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Harvard Pays $147M To Advance Allston Development Plans

Harvard University has paid $147.3 million to complete its acquisition of four parcels from CSX Transportation in Allston in the latest step of a 16-year campus expansion....

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Jobless Claims Rise To 5-Month High

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, hitting their highest level in five months, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a strengthening labor market....

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Testing Underway For New Orange Line Car Clearance

The MBTA outfitted an Orange Line car with foam roof hardware to check tunnel clearance on Wednesday as part of the planning for 152 new cars on the subway line....

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Boston Flower Exchange Moving To Chelsea In January

The Boston Flower Exchange will move to a new home in Chelsea in early January, as its longtime South End property is eyed for a large mixed-use development....

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State Tries New Model For Medicaid

Starting Thursday, more than 160,000 Medicaid members in Massachusetts will participate in a novel approach to safety-net health care administered by six health organizations....


FHA Loan Limits To Rise In 2017

A week after the Federal Housing Finance Authority announced it was raise the maximum conforming loan limit on loans acquired by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the Federal Housing Administration announced yesterday it also increased its loan limits slightly in most areas of the country in 2017, due to the rise in home values....

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Community Good Works

BofA, HarborOne and North Shore Bank are among those organizations announcing changes to personnel in this week’s roundup....


 

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