Reader comments on today's Harvard Crimson editorial

The Harvard Crimson :: Opinion :: A Community Endeavor

RE: A Community Endeavor
it would be nice if the university supported the local merchants in harvard sq instead of competing with them before expanding and taking over allston.
Posted by local merchant | 3/2/2007 7:48:22 AM

RE: A Community Endeavor
Another arrogant article from the Ivory Tower, trying to teach the "local folk" what's good for them.
Posted by another resident | 3/2/2007 11:38:46 AM

RE: A Community Endeavor
1) The Master Plan as written, far from "balancing" the "needs and desires" of the Allston community, makes almost no reference to them.
2) The neighboring community is not a "faction"; it's an essential constituent of whatever is going to take shape in North Allston
3) Evidence that your wildly inflated estimate of job growth will actually benefit the community pales beside the fact on the ground of economic depression caused by Harvard's purchase and closure of many businesses outside the Master Plan area, for unspecified purposes.
4) Perhaps parochialism is unavoidable on both sides of the river, but the 'coherence' of Harvard's designs is not necessarily more urgent than the well-being of 10.000 people already living in the area.
Posted by Brent Whelan | 3/2/2007 12:04:44 PM

RE: A Community Endeavor
harvard should stop being bullies and go back to teaching and research
Posted by bob | 3/2/2007 12:25:14 PM

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