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New Brighton Landing Kick-Off; South Coast Rail; More!

BRIGHTON—'Twas the big groundbreaking for New Brighton Landing, which will (deep breath) "include a 250,000-square-foot New Balance Athletic Shoe HQ, a 345,000-square-foot sports complex including a 200-meter hydraulic-banked track and field facility, a National Hockey League regulation arena, a 175-room hotel, up to 650,000 square feet of office spread among three buildings, 65,000 square feet of retail, 1,750 parking spaces, and a new stop on the Worcester Commuter Rail Line." [Biz Journal]
HUB-WIDE—The commuter rail to the South Coast moved another step closer to reality: "On Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its final environmental review of the proposed rail line, marking another milestone for the project." [Herald]
SOMERVILLE—Fifty-five feet? Heavens! "Several aldermen supported reversing zoning that allows 55-foot buildings in some parts of Somerville during a recent meeting, saying they were wrong to approve it in the first place." [Journal]