Crimson staff writer
Kate Delval Gonzalez
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Brings New Heights to Harvard Square
Central Rock Gym rocked Harvard Square with its grand opening in the Abbot Building this past August.
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.