September 21, 2003, 9am PDT
In efforts to curb overcrowding in schools, suburbs in Eastern Massachusetts are 'child-proofing' their neighborhoods by limiting multifamily construction to one to two bedroom units. Critics assert that the measure would leave low and moderate income fam
September 20, 2003, 5am PDT
The San Francisco Chronicle offers a lucid run-down on Massachusetts' efforts to recover money from Big Dig cost overruns.
The San Francisco Chronicle
September 19, 2003, 6am PDT
Developers of the biggest subdivision ever proposed in a small Vermont town are proposing to change an ordinance designed to slow growth.
September 17, 2003, 1pm PDT
Lawyers and a defunct real estate company agree to what is the largest settlement for a childhood lead poisoning case in the state of Massachusetts--raising awareness of the dangers of lead-based paint to landlords statewide.
September 6, 2003, 1pm PDT
Governor Romney is considering cutting off spending to protect open space in Massachusetts.
September 4, 2003, 12pm PDT
Organized labor helps push for sustainable energy practices.
August 30, 2003, 7am PDT
Efforts to increase age-restricted, elderly affordable housing is being met with increasing opposition in Framingham, MA.
August 28, 2003, 6am PDT
A new community school is a symbol of ongoing renewal, in what was once one of the most violent neighborhoods in Boston.
August 27, 2003, 6am PDT
Excavations and rehab work on 130-old Trinity Church, in Boston, MA, reveal architectural and engineering marvels.
August 24, 2003, 1pm PDT
A town in Cape Cod, MA is trying to declare itself a 'district of critical planning concern' in efforts to slow growth in the area.
August 23, 2003, 9am PDT
In an effort to limit "frivolous lawsuits," the governor of Masschusetts is proposing to limit the public's right to challenge select waterfront developments, leaving stakeholders wary.
August 20, 2003, 12pm PDT
Conflicted residents of an exclusive Boston neighborhood assert not being against homelessness, and meanwhile propose a fence to keep them out.
August 13, 2003, 6am PDT
Boston area artists are making reverse commutes to escape the escalating costs of studio space in the city.
August 12, 2003, 10am PDT
Residents fearing for their lives in Boston's Chinatown patiently wait as the City promises less crime with a long-term redevelopment strategy.
August 11, 2003, 11am PDT
Boston will create a general fund for hotel financing to jump-start economic development in the City.
August 6, 2003, 11am PDT
The Massport Authority will sell ad spaces on Boston's new Tobin Bridge to deal with the state budget crunch.
August 5, 2003, 11am PDT
A unique zoning law and carefully kept historical records in Massachusetts have created a loophole that is being exploited by developers.
August 4, 2003, 12pm PDT
A dozen design firms are targeted to recover Big Dig overuns that total up to $102 million.
August 4, 2003, 9am PDT
The "flash mob" phenomenon hit Boston over the weekend. They are synchronized, collective, and so far, pointless.
The Christian Science Monitor
August 1, 2003, 6am PDT
Electricity-generating wind turbines would add to the list of alternative energy sources on the islands of Boston Harbor.