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BRA speeds up proposal reviews

The Boston Redevelopment Authority is speeding up its consideration of building proposals by developers and others in the final months of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s administration, moving rapidly over the objections of some neighborhood residents and both candidates vying to become the city’s next mayor.

The BRA, which reviews all major development projects, has started increasing the frequency of its board meetings to act on proposals calling for everything from tax relief, to long-term real estate plans for universities, to construction of towering residential buildings.

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