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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 Council... 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
The Boston Red Sox, who have initiated a public process to change the name of Yawkey Way, are getting plenty of push back from prominent apologists for the late Red Sox owner who claim that he has been unfairly portrayed as a racist. His defenders note... 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 any new... 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 than the... Read more
A public meeting is planned for this month to discuss the latest proposal for new housing on Geneva Avenue. The project — dubbed “Bedrock Geneva”— will convert what is now a single-family homeon an oversized lot into a five-story building with 27 units of... Read more
Community health centers are edging ever closer to a “funding cliff” that would severely limit their ability to provide critical local care services, and US Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week leveled a sharp critique at congressional Republicans who she says... Read more
A campaign to create a permanent, public monument in Boston to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. appears to be gaining momentum. A committee led by business leader Paul English and Rev. Liz Walker and backed by the Walsh administration intends to raise $5... Read more
Community activists brought a Glover’s Corner planning meeting to a dramatic halt on Wednesday night, interrupting the city-led transportation discussion to speak out about displacement and call for a moratorium until they were satisfied that the process... Read more
In a blog post published today on the official Madison Square Garden website, current New York Ranger and Dorchester native Kevin Hayes relates the story of his parents' battle to overcome cancer. The post, which comes in anticipation of tonight's Hockey... Read more

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