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Dread is rising in Harvard's hole

As work slows, acres of blight worry Allston

Because of the decision to slow the costly work, it could be years before Harvard completes the science building under construction in Allston, a major piece of the university's 350-acre expansion plan. Because of the decision to slow the costly work, it could be years before Harvard completes the science building under construction in Allston, a major piece of the university's 350-acre expansion plan. (George Rizer/ Globe Staff)
By Tracy Jan
Globe Staff / February 23, 2009

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Allston residents still cling to the watercolor images Harvard has dangled before them over the years. Bike paths leading to the Charles River. A canopy of trees shading wide sidewalks lined with cafes, boutiques, and theaters. Neighbors congregating by public art installations, gardens, and spraying fountains. (Full article: 1051 words)

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