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Photos: See Annette Bening parade through Cambridge as Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year

The Oscar-nominated actress was honored as the 2024 Woman of the Year in Cambridge on Tuesday.

At the heart of it all: The kitchen

“Museo Immigrante: Stories of Resilience From Somerville’s Padres Latinos” is an exhibition at the Somerville Museum, and at the heart of the show — its centerpiece — is a slightly-larger-than-life mural of a kitchen.

Annette Bening to parade through Harvard Square as Hasty Pudding’s 2024 Woman of the Year

The Harvard Crimson reports that former "SNL" star Maya Rudolph was originally selected as this year’s honoree, but had to drop out last month.

Red Line closed between Alewife and Harvard this week

Free shuttle buses will replace subway service between Alewife and Harvard through Feb. 14.

Barry Keoghan hits the dance floor as Hasty Pudding’s 2024 Man of the Year

The "Saltburn" star was in Cambridge Friday night to receive his golden pudding pot from the Harvard theatrical group.

Highland Avenue is a bumpy road for Somerville residents — a smoother path is on the horizon

One of the city’s busiest streets has gotten so bad that residents made stickers saying their car “survived” driving on it. The city says it will partially repave the road this summer ahead of a full-fledged redesign and reconstruction scheduled to begin in 2025.

Cambridge City Council formally declares support for cease-fire in Israel-Hamas war

While declaring its support for a cease-fire, the City Council attempted to strike a balance by calling for the violence to end on both sides of the Israel-Hamas war.

At Meta’s Cambridge office, cafeteria workers fight to maintain union rights

Last month, when a new contractor started operating the tech giant’s dining facility, it announced it was throwing out the existing union contract and planned to negotiate a new one from scratch.