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City Will Ask Developers to Partner on Northern Avenue Bridge

Partnerships with private developers could provide the impetus for reconstruction of Boston’s Northern Avenue bridge under the city’s latest strategy....

Hood Park Charlestown

Hood Park Owners Want 13-Story Office Building

As the class A office market expands north of downtown Boston, the owners of Charlestown’s Hood Park are moving ahead with plans for a 450,000-square-foot office and lab building....

Chatham West, Brockton

Brockton Communities to Be Renovated, Affordability Preserved

MassHousing has closed on a total of $14.5 million in affordable housing financing to Beacon Communities for the rehabilitation and preservation of affordability of 570 apartments at two related Brockton housing communities....

Live racing was popular at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds in the last century. [Photo: courtesy Fair Grounds Community Redevelopment Project]

Suffolk Downs in Bid to Revive Thoroughbred Racing in Berkshires

There's a new effort afoot to reestablish thoroughbred racing in the southern Berkshires, and the people behind the movement are coming to Beacon Hill with a legislative request to accommodate the new arrangement....

Omni Hotel Seaport

Moriarty-Janey Construction Alliance Set to Expand

The $550 million Omni hotel in the Seaport District is billed as a new way of developing real estate in Boston, giving minority-owned firms a stake in ownership, construction and operations....


Housing Support for Puerto Rico Evacuees Expiring

State and federal support for evacuees from Puerto Rico still living in hotels following last year's devastating hurricanes is due to expire at the end of June, and the Baker administration warned that despite efforts to help families return to Puerto Rico or find stable housing in Massachusetts their options may be limited after June 30....

Community Good Works

Upcycling furniture, helping out zoo animals and breaking open a piggy bank pinata are all ways organizations are giving back to their communities in this week's roundup....


 

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When you are grappling with a problem as big as Massachusetts’ housing crisis, incremental, small-bore solutions just won’t cut it. In fact, such feel good efforts may even do more harm than good,...