June 30, 2016 HBI New Faces: James Breen
This summer, we are joined at Historic Boston by James Breen, coming to us on a summer fellowship through the Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action’s summer internship program at Boston College, where he is about to enter his senior year studying economics and history. James is originally from Bergen County, New Jersey, but has deep family roots in the Boston area.
At Historic Boston, James has begun to conduct in-depth research on several historic properties in Boston in order to help Historic Boston determine what its role might be in their potential preservation and revitalization. Additionally, he is helping facilitate cooperation between Historic Boston and entities connected with the Fowler Clark Epstein farm, such as the Urban Farming Institute, as they continue to prepare a feasible operating model. James has also been attending meetings and providing general assistance in all of Historic Boston’s latest work and outreach.
In his free time, James can most often be found playing music, inline skating, or broadcasting his radio show on Boston College’s WZBC-FM. James is enthusiastic about combining his interests in history, land use and management, and economic development to learn more and contribute to Historic Boston’s endeavors while he is here through mid-August.