May 29, 2024 - News

🔙 Back That Mass Up: Harvard's going mum

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Harvard University and its leadership will now refrain from taking official positions on controversial public policy issues, the institution announced yesterday. (Crimson)

  • The announcement comes after the campus faced a year of contentious debate over the Israel-Hamas war, from Harvard President Claudine Gay's resignation to protests on Harvard Yard.

💰 Eastern Bank and Cambridge Trust got federal approval to merge. (BBJ)

  • The merger is expected to close in July.

✍🏼 A group of Brookline residents are collecting signatures for a ballot question on whether Brookline's government should operate as a city. (Brookline.News)

  • Brookline currently has a town-style government, with a five-member select board, a town administrator and a 263-member town meeting as its legislative branch.

🍽 Jules on Devonshire opened in the Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston, serving seafood, burgers and other American dishes. (Restaurant Talk)

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