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I am sooooo relieved that Greg Glennon's university-bashing populism backfired. Mark Ciommo is a man we can expect to represent us constructively and responsibly. Congratulations, Mark!
some idiot from Harvard University making a stupid comment. I guess
Nope, I'm not from Harvard; I'm just a homeowner who looks forward to sensible negotiations on how to improve our neighborhood. And judging by the election results, the majority of people in the district agree with me. Sorry to disappoint.
The majority of the people did not vote. If you live in Allston you should have major concerns about Harvard. It will take more than Mark Ciommo to help. You have to get the Mayor on your side and 13% of the people voting may not be enough for the Mayor to pay attention to the people of Allston. That is where the problem lies.John Thompson
I've been very impressed with the Mayor's people when they've spoken at community meetings. I do hope the city does more to leverage Harvard's presence in Allston -- improving transport, roads, etc so that the community becomes attractive for both Harvard employees and Allston residents.
Real improvement of your neighborhood will only come from the residents, not from any university. You concerns for improvement will be an afterthought at best. Their ideal outcome is for you to go away. It's a simple question of power. Places that have active, rich, powerful residents (Cambridge, Brookline and Newton) have driven the universities into Allston-Brighton for easier pickings.