A year of change at the SMFA

Tufts acquired the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) last June, and since then it has initiated a number of changes to how the school operates with an eye toward drawing it closer into the larger Tufts community, according to Dean of the SMFA Nancy Bauer. A Tufts-SMFA partnership has existed for more than 70 years, and both […]


Green Line Extension and gentrification

The butt of many jokes, the Green Line Extension project (GLX) is nevertheless a substantial infrastructural undertaking with considerable repercussions on the Boston Metro Area. The project has been in the planning stages since the 1990s, and construction finally began in 2012—four years ago. The extension is nowhere near finished. The latest headlines concerning GLX […]


Overbudgeted Green Line Extension remains a vital project

This article is the second of two parts. Read the first part here.  Ask any Boston resident to name a massively expensive transportation project, and they’ll probably tell you about the Big Dig. That project, known officially as the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project (CA/T), is ultimately costing the commonwealth $22 billion: costs ballooned to $15 billion as construction peaked and an […]


Green Line Extension project faces $1 billion in excess costs

Tufts students and Somerville/Medford residents anticipating the public transportation update promised by the Green Line Extension Project (GLX) may have even more waiting to do; Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority (MBTA) officials announced on Aug. 21 that the project will cost between $700 million and $1 billion more than originally planned. The GLX project, which would extend the […]


Federal grant moves Green Line Extension Project forward

In a public funding announcement on Jan. 5, former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick announced a $996 million federal grant that will finance more than half the cost of the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project, according to Executive Director of the MBTA Advisory Board Paul Regan. Over the years, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the federal government have mutually funded the […]


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