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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Baking News: Le Macaron French Pastries Opens in Harvard Square
Harvard Square officially welcomed Le Macaron French Pastries in a grand opening event Saturday.
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 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.
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.
‘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.
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.
City Manager Finalist Iram Farooq — the only candidate currently working in the city government — describes Cambridge in her candidate questionnaire as “a mecca of learning, an engine of innovation, of commerce, and economic opportunity.” All of this, she writes, makes Cambridge “uniquely positioned to lead.”
Cheryl Watson Fisher
Affordable housing, climate change, universal pre-K, and equity — these are just a few of the issues that Cambridge City Manager Finalist Cheryl Watson Fisher said she hopes to tackle if appointed in June.