Caution: Rough Roads Ahead

Cities will always bounce back. But, for now, Massachusetts’ urban economies appear fragile, and the forces that keep them humming are in danger of dissipating.

Renters Reluctant to Pull Up Stakes

Owners of new apartment buildings in the Boston area are facing unprecedented times trying to fill units amid the coronavirus outbreak and economic downturn that’s left many would-be tenants wary of moving into unfamiliar and oftentimes more expensive living quarters.