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Nubian Square can be the next Black Wall Street

Realizing the vision for this vibrant neighborhood requires focused, collaborative, and intentional capital investment from multiple sectors.


A neighborhood lost, a purpose found

We were touring Lowell with one of the park rangers when she pointed to an aging triple-decker nearby, describing it as a fine example of “an immigrant tenement house.” Charlie Gargiulo let out a laugh. “That was my house,” he said.


Newburyport cemented its woes by banishing train station to outskirts

When we consider our regional housing crisis, it is shortsighted decisions such as those that limit regional economic development.


Mass. needs a coastal resiliency action plan to mitigate climate change. Now.

The Commonwealth must act now by establishing a Boston Harbor Coastal Resiliency Authority that has a MWRA organizational and governance structure.


All those empty office buildings could spell trouble for you and me

Commercial real estate may seem like someone else’s problem. But Boston is particularly reliant on taxes on those properties.


Lynn is trying to reinvent itself. Will inertia at the MBTA derail its plan?

The city is building new, affordable housing near the commuter line — only to have the transit agency close the station.


Will Boston spiral into the ‘urban doom loop’? Not if we act.

Remote and hybrid work are here to stay, office towers are half empty, and downtowns are turning into ghost towns. Boston is less vulnerable but its relative security could pose its own danger: complacency.