Northeastern University has not created housing at the same rate at which it accepts students.
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Boston students are moving into neighborhoods that aren’t necessarily meant for them.
With ridership of the off-campus student shuttle expanding, the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) have entered talks to expand the service to the nearly 6,300 students who live off campus.
On the morning of Oct. 18 in the Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park, runners eagerly lined up for the ninth annual Mission Hill Road Race. Some participants walked the 5K, others ran, but only Northeastern’s Peter Clarke, a junior computer engineering major, and Lindsay Weigel, a senior health science major, won the race in their respective categories. With impressive times of 16:29 and 19:59, Clarke and Weigel were the first-place male and female finishers of all age groups.
In the coming weeks, Boston’s new mayor Martin J. Walsh, who took over the helm at City Hall Monday from Boston’s long-time patriarch Thomas M. Menino, is sure to present plenty of ideas to address the city’s most pressing problems. How the Walsh administration addresses Boston’s overburdened housing stock could have a very direct effect on Boston college students.
A light rain pattered down on the McLaughlin Playground field Wednesday night, turning the baseball diamond’s dusty infield the dark brown of a well-worn mitt. At this time last year, a drizzle like this would have had Paul Spirn and his fellow Mission Hill Little League (MHLL) coaches scrambling to break out the bilge pumps.
A Community Task Force made up of residents of surrounding neighborhoods – the Fenway, Mission Hill, Roxbury and the South End – is currently reviewing the notification form and will advise on it. The administration drafted the notification form, the community is reviewing it and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will have the final word. But there is one key group missing from this equation: students.
Growing up in Vermont, things were … slower. Nobody was rushing around. Nobody was worried about the latest this or that. But almost everyone knew their neighbor, their town clerk, their postman and their convenience store owners, and everyone would help their community members if they ever hit a rough patch. That is what I find lacking in my current life here at Northeastern.
Northeastern University on Friday filed its Institutional Master Plan notification form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, providing a framework for its campus planning initiatives and development strategies over a period of about ten years. Among the projects under consideration is the development of the Columbus Lot as a complex for academic and research space.
“The site provides an opportunity to strengthen Columbus Avenue as a main campus corridor and continues to the established momentum of expanding the Northeastern campus south across the MBTA tracks,” according to the notification form.