request for Mass. Pike Realignment Project

The Massachusetts Turnpike realignment effort in Allston has hit a temporary roadblock following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s rejection of a request from the city and state for $1.2 billion to help fund the $2 billion project.

Soldiers Field Road

BPDA Discusses Zoning Guidelines for Soldiers Field Road Development

The Boston Planning and Development Agency discussed how its construction project on Soldiers Field Road will adhere to recently approved Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning guidelines on Wednesday.

Massachusetts State House

Massachusetts Voters Approve Millionaire Tax, Legalize Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Massachusetts voters narrowly approved ballot questions that will substantially raise taxes on millionaires and legalize driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in the midterm elections on Tuesday.

Boston City Hall

City of Boston Outlines Plans for Life Science Campus Along Beacon Street

The Boston Planning and Development Agency discussed the construction of a life science campus along 155 North Beacon St. with Allston-Brighton residents and the Impact Advisory Group during a Tuesday webinar.

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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.

Herter Park

State Outlines Plans to Improve Herter Park in Allston

Massachusetts state officials outlined plans on Wednesday to revitalize Herter Park in Allston by improving access to the Charles River and narrowing Soldier’s Field Road to create space for “green transportation.”