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Don Chiofaro Wants to Make a Deal

A new report has revealed that downtown developer Don Chiofaro may be seeking some form of tax break in order to build his planned 1.3 million square […]

City Life

GentriWatch: The Fight for 100% Affordability in Egleston Square

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. EGLESTON SQUARE in Jamaica Plain has become one of the most contentious […]

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Is Wegmans Finally Coming to Fenway?

LongHorn Steakhouse in the Landmark Center has closed due to a “business decision,” leaving another hole in the Fenway complex’s ground level following Best Buy’s […]

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The Authority: Why the B.R.A. Needs to Go

In this town, the Boston Redevelopment Authority rules supreme. Accountable only to the mayor, it exerts total control over zoning, planning, and development—an anachronistic concentration of power not found anywhere else in the country. As the Menino era draws to a close, it’s time for the agency to go.