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Beyond The Big Dig
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What happens to the ribbon of land being created by the depression of the Central Artery may be the most important development decision to face Boston in a generation.

Hubbie Jones (Globe File Photo)

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Hubie Jones

For more than 40 years, Hubie Jones has played a key role in the formation, rebuilding, and leadership of at least 30 organizations within the black community and across Boston. He is currently special assistant to the chancellor for urban affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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While at UMass-Boston, Jones has worked to build the City to City Program, an initiative in which Bostonís corporate, government, and nonprofit leaders visit cities in the U.S. and abroad to learn how their urban leaders solve problems. He also has led the universityís partnership with the Harbor School in Dorchester.

He is dean emeritus of the Boston University School of Social Work, where he served as professor and dean from 1977 to 1993. He was BU's first African-American dean. For eight months in 1992, he was acting president of Roxbury Community College.

Jones has served on numerous non-profit boards in the Greater Boston area. He is the founder of the Massachusetts Advocacy Center, where he served as board president for ten years. He is a trustee of the Foley, Hoag and Eliot Foundation, and has served on the boards of City Year and the Conservation Law Foundation.

He is well known for his appearances on local television, particularly as a panelist on WCVB-TVís public affairs discussion show "Five on Five."

He earned his B.A. degree from the City College of New York and his master's degree in social work from Boston University. In the 1971-1972 academic year, he was a Community Fellow at the MIT.

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