Roxbury’s  Whittier Street Apartments and adjoining areas would be the site of 462 new housing units south of the Ruggles MBTA station.

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Roxbury’s Whittier Street Apartments and adjoining areas would be the site of 462 new housing units south of the Ruggles MBTA station.

New mixed-income housing projects planned for Roxbury

Two non-profits are collaborating with the Boston Housing Authority to redevelop the 1950s-era Whittier Street public housing project. By Dan Adams

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Shakers outsource chair making

For the first time, the United Society of Shakers will license the manufacture of its classic ladderback chairs and rockers to an outside party.

Claire Richer, a senior, was the force behind getting bike desks into use at Boston University. Among other things, she raised $10,832 to buy two cycles from a Belgian company.

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Boston University offers pedal power to charge electronics

Sleek bike desks with power outlets at BU are being touted not just for physical fitness but also as pedal-generated electricity kiosks.

Amazon launches marketplace for services

The services in the company’s new marketplace range from the conventional to the downright odd, like having goats eat your unwanted vegetation.

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Social network to aid depression sufferers

Researchers with ties to MIT are creating a private social network where people can anonymously share their daily struggles with depression.

Partners HealthCare offers low-cost way to earn degree

Thousands who have worked their way up through the ranks of Partners HealthCare can earn a degree online through Southern New Hampshire University.

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City Hall’s latest high-tech effort? A newsletter.

Boston’s city government has launched a newsletter that will offer alerts about events and meetings, and stories on people at City Hall.

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Ten things you may have missed Monday from the world of business

Dunkin’ Donuts aims to use more eggs from cage-free hens, Raytheon lands $769m contract, and more news from Monday.

New mixed-income housing projects planned for Roxbury

Two non-profits are collaborating with the Boston Housing Authority to redevelop the 1950s-era Whittier Street public housing project.

Failed bias suit is fodder for Boston Women’s Venture Summit

Ellen Pao’s resounding defeat last week in a high-profile gender discrimination suit is giving the Boston summit a new sense of urgency.

Shakers outsource chair making

For the first time, the United Society of Shakers will license the manufacture of its classic ladderback chairs and rockers to an outside party.

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As a Randolph woman prepares to go home for the final time, a young couple experiences the other end of the life cycle.

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The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

Market Basket in turmoil

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A family feud is now an outright business crisis for the Demoulas Super Markets chain.

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