Massachusetts

A reborn plan to raze the Winthrop Square parking garage and replace it with the tallest building in Boston will provide a test for new Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
14 hours ago   The Boston Globe
<p>A innovative training program in Boston is helping people get better jobs cleaning up the environment.</p>
Dec 10, 2006   The Boston Globe
<p>A neighborhood group in Boston is trying to bring attention to the "poor planning" of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, in hopes to bring greater accountability to the agency.</p>
Dec 5, 2006   The Boston Globe
<p>Gov. Mitt Romney releases an engineering review that finds Boston's Big Dig to be 'fundamentally safe' but recommends some repairs.</p>
Nov 20, 2006   The Boston Globe
<p>City officials want to save Nuestra Culinary Ventures in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, which is facing imminent closure due to longstanding budget woes.</p>
Nov 18, 2006   The Boston Globe
<p>An environmentally remediated parcel of land in a hard-knock New England town finds new life as the nation's largest solar energy field.</p>
Nov 6, 2006   Grist
<p>In Boston, labor unions and community groups are joining forces to win victories for affordable housing.</p>
Nov 2, 2006   Shelterforce Magazine
<p>Over the past 30 years, eastern Massachusetts has seen a remarkable combination of rising home prices and declining supply of new homes. Edward L. Glaeser and Bryce A. Ward examine whether reductions in new supply reflect a real lack of land or a response to man-made restrictions on development.</p>
Oct 25, 2006   Harvard Institute Of Economic Research
<p>Citing a need to preserve historic charm, Boston is the first big city to weigh rules for dishes.</p>
Oct 23, 2006   The Christian Science Monitor
When designing a city for the future, rarely do future residents participate. But in Holden, Mass., the voice of the future is being heard as elementary school students are being asked what they want to see in their town in the future.
Oct 6, 2006   The Landmark
After several failed attempts at urban renewal in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, government officials and investors believe that the latest efforts aimed at reincarnation of the city's core will succeed.
Oct 6, 2006   The Boston Globe