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General Electric Reveals Plans for Dramatic Fort Point Headquarters

Discussing General Electric’s new Boston headquarters at a welcome party on State Street earlier this year, CEO Jeff Immelt said he wanted a logo you could […]

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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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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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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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BRA Member Accused of Threatening Man with Baseball Bat to Remain on Board

Michael Monahan, the Boston Redevelopment Authority board member accused of threatening to kill a man with a baseball bat in January, will remain in his position as he […]

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GE’s New Fort Point Headquarters Could Be Rent-Free for Up to 20 Years

General Electric announced Thursday it was under agreement with Proctor & Gamble to purchase a 2.5-acre, waterfront piece of property in Fort Point for its new global headquarters […]

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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: 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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GentriWatch: Luxurious, Oceanfront Property on…Revere Beach?

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. What do you think of when you picture Revere Beach? Kelly’s […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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GentriWatch: Cambridge Rents Saw Biggest Jump in 2015

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ASK, the Boston area’s hottest neighborhood in […]

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GentriWatch: Mayor Walsh Considers Rewarding Boston’s Good Landlords

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. MAYOR MARTY WALSH WANTS to reward good behavior among Boston’s landlords. […]