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Lynn, MA, United States

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Past articles by Thomas:

KIPP academy forges ahead with a $20 million building renovation

LYNN — KIPP Academy is wasting no time on turning a 90-year-old downtown building into a $20 million high school. The growing charter school is seeking contractors to renovate the 100,000-square-foot J.B. Blood building on Wheeler Street. Under the plan, the facility will house KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School. Starting in the 2019-2020 school → Read More study ranks Newton as No. 1 U.S. city for couples - Boston Business Journal says Newton is tops in the nation when it comes to couple-friendly communities. → Read More

Spec office building underway in Burlington - Boston Business Journal

Construction is underway on a $35 million spec office building in Burlington. → Read More

Dewey Square to get new mural - Boston Business Journal

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has commissioned a New York artist to install a 70-by-76-foot temporary mural on the air intake building at Summer and Congress streets. → Read More

Seaport District hotel construction threatened - Boston Business Journal

A proposal for a 317-room micro-unit hotel to be built on Seaport Boulevard, across from the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, is being challenged by an abutter. → Read More

Deutsche Bank affiliate takes hit in $5M Billerica office sale - Boston Business Journal

Commercial real estate sources say the property has been empty ever since the sole tenant, Brooks Automation, vacated the building roughly three years ago. → Read More

State seeks developer for historic building in Boston’s North End - Boston Business Journal

MassDOT is planning to sell the former Sumner Tunnel Administration Building at 128 North St. in Boston's North End. → Read More

Around the Region: Sept. 9, 2014 - Boston Business Journal

A summary of recent transactions and personnel news within Greater Boston’s real estate community. → Read More

Despite $900M in CPA outlays, many Massachusetts cities and towns failing housing mandates - Boston Business Journal

A Boston Business Journal analysis of CPA data provided by the Department of Revenue reveals that only six communities have used a majority of their CPA funds to support new housing projects, while some 50 communities have failed to meet the law's requirement that at least 10 percent of their CPA funds be spent on housing. → Read More

$15M food production center to open in Dorchester - Boston Business Journal

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Gov. Deval Patrick and members of the Bornstein and Pearl families will celebrate the opening of the $15 million Bornstein & Pearl Food Production Center. → Read More

Revere home once seized by MBTA fetches $200k - Boston Business Journal

Gerry Visconti, president of Middlesex Mortgage Financial, bought a 1,718-square-foot Revere home that was seized by the MBTA after what has been described as the biggest fare evasion scheme in T history. → Read More

Intercontinental buys Waltham office building for $55M - Boston Business Journal

The seller, New Boston Fund, last acquired the property for $35.6 million in 2000. → Read More

Despite delays, Bulfinch advances transition of former Atrium Mall in Newton - Boston Business Journal

An affiliate of The Bulfinch Cos. has secured demolition permits from the city of Newton to transform the property into office space. The value of the demolition work has been estimated at nearly $1 million. → Read More

State seeks developers for air rights above MBTA Hynes Station in Back Bay - Boston Business Journal

MassDOT is seeking a developer for an air rights project above the Hynes MBTA Station. → Read More

City Council considering Ted Landsmark's appointment to the BRA - Boston Business Journal

The Boston City Council is expected to interview Landsmark at a public hearing on Wednesday for a seat on the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board. → Read More

Normandy to sell Dedham Place for $31M - Boston Business Journal

Normandy Real Estate Partners, the New Jersey firm with offices in Boston, has an agreement to sell 3 Allied Drive in Dedham for $31 million. → Read More

Kane’s Donuts coming to Boston’s Financial District - Boston Business Journal

Kane's Donuts coming to Boston. → Read More

Developers buy Harvard Club annex for $9M, plan condos - Boston Business Journal

A development team has purchased the Harvard Club annex building in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood for $8.8 million. → Read More

Harvard study flags housing shortfalls for nation's elderly and disabled - Boston Business Journal

America’s seniors are in the midst of unprecedented growth in numbers, but the country is not prepared to meet the housing needs of this aging group. → Read More

Church of Scientology inks lease in Quincy amid HQ delays in South End - Boston Business Journal

Church of Scientology will be staying in temporary space at 1515 Hancock St. in Quincy Center as part of its restoration of the historic Alexandra Hotel in Boston’s South End. → Read More