Check out Mike Pahre's blog for a full review of the BRA's Scoping Determination in response to Boston College's new Master Plan. The Globe has a story in today's paper where BC's spokesman drops the "Not In My Backyard" charge against the community and opposes the Mayor's stated position on BC's expansion. Considering the extent to which BC is already in Allston and Brighton's "backyard" this seems like a difficult accusation to justify.
Hub urges BC not to build dorms on former property of diocese - The Boston Globe
Mayor Thomas M. Menino said yesterday that BC should limit new dormitories to the traditional campus. "I say to them, why can't they build the new dorms on the campus they already have?" he said. "We want to see more housing on the present campus."
Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn said neighbors' complaints about the location of student housing, in light of longstanding demands to house more students on campus, amounted to "a question of NIMBYism. Everyone wants to see college students live on campus, unless they happen to live close to campus."