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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
Allston

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
Allston

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
Cambridge

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
Allston

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.

PILOT Payment Graph
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
Allston

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.”

ART
Allston

Harvard Proposes New Site for the American Repertory Theater in Allston

Harvard proposed a new site for its American Repertory Theater in Allston on Thursday, asking members of the Harvard Allston Task Force to weigh in on a prospective location near its athletic complex.

Cambridge City Council Offices - City Hall
City Politics

Constitutional Questions Arise as Cambridge Tries to Ban Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The Cambridge City Council resolved to ban the licensing of limited-services pregnancy centers, though legal and constitutional questions remain.

Le Macaron
Harvard Square

Baking News: Le Macaron French Pastries Opens in Harvard Square

Harvard Square officially welcomed Le Macaron French Pastries in a grand opening event Saturday.

Allston and Charles River
Allston

Charles River Advocacy Group Discusses I-90 Project Flood Risks

In a Tuesday webinar, the Charles River Watershed Association urged Allston-Brighton residents to advocate for a review of flood risks in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Allston Multimodal I-90 Project.

Cambridge Police Car
Crime

Cambridge Police Officer Arrested After Allegedly Driving Drunk, Striking Three Motorcyclists

An off-duty Cambridge Police officer was arrested Monday morning for driving while intoxicated following a crash with three motorcyclists.

Weeks Bridge
Cambridge

Police Investigating Death of 32-Year-Old Woman After Body Recovered from Charles River

A 32-year-old woman’s body was recovered from the Charles River on Wednesday after a three-hour search, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Rita Hester mural
City Politics

‘These Are Our Stories’: New Allston Mural Honors Rita Hester, Whose Life and Murder Inspired Transgender Day of Remembrance

Last week, the City of Boston unveiled a mural depicting Rita Hester, a transgender woman whose murder in Allston in November 1998 sparked the creation of Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Pit-A-Palooza
Harvard Square

Ahead of Demolition, One Last Hurrah for the Harvard Square Pit at Pit-A-Palooza

Harvard Square’s Pit — the slightly submerged area located behind the T station entrance — is set to be demolished in July, but for one last time on Saturday, it was transformed into a circle pit.

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