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Harvard's Allston Action; Fastest-Selling Boston Homes

Housekeeping note: We're taking a summer Friday (and you should too!). See you bright and surly Monday.

[David M. Lynch via the Crimson]

ALLSTON—It's alive! It's alive! "After halting construction on its Allston science center more than two years ago, Harvard announced on Wednesday that it will resume development in 2014. The facility, which will be called the Health and Life Science Center, will house academic projects for stem cell science and engineering and physical sciences." [Crimson]
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BOSTON—In May, 3.3 percent of new listings went to contract within 14 days of their debut, according to data from our pals at Redfin, which also said inventory was up over May 2011 by double-digit percentages. [Redfin]

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