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Cambridge City Council

Council Discusses Water, Budget

Boston’s water crisis and the newly-submitted budget for fiscal year 2011 were among the topics of discussion at the Cambridge City Council meeting Monday night.


Boil Order Excludes Cambridge

Cambridge Harvard University facilities remain unaffected by a major water main leak that took place Saturday in Weston, Mass. and has left an estimated two million Boston area residents without potable tap water.

City Politics

Lechmere Square To Undergo Change

Lechmere Square may undergo a makeover in the near future.

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City Politics

Politics Isn't Rocket Science—Or Is It?

Although a rocket-scientist-turned-local-politician may not be the typical American dream, it’s safe to say Leland Cheung is doing quite well for himself. In fact, the 32-year-old graduate student has quite the resume.

City Politics

Cambridge Residents Press for New Mayor

Cambridge residents expressed mixed feelings toward the Cambridge City Council last week after it failed to elect a mayor for the sixth time during its latest meeting.

Crime on the T Decreases

MBTA Crime Rate Hits Record Low

Incidence of homicide, larceny and aggravated assault on Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority property dropped 21 percent in 2009.

Harvard Kennedy School

Mexican Bus System Honored

The Mexico City Metrobús, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, was awarded the John F. Kennedy School of Government 2009 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership yesterday.

Harvard Kennedy School

Panel Remembers Senator

Dozens of students and former civil servants gathered on Tuesday night to listen to former senior advisors to the late Edward M. Kennedy ’54-’56 discuss their experiences with the senator’s contributions to education.


Lights, Camera.. Filming!

Harvard Square on Saturday evening for a filming of an upcoming episode of “Friday Night Lights,” a television serious about ...

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Can You Say “Awkward”? First-Year Faculty Dinner for Class of 2013

Hanging out with your professor or teaching fellow isn’t the average student's idea of fun. But that didn't stop the

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Journalists Discuss the Future of Media

Several prominent journalists described the problems faced by traditional newspapers in the digital age and touched on possible solutions at ...

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Boston Book Festival a Nerd Paradise

<p>Jerry Seinfeld once said, “A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” In an age of 140-character updates it appears, shockingly, that many Bostonians are still thinking in long form.</p><p>This past Saturday, the first ever Boston Book Festival was held in Copley Square, featuring authors and performers across all genres and art forms.</p><p>One of the most interesting and well-attended events was a interview with John Hodgman. You may not know the name, but you probably know his face. (Hint: he's a PC.)</p><p>He was interviewed by author Tom Perrotta ("Election," "The Abstinence Teacher"), who taught him once when Hodgman was at Yale. Despite his low-caliber education, Hodgman has enjoyed much success as a writer, literary agent and personification of a computer since his graduation in 1994.</p><p>Speaking to an adoring audience that was almost entirely college-aged in the sanctuary of Old South Church, Hodgman quipped, “I’ve always wanted my own megachurch.” More from the PC and the Yard cow-grazer post-jump.</p><p>

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Book Festival Draws Crowd

The first ever Boston Book Festival attracted thousands of people to Copley Square this Saturday to listen to panels, participate in workshops, and flip through books of all genres.

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Boston Book Festival a Nerd Paradise

Jerry Seinfeld once said, “A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still


30 New Tibetan Plant Species Found

Thirty new species of plants and fungi were discovered in the Hengduan Mountains of Tibet in a recent research project conducted by Harvard researchers in collaboration with Chinese collectors.