As Boston Eyes the 2024 Olympics, Its Colleges See a Chance for Growth

Chronicle photo by Paul Basken

The now-vacant site of the former Bayside Expo Center was purchased by UMass-Boston in 2010 and now helps store student cars displaced by the closure of the campus's deteriorating central garage. If Boston wins its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the Bayside property stands as the leading candidate to host the main Olympic village.
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Built on a former garbage dump jutting into Dorchester Bay, the University of Massachusetts at Boston is a place long accustomed to being trashed.

Now a half-century old, it was never given dormitories and initially was forced to accept anyone who...

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