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  • Arnold Worldwide Takes Office Space in Downtown Crossing

    Millennium Partners announced it has signed a lead tenant for the Burnham Building redevelopment at the former Filene’s department store, this will help fill in a piece of the puzzle for  Boston’s Downtown Crossing redevelopment. Arnold Worldwide will take occupancy of 125,000 square feet of office space at the Burnham Building in September 2014. The Burnham Building […]

  • Mayor Menino rubs shoulders with Downtown Crossing businesses

    This week Mayor Thomas Menino retaliated against a Downtown Crossing business organization that is evicting pushcart vendors from the shopping district. The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, a group of landlords in the 34-block area, pay a combined $3.2 million each year to enhance the shopping district. Last week, they voted to shut down the […]

  • Pushcart Vendors Worried about Future

      Mayor Menino has pushed back the BID and BRA’s plan to kick pushcart vendors out of downtown Boston at the end of March. The mayor gave the operators a 60-day reprieve because he feels strongly that they should be able to stay downtown. The BID and BRA has plans to create a smaller transitional […]

  • Did political donations influence BRA?

    Last week, residences of Jamaica Plain were left speechless after the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved plans to construct apartments at the former Home for Little Wanderers. The $75 million project, proposed by Boston Residential Group, was met with criticism over size and cost. However, the Boston Herald now reports that the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s decision […]

  • Mayor Menino in favor of inspection fees

    Mayor Menino in favor of inspection fees

    A proposal by Mayor Thomas Menino to expand housing inspections in the Boston area has been met with great discern by landlords. The plan, which would cost property owners $3.5 million in just the first year of its implementation, is not favorable for landlords and tenants alike. Due to the fixed nature of available housing […]

  • The Quincy Corridor Revitalization

    The Quincy Corridor Revitalization

    On September 1st, 2011 the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development announced that it will allocate one of five Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grants to the redevelopment of the Dorchester Quincy Street Corridor, as well as the Woodledge/Morrant Bay Apartments. Implemented for the first time this year, Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grants are awarded to five […]