The River Current || November 7, 2006 || Issue XXXVIII
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Meeting on Harvard’s expansion
Get your ticket today!
CRWA’s Annual Meeting November 15th
1) Public meeting on
Harvard’s Allston Expansion Plans
University is currently planning its expansion in North
Allston, an area that CRWA has been deeply involved in as a
part of our Blue Cities Initiative. In order to proceed with
the review and approval process for new buildings, the
University must first complete an Institutional Master Plan
(IMP) to be approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority
http://www.cityofboston.gov/BRA/ - and the Boston Zoning
planning to build a science complex on a 4.7 acre parcel at
the location of the former WGBH site on Western Avenue.
The Project Notification Form (PNF) for this project was
filed on October 29th with the BRA, and a Public Meeting has
been scheduled for Monday, November 13th at 6:30pm at the
Honan Allston Library to discuss public concerns.
encourage people to attend the meeting or express their
concerns in writing to Gerald Autler at the BRA before
November 29th. If you would like to learn more about CRWA's
involvement with the project, contact Pallavi Mande at
781-788-0007 x232 or Click
here for email ; to learn more about
CRWA’s Blue Cities Initiative go to
also planning to file their IMP Amendment by the end of
November ‘06 and their new IMP by the end of ‘06…so stay
tuned for more!
To view the
Project Notification Form, go to:
Bill McKibben will speak at CRWA’s Annual
forward to celebrating the accomplishments and future
strategies of CRWA, and honoring awardees including
dedicated volunteers and important civic leaders at our
Annual Meeting on November 15, 2006, from 6-9pm at
the Newton Marriott Hotel,
speaker and environmental author Bill McKibben is the
featured speaker at this year’s Annual Meeting. In 1989
McKibben published The End of Nature, regarded as the
first book for a general audience about climate change.
In his most recent book, Wandering Home, McKibben
offers insights about the environment while he describes the
changing demography and economic base in rural America.
his talk, McKibben will be available for an exclusive book
signing, so be sure to bring any copies of his work you
would like signed!
your ticket, contact Kevin Hudson at 781-788-0007 x231 or
Click here for email, or go to
Take a moment to check out the
Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters’ web site and
see how the candidates stand on environmental issues.