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Construction begins on 51 affordable apartments in Revere
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Construction begins on 51 affordable apartments in Revere

With market rate apartments sprouting along Revere's oceanfront, a new development is ensuring that some of them will be offered at affordable...

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Newton City Council considers temporary suspension of historic landmarking
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Newton City Council considers temporary suspension of historic landmarking

Historic buildings in Newton may have to wait to gain the highest levels of protection after next week, when the City Council votes on a docket...

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Location of solar project elicits charges of racism
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Location of solar project elicits charges of racism

FREETOWN - Residents of a predominantly black neighborhood on Braley Road are fuming over plans for a solar power project to be built near their...

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Work begins on cohousing community in Malden
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Work begins on cohousing community in Malden

Workers recently began construction of a 30-unit condominium complex near Malden Square that will operate as a cohousing community. A concept that...

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Newton creates a plan for the arts
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Newton creates a plan for the arts

A group of Newton artists, nonprofit leaders, city officials and mayoral office staff members gathered in the Newton City Hall War Memorial...

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State grant will boost Newton’s Pettee Square and Upper Falls Greenway
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State grant will boost Newton’s Pettee Square and Upper Falls Greenway

NEWTON -- Governor Charlie Baker hand-delivered Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller a MassWorks grant for $396,500 at a press conference on Thursday, Feb....

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Newton awarded state grant for Needham Street, Upper Falls infrastructure improvements
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Newton awarded state grant for Needham Street, Upper Falls infrastructure improvements

Newton will receive a nearly $400,000 state grant for infrastructure work on Needham Street and in Upper Falls, Governor Charlie Baker announced...

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Hudson joins with charity to provide free food for needy residents
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Hudson joins with charity to provide free food for needy residents

Hudson has teamed with a local charity to provide free food for town residents in need who lack access to other food services in town. The Hudson...

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City Council approves Dave & Buster’s
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City Council approves Dave & Buster’s

Dave & Buster's will be bringing one of its giant dining and entertainment establishments to a site off Route 128 after the Woburn City Council...

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A favorite store closes, leaving a void in town
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A favorite store closes, leaving a void in town

It makes me sad these days to walk or drive by one of my favorite spots in Milton: Esprit du Vin, which sold wine, bread, and cheese. It is now...

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With a ‘yes’ vote on March 3, Newton can pave the way to fairer future
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With a ‘yes’ vote on March 3, Newton can pave the way to fairer future

This endorsement is part of a series of editorials about housing in Newton that the Globe plans to publish in 2020. Read the first. America's...

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Newton wakes up to the dark side of America’s housing laws
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Newton wakes up to the dark side of America’s housing laws

This is the first of a series of editorials about the future of housing in Newton that the Globe plans to publish in 2020. If the city of Newton...

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Barnes & Noble in Braintree to stay open
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Barnes & Noble in Braintree to stay open

BRAINTREE - The popular Barnes & Noble book store on Granite Street has reached a last-minute agreement with its landlord to avoid closing on...

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Maine towns head to court over border dispute
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Maine towns head to court over border dispute

YORK, Maine - What's 329.58 feet between friends? Especially when they've been neighbors for nearly 400 years, and the boundary between them has...

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Somerville helps tenants fight eviction with information
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Somerville helps tenants fight eviction with information

As many area families struggle with the high cost of housing, Somerville has taken a new step to stem the tide of evictions. Under a city ordinance...

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Acton church, Salvadoran village pray and grow together
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Acton church, Salvadoran village pray and grow together

David Nolasco lives in El Ocotillo, a small village in San Fernando, El Salvador, with streets fashioned out of dirt and stone and a local school...

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Mass. AG finds Weston board violated open meeting law over 40B discussion
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Mass. AG finds Weston board violated open meeting law over 40B discussion

The Massachusetts attorney general's office has found that Weston's select board intentionally violated the state's open meeting law in 2018 by...

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Mayor Walsh outlines expansion of city’s tuition free community college program
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Mayor Walsh outlines expansion of city’s tuition free community college program

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is expanding the city's tuition-free program for income-qualified students at community colleges, a program that is financed...

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Build a better city, starting with the Allston interchange
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Build a better city, starting with the Allston interchange

Boston has the opportunity to reclaim 30 acres of prime Charles River waterfront real estate, directly across from Cambridge. But somehow, the...

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In Dorchester, he’s Frank. In increasingly progressive City Hall, call him Councilor No
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In Dorchester, he’s Frank. In increasingly progressive City Hall, call him Councilor No

He's the District 3 city councilor from Dorchester, the go-to guy to get your streets plowed, your parks cleaned. Frank Baker won a competitive...

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In the wake of Nubian Square name change, a looming decision
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In the wake of Nubian Square name change, a looming decision

Last November, in what was seen by many residents as a significant victory, Roxbury-area voters elected to rename Dudley Square as Nubian Square, a...

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Old candy factory a sweet spot for high-end housing
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Old candy factory a sweet spot for high-end housing

EVERETT - While the city waits to find out if a resort casino will be built on its waterfront, a $90 million construction project could transform...

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Looking back at Boston’s West End, and the forces that led to its destruction
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Looking back at Boston’s West End, and the forces that led to its destruction

A new lecture series at the West End Museum will take a closer look at the urban renewal efforts that led to the demolition of one of Boston's most...

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Chinatown parking lot will be the site of a 350-foot-tall affordable housing building
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Chinatown parking lot will be the site of a 350-foot-tall affordable housing building

City officials have approved construction of a high-rise building in Chinatown that will bring 168 income-restricted apartments and condos to a...

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Lakeville voters weigh sale of land
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Lakeville voters weigh sale of land

During a recent walk along a snowy, wooded path not far from Apponequet Regional High School in Lake-ville, Shaun Provencher said what was most...

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With passion, daring, and sweat, community theaters make the show go on
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With passion, daring, and sweat, community theaters make the show go on

The community theater, a hyper-local staple of affordable entertainment for many years, finds itself competing for attention today with an array of...

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Surprise relocation of busy Worcester welfare and housing office will shut out many poor, advocates say
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Surprise relocation of busy Worcester welfare and housing office will shut out many poor, advocates say

The Baker administration is preparing to relocate a vital welfare and housing aid office in downtown Worcester to a shopping plaza miles away, with...

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New York just banned apartment broker fees. Why not Boston?
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New York just banned apartment broker fees. Why not Boston?

It's one of the most hated things about apartment-hunting in Boston: that extra month's rent you often have to fork over to a real estate broker...

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Should Boston follow New York City’s lead and kill broker fees?
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Should Boston follow New York City’s lead and kill broker fees?

Renting in New York City just got better. As of Tuesday, New York state eliminated the much-dreaded broker's fee - that nagging and often pricey...

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Activists say Suffolk Downs redevelopment planning is freezing out non-English speakers
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Activists say Suffolk Downs redevelopment planning is freezing out non-English speakers

As the long-discussed redevelopment of Suffolk Downs nears a key city vote next week, East Boston community groups are seeking federal help to slow...

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