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Boston Harbor Islands, Rose Kennedy Greenway want ideas for ‘underutilized’ parcels

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As Nevada booms, Henderson and Reno grapple with growth limits

The economy is diversifying, Californians are moving in, and housing prices rise, but can the state sustain all this growth?

West Cambridge clapboard colonial on sale pops with a ‘unique Atomic Tangerine color’

The Fresh Pond Parkway house with four bedrooms and a beam-ceilinged living room wants $1.5 million-plus.

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The 7 Boston Harbor Islands accessible by ferry, explained

Ideal for camping, hiking, picnicking, and more, these spits just miles from the Boston area are open to the public during the warmer months.

That private, independent Fenway dormitory might not happen after all

City planners are urging its would-be developer to tweak plans for what would have been a first-of-its-kind project in Boston and maybe the nation.

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How much for a four-bedroom colonial in West Medford?

The house with a sizable yard, a finished basement, and an attached garage went up in 1995.

Here comes the redevelopment of Dock Square Garage

A six-story addition to the garage next to Faneuil Hall will host up to 210 condos. A slew of retail space and privately owned public space is also part of the project.

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The real reason there aren’t more kids in cities

It’s not easy to raise a family in a big American city. But it’s not any easier anywhere else in this country either.

Big reveal: An East Somerville one-bedroom near a future Green Line stop

Very few readers guessed the correct asking here—did you?

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Hot housing market has fueled economic expansion—and inequality

CoreLogic report examined how overall economy has been tied to turnaround in housing market

Quaint Dorchester colonial with sizable yard on sale for under $700K

The Ashmont-area house with a fieldstone foundation dates from 1915, and includes the potential for five bedrooms.

Downtown Boston’s housing market broke price records in the spring, new figures show

The analysis, in fact, compares the downtown market’s spikes to earlier conditions down the coast in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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Can utopia ever exist?

The final episode of Nice Try! season one explores utopias by and for feminists.

New analysis says Cambridge has the highest average rent of any small U.S. city east of the Rockies

And Boston’s average is up there, too, among large cities.

Another report says the Boston area is a big draw for tech talent—what that means for housing

An annual ranking from commercial brokerage CBRE found a particularly deep tech-biotech-ecommerce labor pool in the region.

What $800,000 buys around Somerville now

These newer listings in East Somerville, Davis Square, Ten Hills, and elsewhere offer up sleek interiors and modern appliances.

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Boston’s immigrant past in 8 sites, mapped

These reminders include buildings, statues, and a famous Boston alleyway.

Sleek, sparse Beacon Hill penthouse asks just shy of $1M

The three-room West Hill Place spread includes one fireplace and a terrace.

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Why the T struggles, explained

It’s got to do with baked-in funding and design challenges as well as an unwillingness to spend political capital fixing things.

Cambridge rowhouse asks a relatively low $850,000

It’s not every day that a single-family in one of the Boston region’s most expensive markets drops for under $1 million.

Key part of big Union Square development to start construction in 2019

"One-of-a-kind" lab building is part of a much larger project around a future Green Line stop that will include 2.4 million square feet total.

Seaport World Trade Center changes advance—goodbye, Commonwealth Hall

The cavernous exhibition hall is giving way to more privately owned public space on the Boston waterfront, including a plaza with year-round programming.

Huntington Avenue development adds two residential floors

The Fenway tower at 252-258 Huntington will now have 446 apartments. It’s part of a development that will include a refurbished Huntington Theatre.

How much for an East Somerville one-bedroom near a future Green Line stop?

The loft includes off-street parking too. Take a look around and then take your best guess re: the price.

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How Amazon sunk its talons into your home

Alexa, one-day delivery, and in-house brands have extended the company’s already formidable reach.

City green-lights Boston University’s stack-of-books building

Construction on the 19-story, 305-foot building could start in the spring of 2020.

Offices? A Silver Line stop? Speculation continues about Encore Boston Harbor’s effects on Everett

The casino-resort hasn’t been open a month and it’s already showing the potential to transform Boston’s northern neighbor.

Big reveal: A renovated Jamaica Plain two-bedroom

Few readers guessed the correct asking price here—did you?

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Pedestrian deaths keep rising in the U.S. Can Congress reverse the trend?

A proposed federal bill would require states to set aside highway funds for safer streets

Here’s what you need to know about Boston-area development this week

Critical Mass. this week includes two big projects in South Boston and a windfall for workforce housing in the Boston region.

Boston green space per resident among lowest of major U.S. cities, report says

It’s a rare black eye for a town that normally scores high on such parkland analyses.

Commonwealth Avenue duplex in McKim Mead & White-designed mansion on sale for $10.5M

The colorful affair includes 11 rooms, seven fireplaces, and one elliptical staircase.

What $600,000 buys around Boston now

These newer listings include houses in Eastie and Rozzie as well as condos in Back Bay and Fort Point.

Should developers in the Boston area subsidize additional mass transit?

Builders have long underwritten transportation improvements or upgrades—now some say that’s transferrable to operations.

Workforce housing in Boston area reaps windfall from GE campus sale

The Fort Point trade means $86 million more from the state to help develop homes for middle-income earners in Mattapan and elsewhere.

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How trees can save us

They are the most effective, efficient, and immediate form of urban climate action —provided they’re planted where people need them most.

Boston’s median one-bedroom rent up nearly 6 percent annually in July, report says

A new analysis runs down monthly leasing costs in 16 different cities and towns in the Boston region, including Cambridge and Somerville.

Back Bay penthouse in converted apartment building trades for $14.3M

The unit in the new Lydon includes four bedrooms and four full baths as well as a deck.

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The ultimate guide to Logan Airport

How to navigate transportation, food, hotels, accessibility, pets, and more at New England’s busiest air hub this summer.

Stately Somerville Vic dating from 1878 on sale for $1.7M

The Union Square house, which includes the potential for five bedrooms, is near a future Green Line stop too.

New plans envision ‘innovation campus’ in the Seaport District

An affiliate connected with the developer of Winthrop Center would replace a warehouse with a 900,000-square-foot campus. But will it have an aerial gondola?

Beacon Street penthouse with two private decks drops for just under $11M

The Back Bay spread includes four bedrooms and three fireplaces—and two parking spots. Worth $3,000-plus a square foot?