North Allston's "interim" status

Thanks to Herb Gleason, past corporation counsel for the City of Boston, for commenting on what Harvard and the BRA are doing, and not doing, in Allston at a recent Move Massachusetts meeting. And thanks to former Globe reporter Tom Palmer for mentioning Herb's comments in his column at
Gleason also had a little advice for the BRA, including telling Harvard University "to do some decent planning about Allston."

"What has happened to Allston is a shame," he said. "It's a wreck, a neighborhood that has been blasted," because it, like City Hall, is considered to be in an "interim" stage. All attention goes to planning for the future, and the existing residents get forgotten.

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