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The Boston Globe


City plans a downtown school

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, respond­ing to demand from families for more downtown schools, will announce a plan Friday to open a new school in the North End, tapping a waterfront building that once housed Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign headquarters.

By purchasing 585 Commercial St. and renovating it, the city will be able to accom­modate about 500 students in kindergarten through Grade 8, city officials said. The school is ­expected to open by September 2016.

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