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Don’t buy the hype: Lots of people want to live here  

“NOBODY GOES THERE anymore. It’s too crowded.” — Yogi Berra. Recent figures on the outmigration of Massachusetts residents are generating headlines about families “fleeing” a Commonwealth that is not remaining “competitive” with the rest of the country. It might seem difficult to untangle the various reasons why people are leaving Massachusetts, but there’s actually one […]

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State rules shortchange urban waterfronts

Last December, after much wrangling between state officials, city officials, developers–especially my client, Hyatt Development–and environmentalists, state Environmental Affairs Secretary Robert Durand approved a plan for the development of Boston’s Fan Pier. The Fan Pier design, which allows for a mix of housing, hotels, office buildings, shops, restaurants, and a new home for the Institute […]