Local legends to the contrary, Cambridge never truly stood a chance to host NASA’s “Mission Control” for its many space exploration missions. But the consolation prize turned into a mess that, nonetheless, cleared the way for today’s Kendall Square.
At the height of the industrial revolution, depositors banded together to establish lenders that could use their savings to fund home loans.
Student housing specialist Scape is opting for a 188,000-square-foot life science project at a Somerville property where it previously had floated plans for a 250-unit multifamily development.
If you wanted to buy or sell a home in Greater Boston before the summer of 1955, you were in for a struggle, “hot-footing it from one broker to another.”
The Boston City Council and BRA Director Ed Logue found themselves at loggerheads amid accusations of backroom negotiations over a 40-story office tower planned as part of the Government Center urban renewal project.
The Burlington Mall wasn’t the first of its revolutionary new breed of retail real estate in Massachusetts, but the mall marked a defining turning point for the genre.
A 245-page bank reform law opened myriad doors to bank mergers and stock conversions, but it came with a catch. The state would apply its own standards for how lenders were meeting the credit needs of their communities.
Cambridge’s Kendall Square might never have become the world’s life science capital save for a chance connection between David Clem and a New Hampshire timber company.
Supporters hailed the Tenement House Act of 1912 as a way to stop the spread of working-class triple-decker homes as new transportation options opened the suburbs to
The brainchild of Indiana baker Hugh McCullogh, the National Banking Act created a uniform currency and offered “a means to assure the future greatness and permanence of the United States.”
Landmark bands of the 1980s like The Cars, the Go-Go’s and The B-52s might have been nothing more than local curiosities if it hadn’t been for The Channel nightclub, which opened in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood 42 years ago this month.
David Wluka has been in the real estate business longer than many Realtors today have been alive. As a residential and commercial real estate agent for nearly half a century, the Sharon resident has played key roles in real estate development south of Boston.
The $20 million Boston Landing station opened on the MBTA commuter rail’s Framingham/Worcester line five years ago this month as a wave of transit-oriented development crested in Greater Boston.
After 29 years at Cape Cod 5, Dorothy Savarese still gets chills when customers tell her on a personal level how the bank has affected their lives. The CEO plans to step down next month.
The 2022 equivalent of $3.52 million was all Boston Red Sox owner Charles Taylor needed to buy the land that became the storied ballpark over the course of 1911 and 1912.
Boston printer Clarence DeMar still holds the record for the most Boston Marathon wins, 100 years after he first beat all comers running the course.
Boston’s tallest building: when it finished in 1965, the Prudential Center was a towering symbol of the city’s hopes for rebirth after residents, jobs and retailers spent decades fleeing to suburbia.
April is a historic month for Massachusetts credit unions. Not only were they legalized April 15, 1909, the first such institution in the U.S. was established just days before in New Hampshire.
One of America’s first rail disasters to be covered nation-wide killed 38 people but sparked significant homebuyer interest in what was then bucolic countryside.
Boston only has the world-class waterfront it does today thanks to Vivien Li and her decades of work marshaling support from developers and elected officials to clean up the harbor.