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Paying for Late-Night T; Breaking Ground in Medford; More!

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HUB-WIDE—So you want late-night T service, do ya, local colleges and universities? Pay for it: "The idea, based on the Chicago Transit Authority's U-Pass program, requires that participating colleges and universities buy unlimited-use subway and bus passes for no less than 100 percent of their students. The passes would be discounted more deeply than the T's current college pass program, which provides a flat 11 percent discount rate to students who opt in." []
MASS.-WIDE—It was a mixed bag for home sales last month: "Massachusetts single-family home sales increased again in June, climbing to the highest level for any month in three years, according to the latest report by The Warren Group ... Bay State condominium sales dropped in June, decreasing more than 3 percent from a year earlier." [Banker & Tradesman]
MEDFORD—The city's newest apartment complex, a 163-unit number of mostly one- and two-bedrooms, broke ground today: "State and city officials joined Criterion Development Partners Tuesday at 4080 Mystic Valley Parkway, the 2.1-acre plot formerly a car dealership that is the future home to the four-story housing complex." []