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City gave no actual notice of taxes on a parking space, but now wants couple to pay $5,500 penalty
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City gave no actual notice of taxes on a parking space, but now wants couple to pay $5,500 penalty

In early November, Carol Kelly ripped opened a letter in her East Falmouth home to find an official-looking document ominously titled "tax lien...

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After the coronavirus, eating out may never be the same in the US
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After the coronavirus, eating out may never be the same in the US

Coronavirus is sending Americans back home for dinner, creating a crisis for a restaurant industry that was already slowing down. The viral...

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Restaurant workers scrambling for resources as they face unemployment
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Restaurant workers scrambling for resources as they face unemployment

Since Governor Charlie Baker's announcement on Sunday mandating all restaurants shut down dine-in operations to help limit the coronavirus outbreak...

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More wipes, no jeans: Amazon limits shipments to warehouses
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More wipes, no jeans: Amazon limits shipments to warehouses

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon, in an attempt to fill its warehouses with toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and other items in high demand, said Tuesday that...

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Stop & Shop opening early for shoppers over 60 during coronavirus outbreak
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Stop & Shop opening early for shoppers over 60 during coronavirus outbreak

Stop & Shop, which cut its hours this week to allow more time for deliveries and stocking shelves during the coronavirus crisis, said Monday that...

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Long-planned Fenway Center project above Mass. Pike could happen this summer
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Long-planned Fenway Center project above Mass. Pike could happen this summer

After 20 years of planning, work on the second, larger, phase of Fenway Center could start within months, according to the developer. On Thursday...

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Coronavirus impacts will ripple across many Mass. sectors
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Coronavirus impacts will ripple across many Mass. sectors

Boston's international connections are an important contributor to the local economy. But with the spread of the coronavirus, we are seeing a big...

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You can have bold decor, and still get your security deposit back
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You can have bold decor, and still get your security deposit back

Noelle Daumeyer and her roommates knew they needed a big, bold art piece to decorate the bland, white walls in the living room of their rented...

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Huge development at Bayside Expo Center site a step closer to reality
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Huge development at Bayside Expo Center site a step closer to reality

A massive development of the old Bayside Expo Center site, on the doorstep of UMass-Boston, is moving closer to reality. Development firm Accordia...

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Another try for a Downtown Crossing tower. This time it’s a lot shorter.
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Another try for a Downtown Crossing tower. This time it’s a lot shorter.

A key corner in Downtown Crossing could soon be the base of a 21-story office tower, the latest in a wave of new buildings in the neighborhood...

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In this new office building, Kendall Square may get some culture
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In this new office building, Kendall Square may get some culture

CAMBRIDGE - For a long time, Kendall Square has lacked a public gathering space, or much in the way of any type of cultural space. Now a major...

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City denies 2 a.m. closing for taco shop in Emerson College building
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City denies 2 a.m. closing for taco shop in Emerson College building

The City of Boston won't let El Jefe's Taqueria serve its tacos and burritos past midnight at its new location across from Boston Common - at least...

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Nubian Square study says better coordination needed to boost business
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Nubian Square study says better coordination needed to boost business

It has long been one of the most vexing questions in Boston's development world: How to make Nubian Square - formerly known as Dudley - into a...

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Want to grab a late-night taco in Boston? The neighbors won’t hear of it
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Want to grab a late-night taco in Boston? The neighbors won’t hear of it

El Jefe's Taqueria founder John Schall is in a food fight with the City of Boston, and he doesn't want it to play out quietly. His beef? Schall...

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No checkout needed: Inside Amazon’s cashierless-grocery store
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No checkout needed: Inside Amazon’s cashierless-grocery store

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is aiming to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket,...

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Tango, Third Rock sign on to space in new Fenway lab building
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Tango, Third Rock sign on to space in new Fenway lab building

In the latest sign of the Fenway neighborhood emerging as a life science hub, two big names in biotech are moving to a building under construction...

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Following bribery scandal, Walsh unveils zoning board reforms
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Following bribery scandal, Walsh unveils zoning board reforms

Six months after a bribery scandal rocked Boston's Zoning Board of Appeal, Mayor Martin J. Walsh Monday detailed reforms that he hopes will prevent...

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Analysis shows Boston rent hikes slowed last year
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Analysis shows Boston rent hikes slowed last year

The cost of renting an apartment in Boston last year rose, on average, by the lowest percentage since the city began tracking prices in 2014,...

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Designing the ultimate warehouse
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Designing the ultimate warehouse

Inside a low-slung, cream-colored office building near Hanscom Air Force Base in Lexington, a stealthy startup company has been working for seven...

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Newton referendum could have broader implications on development
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Newton referendum could have broader implications on development

Is the city of Newton open for business? It's a question that inevitably will weigh on Garden City residents as they head to the polls on March 3....

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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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Prime parcel near South Station finally hits the market again
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Prime parcel near South Station finally hits the market again

For sale: 1.3 acres, a mix of terra firma and air rights, easy highway access, near the busiest train station in one of the hottest cities in the...

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US mortgage rate declines to lowest in 3 years
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US mortgage rate declines to lowest in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - US long-term mortgage rates fell this week for the third straight week, as the benchmark 30-year loan marked its lowest point in...

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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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Surprise for New York renters: No more broker fees
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Surprise for New York renters: No more broker fees

NEW YORK - In New York's City intensely competitive rental market, tenants usually deal with middlemen known as brokers, who have near-absolute...

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Helen’s Leather has aged well
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Helen’s Leather has aged well

In a neighborhood known for its high-brow offerings, where extravagantly priced boutique clothing stores abut ritzy specialty food shops, Helen's...

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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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Few families occupy Greater Boston’s multi-bedroom homes, report says
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Few families occupy Greater Boston’s multi-bedroom homes, report says

People with children often have a hard time finding a place to live in and around Boston, perhaps because much of the housing that's large enough...

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Making property appraisals less of a headache
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Making property appraisals less of a headache

Will Denslow and Brian Zitin met as randomly-assigned roommates at a Boston University dorm in 2013. Over the next four years, they started a...

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Meet the new Staples: An office supply store, but also a career coach
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Meet the new Staples: An office supply store, but also a career coach

The floor-to-ceiling aisles of Post-its, pushpins, pencils, and printer ink? History. The endless rows of three-ring binders and hanging file...

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