UMass Boston students protesting increase in parking fees

UMass Boston students and faculty are protesting an increase in parking fees amid the opening of the school’s $100 million new residence halls.

Beginning this year, the price of parking in the campus garage is increasing from $6 to $15.

Many of the protesters marching around campus Tuesday waved signs, some of them blaming the raised fees on the school’s ongoing debt crisis.

Meanwhile, university leaders and Mayor Martin J. Walsh attended Tuesday’s ribbon cutting ceremony for the new dorms, which will house more than 1,000 students.

The buildings boast dinging halls and views of the Boston Harbor and skyline.

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