Harvard in the City
Harvard Increases Funding Pledge for Allston I-90 Multimodal Project to $90M as Part of State’s New Financing Plan
Harvard has added $32 million to its pledged cash contribution for the Allston I-90 Multimodal Project — the infrastructure plan poised to transform Allston over at least the coming decade — as part of a new, detailed plan for financing the project unveiled last week.
Construction for the first phase of Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus in Allston is set to begin this week, after developer Tishman Speyer announced that it secured financing for the project last Friday.
Harvard announced grants totaling $200,000 to 20 different organizations and programs in Allston as part of the Harvard-Allston Partnership Fund at a ceremony last Thursday.
The Boston City Council held a hearing to review its payment in lieu of taxes program Friday, hearing testimony from residents and advocates on drawbacks and potential updates to the program that Boston has run since 2011.
Ongoing renovations of Harvard’s Weld and Newell Boathouses along the Charles River have recently drawn scrutiny from an environmental group advocating for increased public access to the riverside docks.
Amid the many prominent attractions on Harvard’s Allston campus, including the $1 billion Science and Engineering Complex and the Harvard Business School, a small creative haven took root at Barry’s Corner decades ago: the Harvard Ceramics Studio.
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.
Harvard University has agreed to increase its commitment to affordable housing construction in the first phase of its proposed campus expansion in Allston, earning the support of key Boston officials and clearing the way for the city to approve the opening stage of the school’s vast expansion plans in the neighborhood.
Harvard, MIT Students Denounce Schools’ Push to Use Global Carbon Offsets to Satisfy Proposed City Requirement
Ninety students from Harvard and MIT penned an open letter Wednesday supporting Cambridge’s proposed Green New Deal legislation while criticizing the two universities’ push to use global carbon offsets to satisfy the proposed emission reductions without paying compliance fees.
A research team led by Harvard scientists discovered triggers for the hyperinflammation accompanying severe Covid-19 cases in a study published in Nature on April 6.
Amid longstanding tensions between Harvard and Boston's Allston-Brighton neighborhood, there is one University-run initiative that has been welcomed with open arms: the Harvard Ed Portal.
The Coalition for a Just Allston and Brighton, a group of Allston-Brighton residents and non-profit organizations, led a protest condemning Harvard’s expansion plans in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood earlier this month.
Harvard Professor Danielle S. Allen, who unsuccessfully ran for governor of Massachusetts, spoke at a panel on Black history at the Cambridge Forum on Monday.
As the Harvard Managment Company works toward achieving its pledge, climate and financial experts weighed in on the challenges the company faces, including difficulties obtaining data on and measuring the emissions of its partners.
The Massachusetts “Payment in Lieu of Taxes” Action Group hosted a virtual statewide forum Tuesday to discuss the group’s commitment to calling on tax-exempt institutions to invest in city development.
Two Cambridge-based complexes — the Harvard Art Museums and Jefferson Park Apartments — received architectural awards from the Boston Society of Architecture last month.
Harvard representatives presented the 25th annual Town Gown report, detailing the University’s sustainability, diversity, and infrastructure goals in Cambridge, to city officials during a virtual Planning Board meeting Tuesday evening.
The Cambridge Health Department released findings showing that the peak of Omicron cases occurred in early January, but cases remain high in the area.
Ten years after debuting in Harvard Square, the Starbucks located at 1380 Massachusetts Avenue closed on Sunday, with the Harvard Shop set to take its place in 2022.
The Harvard-Allston task force penned a letter Wednesday to University President Lawrence S. Bacow calling for greater “accountability” and outreach around Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus development.
Boston City Councilor and Harvard alum Michelle Wu ’07 will become Boston’s 56th mayor, the first woman and person of color elected in the city’s history, following a decisive victory over City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George Tuesday.