Nice to see that Harvard can cooperate with the City when it wants to

This educational connection to the Harvard campus being announced by the Mayor tonight is great. Physical connections to the campus are also important, which is why it is too bad that Harvard continues to cling to its proposal for a parking lot and truck maintenance facility on Travis Street.

In speech, Menino to announce initiative with Harvard, MIT - News -
Two world-renowned universities have been tethered to Boston for almost a century by trains on the Red Line. Soon, the city may be able to boast a more reliable connection to the main campuses of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The City of Boston plans to launch a partnership with the two institutions through the experimental online initiative edX, which offers free courses to anyone with Internet access. In his State of the City address Tuesday night, Mayor Thomas M. Menino will announce an effort to bring edX to Boston’s community centers, according to his staff.

Residents frustrated by Harvard expansion in Allston | Harvard Magazine

Residents frustrated by Harvard expansion in Allston, architect Behnisch rehired | Harvard Magazine:
"RESIDENTS AT A Harvard Allston Task force community meeting Wednesday night expressed frustration and concern over the University’s new Institutional Master Plan Notification Form (IMPNF), filed in October. They called for Harvard to honor existing commitments to community projects before breaking ground on its proposed project at Barry’s Corner, a mixed-use, residential-and-retail complex located at the intersection of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue in the North Allston neighborhood."

Legislative update discussion with our state senators and representatives - January 31

    Join the Ward 21 Democratic Committee for a Legislative Update Discussion
    with Senator Will Brownsberger, Senator Sal DiDomenico, Representative Mike Moran and Representative Kevin Honan.

    Thursday, January 31
    6:00pm-7:45pm (committee business at 6, then the legislative update from 6:15 on)
    Brighton Library meeting room (40 Academy Hill Road)

    This is a unique opportunity to meet with all of Allston and Brighton's state legislators. Come to hear what issues they are working on and share your thoughts!