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Introducing “The Scott,” a Hellish Vision of Great Scott’s Future

“The Scott” had all the hallmarks of a gentrification nightmare: renderings of a cookie-cutter condo tower rising from the site of a beloved cultural institution, […]

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Harvard Housing Study Confirms What We Already Know: It’s an Affordability Crisis

It’s becoming too expensive to live in Boston. We sound like broken records, but it’s getting harder and harder to ignore. Incomes are not only sluggish, but […]

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GentriWatch: Welcome to the Age of the ‘Sky Cabana’

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Nothing says this city has its housing crisis under control like […]

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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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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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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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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 […]