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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...

Renovated playground brings differing opinions

Renovated playground brings differing opinions

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent Community members, students and government officials traveled to Columbus Ave. on Sept. 14 to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated William E. Carter Playground. Mayor Martin J. Walsh proposed the project to transform Carter Playground. The constructio...

Rising student population impacts Boston religious centers

Rising student population impacts Boston religious centers

Charlie Wolfson

April 18, 2018


Filed under City

Father Philip Dabney moved to Mission Hill well after the tidal wave of college students began sweeping into the neighborhood. Dabney, a priest at the grand Catholic basilica on Tremont Street known locally as the Mission Church, has been living in the Hill for nine years. Though many of the rowhouses th...

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 ...

Boston Cultural Council awards 181 grants

Boston Cultural Council awards 181 grants

March 21, 2018


Filed under City

By Maggie Dolan, news correspondent Local artists and cultural organizations gathered for the Boston Cultural Council Grantee Reception Tuesday night to celebrate awards they received since 2018 began. This year the Boston Cultural Council, or BCC, awarded 181 grants to arts and humanities organi...

Roxbury residents face gentrification

Roxbury residents face gentrification

January 18, 2018


Filed under City

By Samuel Kim, deputy lifestyle editor Jordana Soliel-Montiero stands on Columbus Avenue in Roxbury and photographs a dynamic, changing neighborhood. She captures old buildings being torn down as the steel frames of others rise. She captures workers passing by in their bright neon vests, which st...

Community jumps into peace in Roxbury

Community jumps into peace in Roxbury

September 13, 2017


Filed under City

By Maggie Dolan, city editor Barbecue, ice cream and double Dutch in the park screamed “peace” in Roxbury on Saturday. Ayanna Pressley, councilor-at-large, hosted the fourth Annual Jump Into Peace Double Dutch Community Celebration at Malcolm X Park to remember community members lost to vi...

Lower Roxbury Black History Project unveiled

Lower Roxbury Black History Project unveiled

Hannah Bernstein and Glenn Billman

April 20, 2017


Filed under Campus

In 2006, newly-appointed Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun began collaborating with leaders in the Lower Roxbury black community on a preservation project – one that would take 11 years, a task force and the archives staff at Snell Library to complete. The Lower Roxbury Black History Project, now...

Editorial: Northeastern must build affordable student housing

Editorial: Northeastern must build affordable student housing

April 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

  Lack of affordable housing on campus has long been a flashpoint: Between Northeastern students and the administration, and between the university and Boston residents. Even as Northeastern plans more land development, the price of housing both on and off campus is rising. In 2014, Mayor ...

As Northeastern population grows, so does impact on neighborhoods

As Northeastern population grows, so does impact on neighborhoods

March 20, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Rowan Walrath, opinions editor Student housing numbers suggest Northeastern University has not created housing at the same rate at which it accepts students, according to data obtained from Off Campus Student Services. News analysis of the data, which cover the five-year span between spring 201...

Column: Think before you move off campus

Column: Think before you move off campus

March 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist At some point during your four or five years here at Northeastern, it is a near guarantee that you will be presented with the question: “Do you want to live off campus next year?” Oftentimes, it will be prefaced with an obligatory “God, I cannot wait to g...

Roxbury residents voice concerns about Tremont Crossing complex

Roxbury residents voice concerns about Tremont Crossing complex

February 8, 2017


Filed under City

By Alex Eng, deputy city editor Roxbury Crossing residents raised concerns regarding the proposed multimillion-dollar Tremont Crossing complex on the southwest corner of Tremont and Whittier streets at a public feedback meeting on Monday. At the meeting hosted by the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan ...

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