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Mass. Ave. Basement Apartments; $7.2M Open House; More!

DOWNTOWN CROSSING AND NORTH END—And This Is Good Old Boston has make-you-smile-on-a-cold-winter's-eve photos of the old Atlantic Avenue el that ran between North and South stations: "Fans of absurd disasters, of course, recall that the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 took out part of the el on Commercial Street." [The Hub]

CAMBRIDGE—The City Council may vote tonight on a zoning change that would allow basement apartments on a swath of Cambridge up and down Mass. Ave. Opponents are none too happy: "[O]bjections to this are that basement apartments often suffer from flooding, sewer back-ups, poor ventilation, and other problems associated with the mechanical equipment that they are often jammed in with, AND THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ADDED FOR THESE NEW UNITS, not to mention the stigma associated with being a basement kid." [Chronicle]

BACK BAY—Otis & Ahearn is hosting an invitation-only open house tomorrow for brokers in the 3-BR, 2.5-BA duplex penthouse of the Albert A. Pope condo building on Columbus Avenue. That's because it's on sale for the first time—for $7,200,000. [Otis & Ahearn]

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700 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110 617 222 3200 Visit Website

Albert A. Pope Building

221 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA