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Bayside Charges Unconventional Behavior from New Center: Expo Needs to Allow Clients to Move to 'Big Hall,' Rival Answers

Alleging unfair business practices they say could prove ruinous for New England's largest convention, exhibition, and hotel complex, Bayside Expo owners are going public with complaints that the still-in-construction Boston Convention and Exposition Center (BCEC) is stealing clients.

While BCEC officials deny the charges, Bayside's owners, the Corcoran Jennison Company, are hoping for assistance from elected officials, and last week gave tours of the facility to several Dorchester and South Boston politicians.  Read more

On Campus, UMass Dorm Idea Gets Mixed Reaction

UMass Boston's emerging plans to build its first-ever student dormitories have sparked intense debate in adjacent neighborhoods. The reaction has been similar on campus, where student and faculty opinions are mixed with a healthy dose of skepticism  Read more

UniverSoul Circus Coming to Bayside Expo Next Week

UniverSoul Circus arrives at Bayside Expo Center to Boston on Monday, July 22 with a newly launched second unit of its highly acclaimed touring Circus. Roots, Rags & Rhythms, a 30-day tour, is an outgrowth of nine years of success by America's only African American owned circus. It is described as "a special blend of urban flavor mixed with centuries old circus traditions. It combines the past, present and future of traditional circus artistry with the diverse cultural mix that shapes and defines the UniverSoul experience.  Read more