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A development team led by veteran Boston real estate executives and financiers Richard Galvin and Kirk Sykes has been selected by the University of Massachusetts to lead the redevelopment of the former Bayside Expo land on Dorchester’s Columbia Point in a... Read more
The UMass Building Authority will ask the university's board of trustees to approve a developer chosen to lease and re-develop the Bayside campus in a meeting on Thursday morning. UMass took control of the 20 acre site of the former Bayside Expo Center in... Read more
Angered by a hike in parking fees, members of the UMass Boston community planned to picket outside the new West Garage on Wed., Feb. 6. Last year, the university announced it would raise the parking rate at its on-campus garages and lots from $6 to $15.... Read more
A view of the new dorms from the campus’ Mt. Vernon Street entrance. Jennifer Smith photo By Eliza Wilson To the Editor: Over the last few days there have been several news reports about what life is like for UMass Boston students living in the new... Read more
With Veterans Day fast approaching, UMass Boston has set a goal to finish makeshift repairs to the Dorchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial in time for the holiday, along with a pledge to contribute $15,000 toward the eventual full restoration of the monument... Read more
The University of Massachusetts is close to choosing a development partner that it hopes will transform the former Bayside Expo site in Dorchester into a “mixed use business district” with a focus on “emerging innovation industries” that complement the... Read more
Student shows Panther Pride while addressing the School Committee
For more than two hours Wednesday, students, teachers and counselors at the McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point told the School Committee why they want to stay where they are and not be moved to space in Excel High School in South Boston as the city... Read more
The owners of the former Channel 56 property on Morrissey Boulevard are weighing the concept of razing the old television studio building and erecting two towers housing 758 apartments in its place. The buildings — if the plan proceeds— would add a... Read more
The state has appointed a new receiver for the Paul A. Dever Elementary School: former Boston Public Schools commissioner and Boston Latin School headmaster Michael Contompasis. Long-struggling, the Dever is a Level 5 underperforming school on Columbia... Read more
Advocates urged elected officials to commit to build at least 1,000 new units of affordable housing within the city of Boston over the next five years, with a ticket price of about $40 million annually, during a packed Tuesday evening event in Dorchester... Read more

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