As Harry Mattison (over in Collegelandia, i.e., Allston/Brighton) notes, one interesting part of the deal is that it was between the school and a residents group, rather than the school and the BRA.
The Suffolk University debate continues on Beacon Hill. The Boston Redevelopment Authority held a public meeting last week at the Suffolk Law School.
Suffolk submitted an institutional master plan to the BRA in mid-April, and we're currently in the middle of the 60-day comment period for that document.
My personal take (detailed more on my blog) is that the issues come down to "town-and-gown" and the definition of "expansion."
The Herald today shows some ink-stained lovin' for David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center:
... In a business that is an uncertain venture at best, it wasn't the first time David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, has proven more accurate than larger pollsters.
In New Hampshire, where Obama beat Clinton by 3 percentage points, Suffolk showed Obama winning by 5, compared with Zogby, which showed him leading by 13. ...
You don't say.
Adam Reilly highlights other examples of Paleologos "accuracy". Blue Mass. Group: Egg, meet face.
Michael Pahre compares the reaction of BC and Suffolk when the city backed nearby residents and opposed new dorm plans: One worked with the city to find a more acceptable location for new housing; the other accused opponents of NIMBYism.