Locally owned restaurants are the backbone of our business districts and our city’s fabric. They are often the path of least resistance for our returning citizens, immigrants, and others who face barriers to employment. They are proven pathways to... Read more
A controversial plan to build new a new condo complex with retail space along Washington Street in Lower Mills will be delayed for at least a... Read more
The Massachusetts Lottery plans to try a change of scenery, moving its administrative staff from its longtime headquarters in Braintree a few miles north to Dorchester’s Columbia Point.
Putting the roughly 140 headquarters staff near UMass-... Read more
The press room was a cavern. The newsroom was rubble. The boardrooms and executive suites sat empty. The Boston Globe’s former headquarters were silent aside from the patter of dozens of feet trekking through on a final neighborhood tour before... Read more
As state representatives prepare to vote to regulate and tax short-term rentals, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is withdrawing his own plan to govern the industry in the city, citing a need for more time to refine it.
In a letter to the Boston City... Read more
The city of Boston’s Public Facilities board voted last week to sell two adjacent parcels of city-owned vacant land to the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, which plans to build a new 41,000- square-foot facility on the site. The sale will be... Read more
Is building an aerial gondola over the streets of Boston’s Seaport district a good idea? Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t.
But, whatever its merits or shortfalls, we hope that Boston’s political, business, and media leaders will slow their roll on... Read more
Relying on increased parking fees, more advertising dollars and some expected legislative relief from an employee-financing law, MBTA officials have scrunched down their projected budget gap to $36.5 million.
That is about two thirds smaller... Read more
A new restaurant, called Bowery, will open in early May after renovations are completed at the site of the now-closed Lower Mills restaurant ester and focus on “New American comfort food,” three of the four new owners told the Lower Mills Civic... Read more
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