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A casino or a racetrack would be notable in this part of Massachusetts, but this development is proposing both.
The Boston Globe
August 17, 2019, 5am PDT
A new development promises to transform a gritty part of the Back Bay, according to this article from the Boston Globe.
The Boston Globe
August 14, 2019, 7am PDT
The Green Line extension will bring light rail service from Boston to Somerville and Medford, when it's done.
The Boton Globe
August 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The glitzy new neighborhood doesn’t cater to all Boston residents, according to a new survey.
The Boston Globe
August 12, 2019, 5am PDT
A windfall of $28 million will be spent to repair and renovate Boston Common—public input into the priorities of that spending would be appreciated.
The Boston Globe
August 7, 2019, 8am PDT
You've probably never seen anything like this before, but if you're a bike advocate, it probably still feels familiar.
The Boston Globe
August 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Boston region has achieved a jobs-housing imbalance only bested by the San Francisco Bay Area since the Great Recession.
The Boston Globe
July 17, 2019, 12pm PDT
A study from the Boston Foundation shows that besides homelessness and housing costs, Massachusetts housing debt also fuels the racial wealth gap and segregation.
The Boston Globe
July 12, 2019, 7am PDT
According to a newly released working paper, people in 20th century noticed the air and noise pollution and severed neighborhoods caused by freeways, and many of those people chose to move to the suburbs rather than deal with the nuisance.
PlanPhilly
July 11, 2019, 6am PDT
A spate of recent development agreements have generated extra cash to run additional transit service on the MBTA system in Boston.
The Boston Globe
July 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
On the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching fire in Cleveland, it's a good time for urban river keepers everywhere to reevaluate their work and redouble their efforts to make safe and healthy rivers for everyone.
The Boston Globe
July 9, 2019, 9am PDT
It's rare for an entire exhibition to be devoted to the practice and history of planning. This is a big one.
CityLab
July 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Data from the Boston area shows that dedicated bus lanes are helping to get buses moving.
WBUR
July 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
One Dalton Street, the third tallest building in Boston, is almost complete.
The Boston Globe
July 2, 2019, 7am PDT
Even though they often occupy valuable real estate, some Boston properties have sat vacant in various states of limbo for years.
The Boston Globe
June 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
A Red Line train recently derailed on the T in Boston, providing the latest example of the need for drastic measures to course correct public transit in the region.
The Boston Globe
June 28, 2019, 12pm PDT
A pickup truck driver towing a trailer on a two-lane rural road in New Hampshire on June 21 is charged with seven counts of vehicular homicide after colliding with a group of motorcycle riders. Attention has turned to his commercial driver's license.
USA Today
June 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
A quarter of all Massachusetts renters spend more than half their income on rent. A report from the Smart Growth Alliance argues NIMBYism is partly to blame.
CityLab
June 22, 2019, 5am PDT
The Boston waterfront has been booming, but the area is extremely vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels. Measures to address those risks have come just recently.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
June 13, 2019, 7am PDT
The Berkshire Mountains have long been a popular destination for sightseers, tourists, and weekend warriors. A pilot Amtrak route is designed to attract new waves of New Yorkers to the region.
Curbed Boston