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New Downtown school?

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Not that the downtown real estate market needs any more incentives to attract buyers, but the mayor’s decision to buy and open a new school in the North End, at 585 Commercial Street, can only further enhance the attractiveness of the area for young families.

One gripe: A number of years ago, a bunch of Beacon Hill residents offered to buy, with their own money, a neighborhood building for a new public school. The mayor, through the school committee, rejected the idea. Years later, the city is finally switching back to a more neighborhood-centric school-assignment system. The backers of the BH school were way ahead of their times.

Some added trivia: 585 Commercial used to be the Romney For President campaign HQ.