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Seller's remorse

As the student population increases, several municipalities rue the day they sold off surplus schools to developers

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By Megan Woolhouse
Globe Staff / July 26, 2007

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NEWTON -- It seemed like a good idea at the time. Over the years, going back to the 1980s, Brian Yates and fellow Newton aldermen voted to sell off many of Newton's elementary school buildings. Now, though, as a recent consultant's report calls for the city to spend millions on new school construction, Yates is wincing. (Full article: 1433 words)

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