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Sullivan Courthouse Meeting; Shea Circle Brouhaha; More!

EAST CAMBRIDGE—The would-be developer of the old Sullivan Courthouse and the state officials that picked the developer have agreed to meet with residents critical of the decision: "The builder plans a park, health club and small grocery store, as well as 50 to 100 parking spaces, but its Jan. 23 appearance will be the first time neighbors to the courthouse will see details of that proposal..." [Day]
FOREST HILLS—A heavyweight group has weighed in skeptically on the Casey Arborway project: "The Massachusetts Historical Commission said the demolition of Shea Circle would have an 'adverse effect' on the circle, the Morton Street Historic District and the Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston..." [Patch]
SOMERVILLE—A new report named the city the "hottest neighborhood" in the Hub as far as "emerging" real estate markets go. The Green Line extension was a big, big reason. We've always thought so. [Redfin]

Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse

Thorndike Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141