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Boston’s Latest Battle In The Transportation Revolution

Boston’s Latest Battle In The Transportation Revolution

By Malea Ritz | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Sep 28, 2015 | Reprints

It cannot be denied that some policymakers (specifically, the Joint Committee on Financial Services) passing judgment on the proposed legislation to regulate TNCs have relationships of varying degrees with members of the taxi industry and its representative union.

Boston’s Latest Battle In The Transportation Revolution

Boston’s Latest Battle In The Transportation Revolution

By Malea Ritz | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Sep 25, 2015 | Reprints

This is part two of a three-part series; click here for part three. Click here for part one. The legitimate justification for the level playing field is for the sake of rider safety – undeniably the most important element of any transportation service. This is the...

Boston’s Latest Battle In The Transportation Revolution

Boston’s Latest Battle In The Transportation Revolution

By Malea Ritz | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Sep 24, 2015 | Reprints

As I hurried up the east end of the Common along Park Street toward the Statehouse last Tuesday morning, I saw coming over the stairs leading up to Beacon Street a line of blue shirts, upon which I could read, in thin white lettering, “Uber.” “Soldiers,” I thought,...

Using Home Prices To Predict The Pats’ Chances

By Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Jan 19, 2015 | Reprints

If you’re like most New England sports fans, you’re looking forward to a deep playoff run by the New England Patriots culminating in Tom Brady and Bob Kraft hoisting the Lombardi trophy. While most Las Vegas oddmakers have the Seattle Seahawks as slight favorites to...

Why Oct. 23 Is An Important Date In Boston

Why Oct. 23 Is An Important Date In Boston

Oct 23, 2014 | Reprints

Oct. 23 is a holiday in Thailand marking the 1910 passing of King Chulalongkorn, but in Boston its significance is mainly limited to land-use circles, as a factor in how high skyscrapers can be built. It's the date that developers are required to use when calculating...

CRE’s Reinvention: From ‘Lone Ranger’ To Data-Driven

Oct 20, 2014 | Reprints

You might not make an immediate mental connection between hunter-gatherer societies and the ascent of shared office space, but those were the sort of comparisons being tossed around District Hall in Boston’s Seaport District as tech leaders gathered Thursday. Elie...

Watertown Apartment Complex’s Dog Policy:Trust, But Verify

Oct 1, 2014 | Reprints

As dozens of new luxury apartment complexes open around Greater Boston, the rental market appears to be getting more pet-friendly. A new Watertown complex is using DNA testing to make sure the grounds remain uncontaminated. Watertown Mews, a 206-unit complex that...

Where Innovation Goes, Food Trucks Follow

Jun 26, 2014 | Reprints

Food trucks have arrived at the Innovation and Design Building in the Boston Marine Industrial Park as owner Jamestown upgrades amenities for the 1.4 million-square-foot complex’s tenants. A rotating collection of nine mobile food vendors began making the rounds this...

A Golf Community Developer Bets That Bigger Is Better

May 16, 2014 | Reprints

A golf course community in Ipswich that got mired in the rough during the housing downturn is moving forward with more expansive designs under its second development team. The 311-acre Golf Club of Turner Hill was originally proposed in 2004 by Raymond Property Corp....

Searching For Directions To Midtown Boston

May 2, 2014 | Reprints

It doesn’t easily roll off the tongue of a native, but the “midtown Boston” designation is still in the mix as a marketing tool for the real estate industry. A Google search reveals dozens of condos and luxury apartment listing pages using the midtown address. The MLS...

How a developer restored the peace in Manchester-by-the-Sea

Apr 15, 2014 | Reprints

It’s not quite the affordable units that housing advocates say the region needs more of, but a developer appears to have restored peace to a Manchester-by-the-Sea neighborhood as he builds the Summer Hill development on the former site of one of the North Shore’s...

Secret’s Out…

Jan 7, 2013 | Reprints

It’s been a well-kept secret that Partners HealthCare has signed a deal for 136,000 square feet of office space at Lafayette City Center, formerly known as Lafayette Corporate Center, in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood. Not just that, but industry executives...

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