A Lifeline for Property Is All Gummed Up

By Carol Ryan Banks are getting stingy with commercial property mortgages. Ideally, alternative lenders could step in and help landlords to refinance their debts, but this part of the lending market isn’t in great shape either. Loans for the property industry are drying up fast. The CBRE Lending Momentum Index, a proxy for U.S. commercial real estate lending, fell 54% […]

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Cambridge Crossing arrives after two decades. It was worth the wait.

By James McCown CAMBRIDGE — “In the city there must be regularity and fantasy, relationships and oppositions, and casual and unexpected elements to vary the scene,” wrote Marc-Antoine Laugier, an 18th-century Jesuit and arguably the world’s first architecture critic, having penned the seminal Essai Sur l’Architecture in 1753. His advice holds true today. Cities must be […]

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Healey wants more housing. But how hard will she push communities to approve it?

By Andrew Brinker Globe Correspondent,Updated March 2, 2023, 6:25 p.m Ever since word spread through Braintree of a 495-unit apartment complex proposed at the South Shore Plaza, an organized opposition campaign has been ramping up. Lawn signs decrying the “monster project” are appearing around town, and some residents are urging the Planning Board to deny the […]

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FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Standards and Major Progress for a Made-in-America National Network of Electric Vehicle Chargers

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced its latest set of actions aimed at creating a convenient, reliable and Made-in-America electric vehicle (EV) charging network so that the great American road trip can be electrified.  These steps will help the United States meet President Biden’s ambitious goals to confront the climate crisis, by building a national network […]

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Northland Newton Development

40 Years in the Making The original developer of Marshall’s Plaza in 1978, Northland has, over two generations, patiently assembled the critical mass necessary to create a 21st century green neighborhood that focuses on sustainability, wellness, connectivity, and permeability in a vibrant, live, work and play Newton gateway. Promoting smart growth by converting an aging, obsolete, industrial […]

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