At the heart of the Red Sox – a real estate play?

Today's Globe story that a deal is near for developer John Rosenthal's Fenway Center is good news for all concerned.  The idea that this project would have a 99-year lease on air rights over the Turnpike between Beacon Street and Brookline Avenue near Kenmore must have Red Sox owners lusting even more to lock in the current low …

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Menino future should be new chapter

Under normal circumstances, Boston Mayor Tom Menino would be making his annual speech this morning to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.  But these are not normal times for Boston's longest serving mayor, and the Chamber merely notes on its website that the breakfast has been postponed.  In fact, much of life has been postponed …

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Kevin White: the mayor who wanted more

No matter how much he accomplished, the late Boston Mayor Kevin White always wanted something more. His legacy is huge, from having kept the city from going up in flames following the Martin Luther King assassination, to continuing dramatically the urban renewal started under his predecessor John Collins. Look at the Quincy Market, Copley Place, …

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