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Convention Center Hotel Warning; Debating Medford's Future

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MEDFORD—There's a spirited debate going on re: the development and real estate future of the birthplace of Michael Bloomberg: "So..my question is this. With all this going for it (location/infrastructure) in addition to a natural spill over effect from folks being priced out of surrounding Cambridge, Somerville and Arlington whats holding us back?" [Reddit]
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ROXBURY/SOUTH END—The struggles of a city-underwritten hotel in the Roxbury-South End borderlands offer a cautionary tale, Craig Douglas says: "To understand how and why this is relevant, one need only look across town at the blueprint to build a state-subsidized hotel adjacent to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in South Boston. "