The Boston 2024 committee said a master developer could turn the 83-acre site anchored by Widett Circle, into an 18-block neighborhood with apartments, offices, new transit options, and parks that would generate $133 million in taxes by 2060.

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The Boston 2024 committee said a master developer could turn the 83-acre site anchored by Widett Circle, into an 18-block neighborhood with apartments, offices, new transit options, and parks that would generate $133 million in taxes by 2060.

Mayor backs plan for Widett Circle, even if city loses Olympics bid

Mayor Martin Walsh said that once redeveloped, Widett Circle could generate more than $100 million in taxes annually. By Jon Chesto

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Startup aims to boost restaurant technology

Cambridge startup Toast wants to replace the clunky old cash register at restaurants and coffee shops with new technology.

Mass. men charged in alleged $15m Ponzi scheme

Seven men, including two from Malden and Revere, were accused of defrauding more than 1,400 investors worldwide.

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Mayor backs plan for Widett Circle, even if city loses Olympics bid

Mayor Martin Walsh said that once redeveloped, Widett Circle could generate more than $100 million in taxes annually.

Merchants, tour guides express concern on Faneuil Hall makeover

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Experts says government access to encrypted data will backfire

An elite group of code makers and code breakers is taking American and British intelligence and law enforcement agencies to task.

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Diversity mandate lifts city’s profile

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Snapshot: US stocks end higher as Greece debt talks proceed

New twists in the Greek debt crisis led to a choppy day of trading on Tuesday, as a late turn left the stock market with a modest gain.

Workers’ pay in many occupations still catching up

Six years after the recession ended, workers in most occupations in New England have yet to regain the buying power they had before.

Demand intense, cost high for Boston-area office space

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