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Allston-Brighton Residents Excited to Host American Repertory Theater

Allston-Brighton residents said they are looking forward to the arrival of the award-winning American Repertory Theaeter at 175 North Harvard St., part of a new Harvard development that will also offer housing for affiliates.

Boston City Hall Model Plan

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.

176 Lincoln Street

BPDA Approves Plans for 176 Lincoln St. Development on Harvard-Owned Land

The Boston Planning and Development Agency board officially approved the plans for a development on Harvard-owned land at 176 Lincoln St. on Feb. 16 — a key step in the city’s review process prior to breaking ground.

Allston Housing

With Sound Museum Set to Close, Allston-Brighton Musicians Seek New Stage

As Allston-Brighton’s Sound Museum prepares to close in late February, neighborhood musicians are seeking alternative rehearsal spaces.

Boston City Hall Model Plan
City Politics

Allston Residents Express Skepticism over Wu’s BPDA Reforms

Following a Jan. 25 announcement by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 of her plans to reform the Boston Planning and Development Agency, Allston advocates expressed skepticism over whether the changes would substantially benefit their neighborhood.

Möge Tee
Harvard Square

Fourth Boba Shop, Möge Tee, to Splash into Harvard Square

Moge Tee is set to join Harvard Square in early 2023. The new boba shop will open at 54 JFK St. — the same location as Boston Tea Stop, which closed its doors in December 2021.

Tiger Sugar
Food and Drink

Taiwanese Boba Brand Tiger Sugar Pounces into Harvard Square

Taiwanese bubble tea brand Tiger Sugar has officially pounced its way into the Abbot building on JFK St., with a grand opening on Nov. 12.

Darwin's Shutdown: 1629 Cambridge St.
Harvard Square

Darwin’s to Close Doors After 30 Years of Business

Darwin’s Ltd., a famous Cambridge coffee chain, announced the closure of all four of its locations on Wednesday, only two weeks after disclosing plans to close its original shop in Harvard Square.

Harvard Square

With Harvard Square Darwin’s Location Set to Close, Workers Gather at Owners’ House

The popular Boston-area coffee chain Darwin’s Ltd. announced plans to close the store’s original Harvard Square location at the end of the month, prompting some workers to stage a protest at Cambridge City Hall on Sunday denouncing the move.

Central Rock Gym
Harvard Square

Central Rock Gym Brings New Heights to Harvard Square

Central Rock Gym rocked Harvard Square with its grand opening in the Abbot Building this past August.

Oktoberfest 2022: Street Fair
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Hosts 43rd Annual Oktoberfest

Harvard Square hosted Cambridge’s 43rd Annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, complete with beer, sausages, and music to entertain overflow crowds.

Starbucks At The Abbot
Food and Drink

Spilling the Beans: Starbucks to Rejoin Harvard Square — In a New Location

Just in time for peppermint and holiday drinks, Starbucks will return to Harvard Square in November, down the road from its previous location on Massachusetts Avenue.

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.

HBS Event
Harvard Business School

BGLTQ Alumni Reflect on Harvard and the Workplace in HBS Panel

Seven BGLTQ HBS alumni spoke about their experiences at Harvard and beyond at a panel hosted by the HBS PRIDE club and the Business School’s LGBT Alumni Association on Tuesday.

Jamie Raskin at the IOP
College Life

At IOP Forum, Rep. Jamie Raskin ’83 Says Jan. 6 Committee Has ‘Made Tremendous Progress’ Investigating Capitol Attack

United States Representative Jamie B. Raskin ’83 (D-Md.) discussed the state of American democracy and the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday evening.