Brewster Ambulance Service employees Christopher Groleau (left) and Kim Cordeiro.

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Brewster Ambulance Service employees Christopher Groleau (left) and Kim Cordeiro.

Brewster Ambulance’s emergence spurs fierce competition

The service has won lucrative contracts from Brockton and Quincy, but long-established competitors have cried foul over how the bids were handled. By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

“It clearly shows a bit of a trend happening here in the affordable and middle-income area of housing,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh said.

In Boston, a surge in affordable housing

Nearly half of the 2,461 apartments, condos, and homes permitted in the first half of 2015 will target low- or middle-income renters.

Cambridge Innovation Center’s overseas office will be in Rotterdam’s Groot Handelsgebouw, a 1.1 million-square-foot former warehouse.

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Cambridge Innovation Center expands to Rotterdam

The startup hub is planning its first international expansion, a 140,000 square-foot office in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam that could eventually house up to 500 companies.

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Shirley Leung

Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.