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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 […]

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GentriWatch: Boston’s Sky-High Rents Are Stalling

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Rents have gotten astronomically high in Boston. But on the bright […]

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GentriWatch: Here’s What Will Replace Quinzani’s in the South End

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. As featured in the inaugural edition of GentriWatch, Quinzani’s Bakery, bread […]

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GentriWatch: City Council OKs Six-Year Urban Renewal Extension

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Despite initial skepticism, the Boston City Council approved a six-year extension […]

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GentriWatch: Developer Buys Former James’s Gate Site in Jamaica Plain

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. James’s Gate, an authentic Irish pub in Jamaica Plain, served its last pint […]

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GentriWatch: Can Walsh’s ‘Housing Innovations’ Save Boston’s Middle Class?

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. In a speech before the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, Mayor Marty […]

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Urban Renewal Goes on Trial at City Council Hearing on BRA Extension

The Boston Redevelopment Authority faced the latest obstacle in its quest for a 10-year extension on its urban renewal powers, answering questions posed by a skeptical […]

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South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route Shortened for 2016

One year after two LGBT groups were finally invited to march and just a few months removed from the death of longtime organizer John “Wacko” Hurley, South […]

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23 Southie Tips for Handling Your Liquor

No. 4: Don’t drink martinis.

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GentriWatch: West Enders Warn Mission Hill Against BRA, Chicago Developer

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. How about this for an evergreen sentence: West Enders are unhappy […]

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The 100 Funniest, Weirdest, Most Curious Boston Street Names

At our request, Mayor Marty Walsh’s office provided us with a copy of Boston’s Streets, a 202-page list of every street, road, avenue, boulevard and footpath […]

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GentriWatch: ‘Boston’s Worst Landlord’ Buys 100 Units in Somerville

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Anwar Faisal, considered by some to be the worst landlord in […]

Home & Property

What Even Is Bay Village?

Tucked among some of Boston’s well-known neighborhoods is a tiny territory of townhouses called Bay Village. If you’ve heard the name but have never been able […]

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The West End Grows Taller as BRA Approves New 44-Story Tower

Another day, another tower. On a 5-0 vote, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved a plan for a 44-story residential tower set to rise 447 feet […]