• Amtrak Downeaster Jun 15, 2020

    Amtrak Downeaster Resumes Limited Service From Maine to Boston

    Amtrak Downeaster service between Brunswick, Maine, and North Station in Boston partially resumed Monday for the first time since being shut down in mid-April due to the coronavirus pandemic. A single train left Brunswick just after 4 a.m. and made its 11 stops before pulling into Boston just before 8 a.m. According to Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern…

  • coronavirus pandemic Jun 15, 2020

    Amtrak Downeaster Resumes Partial Service

    Amtrak Downeaster service between Brunswick, Maine, and North Station in Boston partially resumed Monday since being shut down in mid-April due to the coronavirus.

  • commuter rail Dec 16, 2019

    These Boston-Area Commuter Rail Stations Will Get Fare Gates: Report

    Three of the Hub’s busiest Commuter Rail train stations will reportedly get fare gates installed next year in an effort to improve fare collections. The Boston Globe reports Back Bay, South Station and North Station will roll out the new gates with the latter probably being the first to get them installed. Commuter Rail manager Keolis will reportedly install...

  • BOSTON Apr 14

    New 15-Screen Movie Theater in Boston Includes These Cool Amenities

    The new 15-theater ArcLight Cinemas at the Hub on Causeway in Boston isn’t your typical cinematic experience. The new theater complex near North Station features two floors of concessions, a 65-seat bar and lounge that serves made-to-order cocktails, and craft beer, plus snacks and shareable plates like Nacho Tots. For its opening, it also partnered with Curio Spice Co., Sofra...

  • Massachusetts Nov 27, 2019

    Partners HealthCare Announces Name Change, New 5-Year Plan

    After months of work and requests for employee feedback, the largest health system in Massachusetts has a new name: Mass General Brigham. Partners HealthCare announced the rebrand the day before the Thanksgiving holiday. The rebrand was coupled with the announcement of a new five-year plan for the 12-hospital system.

  • BOSTON Nov 26, 2019

    Package Stores Sue to Stop Cumberland Farms Booze Sales

    Members of the Massachusetts Package Stores Association are challenging the constitutionality of a Cumberland Farms ballot proposal that would, among other things, allow retailers to sell alcohol in an unlimited number of their stores statewide. Westborough-based Cumberland Farms put forward the proposal this summer. It’s currently on track to go before voters in November 2020.

  • BOSTON Nov 22, 2019

    Search for Suspect in Violent Attack at North Station

    The search is on for a man wanted for assaulting a woman at Boston’s North Station.

  • BOSTON Nov 23, 2019

    Man Charged in ‘Unprovoked Attack' on 19-Year-Old Woman at North Station

    A man has been arrested in connection with what authorities are calling an “unprovoked attack” in which a woman was violently assaulted at Boston’s North Station Wednesday night. The 19-year-old woman was reportedly struck in the face with some type of blunt object and required stitches. She is now recovering from her injuries, MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan...

  • BOSTON Nov 20, 2019

    Developer Proposes $1B, 600-Foot Tower in Downtown Boston

    A downtown tower that’s been discussed for the better part of a decade — and was a key part of two lawsuits — is finally moving forward. Boston-based real estate development company The Chiofaro Co. on Wednesday filed a letter of intent notifying city officials of its plan to build a $1 billion tower, which could span 900,000 square feet...

  • Massachusetts Nov 20, 2019

    1 Year Later: How Has the Opening of Massachusetts' First Recreational Marijuana Shops Gone?

    A year after the first recreational marijuana shops opened in Massachusetts, cannabis product sales have generated nearly $3.5 million in combined taxes and fees and a generally warm buzz for the first two towns to allow it. The revenue represents the first full year’s worth of the collected 3% local sales tax and the negotiated community impact fees for Northampton...

  • CEO Nov 18, 2019

    Developer Plans $70M Condo Building on Boston's Greenway

    Real-estate development company Boston Residential Group has purchased 55 India St., a vacant lot on the city’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, and plans to develop a 29-unit, 12-story residential building there. Boston Residential Group closed on the off-market $12.7 million site acquisition on Nov. 13. The site is one of the last few developable areas that front the Greenway.

  • BOSTON Nov 15, 2019

    Kraft Group to Open Esports Arena at Patriot Place

    Esports league Boston Uprising and Helix eSports will open an 18,000-square-foot esports complex at Patriot Place in Foxborough this January, marking the first gaming center adjacent to a major professional sporting venue, the Kraft Group said Wednesday. The Boston Uprising practice facility and Helix eSports gaming center will feature 100 gaming stations with personal computers, gaming and network infrastructure and...

  • BOSTON Nov 15, 2019

    Celtics Owner's Martha's Vineyard Mansion, Eyed by Obamas, Under Agreement

    The 29-acre Martha’s Vineyard estate owned by Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck — which former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had reportedly been in escrow to purchase — is now under a purchase and sale agreement, according to a residential listing service. The Martha’s Vineyard Times first reported the agreement.

  • Kaitlin McKinley Becker Nov 10, 2019

    Communication Issue Causes Significant Delays for Commuter Rail Trains

    A communication issue with the MBTA is causing “significant delays” for Commuter Rail trains heading in and out of North Station, according to several tweets from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. At 5:40 p.m., the MBTA announced that shuttle buses were replacing Lowell line service between North Station and Lowell. At least the Fitchburg trains and Middleborough/Lakeville trains were operating...

  • Massachusetts Nov 8, 2019

    These 10 Popular Tech Jobs Pay More than $150K

    Tech paychecks continue to increase in size quickly, but which tech jobs actually earn the most? Perhaps surprisingly, not the engineering-related top roles. That’s according to compensation and workplace culture site Comparably, which released this week its ranking of the 10 popular tech jobs that pay more than $150,000. The report looked at the average salary records — not including...

  • BOSTON Nov 8, 2019

    Suffolk Downs Redevelopment Plan Gets Design OK

    The HYM Investment Group’s master plan for the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site in Revere and East Boston has been approved by the Boston Civic Design Commission. The approval is a major step for Suffolk Downs and follows 16 trips to the voluntary architectural review board in the past two years. It’s also the final step necessary to receiving a full...

  • Massachusetts Nov 1, 2019

    Ice Skating Rink Coming to Boston's Seaport District

    WS Development plans to transform the lot that this summer housed the Cisco Brewers beer garden into a community ice-skating rink along Seaport Boulevard. The rink and accompanying “warming tent” are expected to open in December and remain open through February, said Yanni Tsipis, WS Development’s senior vice president for the Seaport District.

  • Massachusetts Oct 29, 2019

    5 Massachusetts Colleges Now Offering Cannabis Classes

    Massachusetts colleges are experimenting with marijuana. At least five schools in Massachusetts offer or are rolling out classes or certificate programs for students who want to work in the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry.

  • BOSTON Oct 29, 2019

    Amazon Now Offering Free Grocery Delivery to Prime Members

    Starting Tuesday, Amazon will offer one- and two-hour grocery delivery to local Prime members for no additional cost in hopes of tapping into a quickly expanding niche. Those paying for the $119-a-year Prime subscription previously had to fork over an additional $14.99 a month for the same-day grocery service, Amazon Fresh. Along with Boston, this service will be available to...

  • BOSTON Oct 25, 2019

    Here's What $500,000 Will Get You in the Greater Boston Housing Market

    Jim Major, president of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors, says the balance of the area’s housing market has shifted to favor buyers versus sellers. “There appears to be no shortage of pent-up demand among first-time buyers,” said Major, an agent with Century 21 North East in Woburn, in a statement Wednesday. “In many communities, the number of homes for...

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