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7 Cambridge open houses this weekend for $1M-plus

These newer listings reflect not only the often steep prices typical of Cambridge, but the city’s diverse housing stock as well.

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Where would you move if you left the Boston area?

A new survey says a lot of Boston tenants are mulling Providence and Worcester as well as one particular city in upstate New York.

Big reveal: A Jamaica Plain two-bedroom in a full-service building

A lot of Curbed Boston readers nailed the asking price for this 14th-floor spread—did you?

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More than 12,000 riders have used Lime e-scooters in Brookline since early April, operator says

A first-of-its-kind pilot program in Massachusetts could lead to big micromobility changes in the Boston region.

How the dream of homeownership failed African Americans

The third episode of Nice Try! travels to postwar suburbia, where homebuyers were sold their own personal utopias.

One Congress, Boston’s tallest new office tower since 1984, to officially break ground

State Street Corporation will anchor this 43-story, 528-foot part of Bulfinch Crossing.

Brighton’s 1515 Commonwealth Avenue could host 17-story residential building

The project at an old hospital site would contain both condos and apartments—and a lot of green space.

South Boston penthouse loft with 18-foot ceilings drops for $1.18M

The West Broadway spread also includes a custom-built staircase and a private roof deck.

Hey, middle class, the housing crisis is coming for you next

As housing prices keep rising, Americans higher and higher up the income spectrum feel the pinch.

3 ways to better fund the T

A recent Red Line derailment highlighted the need for more money for Boston-area mass transit. Here are three ways to get that money. They’re not popular.

NYC-to-Berkshires train picking up steam

The Pittsfield senator backing a pilot program for such a seasonal route says he’s "confident" weekend service will start next June. Could it lead to a regular full-time link?

Beacon Street co-op with five fireplaces and a roof deck drops for $6.4M

The stately Back Bay spread, which also comes with three bedrooms, is but the latest in a run of luxury listings in a crowded Boston market.

Plans for Leather District office tower draw opposition over scope and height

Oxford Properties wants to build to 340 feet at 125 Lincoln Street, but opponents say such a tower would violate zoning regs.

Low-income T riders take mass transit more when fares are lowered, M.I.T. study says

They also tend to ride during off-peak hours, suggesting that fare subsidies do not necessarily increase congestion. Will it lead to a statewide low-fare program?

Restored Back Bay penthouse duplex on sale for $3.25M

The Marlborough Street spread includes a 525-square-foot roof deck.

What $700,000 buys in Boston now

These newer listings in Allston, Brighton, East Boston, and elsewhere include a house and a handful of condos.

Encore Boston Harbor by the numbers

Everett’s 33-acre casino-resort opens June 23 with 3,158 slot machines, 231 table games, and 800 trees more than 15 feet tall—to name just a few vital numbers.

Back Bay penthouse with an art gallery, a massage room, and a ‘canine area’ on sale for $28M

The 15th-floor Mandarin Oriental spread also includes several private terraces.

Developer advances plans for 340-foot tower in Chinatown-Leather District borderlands

Oxford Properties Group is one of Boston’s biggest landlords, but has never built in the city. Its recently filed plans include indoor and outdoor public space.

How much for a Jamaica Plain two-bedroom in a full-service building?

This 14th-floor corner unit near the Emerald Necklace also includes two full bathrooms. Take a look around and then take your best guess.

New report tracks median apartment rents in 16 Boston-area cities and towns

The Boston one-bedroom median was up nearly 9 percent annually. The city, along with Cambridge and Brookline, are the region’s most expensive locales, according to Zumper.

Morrissey Boulevard development in Dorchester could spawn several buildings

Tentative plans near the JFK/UMass T stop call for hundreds of housing units, plus retail, parkland, and parking.

How will the T fare increases affect you?

New single-ride and CharlieCard prices go into effect July 1, the fourth time since 2012 that the MBTA has raised ridership costs.

Shipping containers in Boston and Cambridge will host thousands of mini-concerts

Celebrity Series of Boston is organizing 5,000 brief shows on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and in front of Harvard’s Science Center.

Big reveal: The rent on a Dorchester house with four bedrooms and a sauna

Only about 1 in 5 readers guessed the correct asking here—were you one of them?

Bluebikes sets single-day ridership record

Bikers across Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville pedaled more than 13,000 miles on June 4 via 10,000-plus rides.

Remember the old Boston Garden? TD Garden’s Champions Row does

An entrance to the Boston Bruins’ home rink hosts special markers reveling in the arena’s pedigree.

What $3,000 a month rents around Boston now

Our latest Curbed Comparisons tracks newer listings in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Dorchester, Charlestown, and elsewhere.

Paul Revere Mall renovations wrap in the North End

The plaza project—which included new paving and a restoration of the fountain there—was meant to make it more accessible and to better connect it with the area.

Hispanic homebuyers are the future of the U.S. housing market

By 2030, they’ll comprise 56 percent of all new homebuyers in the country

How zoning helps keep the Boston-area housing market pricey and tight

A new analysis takes what’s probably the deepest dive yet into an issue that might be unique to the Boston region: So many different municipalities with so many different zoning hoops to jump through.

Boston City Hall’s big overhaul could start this fall

The initial work would shore up the seven-acre expanse’s foundations. But the start of the major stuff is slated for next spring.

South End’s busiest corner officially adds another project

The 13-story building at 100 Shawmut Avenue is expected to have 138 luxury condos, and will be the first of a trio of projects in that immediate area.

West Cambridge Queen Anne with bookish ‘music alcove’ asks $3.5 million

The capacious Victorian dating from around 1890 also includes five fireplaces and the potential for four bedrooms.

Rose Kennedy Greenway to turn on Rings Fountain after months of repairs

And the fountain will come with a "continuous" evening light show to help mark the Greenway’s 10th anniversary.

Boston’s South Station: The ultimate guide

Here’s how to navigate transportation, food, hotels, accessibility, pets, and more at New England’s busiest train and bus hub.

Where to look in Boston for a deal on a one-bedroom apartment

Neighborhoods beyond downtown—like Dorchester and Jamaica Plain—offer best chances for cheaper Boston rents. Also, consider staying on the T a bit longer.

How much to rent a Dorchester house with four bedrooms and a sauna?

The spread also includes two porches, a fenced-in backyard, and parking for three. Take a look around and then take your best guess.

Roof deck caps South End brownstone asking just under $3M

The four-floor pile near Back Bay includes four bedrooms and a sizable patio too.

Millennials are the future of RVs. Is the industry ready?

A camper van-owning millennial offers 10 tips for what the RV industry needs to do to survive.