NAHANT (CBS) — The town of Nahant has received an anonymous donation to help fund their land fight with Northeastern University. The $3 million would help pay for legal fees if the case goes to court.
Northeastern has owned about 15 acres of land in Nahant for decades and wants to build a new marine science facility overlooking the ocean.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Residents who oppose the facility say it would be out of place and create too much traffic for the island community.READ MORE: Wednesday's Child: 13-Year-Old Khary
The town is considering trying to stop it by taking part of the land back through eminent domain, which would cost millions.
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