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Red Sox Street Deal; Green Line Clocks; More!

CAMBRIDGE—Why it matters that the city and the state are trying to revive Magazine Beach: "Like affordable housing, Magazine Beach is a social justice issue, said Cathie Zusy, chairwoman of the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association's Magazine Beach Committee. 'This isn't just a beautification or historic preservation project, but a social justice one,' Zusy said. 'For generations, families without the means to vacation elsewhere have picnicked there.'" [Day]
BOSTON—It's not just apartment landlords cleaning up in the city: "Over the past year, 3 million square feet of office space has been absorbed as tenants inked deals in the Financial District, Midtown, North and South Station and Charlestown." [Biz Journal]
HUB-WIDE—Steve Annear has the lowdown on the countdown clocks popping up along the Green Line: "While there is no estimated-countdown-until-arrival information displayed on the LED signs, which for now are only in Kenmore Station, Davey said in the next 12 to 14 months, that information would be integrated into the project. He also said that other underground Green Line stations around the system would likely get the train arrival signs, and the countdown information." [Daily]
FENWAY—Wowza! Big-time deal between two of the city's most secretive organizations: "The Boston Red Sox and city planning officials have inked a multi-step deal that will see the ball club pay $7.34 million for permanent ownership and permitting rights around sections of Fenway Park." [Biz Journal]