BU Daily Free Press coverage of last night's Task Force meeting

Harvard's plan unclear, residents say - News

Some attendees, including task force member Brent Whelan, argued meeting chairman Ray Mellone restricted discussion of community benefits too much and kept it off the meeting's agenda.

"This agenda is [wrongfully] a closed item that belongs to you, and you alone," Whelan said to Mellone during the meeting at the Honan-Allston Branch Library.

After receiving applause from the packed meeting room, Whelan passed out a list of benefits he said should be discussed, prompting several people to call for a greater community voice in planning.

Rep. Michael Moran (D-Boston) said the problem is "a trust issue" between the Allston-Brighton community and Harvard.

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