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BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS CELEBRATES OPENING OF $73 MILLION ACADEMY

August 31, 2018

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Public Schools (BPS) recently celebrated the opening of the Dearborn STEM 6-12 Early College Academy, the first school in Boston intentionally designed and built for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning. Read More >

IN WAKE OF SPOTLIGHT SERIES ON RACE, A GROWING DIALOGUE EMERGING 

March 3, 2018

Artists of color have pushed to create in the Seaport District a “black space” that welcomes all to infuse the overwhelmingly white enclave with diverse cultural offerings. The head of a suburban senior softball league, with some 400 players, has reached out to black and Latino leaders to help diversify its roster. Read More >

$550M OMNI, SET TO BE SEAPORT’S LARGEST HOTEL, GETS CITY OK

December 15, 2017

The Boston Planning and Development Agency on Thursday approved the 1,054-room Omni hotel planned for a two-acre site on Summer Street across from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Read More >

WORK ON FINAL PHASES OF 117-UNIT AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPLEX UNDERWAY

July 26, 2017

Construction has begun on the third and final phase of what will be, in the end, a 117-unit affordable and market-rate housing complex on Harmony Hill in Monument Beach. Expectations are that the last building will be completed by the fall of next year. Read More >

CANAL BLUFFS PROJECT TO BE DONE BY NEXT FALL

July 21, 2017

Monument Beach resident Bill Keating awaits some more new neighbors in autumn 2018. The democratic congressman said Friday morning he supports continued funding for state and federal programs that assure construction of projects for lower-income and workforce residents, such as the Canal Bluffs III, located at 100 Harmony Hill Road off MacArthur Boulevard and Otis Park Drive in Monument Beach. Read More >

GUSCOTT’S TOWERING ASPIRATION: 25-STORY DUDLEY SQUARE TOWER TO BRING NIGHTLIFE, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

May 31, 2017

Late developer Ken Guscott’s dream of a soaring tower in Dudley Square took a step forward as the development team filed papers to begin a public review process with the Boston Planning and Development Agency last Friday. The 25-story Rio Grande Tower is expected to enliven the area with nightlife, new shops and commercial space. Members of the development team sat down with the Banner last week to talk plans. Read More >

BOSTON’S MASSIVE NEW HOTEL, BETH ISRAEL GETS ANOTHER MERGER PARTNER

May 15, 2017

Boston’s massive new hotel: Business leaders and politicians jammed into a tent in the Seaport today to celebrate the coming of a 1,000-plus room Omni hotel. But they chose not to focus on one important aspect of the project’s history. Read More >

BLACK FIRMS TACKLE FOURTH LARGEST HOTEL PROJECT IN BOSTON

April 19, 2017

A development expected to become the fourth largest hotel in Boston and the rest of the state is slated for development by a team with significant minority involvement. Read More >

BOSTON’S BUILDING BOOM COMING TO ROXBURY AREA

October 19, 2016

With 13 million square feet under construction, Boston’s building boom is creating a wealth of opportunities for construction workers, contractors and other building trade-related fields. Read More >

THE BOSTON CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

March 2, 2016

The proliferation of sleek office buildings and condo towers rising in Boston’s downtown neighborhoods attests to the fact that Boston is in the midst of its largest building boom since the stately mansions of the Back Bay rose from the landfill in the late 1800s. Read More >

THE 7 FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES IN BOSTON’S URBAN CORE

October 8, 2015

Boston’s urban core is home to some of the country’s fastest-growing businesses. To highlight that fact, the nonprofit Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Fortune magazine announced on Thursday that seven Boston-area companies were named among the 2015 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses across the United States. Read More >

ROXBURY’S FIRST RESIDENTIAL TOWER PLANNED FOR DUDLEY SQUARE 

June 24, 2015

The black-led development team seeking to build an office and residential complex in Dudley Square has pulled the wraps off their design, and it’s big. Read More >