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Big happenings all over town won BPDA approval this week

The board green lit a massive re-do of the Simmons University campus in the Fenway, a lab campus at WBZ-TV’s studio in Allston, and long-planned projects in Roxbury and South Boston.

Beverly has built a lot of new housing lately. Now some there say it’s time to slow down.

City officials are mulling a tighter cap on new building heights after a wave of development in the North Shore city.

Wu floats long-awaited rent control proposal, but many hurdles remain

The proposal — a signature issue for Wu — faces a long road to final approval at City Hall and on Beacon Hill.

Greater Boston’s housing market closed the year on a deepening down note

For the first time since 2018, home prices here fell in December on a year-over-year basis.

$31 million settlement made in largest redlining case in US history

City National is the latest bank in the past several years to be found systematically avoiding lending to racial and ethnic minorities, a practice that the Biden administration has set up its own task force to combat.

International Place, a mainstay of the Financial District, to get a $100 million new look

The investment will cover refreshed lobbies and entrances for both One and Two International Place, which were completed in 1987 and 1992, respectively.

Last year was the slowest for new housing approvals in Boston since 2015. Some warn 2023 will be slower.

Some developers are considering pulling back amid high interest rates, a shaky economy, and worries about costly new requirements to build in the city.


Sale of Everett power plant site could set the tone for city’s future

The 45 acres along the Mystic River near Encore Boston Harbor casino could soon be home to power lines, or perhaps a soccer stadium.