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The companies' agreement with Governor Charlie Baker's administration requires a state-run check in addition to the usual check through an independent contractor. Fingerprinting, however, will not be required.
November 16, 2016, 10am PST
Boston residents got their first look earlier this week at the new trains that will grace the T tracks in 2019.
November 1, 2016, 2pm PDT
After receiving a large grant to study poverty and income inequality, the Hutchins Center of African and African-American Studies finds itself having to justify the need to study the problems, rather than spending that money on programs or services.
September 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
An author and educator calls on a new generation of Americans to challenge the status quo and overcome the limitations and impacts of the country's existing infrastructure.
September 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
When more people start looking to buy a home in downtown areas, developers start to build condos. Boston provides the latest case study of this market tendency.
September 9, 2016, 5am PDT
The MBTA Excuse Generator probably won't work on your boss, but it does provide humorously imaginative reasons for why your train made you late to work.
September 8, 2016, 6am PDT
A decision to privatize the employment of drivers and maintenance workers, especially for the system's buses, could lead to a wave of layoffs.
September 1, 2016, 6am PDT
Tactical urbanism is getting a high-profile test run in Boston.
August 16, 2016, 7am PDT
Two planning researchers, one a professor at Tufts and another independent, make the case against apps as a panacea for urban problems.
July 25, 2016, 10am PDT
Just because the public sector has set a goal to deliver thousands of new workforce housing units, doesn’t mean the market, or the private sector for that matter, will cooperate.
July 11, 2016, 8am PDT
Americans have shown a clear preference for larger homes—even at the expense of the coveted backyard.
June 25, 2016, 5am PDT
Mayor Setti Warren has a vision for his city that includes the opportunities that brought his parents to live in the city. That means more housing, affordable to various levels of income.
June 15, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Boston Globe casts doubt on the idea that large amounts of new housing in Boston will be able to reduce already high housing prices in the city.
May 31, 2016, 9am PDT
Resilience, as such, isn't a problem. But Alex Beam takes issue with the current flood of resilience-related jargon. Can you blame him?
May 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The "Raining Poetry" art installation hides poetry in plain sight—the words of poets like Langston Hughes are stenciled on sidewalks around Boston and only revealed when water is added.
May 7, 2016, 11am PDT
The cities of Somerville and Cambridge are digging into their pockets to save the beleaguered Green Line extension project. State transportation officials could decide next week if the additional $75 million matters or not.
May 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
A Boston Globe columnist met the news that the city would reduce speed limits to 20 mph on some residential streets with scorn and snark.
April 18, 2016, 10am PDT
The findings of a new study based in Boston offer evidence of negative health outcomes connected to the collision of residential land use and transportation infrastructure.
April 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
The city of Boston is working to ensure that a diverse collection of residents are benefitting from the fruits of the city's current building boom.
March 30, 2016, 11am PDT
Boston is the latest of a growing number of cities that could end the use of cash to may for transit tickets. The change does not come without some concern for riders.