Harvard College has recently conceded to the Metropolitan Park Commission forty-six acres of land lying along the river to the westward of Soldiers Field. The Park Commission has definitely decided to build a speedway on this and the Longfellow Park land, which will run along the river to the Abattoir Bridge. Room will be left between the speedway and the river, on which to build the University boat house. In return for the land given by the college, the Park Commissioners have agreed to improve the ground and make it attractive, and to secure it from intrusion. It is expected that work on the newly acquired land will be started some time this year.
In addition to the improvements along the river, the city of Boston has, as already announced, agreed to widen North Harvard street twenty feet. This will be begun next summer and completed before the football season begins