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UMass Boston eyes another 10 acres of campus land for development
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UMass Boston eyes another 10 acres of campus land for development

Almost a year after cashing in on a valuable slice of land on its waterfront campus in Dorchester, UMass Boston has signaled it might be ready to...

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Rent control debate puts tenants, landlords at odds
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Rent control debate puts tenants, landlords at odds

A rallying cry to bring back rent control echoed through the halls and from the steps of the State House as hundreds of tenants lobbied lawmakers...

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Suffolk Downs developer targeting February for BPDA approval
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Suffolk Downs developer targeting February for BPDA approval

The developers behind the Suffolk Downs megaproject are targeting February for approval of the large-scale redevelopment of the old East Boston...

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Macy’s closing stores despite upbeat holiday sales numbers
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Macy’s closing stores despite upbeat holiday sales numbers

NEW YORK - Macy's is closing 29 stores, including one in the Bay State, in coming weeks despite the company reporting some improvement in...

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Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines
News 1 month ago
Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Catalogs, those glossy paper-and-ink offerings of outdoor apparel, kitchenware and fruit baskets, are not yet headed for the...

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Condo board in flap over tenant’s support animal
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Condo board in flap over tenant’s support animal

Q: My emotional support animal was approved by my condo board. However, they are making me take her completely off the property for her to take...

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Dozens apply to open marijuana businesses in now-legal Maine
News 1 month ago
Dozens apply to open marijuana businesses in now-legal Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine - The first week of applications to open marijuana businesses in Maine has been busy, with dozens of prospective businesses lining...

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Allston Yards wins key approval to build 868 new units
News 1 month ago
Allston Yards wins key approval to build 868 new units

Allston Yards - the biggest project Allston-Brighton has seen - cleared its last major hurdle with city planners on Thursday for the four-building,...

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Testing tech ideas in public? San Francisco says get permit
News 1 month ago
Testing tech ideas in public? San Francisco says get permit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city...

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San Francisco aims to rein in tests of tech ideas on streets
News 1 month ago
San Francisco aims to rein in tests of tech ideas on streets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city...

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New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal
News 1 month ago
New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a...

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Illuminus Festival shines light on changing Financial District
News 1 month ago
Illuminus Festival shines light on changing Financial District

Lasers, projections and art installations will overtake the streets and sidewalks in the Financial District on Thursday and Friday nights as the...

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Boston short-term-rental applications roll in as Airbnb deadline looms
News 1 month ago
Boston short-term-rental applications roll in as Airbnb deadline looms

Increasing numbers of people are trying to get their short-term-rental units approved, but more than half continue to be rejected, Boston officials...

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Amazon, others under gun for 1-day delivery
News 1 month ago
Amazon, others under gun for 1-day delivery

NEW YORK - This year, holiday stress may take on a whole new meaning for online retailers. Amazon, Walmart and others have promised to deliver more...

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Fenway apartments would include options for patient’s families
News 1 month ago
Fenway apartments would include options for patient’s families

Scape North America, the British development firm that specializes in private dormitory projects, is coming forward with a different kind of...

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Patient-family housing project proposed in Fenway
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Patient-family housing project proposed in Fenway

Scape North America, the London-based company behind a handful of private dormitory projects, is coming forward with a different kind of project in...

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Boston bans mint, menthol tobacco products from corner stores
News 1 month ago
Boston bans mint, menthol tobacco products from corner stores

Mint and menthol nicotine and tobacco products will no longer be sold in convenience stores in Boston after the Board of Public Health approved...

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Boston developer advances controversial Harbor Garage skyscraper – 600 feet tall
News 2 months ago
Boston developer advances controversial Harbor Garage skyscraper – 600 feet tall

A Boston developer is advancing a controversial project more than seven years in the making to demolish the Harbor Garage and replace it with a $1...

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Massive air-rights project over Back Bay Station inches ahead
News 2 months ago
Massive air-rights project over Back Bay Station inches ahead

Construction could start by early 2021 on the stalled Back Bay air-rights development - a 1.26-million-square-foot mixed-use project that includes...

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Developer to transform defunct Dorchester businesses into apartments
News 2 months ago
Developer to transform defunct Dorchester businesses into apartments

A New Jersey-based residential development firm wants to transform the site of a now-defunct Phillips Old Colony house and Freeport Tavern into a...

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Boston may take legal action against short-term rental companies
News 2 months ago
Boston may take legal action against short-term rental companies

Boston attorneys are grappling with businesses that own and rent dozens of apartments around town and flatly ignore new rules, officials say - and...

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Hynes Convention Center sale sparks calls for a performing arts center
News 2 months ago
Hynes Convention Center sale sparks calls for a performing arts center

Developers are starting to eye the 5.8-acre Hynes Convention Center property that state officials want to sell to the the highest bidder - prime...

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Suffolk Downs redevelopment nears final approval
News 2 months ago
Suffolk Downs redevelopment nears final approval

The transformation of the 161-acre Suffolk Downs racetrack into a commercial and residential complex earned master plan approval by the Boston...

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Southie pols say they’ll watch Gillette’s plans for ‘World Shaving Headquarters’ closely
News 2 months ago
Southie pols say they’ll watch Gillette’s plans for ‘World Shaving Headquarters’ closely

Gillette is launching a review of its iconic "Shaving World Headquarters" property in South Boston, with the possibility of selling off more land -...

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Walsh marks Hub on Causeway opening
News 2 months ago
Walsh marks Hub on Causeway opening

Speaking from what would have been the center-court line at the old Boston Garden with white, gold and black confetti raining down on him, Mayor...

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Southie project developers warned against development
News 2 months ago
Southie project developers warned against development

The same real estate company behind a hotly contested plan to build condos, shops and office space at a decommissioned power plant in South Boston...

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Coal plant on tribal land to close after powering US West
News 2 months ago
Coal plant on tribal land to close after powering US West

PAGE, Ariz. - One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the American West will close before the year ends and others in the region are on track...

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Consumer spending up; mortgages rise
News 2 months ago
Consumer spending up; mortgages rise

American consumers modestly stepped up their spending in September, but their incomes grew fast enough to let them save more, too. The Commerce...

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Boston convenience store owners rally against proposed menthol regulations
News 2 months ago
Boston convenience store owners rally against proposed menthol regulations

Convenience store owners say a plan by Mayor Martin Walsh to take flavored tobacco out of their shops will snuff out neighborhood corner stores...

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Before buying a condo, do your homework on the project and your new neighbors
News 2 months ago
Before buying a condo, do your homework on the project and your new neighbors

With home prices in many parts of the country rising more rapidly than wages, condominiums and co-ops, which typically cost 10% or so less than...

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