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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 […]

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Anwar Faisal’s New Somerville Tenants Already Have All Sorts of Problems

Back in February, Anwar Faisal, considered by some to be the worst landlord in Boston, purchased 100 units on Summer Street in Somerville, with the expressed […]

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GentriWatch: Former An Tua Nua Site in Audubon Circle to Be Redeveloped

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city.   Audubon Circle is changing. The neighborhood just outside Kenmore Square, […]

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GentriWatch: Southie Says ‘No’ to Another Starbucks

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. South Boston small business owners scored a venti-sized victory over Starbucks […]

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GentriWatch: Another Hotel for Chinatown?

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Fresh off the grand reopening of the newly renovated Godfrey on […]

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Pamela Donnaruma on the Post-Gazette’s Uncertain Future

After Pamela Donnaruma learned last spring that the Newseum, in Washington, DC, was going to commemorate her family’s North End newspaper, the Post-Gazette, she immediately […]

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GentriWatch: BRA Board OK’s Harvard’s Sprawling Allston Complex

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Briefly stalled by the Great Recession, Harvard will get back to work […]

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GentriWatch: Scenes from a Gentrifying Dorchester

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Too often, the debate over Boston’s housing crisis has a dehumanizing […]