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New Energy Retrofits for Multifamily Homes

In what is excellent news for the Bay State from both an economic and environmental standpoint, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center recently made an offer of $1 million to support energy-efficient retrofits for affordable multifamily housing developments. The MassCEC was created in 2008 for this exact purpose. They aim to accelerate the Commonwealth’s clean energy […]

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An Update on Cambridge Construction

There are currently 2.5 million square feet under construction in the city of Cambridge. From Central Square to East Cambridge, commercial real estate development is thriving. A great deal of this construction consists of lab space for tech and pharmaceutical companies. One reason for this is the Commonwealth is looking to take advantage of the talent […]

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Twitter Acquires another Local Startup

Spindle Labs announced on their blog today that they have been acquired by Twitter, marking the third time this year that the social media giant has acquired a Boston-area tech startup. Co-founded in 2010 by a trio of employees from Microsoft’s Cambridge office, Spindle Labs specializes in social content discovery. The company’s mobile app serves […]

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Startup Expands to Downtown Boston

Adding to the growing concentration of startup companies expanding to Boston, Nasuni Corporation is opening up a second office in the Hub. Currently headquartered in Natick, Nasuni’s new sales and marketing office at 101 Arch Street is expected to open as early as July 1st. Nasuni is a storage vendor known for introducing Storage Infrastructure-as-a […]

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Local Biotech Company Goes Public

Epizyme Inc, a Cambridge-based cancer drug company, commenced public trading last Friday. The biotech listed its initial public offering at $15 a share on the Nasdaq, under the ticker symbol “EPZM.” The rapidly-growing oncology company is offering 5.1 million shares, with the IPO expected to raise $88.8 million if all shares are sold. While only […]

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NorthPoint set to begin construction

In less than a week from now, the massive redevelopment project of NorthPoint will take a major step forward. The ceremonial groundbreaking of one of the project’s apartment towers is scheduled for Wednesday May 29th. Located on a 45-acre parcel of land in Cambridge at the edge of the Charles River, the property is expected […]

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Magoun Square to get another restaurant

A local food truck company plans to open their first restaurant in Somerville’s Magoun Square. This is a major move for Pennypackers, a small company which currently operates with two trucks, one in South Boston and the other near Boston University in Brookline. The company’s Facebook page states that the Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals gave the […]

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