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Lawrence Harmon

UMass sees gold through expo site dust

THE GHOSTS of RV, flower, and dog shows past haunt the barren Bayside Exposition Center in Dorchester. The 275,000-square-foot trade show crypt might pass for the creepiest place in town if not for the company of Keith Motley, the eternally upbeat chancellor of UMass Boston.

“Every time I go in here I get excited,’’ said Motley. “We can have it all right here.’’

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