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Massachusetts pauses evictions and foreclosures

The coronavirus-related measure essentially puts a pause on any non-emergency actions against tenants and homeowners.

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Everything about renting in the Boston area amid coronavirus

Here’s regularly updated news and information for tenants as the pandemic upends an already infamously difficult rental market.

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Where to donate home goods in the Boston area

Decluttering a lot more lately? Of course you are. Here are organizations that will take furniture, home goods, clothing, and more off your hands—and when.

Boston bookshop will curate your Zoom background

Brattle Book Shop is pitching its decorative services at the newly minted legion of homebound workers.

How the Boston area is dealing with coronavirus

Officials and residents hope to stem the virus’ spread with closures of certain places and spaces. What’s more, the state has restricted the size of gatherings and otherwise tried to curb the possibility of crowds.

Boston parks amid coronavirus: disruption and distance

The pandemic has led to some restrictions on park activities as the weather warms heading into the first full month of spring—and it’s now pushed back the timeline of a master plan for Boston Common.

Martin Luther King Jr. in the Boston area

Before he was a civil rights pioneer and Nobel laureate, King was but a lowly grad student at Boston University.

Cambridge’s priciest 2019 home sale was an 11-room Italianate

The West Cambridge house went for well over $7 million—just ahead of another house in the same neighborhood.

Somerville’s first zoning overhaul since 1990

The city’s new rules repeal minimum parking requirements for most of Somerville and allow backyard cottages—including tiny homes—among myriad other changes.

Uber and Lyft at Logan: What to know now

New drop-off and pickup points—and fees—are apparently designed to cut down on congestion at New England’s busiest transportation hub.

Boston Marathon bombing memorial installation wrapping

Stones commemorating three victims of the 2013 terrorist attack will mark the end of a months-long process.

Charles River Esplanade’s newest public art features transformed pumphouses

Three murals now cover the oft-vandalized structures, thanks to state and private funding.

How would you invest $28 million in Boston Common?

The city wants your opinion

Are you eligible for affordable housing?

All you need to know to find out

How welcoming is Boston’s waterfront?

That depends. Or at least that’s what a recent Conservation Law Foundation survey found. It also found that not too many Bostonians are worried about the effects of climate change.

Boston Harbor Islands, Rose Kennedy Greenway want ideas for ‘underutilized’ parcels

The islands’ welcome center and the greenway’s Parcel 12 could use some sprucing up, say the nonprofits behind them.

HubWeek moving to Seaport this October

The annual Boston ideas festival is decamping from the Government Center area for its fifth year.

Wayfair walkout draws at least several hundred to Boston’s Copley Square

Employees staged the June 26 gesture to protest the company servicing a contractor that manages migrant camps along the Southern border.

WeWork’s Boston spree continues with big Financial District lease

The deal for 2,300-plus desks comes as the coworking giant pivots to hosting larger companies in bigger footprints.

Boston to try curbside composting

The city hopes the initiative—part of a larger effort to boost recycling in general—helps cut its greenhouse gas emissions. But will residents pay for composting?

What will fill WeWork’s 29,000-square-foot Downtown Crossing location?

For the first time, the coworking giant has leased all of the office space in a single Boston building. The move comes as WeWork pivots to providing offices for larger companies.

The Wing Boston opens in Back Bay with design inspired by women’s colleges

The women-focused co-working space at 699 Boylston Street includes a seasonal terrace, a lending library, and a cafe.

Shipping containers in Boston and Cambridge will host thousands of mini-concerts

Celebrity Series of Boston is organizing 5,000 brief shows on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and in front of Harvard’s Science Center.

Remember the old Boston Garden? TD Garden’s Champions Row does

An entrance to the Boston Bruins’ home rink hosts special markers reveling in the arena’s pedigree.

Paul Revere Mall renovations wrap in the North End

The plaza project—which included new paving and a restoration of the fountain there—was meant to make it more accessible and to better connect it with the area.

Boston City Hall’s big overhaul could start this fall

The initial work would shore up the seven-acre expanse’s foundations. But the start of the major stuff is slated for next spring.

Rose Kennedy Greenway to turn on Rings Fountain after months of repairs

And the fountain will come with a "continuous" evening light show to help mark the Greenway’s 10th anniversary.

Good news for Boston-area beach-goers this summer: The water’s fine

South Boston beaches score particularly well in Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s annual water-quality rankings. It’s not all sunshine, though.

All Boston residents live within roughly half a mile of a park, report says

The Trust for Public Land scores the city highly on total acreage and accessibility, but low on per-resident funding and median park size.

Myrtle the Turtle sculpture in Beacon Hill nods to New England Aquarium mainstay

Nancy Schön, the sculptor behind the Public Garden’s "Make Way for Ducklings," crafted this 4-foot-long bronze too.

Boston world’s fifth-best city for technology startups: Report

The city is the third-best nationally, and scores particularly well in terms of brainpower.

AC most sought-after apartment amenity in Boston: Report

Tenants also want in-building or in-unit laundry, and they’d love a parking spot.

Are these Assembly Row beehives a highwater mark for Boston-area amenities?

The honey produced therein will be used in Row Hotel menu items, and the hives will also help with research into honeybees.

Massachusetts tops first-of-its-kind ranking of LGBTQ-inclusive states

Business adviser Out Leadership says the commonwealth is positioned to better draw and retain talent compared with rest of the United States.

Public art on the Greenway this summer will nod to the Big Dig and transportation

Several works will explore "ideas of transportation" on a ribbon of parkland born of the sinking of a major highway.

Is the Boston area reaching a breaking point?

The region has added the equivalent of the City of Pittsburgh this decade. Meanwhile, commutes are getting longer and housing costs remain among the highest in the nation. Now what?

Boston region’s population closing in on 5 million

New Census Bureau estimates show a sharp increase in residents this decade, making the area one of the nation’s 10 most populous metros.

3 large Boston parks slated for improvements

The upgrades to Boston Common, Franklin Park, and Moakley Park are intended in part to make the greenswards more resilient.

New rules don’t seem to be bringing Boston many short-term rental applications

The city has received 150 applications since new rules for the likes of Airbnb took effect January 1.