Boston’s triple-deckers in demand, families getting pushed out

  By Catherine Cloutier, Globe Staff Tall, narrow, crowded together but somehow spacious inside, Boston’s three-deckers have stood the test of time. They pepper Boston’s neighborhoods, providing the backdrop for movies like “Good Will Hunting” and “Black Mass.” They house family after family, generation after generation. There were 26,466 three-deckers in Boston in 2012, according […]

Heating oil prices at their lowest since 2009

By Jay Fitzgerald and Jack Newsham, GLOBE CORRESPONDENTS There’s some good news for those thinking melancholy thoughts about the end of summer and what inevitably follows. Heating oil prices have plunged to their lowest levels in six years, and consumers are likely to see hundreds of dollars in savings this winter on their heating bills. […]

Wage Growth, Job Growth And The Ongoing Unemployment Puzzle


By host Jane Clayson Job openings at a record high, but many unemployed are still stranded on the sidelines. We’ll take a big look at the American job market, American wages and more. It has been a long road back for the American job market. And although there are some bright spots – job openings […]

Dukakis And Weld To Baker: Dig Under Downtown To Link Rail System


Beacon Hill’s past and present met at the State House Wednesday to discuss something that could dramatically change Boston’s future: a proposed tunnel under downtown that would connect North and South Stations and allow train travel through the city.

City’s middle-income base eroding


Fewer families can afford Boston, analysis shows.

New realty service caters to Boston’s millennials


People ages 20-34 comprise more than one-third of Boston’s population, the highest proportion of any major US city, according to the city’s ONEin3 initiative, designed to connect Boston’s millennials with housing and other resources. While housing Boston’s undergraduate population has long been a challenge, accommodating a growing influx of graduate students, medical interns, and young professionals is putting increasing pressure on the rental market.

Dukakis, Weld agree on need for rail link


They’re the ultimate political odd couple. One is a Democrat, the other a Republican, and while they fought bitterly back in their day, these former governors have set aside their differences to go on a quixotic quest.

Why American Teens Aren’t Working Summer Jobs Anymore


This was supposed to be a better year for teenagers to land summer jobs, and July has always been the peak month for such positions. Things haven’t worked out that way, according to the Labor Department’s latest jobs report.

Plymouth selectmen sign on to state’s Community Compact


The selectmen signed a “Community Compact” with the state Tuesday night, with the hope it will translate directly into cash for important infrastructure projects.

Some offshored manufacturing jobs return to US


About 3,000 manufacturing jobs have returned from offshore to the Northeast in the past five years, including 600 to Massachusetts, according to the Reshoring Initiative, a group that promotes US manufacturing. The higher costs of doing business in Massachusetts can work against the state, said Harry Moser, the group’s founder, but reshoring here is still attractive to some companies because of the skilled workforce and proximity to colleges and universities.

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