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Harvard offers more details on massive Allston expansion

At first blush, Harvard University’s development plan seems like a straightforward campus expansion, with a mix of new academic and sports buildings that would create a nicer environment for students on the Boston side of the Charles River.

But within the pages of the document, filed with city regulators Friday, is a broader proposal to transform North Allston itself, bringing new shops, restaurants and residences that will help revitalize the nondescript area.

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