The Huntington News

Editorial: New housing is not enough to stop gentrification

Editorial: New housing is not enough to stop gentrification

October 10, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the last year, Northeastern renovated a community playground and built a new apartment building on the edge of campus in an effort to improve relations with its neighboring communities. But, for a city that is just as famous for its struggle with inequality as its plethora of Dunkin Donuts locations, thi...

LightView event promotes new student apartments

LightView event promotes new student apartments

Chris Butler and Nicholas Hirano

September 12, 2018


Filed under Campus

Hundreds of students lined up along Columbus Avenue Saturday to celebrate the opening of the new LightView Apartments leasing office. The kickoff event included live music, free food and a $10,000 scholarship raffle to encourage students to sign leases for the new building and walk through the mode...

Roxbury residents speak out on Northeastern gentrifying Boston

Roxbury residents speak out on Northeastern gentrifying Boston

April 4, 2018


Filed under City

By Sam Cronin, news staff Conversations ranged from Northeastern’s role in gentrifying nearby neighborhoods to Boston’s history of housing displacement at the Northeastern Housing Justice Coalition campaign kickoff meeting March 26 at Dockser Hall. Prasanna Rajasekaran, a fifth-year economics major ...

SGA slates debate campaign issues

SGA slates debate campaign issues

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alyssa Lukpat, news staff The two slates running for student government president and executive vice president debated campaign issues including diversity in student government, mental health resources and housing March 14 in the Curry Student Center mezzanine. Collin Walter and Nina Kalanta...

Students allege leased properties not maintained

Students allege leased properties not maintained

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alyssa Lukpat, news staff  At almost 3 a.m. every night, Jake Lopez, a second-year communication studies major, hears something scurrying in the floorboards above his bed. He reaches his hand up to hit the ceiling and hears a pause before small feet scatter away. “There’s mice in the apart...

N.U.in students housed in Midtown Hotel

N.U.in students housed in Midtown Hotel

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Hugh Shirley and Claire Wallace, news staff As a result of Northeastern University’s ongoing housing shortage, approximately 60 N.U.in students moved into the Midtown Hotel on Huntington Avenue at the beginning of the spring semester. According to a university statement, the property was select...

Walsh promotes anti-homelessness initiative

Walsh promotes anti-homelessness initiative

January 25, 2018


Filed under City

By Ava Sasani, news staff Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of the Boston’s Way Home Fund to reduce homelessness during his second inaugural address earlier this month. The fund will enhance existing efforts to reduce chronic homelessness in Boston by raising $10 million over four year...

Transfer students face housing challenges

Transfer students face housing challenges

January 18, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Isabelle Hahn, news correspondent An academic oasis surrounded by Boston’s bustling city life, Northeastern University’s campus gives students the atmosphere of academia and a taste of city tempo. On a perfect fall day, the community comes to life with Frisbee games and study groups on Cen...

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