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The developer of Boston’s W Hotel and Residences has won a legal victory upholding its reorganization plan.

4/14/2014 7:35:03 PM

The bidding wars, by and large, are here. And not only are they here, they are getting increasingly out of control. A bubble-years phenomenon - the "escalation clause" - is making a comeback as home and condo prices go nuts.

4/14/2014 12:21:51 PM

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Restaurants, outdoor cafes, floating docks, and spaces for music concerts and festivals would be added to Boston’s waterfront under a City Hall plan to rejuvenate a section of downtown that planners say has yet to realize its potential.

4/12/2014 3:31:19 AM

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4/11/2014 3:34:35 PM

Q. About a dead mouse in the wall, and the resulting stink. I called an exterminator, who said he could not even try to find the corpse, and suggested just waiting out the smell, which is already abating.

4/11/2014 1:35:27 PM

As longtime East Boston residents know all too well, the aphorism about not being able to choose one’s neighbors applies to them. But recent Massport records also show that folks in Milton, Belmont, and Hull file noise complaints five times more often than Eastie folks do. And this gracious red brick row house, which sits across from both Brophy Park and the nautically themed Sumner and Lawson street city playground, has mute-button strength windows.

4/11/2014 1:12:44 PM

Many people were writing off the suburbs after the real estate bubble imploded. But a lot of that doomsday talk looks like claptrap now - Boston's inner suburbs are seeing home prices go to crazy levels while sales and prices are also rebounding out in 495 as well.

4/11/2014 7:13:10 AM

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Blackstone Group is preparing to sell its La Quinta hotel chain, valuing the limited-service hotel operator at about $4.5 billion, including debt.

9/21/2013 8:59:46 AM

A Montessori school that made its home in a 50-foot-wide stone palace since 1970 has closed, making way for what could be the most expensive private mansion ever sold, not only in Park Slope but in all of Brooklyn.

11/13/2012 8:43:08 PM

For homeowners Stephen Olsen and Cristina Delgado, the history of 42 Remsen St. in Brooklyn Heights has been like a picture puzzle that they have tried to piece together over time.

10/18/2012 11:52:26 AM

This French-château-style house, with a marble entrance, two greenhouses and a gold-leaf ceiling in the ballroom, sits in California's high-tech capital.

9/27/2012 10:26:46 PM

A Cape Cod estate previously listed for $12.5 million hits the auction block; in Dallas, a Mount Vernon replica formerly owned by oil tycoon H.L. Hunt lists for $24.9 million; a large Texas ranch formerly asking $44 million goes up for auction.

10/15/2012 9:47:17 AM

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A Peconic home that took inspiration from a Maine house designed for Frederick Law Olmsted sits on more than 12 acres about 45 feet above Long Island Sound. It is on the market for $7.5 million.

4/15/2014 11:29:30 AM

Preservationists have long staked a claim to rescuing architecturally important train stations and government buildings. Many now are shifting their focus to saving vestiges of America's industrial past.

4/15/2014 6:09:17 PM

Overbuilding by Chinese real-estate developers has left many of the country's smaller cities with a glut of apartments for sale, driving down prices and posing an economic threat.

4/15/2014 2:14:56 PM

When P.S. 62 has its opening scheduled for the fall of 2015, it will be billed as a "net zero" school, producing at least as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year.

4/15/2014 7:28:24 PM

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is renovating its high-wattage building in Times Square as it leverages its growing New York City presence to attract more corporate clients and recruit more high-tech talent.

4/14/2014 8:52:42 PM

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang, Ford recreated a publicity stunt it pulled in 1964 when it placed a Mustang convertible on the observation deck of the Empire State Building.

4/16/2014 5:02:34 PM

For all but the shyest of wallflowers, moving to music is a natural human response. But what is it about a catchy tune that makes us groove? Scientists think they've figured out at least part of the recipe: just the right mix of regular rhythms and unexpected beats.

4/16/2014 4:47:03 PM

The crossover of the plot from Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a shot in the arm for the TV series, but maybe not enough of one.

4/16/2014 2:58:19 PM

The final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past is here and it's packed with more mutants than it knows what to do with. (In a good way.)

4/16/2014 12:35:05 PM

Neuroscientists devised an experiment specifically meant to induce frustration in participants, in order to scan their brains and understand frustration. But the final conclusions of the study are very frustrating themselves. In other words: HULK FRUSTRATED BY FRUSTRATING BRAIN SCAN STUDY.

4/16/2014 12:19:31 PM

Captain America's shield is made of a strange substance called vibranium, which has the ability to absorb energy into its molecular bonds. As physicist Rhett Allain explains, this essentially turns the shield into a gigantic star-spangled supercapacitor.

4/16/2014 11:48:24 AM

A federal appeals court has upheld a contempt citation against the founder of the defunct secure e-mail company Lavabit, finding that the weighty internet privacy issues he raised on appeal should have been brought up earlier in the legal process. The decision disposes of a closely watched privacy case on a technicality, without ruling one way or the other on the substantial issue: whether an internet company can be compelled to turn over the master encryption keys for its entire system to facilitate court-approved surveillance on a single user.

4/16/2014 11:32:50 AM

"Rate" is a clever lighting concept that's invisible--but only some of the time.

4/16/2014 11:17:18 AM

Anki Drive, the artificial intelligence-assistanted toy car game that debuted last fall, is back with new cars, new tracks, and new ways to play.

4/16/2014 10:15:01 AM

  You’re sailing from the Spice Islands across the open ocean to the South American port of Guayaquil, your financial motives rooted somewhere along a broad spectrum of morality and lawfulness. Several months have passed, and food stores and morale are low. Fortunately, you know a spot that will save the day, a cluster of […]

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