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Bose will close its US stores, citing a shift to online shopping
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Bose will close its US stores, citing a shift to online shopping

Bose Corp. said Wednesday that it plans to close all of its US stores, part of a broader move by the Framingham-based audio technology company to...

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Prudential Tower’s Top of the Hub, Skywalk to close in April
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Prudential Tower’s Top of the Hub, Skywalk to close in April

The Top of the Hub restaurant and the Skywalk Observatory in the Prudential Tower are both set to close on April 18, according to the operators of...

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Boston’s Center Plaza is up for sale
News 1 week ago
Boston’s Center Plaza is up for sale

BentallGreenOak and Synergy Investments are exploring a sale of Center Plaza in Boston, a set of three interconnected buildings the firms purchased...

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Developer, unions agree: Suffolk Downs mega-project will be built using all-union labor
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Developer, unions agree: Suffolk Downs mega-project will be built using all-union labor

Building a new neighborhood in East Boston and Revere that's the size of the Back Bay will be a union job. The development firm HYM Investment...

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For newsrooms in Fall River, Salem and elsewhere, it’s inevitable: They’re moving to smaller digs
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For newsrooms in Fall River, Salem and elsewhere, it’s inevitable: They’re moving to smaller digs

Even when they manage to stay in business, newspapers are getting harder to find - literally. Witness The Salem News and The Herald News, the...

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New plan for former GE site doesn’t impress some neighbors
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New plan for former GE site doesn’t impress some neighbors

Since the building that was supposed to be the world headquarters of General Electric is no longer going to be the world headquarters of General...

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How will the Mass. economy fare in 2020? Here are some things to keep an eye on
News 2 weeks ago
How will the Mass. economy fare in 2020? Here are some things to keep an eye on

Talk about ending on a high note. US stocks are on track to post their best year since at least 2013. Unemployment has declined to a level not seen...

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You might call it the Financial District — but these days it’s full of tech companies
News 3 weeks ago
You might call it the Financial District — but these days it’s full of tech companies

For decades, Post Office Square has been ground zero for one of the traditional pillars of Boston's economy: the financial services industry. Now,...

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A skyscraper is headed for South Station in downtown Boston. Work starts next month
News 3 weeks ago
A skyscraper is headed for South Station in downtown Boston. Work starts next month

It has been two decades in the planning, but a skyscraper atop South Station is finally set to start construction next month. Developer Hines...

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Self-checkout in France sets off battle over a day of rest
News 3 weeks ago
Self-checkout in France sets off battle over a day of rest

ANGERS, France - On a Sunday afternoon, customers at a Géant Casino supermarket browsed the aisles and lined up to buy meat, fish, and other...

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You can return your unwanted gifts to these stores — even if you didn’t buy them there
News 3 weeks ago
You can return your unwanted gifts to these stores — even if you didn’t buy them there

It was a quiet afternoon on Charles Street, and Jennifer Hill, owner of the Blackstone's of Beacon Hill gift shop, was preparing for the annual day...

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Mall makeovers are underway around Greater Boston
News 4 weeks ago
Mall makeovers are underway around Greater Boston

As you rush around the mall this weekend, crossing off those last-minute gifts from your list, make sure to pause for a moment and soak in the...

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Developer buys athenahealth’s Watertown campus for $525.5 million
News 1 month ago
Developer buys athenahealth’s Watertown campus for $525.5 million

In the latest sign that Watertown is emerging as a key part of the region's life science and tech industries, Alexandria Real Estate Equities...

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Harvard picks New York developer to build innovation campus in Allston
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Harvard picks New York developer to build innovation campus in Allston

After years of planning, Harvard University took a major step toward building out its vast holdings in Allston, announcing Thursday it has selected...

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Report says land at T stations could handle 253,000 housing units — and ease traffic gridlock
News 1 month ago
Report says land at T stations could handle 253,000 housing units — and ease traffic gridlock

Housing-starved Massachusetts could add a quarter-million homes just by building more around MBTA stations. That's the upshot of new data being...

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A (temporary) home for the holidays in Downtown Crossing
News 1 month ago
A (temporary) home for the holidays in Downtown Crossing

The space at 467 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing is prime retail real estate: It has floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious footprint, and is...

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Zoning change clears the way for CambridgeSide mall’s redevelopment
News 1 month ago
Zoning change clears the way for CambridgeSide mall’s redevelopment

CAMBRIDGE - The City Council on Monday cleared the way for a major redevelopment of the CambridgeSide shopping center into a campus of retail,...

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For Pozen, MIT prize is a long-deserved tribute to mom
News 1 month ago
For Pozen, MIT prize is a long-deserved tribute to mom

The way Bob Pozen figures it, if his mom had been born a century later - rather than in 1910 - she would have become an entrepreneur or maybe a C...

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Trying to dish up a friendlier waterfront park at site that housed Anthony’s Pier 4
News 1 month ago
Trying to dish up a friendlier waterfront park at site that housed Anthony’s Pier 4

For generations, Anthony's Pier 4 on the South Boston waterfront was a destination for special occasions. The famed restaurant, known for its...

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Secondhand gifts and ‘experiences’ still top holiday lists
News 1 month ago
Secondhand gifts and ‘experiences’ still top holiday lists

Once upon a time you might have been red-faced giving a secondhand sweater or a tin filled with homemade cookies for the holidays. It seemed out of...

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Colliers is picked to market the Hynes, but it could be a tricky assignment
News 1 month ago
Colliers is picked to market the Hynes, but it could be a tricky assignment

The sale of the Hynes Convention Center should be a lucrative deal for Colliers International, the brokerage picked on Thursday to handle the...

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Brookline women’s clothing shop closing after 40 years
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Brookline women’s clothing shop closing after 40 years

The Studio's owners marked its 40th anniversary in May. But that will be the last such celebration at the women's clothing shop in Brookline's...

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Huge new project approved in Allston
News 1 month ago
Huge new project approved in Allston

One of the largest development projects to ever hit the Allston-Brighton neighborhood got a green light from Boston planning officials. The 1.2...

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Developer proposes changes for ambitious Fenway Center project
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Developer proposes changes for ambitious Fenway Center project

The second, more complicated phase of the long-planned Fenway Center mega-development above the Massachusetts Turnpike could soon be moving forward...

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Local Swissbakers cafe chain abruptly shuts down operations
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Local Swissbakers cafe chain abruptly shuts down operations

After 13 years in business, the local bakery chain Swissbakers, known for its pretzels and croissants, abruptly shut down operations Thursday,...

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Allston/Harvard drain plan poses challenge
News 1 month ago
Allston/Harvard drain plan poses challenge

Pop quiz: When is a storm drain more than just a storm drain? The answer, of course, is d. Because when is anything about developing in Boston...

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Boston’s tough rules governing Airbnb rentals are finally in full effect
News 1 month ago
Boston’s tough rules governing Airbnb rentals are finally in full effect

The City of Boston is ramping up enforcement of some of the nation's toughest rules on the booming short-term rental industry. And already...

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A new review is coming for an old law, Prop 2½
News 1 month ago
A new review is coming for an old law, Prop 2½

Here in Massachusetts, Proposition 2½ is not just the law of the land. It's become a tradition, maybe almost a religion for some. But changes could...

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At Cummings Properties, all share in holiday giving
News 1 month ago
At Cummings Properties, all share in holiday giving

This might be the best time of the year for Bill Cummings. His Woburn company, Cummings Properties, hands out checks to a long list of local...

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Meet Sidney, Mr. Sid’s made-to-measure suiting for men — and women
News 1 month ago
Meet Sidney, Mr. Sid’s made-to-measure suiting for men — and women

For over five decades, Mr. Sid has been a haven for the well-heeled men of Boston, catering to customers who might drop several grand for a well...

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