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Framingham residents to help city create new downtown park
News 5 days 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 1 week 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 weeks 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 3 weeks 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
News 3 weeks ago
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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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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A South End development project begins — in Roxbury
News 1 month ago
A South End development project begins — in Roxbury

When the proposed redevelopment of the Alexandra Hotel popped up on city planning agendas last fall, it was designated as a South End project that...

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It will be electric bikes only for the Lime rental program in Boston’s suburbs
News 1 month ago
It will be electric bikes only for the Lime rental program in Boston’s suburbs

The traditional pedal bicycle is getting pushed out of town, at least for renters. Lime, the company that rents bicycles and scooters along...

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Hanover weighs converting school to over-55 housing
News 1 month ago
Hanover weighs converting school to over-55 housing

An idle school building in Hanover would be converted to a mix of market and affordable housing for people 55 and over under a proposal coming...

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Market Basket says stores are ‘ghost-free’ after reported sighting in Wilmington store
News 1 month ago
Market Basket says stores are ‘ghost-free’ after reported sighting in Wilmington store

Market Basket boasts a lot of products, from deli meats to fruits and vegetables. But you're not likely to find any ghosts or ghoulish creatures...

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Attorney General Healey reaches $600,000 settlement with real estate company
News 1 month ago
Attorney General Healey reaches $600,000 settlement with real estate company

A property management company has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle allegations that it "systematically discriminated" against minority and low...

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Beyond Massachusetts, states struggle to limit marijuana behemoths
News 2 months ago
Beyond Massachusetts, states struggle to limit marijuana behemoths

A customer at MedMen listened to an employee describe products in a store on New York's Fifth Avenue in 2018. Massachusetts is not the only state...

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North End condo building evacuated in need of major repairs
News 2 months ago
North End condo building evacuated in need of major repairs

Residents forced to evacuate a Hanover Street condominium building due to structural issues were given an update Wednesday night on its problems...

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Weymouth public housing unit evacuated after gas leak
News 2 months ago
Weymouth public housing unit evacuated after gas leak

An apartment building in Weymouth was evacuated Monday afternoon a gas main was struck, officials said. Subcontractors struck the main while...

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65-year-old ‘Story Land’ park in N.H. to hold adults-only ‘Nostalgia Night’
News 2 months ago
65-year-old ‘Story Land’ park in N.H. to hold adults-only ‘Nostalgia Night’

GLEN, N. H. (AP) - A New Hampshire children's theme park centered on nursery rhymes and fairy tales is requesting that the kids be left at home for...

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State to decide if Pembroke condo development moves ahead
News 2 months ago
State to decide if Pembroke condo development moves ahead

The future of a proposed 56-unit condominium development on 49 acres off Water Street in Pembroke is before the state's Department of Housing and...

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Four unions representing Stop & Shop workers in southern New England have voted to OK strike
News 2 months ago
Four unions representing Stop & Shop workers in southern New England have voted to OK strike

More than 31,000 Stop & Shop workers in southern New England have authorized their labor leaders to call for a strike as the sides prepare to...

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Wrentham welcomes new director of planning and economic development
News 2 months ago
Wrentham welcomes new director of planning and economic development

Wrentham has a new leader to oversee its planning efforts. Town Manager Kevin Sweet recently named Rachel Benson to serve as the new director of...

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In Waltham, nonprofits seek protection for UMass Amherst-owned farm
News 2 months ago
In Waltham, nonprofits seek protection for UMass Amherst-owned farm

Nonprofit organizations operating on the grounds of a Waltham farm owned by the University of Massachusetts Amherst face eviction by year's end...

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Arlington residents asked to weigh in on proposed zoning changes
News 2 months ago
Arlington residents asked to weigh in on proposed zoning changes

Arlington is seeking community input into proposed zoning changes set to come before Town Meeting in April. The measures, which include an overhaul...

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Somerville at crossroads of new Tufts study
News 2 months ago
Somerville at crossroads of new Tufts study

Somerville will be the focal community in a new study by Tufts University on how to improve indoor air quality for residents living in multifamily...

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Walsh, city officials to travel to Cape Verde Friday
News 2 months ago
Walsh, city officials to travel to Cape Verde Friday

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will lead a delegation Friday 3,333 miles across the ocean to Cape Verde, the African country that's served as home to more...

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