Residents mobilize against Harvard - Allston/Brighton TAB
A good overview of the increasing community involvement in the neighborhood.
"Resident Bruce Boccardy sees the increased activism as a way for residents to try to match the perceived strength of Harvard. “A united front is important for the neighborhood,” he said.
“I don’t believe in fighting for the sake of fighting, but you don’t go to a gunfight with a knife,” he said. “Harvard has a lot of power, and we have to match that in any way we can.
“We’re not trying to evict Harvard,” he added. “That’s not possible. We just want them to scale it back, to integrate the university better with community.”"