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Developer, biotech investment firm plan eight-story South Boston lab
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Developer, biotech investment firm plan eight-story South Boston lab

In the latest sign that South Boston is emerging as a new hub for life sciences, a New York real estate developer and a veteran biotech investment...

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City planners approve BU’s wild-looking data sciences building
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City planners approve BU’s wild-looking data sciences building

The Charles River skyline could soon get a stack of books. That sort of describes the design of a planned Boston University tower that was OK'd by...

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In White River Junction, sisters are doing it for themselves
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In White River Junction, sisters are doing it for themselves

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. - Kim Souza opened her consignment and thrift clothing store here in 2002, when this old, wheezy village hard by the New...

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For record stores, what goes around comes around
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For record stores, what goes around comes around

Step off the elevator that brings you to Lowell's Mill No. 5, a vintage mall and mixed-use space on the fourth floor of an old textile factory. The...

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State looks to double cremation ‘view fee’
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State looks to double cremation ‘view fee’

The state's chief medical examiner's office wants to double the fee it charges next of kin for it to examine a body before it's cremated, providing...

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One Dalton, Boston’s commanding new skyscraper, conjures architectural magic
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One Dalton, Boston’s commanding new skyscraper, conjures architectural magic

One Dalton Street, the city's newest high-rise, is a marvelously intelligent piece of urban design and architecture that has no particular reason...

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Wellesley eyes adding apartments, condos near rail station
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Wellesley eyes adding apartments, condos near rail station

Wellesley officials are exploring a developer's proposal to build apartments and condominiums at two municipal parking lots in Wellesley Square as...

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At local swap shops, one person’s garden gnome is another’s treasure
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At local swap shops, one person’s garden gnome is another’s treasure

It's 11:30 a.m. on a sunny Friday in Hingham, and the narrow parking lot at the SWAP Shop at the town's transfer station in Hingham is insanely...

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Owner of Gloucester rental property is seeing red over awning dispute
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Owner of Gloucester rental property is seeing red over awning dispute

On Feb. 16, Jeff Socolow paid $3,825 in cash as a 50 percent deposit for a new retractable awning to cover the huge seaside deck on his family's...

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Move over, ice cream! Doughnuts on the rise this summer
News 3 weeks ago
Move over, ice cream! Doughnuts on the rise this summer

Doughnut be alarmed if your taste for ice cream begins to melt away, and you suddenly crave a cruller or honey dip. Once National Doughnut Day...

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Video series puts focus on Salem’s affordable housing needs
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Video series puts focus on Salem’s affordable housing needs

In a bid to better engage the community on a pressing issue, Salem recently produced a series of four videos highlighting the city's critical need...

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Work on Boston’s tallest office building in 25 years has started
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Work on Boston’s tallest office building in 25 years has started

Boston's tallest office tower in 25 years officially broke ground Thursday, the latest manifestation of a downtown job market that just keeps...

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Why have these buildings sat empty for years and even decades?
News 4 weeks ago
Why have these buildings sat empty for years and even decades?

On a quiet corner in the South End, amid handsome town houses that sell for millions, stands a sturdy old building. Vines cling to its brick walls....

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Is Providence’s building process too slow?
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Is Providence’s building process too slow?

PROVIDENCE - When Jason Fane began looking at Providence as a potential location to build luxury apartments, the New York developer said he was...

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In state-city squabble over low-income housing vouchers, city’s approach makes more sense
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In state-city squabble over low-income housing vouchers, city’s approach makes more sense

Decades of federal housing policy have herded low-income people into cities - pockets of cities, really - while giving them few opportunities for...

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Developers, neighbors promote dueling zoning proposals for Riverside in Newton
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Developers, neighbors promote dueling zoning proposals for Riverside in Newton

NEWTON - As developers seek new zoning to help build a mixed-use project with hundreds of new residential units at the MBTA's Riverside station, a...

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Framingham residents to help city create new downtown park
News 2 months ago
Framingham residents to help city create new downtown park

Framingham residents have an opportunity to help the city create a new downtown neighborhood park. The city is joining with MassDevelopment on a...

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In South Boston, a tiny triangle of land prompts a big legal battle
News 2 months ago
In South Boston, a tiny triangle of land prompts a big legal battle

Around Greater Boston there are scraps of land that might seem too small to build on. But with housing in such acute demand, those scraps are...

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In South Boston, a tiny triangle of land prompts a big legal battle
News 2 months ago
In South Boston, a tiny triangle of land prompts a big legal battle

Around Greater Boston there are scraps of land that might seem too small to build on. But with housing in such acute demand, those scraps are...

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Rent control gets a second look in Cambridge
News 2 months ago
Rent control gets a second look in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE - A growing debate over rent control in Massachusetts has people in Cambridge harkening back to an era when apartment-living in this city...

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Newton residents want to ‘have a say’ on Riverside plan
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Newton residents want to ‘have a say’ on Riverside plan

NEWTON - A community group critical of the size of a proposed development at the Riverside MBTA station is urging residents to express their views...

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Shop & Shop talks to resume Sunday
News 2 months ago
Shop & Shop talks to resume Sunday

Stop & Shop officials and striking workers will resume bargaining on Easter Sunday, following negotiations throughout the day Saturday that...

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Stop & Shop negotiations continue Saturday
News 2 months ago
Stop & Shop negotiations continue Saturday

Negotiations between Stop & Shop and its striking workers continued Saturday, following a bargaining session that lasted into Friday night. The...

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Paragon Carousel will open for the season this weekend (but it’s still without a lease)
News 2 months ago
Paragon Carousel will open for the season this weekend (but it’s still without a lease)

The Paragon Carousel is gearing up to open for the season on Saturday. Built in 1928, Hull's beloved merry-go-round is the only ride left over from...

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Developer proposes an enclave for teachers in Dudley Square
News 3 months ago
Developer proposes an enclave for teachers in Dudley Square

As the city grapples with Roxbury's future, a local developer has proposed a residential hub for teachers on a dormant city parcel in Dudley Square...

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The Seaport District is starting to look more like a neighborhood
News 3 months ago
The Seaport District is starting to look more like a neighborhood

For the last decade, Christine Savage has had an arrangement with her neighbors on Congress Street. When she hits a hitch in a recipe, the 59-year...

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In Newton, sparks fly over proposed Needham Street development
News 3 months ago
In Newton, sparks fly over proposed Needham Street development

NEWTON - A proposed mixed-use development on Needham Street that could bring hundreds of new housing units divided residents during an hours-long...

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Senator Warren to join striking Stop & Shop workers
News 3 months ago
Senator Warren to join striking Stop & Shop workers

SOMERVILLE - US Senator Elizabeth Warren brought a box of doughnuts with her as she joined dozens of workers outside a Stop & Shop here as the...

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Workers picket outside Stop & Shops: ‘If they’re not going to budge, we won’t budge’
News 3 months ago
Workers picket outside Stop & Shops: ‘If they’re not going to budge, we won’t budge’

The scenes played out in South Boston, Dorchester, and Somerville on Thursday: groups of Stop & Shop workers protested amid stalled union...

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Plymouth votes to impose fee on Airbnb rentals
News 3 months ago
Plymouth votes to impose fee on Airbnb rentals

Plymouth's Town Meeting voted to impose a 3 percent community impact fee on short-term rentals such as those rented through Airbnb. The new rule...

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