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UMass President Marty MeehanJuly 1, 2007 is a date that Keith Motley and I will never forget. It was on that day that Keith, with his UMass and Northeastern University administrative experience and deep roots in this community, became chancellor of UMass... Read more
The old Bayside Expo site as viewed late last year in the middle of demolition. Bill Forry photo Last Thursday evening, the Dorchester Reporter was the first to report that hush-hush negotiations between UMass and the Kraft family to build a 20,000-seat... Read more
Alleging a lack of respect for the Dorchester campus's urban mission and its efforts to revitalize itself, students, staff and community members from University of Massachusetts-Boston aired their grievances Wednesday with the UMass system trustees. The... Read more
Bayside Expo site nearly cleared on Columbia Point: The Boston Teachers Union building on Mt. Vernon St. (shown at left) stands next to what was once the Bayside Expo Center. As we reported last week, the Walsh administration intends to follow through... Read more
Elected officials and area residents are keeping a wary eye on plans for the former Bayside Expo Center property on Columbia Point as a proposal for a New England Revolution soccer stadium on the prime waterfront land is stoking concerns over the lack of... Read more
The Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association this week considered a number of small development proposals and began to tackle in earnest how best to leverage the existing Columbia Point Master Plan in the face of major developments on the peninsula.... Read more
Notoriously difficult-to-navigate Kosciuszko Circle will undergo a traffic study as part of a state commitment to an $11 million infrastructure investment in South Boston and Dorchester. Along with improvements to Day Boulevard and Columbia Road in... Read more
Enrollment at the five University of Massachusetts campuses shot up 27 percent over the past decade and surpassed the 74,000 mark for the first time this year, presenting university overseers with a welcome challenge: managing growth. Over the last decade... Read more

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