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Kyle Paoletta


City Life

Can the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Save Democracy?

It sure is going to try. And in the meantime, this institution on the rise is making an impact on the national stage.

City Life

Can This Man Blow up City Development without Destroying Boston?

Last year, Arthur Jemison took over the notoriously developer-friendly Boston Planning and Development Agency with the goal of reform. Can the MIT alum prevent the city from becoming an über-wealthy enclave without sacrificing its progress?

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Is Downtown Looking Up?

After two years of empty offices and desolate sidewalks, the streets in and around the Financial District are crackling back to life.

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The Long View

One of the joys of living in a modern, skyscraper-studded city is getting to see it from above. Now that there are only two observation decks left in Boston, here’s a case for building more rooms with a view.

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For the Love of the Gain

After a $1.5 billion deal to take Fenway Sports Group public fell through, Red Sox owner John Henry is still seeking investors to expand his mini sports kingdom—a move some fans worry will steal his attention from the Olde Towne Team.

Arts & Entertainment

The Re-Education of the MFA

Will the oldest, most prestigious museum in town write the new rules for how to succeed in Boston today?

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On the Waterfront: An Oral History of the Seaport

The radical, imperfect, and unfinished transformation of Boston’s newest neighborhood.

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The Billion-Dollar Blight

Papered-over storefronts and “for rent” signs have marred the appearance of Harvard Square and are threatening the beating heart of Cambridge. Thankfully, there’s a solution.

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It’s the End of Allston as We Know It

But that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the neighborhood.

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Is Boston’s Transportation Crisis Beyond Repair?

Enough with trying to fix our roads, buses, and trains. If we ever want to get around in this town, it’s time to radically change the way we travel.