Cambridge Day reports some developers are actually interested in the decaying Middlesex County courthouse and jail, and that state officials will not require anybody who actually buys the thing to lop off more than half the floors, as demanded by some nearby residents. Whoever buys the structure will have to come up with a plan to remove asbestos; residents worry a developer would come... Read more
The Globe today reports the state Department of Transportation has some ambitious plans for the land and air around the turnpike/93 interchange in Chinatown, which it hopes will eventually become a new gateway to the city, featuring new development and parks.
Parks, huh?... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports on the end of litigation by residents of one luxury building against a proposed luxury building on the water by North Station.
Wicked Local Newton reports Wegman's plans to open a store in the new mall being built on Rte. 9 where Omni Foods used to be.
Construction has finally begun on a luxury tower at Washington and LaGrange streets. Once it's completed, how long do you think Centerfolds and the Glass Slipper - the Combat Zone's last two strip clubs - can hold out before their buildings are torn... Read more
The Herald reports on last night's BRA meeting on a developer's plan to build a tower with 318 condos and new retail space above the existing Neiman Marcus.
The Boston Zoning Commission this morning unanimously approved a zoning change to turn two vacant city-owned lots in Dorchester into urban farms.
The commission approved a BRA "urban agriculture overlay district"... Read more
Subtitles probably NSFW, in addition to, you know, Hitler.
Via Allston Rat City.
City and state officials gather Monday morning to announce financial help for a planned development that would restore housing to a block demolished for a support structure for I-93 nearly... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter explains the preliminary plans by Samuels & Associates, which could bring more big boxes to the area. The company built South Bay, but does not own it.
Harry Mattison rounds up the coverage.
The farm is comprised of roughly 6,000 plants growing in easily transportable black milk crates. There's eggplant in shades of white and purple, an array of squash, tomatoes, salad greens - even okra, a southern crop rarely seen on farms in the Northeast. The produce regularly sells... Read more