North End School Doubles In Size After Land Swap

By Anthony Silva, WBZ NewsRadio 1030 New England Business Editor
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BOSTON (CBS) – A growing public school in the North End is doubling its size after a unique land swap with a private trade school nearby.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Anthoy Silva reports

The city is acquiring the private North Bennet Street School, in trade for the city’s old printing warehouses on North Street and Richmond Street where it will move.

The Eliot K-8 School will then be able to expand and almost double its student enrollment.

North Bennet Street School President Miguel Gómez-Ibañez says his school gains a presence in the North End, giving it a suitable home for what it does. He notes they’ve been in the same building since 1881. The school started as a social service center, then became a school for adults, and now he describes it as a technical school of craft.

The city will receive a cash payment of $4 million, and four office buildings.

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