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The Massachusetts State House in downtown Boston.

Environmental and Labor Organizations Call For Corporate Taxes To Fund Transportation

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Amid ongoing rumors of a state transportation funding bill being drafted in the Massachusetts State House, two broad coalitions of environmental justice and labor advocates have issued a detailed proposal to raise new revenues by closing corporate tax loopholes and getting a “fair share” from the large, profitable corporations that benefit most from an efficient […]
A conceptual aerial rendering of the proposed Suffolk Downs development in East Boston and Revere.  Courtesy of the BPDA.

How 'Transit-Oriented' Will Suffolk Downs Be?

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At a public meeting Wednesday evening, developers from the HYM Investment Group announced that they hope to secure approvals next month for a massive development of Suffolk Downs, a former horse racetrack that straddles the Boston-Revere border adjacent to two Blue Line stations. The developers are touting the proposal as a “transit-oriented” neighborhood that will […]