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Suffolk Downs redevelopment nears final approval
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 1 week 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
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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 weeks 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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Short-term rental regulations won’t make rents go down for Boston tenants, real estate professionals say
News 2 weeks ago
Short-term rental regulations won’t make rents go down for Boston tenants, real estate professionals say

Real estate professionals and experts say they don't expect much of a reprieve for renters paying top dollar when as many as 3,000 units now with...

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‘Thousands’ of former Airbnbs to hit rental market in December
News 2 weeks ago
‘Thousands’ of former Airbnbs to hit rental market in December

Boston's housing chief expects "thousands" of apartments to suddenly hit the market in December when the short-term-rental regulations fully go...

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Saks owner Hudson’s Bay to go private
News 3 weeks ago
Saks owner Hudson’s Bay to go private

NEW YORK - Hudson's Bay, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, is being taken private by a group of its shareholders that will try to revive the...

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Boston short-term rental owners hope to lock-down ‘loopholes’ before ZBA
News 3 weeks ago
Boston short-term rental owners hope to lock-down ‘loopholes’ before ZBA

Owners of nonresident Airbnb-style properties - facing a Dec. 1 deadline that could shut them down - are pushing the Zoning Board of Appeals to...

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What can we do when new neighbors step over the line?
News 3 weeks ago
What can we do when new neighbors step over the line?

A: I frequently receive calls on this issue. When someone moves into a new home, their first instinct is to make it their own. Sometimes they add...

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Chinatown affordable housing project reaps benefits from luxury tower
News 3 weeks ago
Chinatown affordable housing project reaps benefits from luxury tower

A Chinatown affordable housing project is getting a $24 million boost from a massive Theater District initiative OK’d by planning and development...

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Mission Hill 1920s building updated for modern renters
News 1 month ago
Mission Hill 1920s building updated for modern renters

What's old is new again at The Brynx, the latest venture from Boston-area heavyweights Samuels & Associates, in partnership with Eden Properties....

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Big Night Live music venue to open in Boston’s West End
News 1 month ago
Big Night Live music venue to open in Boston’s West End

A major nightlife venue that will serve as an anchor for the biggest development the West End has seen since TD Garden will open later this month....

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Walsh rolls out agenda to combat ‘food insecurity’
News 1 month ago
Walsh rolls out agenda to combat ‘food insecurity’

The city is rolling out plans to work with community organizations and develop policies that tackle issues of food access that plague some of...

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Get the 12-acre parcel right
News 1 month ago
Get the 12-acre parcel right

"Blind-sided" by a controversial convention center expansion plan, Southie pols say they want to know what Mayor Martin Walsh wants to do with the...

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James Royal’s 10 tips for buying rental property
News 1 month ago
James Royal’s 10 tips for buying rental property

If you've been watching reruns of HGTV's "Income Property" and wondering if it's time to buy a rental property and become a landlord, you're not...

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UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM
News 1 month ago
UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM

DETROIT (AP) - Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General...

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U.S. retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps
News 2 months ago
U.S. retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps

WASHINGTON - U. S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers...

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US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%
News 2 months ago
US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week but remained at historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday...

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Dubai to curb construction as prices fall
News 2 months ago
Dubai to curb construction as prices fall

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai's ruler issued a directive on Monday that would curb the pace of new real estate construction projects as...

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Sharks, taxes and tornadoes make for tough summer on Cape
News 2 months ago
Sharks, taxes and tornadoes make for tough summer on Cape

Between great white sharks, freak tornadoes and new taxes on vacation rentals, Cape Cod businesses have had a challenging summer. Lodging and beach...

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Boston settles lawsuit with Airbnb
News 2 months ago
Boston settles lawsuit with Airbnb

Boston and Airbnb have put their legal battle to bed, inking a settlement deal that will involve the popular short-term rental app complying with...

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Rental clothing company purchases Lord & Taylor for $100M
News 2 months ago
Rental clothing company purchases Lord & Taylor for $100M

The luxury department store Lord & Taylor is being sold to a fashion rental service for approximately $100 million, the company announced Wednesday...

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Target teams up with Disney to open shops
News 2 months ago
Target teams up with Disney to open shops

NEW YORK - Target is hoping to bring the magic of such characters as Mickey Mouse and Elsa to its own customers by opening permanent Disney shops...

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Online sales, services separating retail winners and losers
News 2 months ago
Online sales, services separating retail winners and losers

NEW YORK - The divide between retail winners and losers is widening. That became even more evident Wednesday with the latest batch of earnings...

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Mining region struggles as it faces loss of biggest employer
News 3 months ago
Mining region struggles as it faces loss of biggest employer

METALINE FALLS, Wash. - Times are tough in a rural county in northeast Washington state because one of the region's biggest employers is shutting...

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Private dorm developer scoops up Davis Square block, including Burren
News 3 months ago
Private dorm developer scoops up Davis Square block, including Burren

British developers who specialize in building private dorms have scooped up much of a block of popular Davis Square haunts including The Burren....

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