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Tax Breaks for Harbor Garage Towers; Boston Middle-Class

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WATERFRONT—It's one way to maybe move the Harbor Garage project and its seasonal arcade forward: "Developer Don Chiofaro has raised the possibility of receiving a tax break from the city to help subsidize the two-tower development he has been trying for years to build on Boston's downtown waterfront, according to e-mails obtained by the Globe." [Globe]
BOSTON—And it's coming as the city's population increases: "The share of moderate-income Boston households fell by 3 percentage points, to 26 percent, from 2000 to 2013, according to an analysis of the most recent census data done for the Globe by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, a regional planning agency. The numbers confirm a decline in the share of middle-income working families in Boston that's been happening since 1990..." [Globe]