Globe Editorial about Harvard community beneifts in Allston

In jittery Allston, a lack of trust - The Boston Globe

The Globe calls on Harvard to do more than make promises and vague suggestions that "what's good for Harvard is good for the neighborhood." As the Globe notes, it is pretty obvious how much Harvard will benefit from its expansion into Allston, but many Allston residents will know little more than decades of construction and the associated hassles.

The Globe's suggestion is that "Harvard to form a partnership with the city to build and operate a community center on Harvard-owned land between Western Avenue and the Mass. Pike to meet the growing demand in Allston for after-school programs, tutoring, and English language classes." A new building dedicated to classroom activities like these plus outdoor space and fitness facilities would be a welcome proposal into the discussion of community benefits.

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