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Rising Rents Push Out Iconic Businesses from the Square

Rising Rents Push Out Iconic Businesses from the Square

February 1, 2019

Massive local outcry has sparked after the closing of a Harvard Square mainstay, Crema Cafe. For many, Crema’s closing is the latest reminder of the changing square, for other Harvard Square businesses have also been forced out. Co-owner Liza Shirazi, who opened Crema Cafe with her business partner Marley Brush, was unable to renew their 10-year lease, at which point they began a month-to-month lease. Unfortunately, they eventually lost the space due to the ever-increasing rent.

Cambridge Youth Soccer Gets All Ages Active

Cambridge Youth Soccer Gets All Ages Active

February 1, 2019

As the winter season trudges on, it becomes harder and harder to stay active in this cold, harsh weather. One woman helping to combat this universal struggle is none other than Susan Ruff, the director of the Cambridge Youth Soccer (CYS) Six Weeks of Indoor Fun with Saturday Soccer program.

Phase One of Central Square Mural Project Comes to an End

Phase One of Central Square Mural Project Comes to an End

December 21, 2018

On Sunday, December 9th, artists put the finishing touches on their murals as the first phase of the Central Square Mural Project came to a close. Since the summer of 2017, nine new murals have been painted in Central Square as part of a campaign to add works of public art to the neighborhood. With themes ranging from feminism to immigration, the exhibitions help to celebrate Central Square’s diversity and to revitalize old works of street art.

A Wintry Boston

A Wintry Boston

December 21, 2018

It’s the time we’ve all been waiting for: the eleven days off from school that seem to pass much too soon. This year, don’t let it pass by so quickly that you end up doing nothing but watch six seasons of your new favorite show. Instead, pack it with a variety of plans unique to Boston to make this break a memorable one!

Participatory Budgeting Results

Participatory Budgeting Results

December 19, 2018

The annual Participatory Budgeting (PB) results were announced on December 11th, after a week of voting. Over 6,849 Cambridge residents voted on how the city should spend an allotted budget of $925,000. Out of a record-high of 1,047 proposals, six were chosen by voters to be implemented in the city.

City Remembers Victims of Shooting

City Remembers Victims of Shooting

December 13, 2018

An estimated 400 Cambridge residents gathered outside City Hall on  the night of Tuesday, October 30th to remember the eleven people lost in a brutal mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 26th.

Affirmative Action at Harvard: A Boost or Discrimination?

Affirmative Action at Harvard: A Boost or Discrimination?

November 29, 2018

On October 15th, 2018 at the John Joseph Moakley district courthouse, attorneys for Harvard and the organization Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) met in front of Judge Allison D. Burroughs to dispute Harvard’s use of race in its admissions process. SFFA, a non-profit founded by Edward Blum, argues against any college admissions policy that takes race into account.

Recapping the Results of the Midterm Elections

Nathan Kolodney, Metro Editor

November 29, 2018

Filed under CRLS on Current Events, Metro

As the midterm elections came to an end, the Democrats swept the House on the national level while the Republicans remained in control of the Senate. The house now has 230 Democratic seats and 199 Republican seats while the Senate has 47 and 51, respectively.

Harvard Global Health Institute Hosts Outbreak Week

Kerri Sands, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018

Filed under Metro, News

Outbreak Week, a week-long public event hosted by Harvard Global Health Institute, took place from September 24-28, 2018. Throughout the course of the week, various panels, discussions, and lectures were held to provoke awareness about rising pandemics around the globe.

In a Liberal Massachusetts, a Republican Prospers

Nathan Kolodney, Metro Editor

October 30, 2018

Filed under Metro, News

November 2nd, 2018 marks this year’s Massachusetts gubernatorial election, where the governor, as well as the lieutenant governor, will be elected. Incumbent Governor Charlie Baker (Rep.) is running against Jay Gonzalez (Dem.), and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito (Rep.) is running against Quentin Palfrey (Dem.). These Democratic opposing candidates have already been through a primary election, which happened on September 4th, 2018.

What to Do this Halloween

What to Do this Halloween

October 30, 2018

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Searching for Flood Solutions as Storms Intensify

Searching for Flood Solutions as Storms Intensify

October 30, 2018

As Hurricane Michael’s extreme winds and torrential rain hit Florida and the Gulf Coast hard at the beginning of October, residents of Cambridge only experienced a heavy downpour in the afternoon. Despite the lack of impact in Cambridge, the result of hurricanes like Florence, Michael, and previous fatal storms begs the question—when will the Boston area be a future storm’s target? As climate change progresses, the severity of storms accelerates because of the evaporation of water, according to a NASA study. Water vapor and humidity are the sources of intensification of storms.

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