Massachusetts

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Even the best intentions need funding.
The Boston Globe
February 13, 2018, 7am PST
The city of Boston is trying to establish a model for gentrification mitigation in the Upham's Corner section of Dorchester.
The Boston Globe
January 17, 2018, 10am PST
A statewide zoning reform bill that made it part of the way through the Massachusetts State Legislature in 2016 is back up for consideration this year.
The Boston Globe
January 10, 2018, 1pm PST
After streets in Boston flooded last week, leaving cars frozen in the floodwaters, local leaders are renewing a call for a $10 billion sea wall.
Boston Herald
January 5, 2018, 1pm PST
As the state plans a major renovation to the Massachusetts Turnpike, whether an Allston transit hub is built or delayed may determine how effectively the surrounding neighborhood develops.
The Boston Globe
December 15, 2017, 10am PST
A particularly frustrating 1.2-mile stretch became a whole lot smoother when simple orange cones turned a parking lane and a bike lane into a lane for buses.
Streetsblog USA
December 14, 2017, 9am PST
Fifteen years later, a sports and entertainment district will rise from the parking lots around Boston's Fenway Park.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 12, 2017, 7am PST
A new platform called Nesterly provides housing solutions for people on either side of the age demographic spectrum.
Fast Company Co.Design
December 11, 2017, 11am PST
The state of Massachusetts has set a goal to add 135,000 new housing units over the next eight years. To achieve that goal, the state will provide incentives for cities that streamline development approval.
The Boston Globe
December 8, 2017, 12pm PST
The Boston Globe explores the YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) movement, as debate over a retail project in East Boston gains pro-development interest.
The Boston Globe
December 4, 2017, 12pm PST
"Smart city" plans are being announced at a steady clip. The latest master planned "smart city" proposal comes for a former U.S. Navy-owned site near Boston.
Dezeen
November 30, 2017, 10am PST
Boston economists are sounding the alarm: while the city itself is adding plenty of housing, there's not a lot happening in the suburbs. That may adversely affect older folks who want to sell and younger people looking to buy.
The Boston Globe
November 26, 2017, 9am PST
Harvard Square bears the name of a prestigious private university, but it's still public space. More community organizations are taking a role in determining its future in an era of change for the historic location.
Harvard Magazine
November 13, 2017, 1pm PST
A movement initiated by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) to join the East Coast carbon cap-and-trade program has accelerated with the election of his Democratic lieutenant governor, Ralph Northam, as governor. Similar news is expected from New Jersey.
Washington Examiner
October 27, 2017, 8am PDT
Several communities across Massachusetts are looking to take private property to build new schools.
Boston Globe
October 25, 2017, 9am PDT
Being able to get groceries without a car can be a big draw in walkable, mixed use neighborhoods. Many Boston grocers and developers are taking that to heart.
The Boston Globe
October 23, 2017, 7am PDT
A new regional bikeshare program with all the latest advancements in bikeshare technology is on a fast-track in 16 Boston-area communities.
WickedLocal Concord
October 19, 2017, 9am PDT
As the footprints of the average suburban home grows and lot sizes shrink, the traditional sprawling yard is getting squeezed out.
Trulia
October 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city hopes to accelerate development and mitigate flood risk along the industrial Fort Point Channel with a string of new parks.
The Boston Globe
October 10, 2017, 12pm PDT
The MBTA pilot tested all-door boarding on two bus lines and found that the little-used best practice improved transit service.
MBTA Data Blog