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Where You Buy When You Don't Buy in Back Bay; More!

HUB-WIDE—David Bates crunches the number re: what brokers call under-agreements and sees some trends in home-buying habits over the last 20 years: "Instead of buying in the Back Bay, buyers bought in the South End. In lieu of the South End, they purchased in South Boston. Instead of Brookline, the destination became Jamaica Plain. And instead of a homestead in Cambridge, the place called home became Somerville." [Bates Report]
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BOSTON—You'll soon see a lot more of those enormous solar-powered trash cans about town: "The city will install 400 solar-powered BigBelly trash and recycling receptacles around town over the next year." Burp! [Globe]