• Government Center Garage July 18, 2022 12:23 am

    7 People Arrested for Breaking Into Downtown Boston Construction Site

    Seven people are facing charges after allegedly breaking into the Government Center garage demolition site in Boston, police said. According to Boston police, a witness told officers they saw a group of people inside the closed construction site at 1 Congress Street around 3:05 a.m. Sunday. The witness told police the group was wearing all black clothing with masks on…

  • Boston July 17, 2022 6:09 pm

    7 Arrested for Breaking Into Closed Boston Construction Site

    All of the suspects are expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of breaking and entering and trespassing.

  • Boston July 11, 2022 6:53 pm

    Gov't Center Garage Demolition Resumes Monday, Months After Deadly Collapse

    The demolition of the Government Center parking garage in downtown Boston is set to resume Monday, nearly four months after a deadly collapse. Road closures at the demolition site are expected to be in effect until Labor Day. “It seems like it’s kind of a cursed project,” said Mike Werner, who usually crosses under the garage on Congress Street...

  • Boston July 17, 2022 8:34 pm

    Demolition of Government Center Garage to Resume. Here's How It Will Impact Traffic

    The demolition of Boston’s Government Center garage is set to resume next week, resulting in the closure of a portion of Congress Street for the remainder of the summer. The part of Congress Street underneath the garage will be shut down from July 10 through Labor Day to allow the demolition of the garage to resume safely, developer HYM Construction…

  • mbta June 27, 2022 2:02 pm

    Green, Orange Line Service Resumes After Weekend Work, Inspections

    Finally some good news for commuters who rely on the T. Service has been fully restored on the MBTA’s Orange and Green lines. The three-day long service disruption was due to the discovery last Thursday that at least one support column under the Government Center garage was “severely deteriorated,” allegedly due to years of water damage. That support column...

  • mbta June 26, 2022 11:08 pm

    Orange, Green Line Service Resumes Ahead of Monday Morning Commute

    Sunday’s announcement came one day after the MBTA said service would remain suspended for the remainder of the weekend due to ongoing concerns about a support column at the Government Center Garage.

  • mbta June 24, 2022 5:36 am

    ‘Severely Deteriorated' Support Columns Impact Service on MBTA's Green, Orange Lines

    The MBTA says the Green Line is being replaced by shuttle buses between Government Center and Lechmere and the Orange Line is suspended between North Station and Back Bay due to a “structural issue” with the Government Center garage on Thursday afternoon. The MBTA says service is expected to be impacted for several days, and that it will not resume…

  • Boston parking garage collapse March 29, 2022 12:48 pm

    New Details on Deadly Parking Garage Collapse in Boston

    A call for an “unsafe, unstable work site,” was made to that same construction site at the Government Center garage in January, 2022.

  • Government Center Garage March 27, 2022 11:12 pm

    Victim of Deadly Construction Collapse Identified

    The victim of the Government Center Parking Garage collapse has been identified as construction worker Peter Monsini, who according to his cousin was born with an “Excavator in his hand”. “I looked up to him, he taught me a lot,” said Richard Monsini, Peter’s cousin and friend.

  • Massachusetts November 27, 2019 9:50 am

    Partners HealthCare Announces Name Change, New 5-Year Plan

    After months of work and requests for employee feedback, the largest health system in Massachusetts has a new name: Mass General Brigham. Partners HealthCare announced the rebrand the day before the Thanksgiving holiday. The rebrand was coupled with the announcement of a new five-year plan for the 12-hospital system.

  • Boston November 26, 2019 11:40 am

    Package Stores Sue to Stop Cumberland Farms Booze Sales

    Members of the Massachusetts Package Stores Association are challenging the constitutionality of a Cumberland Farms ballot proposal that would, among other things, allow retailers to sell alcohol in an unlimited number of their stores statewide. Westborough-based Cumberland Farms put forward the proposal this summer. It’s currently on track to go before voters in November 2020.

  • Boston November 20, 2019 4:05 pm

    Developer Proposes $1B, 600-Foot Tower in Downtown Boston

    A downtown tower that’s been discussed for the better part of a decade — and was a key part of two lawsuits — is finally moving forward. Boston-based real estate development company The Chiofaro Co. on Wednesday filed a letter of intent notifying city officials of its plan to build a $1 billion tower, which could span 900,000 square feet...

  • Massachusetts November 20, 2019 10:33 am

    1 Year Later: How Has the Opening of Massachusetts' First Recreational Marijuana Shops Gone?

    A year after the first recreational marijuana shops opened in Massachusetts, cannabis product sales have generated nearly $3.5 million in combined taxes and fees and a generally warm buzz for the first two towns to allow it. The revenue represents the first full year’s worth of the collected 3% local sales tax and the negotiated community impact fees for Northampton...

  • CEO November 18, 2019 2:46 pm

    Developer Plans $70M Condo Building on Boston's Greenway

    Real-estate development company Boston Residential Group has purchased 55 India St., a vacant lot on the city’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, and plans to develop a 29-unit, 12-story residential building there. Boston Residential Group closed on the off-market $12.7 million site acquisition on Nov. 13. The site is one of the last few developable areas that front the Greenway.

  • Boston November 15, 2019 2:33 pm

    Kraft Group to Open Esports Arena at Patriot Place

    Esports league Boston Uprising and Helix eSports will open an 18,000-square-foot esports complex at Patriot Place in Foxborough this January, marking the first gaming center adjacent to a major professional sporting venue, the Kraft Group said Wednesday. The Boston Uprising practice facility and Helix eSports gaming center will feature 100 gaming stations with personal computers, gaming and network infrastructure and...

  • Boston November 15, 2019 2:25 pm

    Celtics Owner's Martha's Vineyard Mansion, Eyed by Obamas, Under Agreement

    The 29-acre Martha’s Vineyard estate owned by Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck — which former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had reportedly been in escrow to purchase — is now under a purchase and sale agreement, according to a residential listing service. The Martha’s Vineyard Times first reported the agreement.

  • Boston November 8, 2019 2:21 pm

    Suffolk Downs Redevelopment Plan Gets Design OK

    The HYM Investment Group’s master plan for the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site in Revere and East Boston has been approved by the Boston Civic Design Commission. The approval is a major step for Suffolk Downs and follows 16 trips to the voluntary architectural review board in the past two years. It’s also the final step necessary to receiving a full...

  • Boston October 29, 2019 11:05 am

    Amazon Now Offering Free Grocery Delivery to Prime Members

    Starting Tuesday, Amazon will offer one- and two-hour grocery delivery to local Prime members for no additional cost in hopes of tapping into a quickly expanding niche. Those paying for the $119-a-year Prime subscription previously had to fork over an additional $14.99 a month for the same-day grocery service, Amazon Fresh. Along with Boston, this service will be available to...

  • Boston October 25, 2019 10:46 am

    Here's What $500,000 Will Get You in the Greater Boston Housing Market

    Jim Major, president of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors, says the balance of the area’s housing market has shifted to favor buyers versus sellers. “There appears to be no shortage of pent-up demand among first-time buyers,” said Major, an agent with Century 21 North East in Woburn, in a statement Wednesday. “In many communities, the number of homes for...

  • Boston Business Journal October 25, 2019 10:42 am

    It Looks Like Boston's $100M Aerial Gondola Isn't Going to Fly

    Millennium Partners made a splash when it initially floated the idea of an aerial gondola that would transport thousands of commuters from South Station to a Millennium-developed office campus in Boston’s Seaport District. Millennium officials even set up a full-scale model unit in the Seaport so politicians and legislators could get a firsthand look at the concept, and the company...

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