Columbia Point

Plans to create a neighborhood feel amid developments being planned for Columbia Point hit a potential roadblock last week when both the MBTA and the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) voiced opposition to a new side street envisioned... Read more
Despite the down economy which has sapped potential financing for two massive development proposals on Columbia Point, neighborhood folks came out to view the progress on the Boston Redevelopment Authority's Master Plan for the point on Saturday. Their... Read more
Inauguration Day, 1961: In front of the Capitol.With less than a week left before Barack Obama makes his inaugural address, he might heed instructions President John F. Kennedy gave to his speechwriter: "add style & eloquence," "shorten sentences... Read more
Lou BradyDorchester's Geiger Gibson Community Health Center has a new executive director. Lou Brady, who has 16 years of experience in community health and ambulatory settings, has been hired by Harbor Health Services, Inc., which owns the Columbia Point... Read more
It had to happen sooner or later. The bitterly opposed MWRA and Corcoran Jennison Companies and their hired engineers argued their cases in an ad hoc people's court last Thursday, temporarily interrupting the community planning process for Columbia Point... Read more
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority this week said it is still open to negotiations on a tense standoff over the design of an "odor control" facility on Columbia Point, but Joseph J. Corcoran - whose company plans a billion-dollar development next... Read more
A long simmering disagreement over an odor control facility planned for Columbia Point - next to the future site of Corcoran Jennison Companies' gigantic "Bayside on the Point" developmen - became a slugfest this week when a state board voted not to alter... Read more
Future visions of Columbia Point crystallized further last Thursday when Synergy, the owner of a large swath of property that includes the Shaw's on Morrissey Boulevard, unveiled its vision for creating a new "main street" on the site. Much like developer... Read more
An old cafeteria on the fifth floor of UMass-Boston's science building is being transformed this summer into a research and development "innovation" center that will allow entrepreneurs to conduct experiments and prepare new products for the marketplace... Read more
A digital rendering of the Campus Center at UMass-Boston with the proposed science building in the background. Courtesy of UMass-Boston Now that Gov. Deval Patrick has signed the $2.2 billion higher education bond bill - $125 million of which will go for... Read more

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