Organizers envisioned Widett Circle in Boston being redeveloped as a new neighborhood after the Games ended, similar to what’s pictured in the rendering above. The area was being pushed as a site for the Olympic  stadium.

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Organizers envisioned Widett Circle in Boston being redeveloped as a new neighborhood after the Games ended, similar to what’s pictured in the rendering above. The area was being pushed as a site for the Olympic stadium.

Could Olympic effort make lasting impact on landscape?

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Biogen seen vulnerable to takeover after sell-off

The Cambridge biotechnology giant now may have to make a bold move to reassure investors.

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