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Boston’s Income Inequality, Visualized

Boston suffers from the worst income inequality of any major U.S. city, according to the Brookings Institution. In no other major metropolitan area does the gap […]

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Space Savers Are Banned in the South End

Is that smart planning, or policy for the privileged?

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Boston’s Absurd Luxury Condo Boom, Summed up in One Video

Here in Boston, there seems to be a new cluster of luxury condos sprouting up every other day. They stick out, gaudy agglomerations of glass and […]

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Go Check Out This Crazy Accurate 1:40-Scale Model of Boston

If there’s ever a time to live out your kaiju fantasies, now’s your chance. The Boston Planning and Development Agency is opening its model room to […]

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Boston Has Become a City Without Children

Who needs those pesky strollers on the T? Turns out, we all do.

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Does Brookline Have a Problem with Black People?

It all depends on who you ask.

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The Peter Tosh Grammy Story Is Nuttier Than Ever

The latest on the Peter Tosh Grammy that materialized inside an unassuming Somerville pawn shop is that it’s… somewhere. Depending on who you ask, the award […]

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Sample a Pop-Up Plaza in Downtown Crossing Tuesday Morning

A few simple touches can go a long way in turning an otherwise drab piece of concrete into something fun. Take City Hall Plaza, that […]

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Controversial Developer Plans to Convert Historic Roxbury Church into Condos

A Brighton realtor’s plans to redevelop a historic church in the Highland Park neighborhood of Roxbury into condominiums has some community members seething. At a neighborhood meeting last week, […]

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BU Sells Kenmore Properties to Related Beal, Citgo Sign’s Future Uncertain

Boston University has found a buyer for its properties in Kenmore Square, one of which serves as the pedestal for the city’s iconic Citgo Sign. […]

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Mayor Walsh Orders Newbury Street Pedestrian-Only for One Day

For one day, one of Boston’s most popular thoroughfares will be reserved for people—and their four-legged companions, of course. Mayor Marty Walsh announced plans Monday to […]

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The Fight to Save the Citgo Sign Is a Proxy War for Boston’s Soul

Kenmore Square has changed dramatically over the years while leaving select bits untouched by the march of progress—in a way, it’s a fitting microcosm of what’s […]

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Here’s What Those Stickers on the Sidewalk Are All About

In addition to the gruff “wait” instruction from pedestrian crossing signals, crosswalks across the city are declaring a new message in the form of stickers. Street stickers […]

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Harvard Housing Study Confirms What We Already Know: It’s an Affordability Crisis

It’s becoming too expensive to live in Boston. We sound like broken records, but it’s getting harder and harder to ignore. Incomes are not only sluggish, but […]

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GentriWatch: Welcome to the Age of the ‘Sky Cabana’

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Nothing says this city has its housing crisis under control like […]