This Week’s Paper

New Gas Hookups Could Resume in February

The National Grid labor dispute is drawing to a close, but the effects on real estate development in 85 Greater Boston communities are expected to linger throughout the year as projects that already have been delayed for months wait for hookups. ...

Back Bay Beats the Seaport and Financial District, Every Time

To understand why the Back Bay is such a highly desirable location for businesses of all stripes, you need to look beyond neighborhood’s high-profile towers, as impressive as they may be. ...

A Big Picture Approach to Living With Water

As urban design practice leader at Perkins+Will in Boston, Gautum Sundaram studies how projects from New England to Puerto Rico can fit into neighborhoods while withstanding the effects of climate change....

Community Bank Sellers Frequently Sued by Shareholders

Shareholders, some controlling less than 100 shares and represented by big law firms, have gone after community banks in Massachusetts – mostly sellers – during mergers or acquisitions, seeking small fees in a timely manner....

Hot Property: Nahita

Diners in Boston’s Back Bay district are now enjoying creative Asian- and Latin American-inspired cuisine amid soaring arches in a double-height venue merging historic architectural detail and a tropical vibe. ...

It’s the Economy, Stupid

The state has strong fundamentals, but they are imbalanced. Much of the state’s recovery has centered around Boston’s job hub and the best-paying jobs are clustered inside 128. One-third of the state’s economy is gangbusters; the other two-thirds still sees challenges. ...

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