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Beacon Hill Bank Branches; Dorchester Insurance Rates

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BEACON HILL—City Councilor Mike Ross wants to tell landlords whether or not they can rent to banks along the neighborhood's main shopping drag: "Under Ross's plan, banking would become a 'conditional use' along the five blocks of Charles Street through the heart of Beacon Hill, which would require banks to explain themselves to the zoning board." [The Hub]
DORCHESTER—A resident successfully fought her car insurance company because it incorrectly said she parked in Roxbury, where it could charge higher rates: "But get this, Safety Insurance technically did nothing wrong. The state allows insurers to consider areas, not just zip codes, when calculating risk." [CBS Boston]