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Work on long-delayed South Station tower may finally start
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Work on long-delayed South Station tower may finally start

More than a decade after it was first proposed, construction of a 51-story tower atop South Station could soon start, now that its builders have...

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Harvard study spotlights growing inequality among older Americans
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Harvard study spotlights growing inequality among older Americans

A new Harvard study shows the inequality of wealth and opportunity that has become a stubborn feature of American life is being entrenched in the...

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Abolishing the BPDA: an old idea that won’t fix our current problems
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Abolishing the BPDA: an old idea that won’t fix our current problems

Since its inception in 1957, the Boston Redevelopment Authority has been the city agency that people love to hate. Of course, there has sometimes...

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How one City Hall staffer blurred line between public service and personal gain
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How one City Hall staffer blurred line between public service and personal gain

For decades as a public employee, John Lynch solved problems for the people of Boston, helping small businesses and small-time developers navigate...

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Major project planned for parking lots by Gillette World Shaving Headquarters
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Major project planned for parking lots by Gillette World Shaving Headquarters

The sea of parking lots alongside Gillette's World Shaving Headquarters could become home to three new buildings and more than 3 acres of park...

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Following criticism, Scape will focus on conventional apartments instead of student housing
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Following criticism, Scape will focus on conventional apartments instead of student housing

A year after landing in Boston with plans for $1 billion worth of privately run dorms here, the US venture of the British student-housing developer...

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It would be the biggest tower in Providence. And it’s prompting a big debate.
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It would be the biggest tower in Providence. And it’s prompting a big debate.

PROVIDENCE - The clash over a proposed 46-story tower is spurring a larger debate over what Rhode Island is doing with its once-in-a-lifetime...

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Families displaced by Lawrence gas leak urged to return to their homes
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Families displaced by Lawrence gas leak urged to return to their homes

LAWRENCE -- Officials on Saturday afternoon told South Lawrence residents displaced a day earlier by a major gas leak to return to their homes and...

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Craft store opening, Octoberfest, and a 5k to fight student hunger
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Craft store opening, Octoberfest, and a 5k to fight student hunger

MassBay Community College in Wellesley hosts the seventh annual 5K Race/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 29. The MassBay Alumni council decided that proceeds...

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$1.1b Hub on Causeway project is remaking a neighborhood
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$1.1b Hub on Causeway project is remaking a neighborhood

For decades, Bulfinch Triangle has been a place Bostonians pass through on their way to somewhere else. The weekday tides of workers flowing in and...

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Newton’s mayor wants to acquire 17 acres of Boston College land through eminent domain
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Newton’s mayor wants to acquire 17 acres of Boston College land through eminent domain

The Boston Globe is expanding its Newton coverage in partnership with Boston Univerity. Sign up now. Go to the Newton page. Newton Mayor Ruthanne...

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Newton passed up a chance to buy prized woodland. Now the mayor is starting a legal fight with Boston College to seize it.
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Newton passed up a chance to buy prized woodland. Now the mayor is starting a legal fight with Boston College to seize it.

NEWTON - Mayor Ruthanne Fuller is bracing for a legal battle that could last for years as the city tries to take 17 acres of prized woodland from...

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The massive new Star Market near TD Garden has an opening date: This Friday
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The massive new Star Market near TD Garden has an opening date: This Friday

At long last, the city's West End will soon have its own grocery store. A new Star Market will open Friday in the new Hub on Causeway complex at TD...

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These two Boston areas made CNN Money’s ‘Best Places to Live’ ranking
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These two Boston areas made CNN Money’s ‘Best Places to Live’ ranking

A lot of people in Greater Boston agree the area is a great place to put down roots. Now, a new CNN Money list reinforces that notion. A ranking of...

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Time could be running out for Out of Town News
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Time could be running out for Out of Town News

CAMBRIDGE - Time may be finally running out for the Harvard Square landmark Out of Town News, after its owner recently said he won't renew the...

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Neighboring schools, worlds apart
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Neighboring schools, worlds apart

Jada Pierre is tiny, her ambition drawn taut as a bowstring. The 16-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants wears her hair in a small bun atop her...

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After nearly a century in business, Fresh Pond Market will close this weekend
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After nearly a century in business, Fresh Pond Market will close this weekend

CAMBRIDGE - On Monday afternoon, Marc Najarian stood by the door of his store, acting like a pallbearer at his own funeral. "Hi. Ya heard?" he...

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Doyle’s in Jamaica Plain plans to close, sell liquor license to Davio’s
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Doyle’s in Jamaica Plain plans to close, sell liquor license to Davio’s

The iconic Doyle's in Jamaica Plain, a pub with a storied political history that first opened in 1882, plans to close up shop and has inked an...

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Fall River City Council boss calls on mayor to step down temporarily; residents stunned
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Fall River City Council boss calls on mayor to step down temporarily; residents stunned

FALL RIVER -- The City Council president on Friday called on Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II to step down "temporarily" following his arrest on a second...

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A turf war blossoms at Norwell farm
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A turf war blossoms at Norwell farm

Town-owned Jacobs Farm in Norwell looks bucolic with its old farmhouse - now a museum - set on 7½ acres of rolling meadow surrounded by classic New...

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Can the new Suffolk Downs avoid the mistakes of the Seaport District?
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Can the new Suffolk Downs avoid the mistakes of the Seaport District?

As Tom O'Brien walks along Fan Pier on Boston Harbor, I ask him to do something that makes him uncomfortable: Talk about the time he ran the Boston...

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Nestlé to close Taunton site, lay off 49 employees
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Nestlé to close Taunton site, lay off 49 employees

Nestlé USA, parent company of Dreyer's, plans to close a Taunton site by the end of the year and lay off 49 employees as part of a nationwide shift...

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Doyle’s is the latest victim of Boston’s archaic liquor licensing system
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Doyle’s is the latest victim of Boston’s archaic liquor licensing system

Doyle's, the beloved Jamaica Plain bar that's been in business since 1882, survived Prohibition; survived the once-controversial arrival of women...

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What’s at stake — and for whom — in the City Hall bribery case
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What’s at stake — and for whom — in the City Hall bribery case

The key figures in the bribery scandal roiling Boston's Zoning Board of Appeal all have one thing in common: close ties to City Hall. From a...

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Soul-crushing. Demoralizing. My tortured odyssey to find an apartment in Boston
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Soul-crushing. Demoralizing. My tortured odyssey to find an apartment in Boston

"Dear Resident!!" the e-mail began. "It's that time of year again!" "We have enjoyed working with you throughout the year!" it said, and went on...

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Beverly becomes training ground for aspiring farmers
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Beverly becomes training ground for aspiring farmers

A Tufts University program that helps aspiring farmers and expands access to fresh produce recently relocated to Beverly through a new partnership...

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Five months after opening, Brookline’s marijuana store is still one of America’s busiest — and not everyone is thrilled
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Five months after opening, Brookline’s marijuana store is still one of America’s busiest — and not everyone is thrilled

BROOKLINE - The lines start to form each day an hour before the marijuana store opens. Young and old, in suits and shorts, the customers chat and...

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State approves Wellesley’s affordable housing plan
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State approves Wellesley’s affordable housing plan

State officials have approved an affordable housing production plan intended to create at least 45 subsidized units in Wellesley annually for five...

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John L. Wilson, who urged architects to help the homeless, dies at 78
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John L. Wilson, who urged architects to help the homeless, dies at 78

As John L. Wilson cast his architect's eye upward at Boston's changing skyline in the mid-1980s, he was struck by the glaring contrast between the...

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For the first time in four decades, new buildings could rise over the Mass. Pike
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For the first time in four decades, new buildings could rise over the Mass. Pike

A windblown, traffic-choked corner of the Back Bay could soon get a major makeover. But it's going to take something that hasn't happened here in...

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