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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 […]

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GentriWatch: West End Resident Blasts Mayor Walsh, BRA in Open Letter

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. The West End‘s Garden Garage project is humming right along with a green […]

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GentriWatch: Will a Statewide Zoning Overhaul Help Boston’s Housing Crisis?

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. All eyes are on Beacon Hill, as lawmakers weigh the first […]

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AG: City’s Zoning Board Intentionally Broke the Law During Egleston Square Hearing

The city’s Zoning Board of Appeal intentionally broke the law during a hearing on a controversial housing development in Jamaica Plain, the Attorney General’s Office has […]

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The Story of Boston in Six Squares

As a city, they’ve long defined us. Now they show us how we’re changing.

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GentriWatch: Is Mayor Walsh’s $7.5 Million Bet Against Displacement Too Late?

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Boston in on the verge of a historic housing crisis. Rents […]

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GentriWatch: ‘Boston East’ Apartments Break Ground in Eastie

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Despite the legal maelstrom encircling City Hall after his tourism czar […]

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Oh Look, Another Tower Proposed Near Fenway Park

It’s a good thing that somebody filed plans with the city for a sleek, residential tower in the Fenway this week, because we were starting […]

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Study: You Need to Earn $121K to Comfortably Afford a Two-Bedroom in Boston

Boston is among the hottest rental markets in America for two-bedroom apartments, according to a new study. In order to “comfortably afford” a two-bedroom apartment in […]