Boston Globe (Internet / Print) 02/26/06

This month, three years after Boston University Medical Center bid on building an ultra-high-security research laboratory, the National Institutes of Health gave its final approval to a facility in which scientists will experiment with some of the planet's most lethal viruses and bacteria, including anthrax, Ebola, and plague, in hopes of finding ways to stop them. The federal agency's decision left some neighbors worrying that their property values will plummet; others see the project as a boon for local real estate. Some say they plan to move; others welcome the new construction and hope it will help clean up some grittier parts of the neighborhood.