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Emmanuel College’s 691-Bed New Julie Hall Gains BRA Approval

Emmanuel College got the green light to replace its oldest student residence with a sleek, $125 million tower. The Boston Redevelopment Authority voted last Thursday […]

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GentriWatch: Boston, Big-City Inequality Capital of the United States

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. BOSTON LEADS THE NATION in big-city income inequality, according to a […]

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Northeastern University Unveils Plans for 800-Bed Residence Hall

Northeastern University has announced plans for a 20-story, 800-bed residence hall on Burke Street. The 230-foot-tall building will feature apartment-style dorms and ground-floor commercial space, as well as […]

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GentriWatch: Two Southie Favorites in Luxury Condos’ Crosshairs

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. SOUTH BOSTON COULD SOON LOSE two neighborhood favorites due to the creep […]

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The Curious Case of Clearway Street

The alleged displacement of nearly 100 residents from a refuge of affordable housing in one of Boston’s most intensely gentrified neighborhoods has revealed how the city’s colleges and universities […]

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GentriWatch: BRA Unanimously Votes to Keep Urban Renewal Going

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. “TRUTH BE TOLD, and you may be shocked, but there is […]

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Boston Redevelopment Authority Taps Somerville Official for Real Estate Director

The Boston Redevelopment Authority now has a manager for the more than 16 million square feet of property in its portfolio. The BRA announced Monday it […]

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GentriWatch: A Luxury Condo Complex Opens in Allston’s Urban Renewal Battleground

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. ALLSTON‘S FIRST AND ONLY full-service, luxury condominium complex opens for occupancy […]

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GentriWatch: European Boutique Hotel for ‘Millennials’ Headed to Cleveland Circle

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. WHEN YOU HEAR the word “Millennials,” what comes to mind? If […]

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Boston Redevelopment Authority Approves New Hancock Building at 380 Stuart Street

  The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s board of directors approved four new projects Tuesday night, including John Hancock’s $350 million office tower at 380 Stuart Street […]

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Inspector General Glenn Cunha Scolds BRA for Yawkey Way Deal

Inspector General Glenn Cunha just provided ammo to those opposing reauthorization of eminent domain powers for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. It took him over two years, […]

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GentriWatch: The BRA Apologizes For That Whole West End Thing

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. THE OVERLY REPENTANT tone taken by the Boston Redevelopment Authority in […]

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North End to Boston Redevelopment Authority: Buzz Off

North End residents told the Boston Redevelopment Authority to go jump in Boston Harbor at the latest meeting of the North End/Waterfront Residents Association. The […]

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GentriWatch: Thanks to Luxury Condos, Small Business Could ‘Meat’ Its Demise

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city.   AFTER JUST FIVE YEARS in business, Australian meat pie peddler […]

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Boston Redevelopment Authority to Partner with West End Museum on New Exhibition

The Boston Redevelopment Authority is making nice with the neighborhood it once used its power to demolish, in an effort to extend that power another 10 […]