Category Archives: In the News

Maria Menounos Returns to Fenway Park, Debuts “Maria’s Greek Kitchen”

Red Sox Fan, Emmy Winning Host and Best-Selling Author Partners with Aramark to Bring her Greek recipes to “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”

BOSTON, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With an eye towards the post-season, Red Sox fans have yet another reason to visit Fenway Park this season. Aramark, Fenway Park’s food and beverage partner, and Maria Menounos, Emmy winner, CEO of the AfterBuzz TV Network, Author of the New York Times best-selling EveryGirls’ Guide to book series, Host of SiriusXM’s Conversations with Maria and renowned Boston sports’ fan, today announced a partnership to open a new “pop-up” concessions concept at Fenway Park, featuring Menounos’ authentic Greek family recipes she uses to entertain guests and fuel her active lifestyle.  [Read more…]

These birds mean business — and cuteness — in the Back Bay

Beacon Capital Partners on Wednesday hosted a banding ceremony to identify and track four peregrine falcons that hatched atop 177 Huntington Ave. earlier this month.

Peregrine falcons are the fastest birds in the world and are capable of diving at speeds of up to 242 miles per hour, according to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Four chicks — called “eyases” — hatched on May 11 atop the 25-story skyscraper at 177 Huntington Ave., which is located adjacent to the Christian Science Plaza in Boston’s Back Bay. [Read more…]

Rent increases in Boston’s suburbs now outpace those in the city, Zillow says

Residential rents in the Boston suburbs are rising faster than rents in the city itself for the first time in four years, reflecting a trend happening across the country, according to a new report from Zillow.

Nationally, the median monthly cost of a suburban rental is up about 2.5 percent year-over-year, while the median cost of an urban rental is up 2.3 percent, the online real estate database company reported. At this time last year, the median urban rental price was up 5 percent year-over-year, while median suburban rental prices were up 3 percent.  [Read more…]

Biotech startup Decibel slides home with new Fenway digs

The company, which is developing hearing loss treatments, is the first biotech to move into the Fenway neighborhood. But CEO Steve Holtzman believes it won’t be the last. [Read more…]

Back Bay condos to offer one more lavish perk: David Bowie’s art curator

Cambridge-based fine artist Kate Chertavian, former curator and advisor to David Bowie, will be the exclusive consultant and curator for the ultra-luxury Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences going up now in Boston’s Back Bay. [Read more…]

How many people move to the Boston area each week? Here’s the data…

The Greater Boston area is adding about 740 people per week to its population, making it one of the top U.S. metro areas to see growth over the past six years. [Read more…]

Tatte Bakery expanding to Boston’s Fenway

Close to a decade after launching its first brick-and-mortar location in Brookline, Tatte Bakery & Cafe is planning to open its seventh location in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.

Tatte will open at 1350 Boylston, a 17-story, 212-unit apartment complex now under construction, developer Skanska USA announced Monday.  [Read more…]

Millennials are changing the housing and retail markets

Millennials are already impacting the consumer market in ways I never imagined. Think about it, if I had approached you 10 years ago discussing the sharing economy and companies like Uber and Lyft, what would have been your response? Well, we are facing a new millennial-fueled shift, challenging traditional knowledge of the housing market.

Since 2005, I’ve watched as American households have increasingly sought rental options, with over 9 million new residents choosing to rent, the largest gain in the rental market since the 1960s. While many thought, it hit its peak during the 2008 financial crisis, it appears the trend will likely continue. Even though the Dow Jones Industrial Average has exceeded 21,000 and joblessness is under 5 percent, the number of rental properties is still increasing. [Read more…]

Sky’s got a limit: How long can the boom in Boston’s luxury condo market last?

With multiple neighborhoods in Boston hitting record prices for condominium sales, developers are building like crazy in the hope that the trend will continue.

But like those penthouse units atop sky-scraping residential towers now being built at a dizzying pace, the question that’s still up in the air is just how long Boston’s luxury residential market demand can be sustained.  [Read more…]

Here’s why Boston home sales have slipped to the lowest level in 4 years

0907homesoldsign 750xx425-239-0-22Residential sales in Greater Boston slipped to the lowest level in four years as the region continues to struggle with low inventory and the aftermath of a devastating winter, according to the May home sales report from the Greater Boston Association of Realtors.

That’s echoed across the commonwealth, which saw fewer sales of single-family homes and condominiums year-over-year in May, according to the latest report from the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.  [Read more…]